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One day at a time.
Easy does it.
Progress not perfection
12 miles into the forest, 12 miles out.
Keeping to my own side of the street.
Acceptance and Serenity
Beginners’ Topics
• Getting honest: How did gaming create or worsen problems in my life?
• Obsession and compulsion: What have my attempts at moderation been like?
• The "subtle insanity that precedes the first game": What are the thoughts that trigger an irresistible compulsion to game? How can I deal with them?
• One Day at a Time: What can I do to make it between now and the end of the day without starting that first game?
• Asking for help: How can I reach out to the CGAA fellowship?
• Living game-free: As newcomers, we suddenly have much more time on our hands and can struggle with boredom and lack of motivation to do constructive things. How can we deal with this?
• Withdrawal symptoms: What can I expect? What healthy ways can I use to deal with stress and emotional pain?
• Reservations: Do I have any lingering plans or ready excuses to game again? How and where am I holding myself back from trying out the suggestions in CGAA?
Possible topics:
• Willingness
• Courage
• What is my next step in my recovery?
• Anger. Do I have less anger since I stopped gaming? How can I apply the program to dealing with my anger?
• Hope
• Relapse: What causes it?(#2)
• Patience: Making changes that last.
• Gaining Serenity
• Higher Power of my own understanding
• Rigorous Honesty
• Resentment
• Appreciating ourselves: What am I pleased with about my choices in recovery?
• Acceptance: How am I beginning to accept the things I cannot change?
• Wisdom: How do I tell the difference between what I can and cannot change?
• Open-mindedness: In what ways am I practicing open-mindedness.
• Trust
• Doing the next right thing
• Patience and Dealing with Life As it Is. Have I become more patient after stopping gaming.
• Commitment
• Self-acceptance without reservations
• I never want to go back to gaming because....
• I love the self-respect this program gives me.
• Gratitude: What am I grateful for? How can I build on what is best in my life?
• 12 miles in, 12 miles out: Taking baby steps toward recovery.
• Who am I when no one is looking?
• Grace comes to us in the midst of a meaningless life
• Self-centeredness vs. self-care: how to balance them in life.
• Today, I will remember that the frustrations around me are not who I am. I can live peacefully and well
• Powerlessness over gaming addiction
• What brought you to recovery?
• Willingness and Humility
• Responsibility: How am I taking responsibility for my actions?
• Denial: Don’t Even Notice I Am Lying
• The courage to change the things I can
• Debating with my addict brain
• Living one day at a time
• Re-entry: How do I feel about real life? Am I pursuing healthy activities since stopping gaming?
• Trust: Who do I trust to help me recover?
• Staying away from the next login
• Willingness to change
• Letting go: Who & what do you need to let go of and why?
• Accepting others as they are
• What gives me hope for continuing my recovery?
• Did I make insane decisions as a result of my addiction?
• Living without games
• Crazy addict thinking
• Integrity: How did I lose integrity when gaming? How am I regaining my integrity?
• Constant effort: what steps are you taking to recover?
• Changing Routines, Changing People, Places and Things (to avoid gaming)
• Re-entering real life: How am I building a new life away from games?
• Playing the tape to the end--what does that look like for me?
• How am I taking steps to be present in my recovery?
• Progress not perfection
• What's going well?
• Action. How is taking action important for my recovery?
• Being honest about where I am right now in recovery.
• Reservations: what am I holding back that might harm my recovery?
• Cravings--what do we do about them.
• Triggers. How do I avoid the things that can lead me back to gaming?

You have to go the way the way your blood beats:
If you don't live the only life you have,
You won't live some other life,
You just won't live any life at all.

I was dan1 in a former life.

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Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:03 pm
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A list of Discussion Topic suggestions I got from an AA website. I tried to modify them to relate to gaming rather than drinking but if you see any errors let me know.

1. Acceptance
2. Accepting My gaming
3. Act As If
4. Action
5. Addictive Personality
6. Adversity
7. Agnostics (We Agnostics)
8. Amends Beyond “I’m Sorry”
9. Amends, Making Hard Amends
10. Anger
11. Anniversaries
12. Anonymity
13. Asking for Help
14. Attitude
15. Attraction not Promotion
16. Balance
17. Being Alone
18. Being Considerate of Others (in and out of CGAA)
19. Being Useful
20. Big Book (Using the Big Book)
21. Boredom with the Program
22. (The) Bottom is Where You Stop Digging (you hit bottom when you stop digging)
23. Breaking My Anonymity
24. Bring the Body and the Mind Will Follow
25. But For the Grace of God
26. Carry This Message
27. Change
28. Changing Routines, Changing People, Places and Things (to avoid gaming)
29. Character Defects
30. Choice
31. Clarity of Thought
32. Codependence
33. Compassion
34. Complacency
35. Completely Giving Myself to This Simple Program
36. Contempt Prior to Investigation
37. Courage
38. Courage to Change the Things I Can (Serenity Prayer)
39. Cravings
40. Cunning, Baffling, Powerful
41. Decision Making
42. Dealing with Difficult People
43. Denial
44. Dependence
45. Detaching, Detaching with Love
46. Disappointment
47. Discipline
48. Disease Concept
49. Do the Next Right Thing
50. (The) Doctor’s Opinion (from the Big Book)
51. Don’t Game and Go To Meetings
52. Don’t Quit Before the Miracle
53. Gaming Occasions
54. (A) Drug is a Drug
55. Drugs (Problems Other Than Gaming)
56. Addicts Who Brought You In Will Take You Out
57. Dry Drunks
58. Easy Does It
59. Economic Insecurity
60. Ego (ego-smashing, Easing God Out)
61. Eleventh Step Prayer (Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi)
62. Emotional Balance (from Step 10)
63. Emotional Hangover (from Step 10)
64. Emotional Sobriety (Emotions)
65. Enjoying Life (Having Fun Sober)
66. Expect a Miracle
67. Expectations (Unreasonable Expectation, Pre-Planned Resentments)
68. Experience (Sharing Our Experience)
69. Experience, Strength and Hope
70. Faith
71. Fake It Till You Make It
72. (The) Family Afterwards
73. Fear of Failure/Fear of Success
74. Feelings and Emotions
75. Feeling Different
76. Fellowship
77. First Game Sucks You In
78. First Things First
79. First Thought Wrong
80. Fixing Me, Not You
81. Forgiveness
82. Forgiving Others
83. Forgiving Ourselves
84. Foundation
85. Fourth Dimension (from page 25 in The Big Book)
86. Freedom
87. Freedom from Bondage
88. Friendship
89. Gift of Desperation
90. Gifts of the Program
91. God as I Understand Him
92. Gossip
93. Gratitude
94. Greed, Gluttony, Having Enough
95. Group Membership (belonging to a group, having a “home” group)
96. Growth
97. Growth through Pain
98. Guilt
99. Handling Failure
100. Handling Success
101. Happiness
102. Happy, Joyous and Free
103. Higher Power
104. Hitting Bottom
105. Holidays
106. Honesty (Rigorous Honesty)
107. How do you maintain your spiritual condition?
108. How do you work the steps?
109. How easy does it (working the program, staying sober) get?
110. Has has your concept of a higher power changed in sobriety?
111. How Have You Changed?
112. How Important Is It?
113. How it Works (Twelve Step Recovery)
114. Humility
115. Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired (HALT)
116. I Am Responsible
117. Identify, Don’t Compare
118. If God is in charge, why do we sweat the small stuff?
119. If it’s not practical, it’s not spiritual
120. If nothing changes, nothing changes
121. Improving the Quality of My Sobriety
122. Insanity
123. Insidious (Patiently Waiting for a Chance to Ensnare)
124. Instincts
125. Integrity
126. Inventory (Taking My Own)
127. Inventory (Taking That of Others)
128. Isolating
129. It Is What It Is
130. Jealousy
131. Joy, The Joy of Living
132. Keep Coming Back
133. Keep it Simple
134. Keeping it Green
135. Let Go and Let God
136. Letting Go (of Outcomes)
137. Letting Go (of the Past)
138. Letting Go (of People, Places and Things)
139. Life on Life’s Terms
140. Literature as a Tool (Using the Big Book, Twelve and Twelve, meditations, etc)
141. Live and Let Live
142. Living in the Real World
143. Living in the Moment, Living in the Present, Living in the Now
144. Living with Myself in Sobriety
145. Lonliness
146. Maintaining Sobriety
147. Meditation
148. Meeting Makers Make It
149. Meetings
150. Mental, Spiritual and Physical Disease
151. Mental Illness (Problems Other Than Gaming)
152. Moderation
153. Money
154. More will be Revealed
155. No Pain, No Gain
156. Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes
157. One Day at a Time
158. Online meetings
159. Organized Religion
160. Other Addictions
161. Pass it On
162. Patience
163. Pause when Agitated (Big Book page 87)
164. People Pleasing
165. Perceptions vs. Reality
166. Perseverance
167. Physical Illness (Problems Other Than Gaming)
168. Powerlessness
169. Practicing These Principles in All Our Affairs
170. Prayer
171. Pride
172. Pride in Reverse
173. Primary Purpose/Singleness of Purpose
174. Principles Before Personalities
175. Priorities
176. Projection (Thinking About Outcomes that are in the Future, Good and Bad)
177. Progress, Not Perfection
178. Progression
179. Promises
180. Rationalization, minimizing and justifying, self-justification
181. Recovered or Recovering?
182. Recovery (Getting Better)
183. Regret (We Will Not Regret the Past, Promises)
184. Relapse
185. Relationships
186. Relaxing, Relaxation
187. Remember What You Would Have Settled For
188. Remembering Your Last Game
189. Remorse
190. Resentment
191. Resolutions
192. Responsibility
193. Restless, Irritable and Discontent (RID)
194. Restraint of Tongue and Pen
195. Rituals of Sobriety
196. Road Rage
197. Rule #62 (from Tradition Four)
198. Sanity
199. Secrets (You’re Only as Sick as Your Secrets or Your Secrets will get You "Drunk")
200. Self Acceptance
201. Self-Centeredness
202. Self Esteem
203. Self Pity
204. Self Seeking
205. Self-Will
206. Selfishness
207. Serenity
208. Serenity Prayer
209. Serenity Prayer long form
210. Service
211. Sharing (talking or telling my story) at Meetings
212. Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired
213. Slips
214. Slogans
215. Sobriety Dates
216. Spiritual Awakening
217. Spiritual Axiom (from Step Ten, page 90, 12 and 12)
218. Spiritual Part of the Program
219. Spirituality
220. Sponsorship
221. Staying Away from the First Game
222. Staying in the Now
223. Step One
224. Step Two
225. Step Three
226. Step Four
227. Step Five
228. Step Six
229. Step Seven
230. Step Eight
231. Step Nine
232. Step Ten
233. Step Eleven
234. Step Twelve
235. Stick with the Winners
236. Strength (Sharing Our Strength, What is Your Strength?)
237. Stress (Coping with Stress)
238. Suggestions (Taking the Suggestions)
239. Surrender
240. Taking Risks
241. Taking Things for Granted (before and after sobriety)
242. Telling on Yourself
243. “Terminal” Uniqueness – feeling unique can kill me
244. Think, Think, Think
245. This Too Shall Pass
246. Time (Time Takes Time)
247. To Thine Own Self Be True
248. Tolerance
249. Tools of the Program
250. Tradition One
251. Tradition Two
252. Tradition Three
253. Tradition Four
254. Tradition Five
255. Tradition Six
256. Tradition Seven
257. Tradition Eight
258. Tradition Nine
259. Tradition Ten
260. Tradition Eleven
261. Tradition Twelve
262. Triggers
263. Trust
264. Trust God, Clean House, Help Others
265. Turning it Over
266. Twelfth Step Calls (going to see someone who is asking for help and/or gaming)
267. Twenty-four Hours a Day (one hour, one minute at a time)
268. Unfinished Amends
269. Unmanageability
270. Using the Program Instead of Using Gaming
271. Using the Telephone
272. Utilize Don’t Analyze
273. Wait to Worry
274. We are not a glum lot (from page 132 of the Big Book)
275. We of the Program
276. What Convinced You That You Had a Problem?
277. What is CGAA?
278. What do You do to Stay Sober?
279. What do you love about CGAA?
280. What have you gained from the program?
281. What outside forces keep you from gaming?
282. What Step are you on?
283. When others are gaming (and potentially dangerous, what do you do?)
284. Who supported you to get sober? To stay sober?
285. Why Are You Here?
286. Why did you get sober?
287. Will power
288. Willing to go to Any Lengths
289. Willingness
290. Wisdom to Know the Difference (Serenity Prayer)
291. Wreckage of the Past

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