Sunday 17 December 2017

Gamblers Anonymous holds first 'open' public meeting in response to 'extraordinary increase' in gambling

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Gambler's Anonymous is set to hold its first "open" public meeting on World Suicide Prevention day.

The meeting will take place this Saturday at 11 am in Teach Mhuire 36-39 Gardiner Street, Dublin 1.

"Given the extraordinary increase of problem, compulsive and addictive digital online gambling, Gamblers Anonymous is holding 11 Public awareness meetings during September, 2017," a statement said.

"The meetings are for people who would like to know more about Gambler's Anonymous, Gam-Anon and recovery," it added.

Public meetings are open to any person aged 18 or over. The group says 16 and 17 year-olds can attend if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

"Each meeting will have a chair person, two speakers and audience question & answer sessions. Open meetings are expected to last circa one hour with complimentary tea & coffee afterward," the statement said.

The meetings are as follows:

1. Teach Mhuire, 39 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, - Saturday 9th @ 11am.

2. Crumlin, Dublin 12 - Monday 11th @ 7;30 pm.

3. Navan, Dealgan Park, Navan, Co. Meath, - Tuesday 12th @ 8 pm.

4. Dublin 16, Balally, Parish Hall, Church of the Ascension, Ceder Road, Tuesday @ 8.30 pm

5. Tallaght, Dublin 24, Wednesday 13th @6;30 pm.

6. Bray, Co. Wicklow, - Friday 15th @ 6 pm.

7. Newbridge, Co. Kildare - Friday 15th @ 7 pm.

8. Churchtown, Dublin 14 – Saturday 16th @ 6 pm.

9. Phibsboro, Dublin 7, Monday 18th @ 8 pm.

10. Clondalkin, Dublin 22, Friday 22nd @ 8 pm.

11. Gorey, Friday 29th @ 8 pm.

For more information see www.GamblersAnonymous.ie or telephone 01–872 11 33.

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