On-Line Gamers Anonymous
On-Line Gamers Anonymous (OLGA) is a twelve-step program for recovery from video game addiction established as a non-profit organization in the United States. OLGA was founded by Elizabeth (Liz) Woolley in 2002 after her son, Shawn Woolley, committed suicide while logged into EverQuest. It provides a variety of message boards, several on-line meetings and other tools for people (gamers as well as friends and family) to use for their own healing and to support each other. OLGA is volunteer run organization and fields approximately 500 Internet and phone inquiries per day. Currently, On-Line Gamers Anonymous has an active face-to-face 12-step meeting in London, Ontario, Canada. It was founded in November, 2008. There is also a chapter in Washington, DC. It was started in October, 2009.
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