WHAT IS THE GANGSTERS ANONYMOUS PROGRAM?
Gangsters Anonymous is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom thinking like gangsters had become a major problem. We are recovering gangsters who meet regularly to help each other stay "crime free". This is a program of complete abstinence from all things criminal.
There is only one requirement for membership. The desire to stop thinking like gangsters. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that we can follow them in our daily lives. The most important thing about them is that they work.
There are no strings attached to G.A. We are not affiliated with any other organizations, we have no dues, no pledges to sign, no promises to make to anyone. We are not connected with any political, religious, or law enforcement groups, and are under no surveillance at any time. Anyone may join us, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion, or lack of religion.
We are not interested in what or how much you accomplished as a gangster, what set you were from, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help. The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting because we can only keep what we have by giving it away. We have learned from our group experiences that those who keep coming to our meetings regularly stay Gangster Free.
The specific purpose of this corporation is to help men and women begin to lead a “gangster free” lifestyle. Through our daily meetings, our primary focus is to help them develop an awareness of the complete problems and issues related to their behavior and link them to resources (jobs, anger management classes, parenting classes, substance abuse programs, etc.) in order to recover from their current lifestyles. Gangsters Anonymous Global Service Inc. is designed to help the participants manage and balance their lives, develop awareness of how and or why they remain in the vicious cycle of being a gangster, and set a foundation of support for them to understand and appreciate the level of motivation needed for them to change. This is a program of complete abstinence from all things gangster, i.e. fighting, assault and battery, distancing themselves from extortion and extortionists, and eliminating all other forms of illegal behavior. Helping men and women recover from a seemingly hopeless state of mind to become productive citizens.
To eliminate a gangster's mentality in the recovering gangster without bias or prejudice, and to create a therapeutic environment where one gangster helping another is found to be unparalleled.
Instruct individuals in methods that will provide a service to the public interest in useful subjects toward self-improvement.
Develop full potential, positive capabilities, personal life, and business trade skills.
Through literature furnished, serve to educate prisoners about the mental illness recognized as a gangster's mentality.
Links in business opportunities that will serve to establish income opportunities for the individual members as gangster mentality counselors.
Incorporate the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions in our everyday life, beginning with Step One and continuing to Step 12, then moving on to Tradition One and continuing on to Tradition l2.
Who We Are
We are a 12-step program based on Alcoholics Anonymous. We are recovering gangsters who meet regularly to help each other stay crime free. We believe the gangster mentality is a disease — a mental disorder. We suffer from a criminal mentality.
G.A. is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom a gangster’s mentality had become a major problem. We are recovering gangsters who meet regularly to help each other stay crime free. This is a meeting of complete abstinence from all things criminal. There is only one requirement for membership. The desire to eliminate our gangster mentality. We suggest that you keep an open mind and give yourself a break. Our program is a set of principles written so simply that they can be easily followed in our daily life. The most important thing about them is that they work..