Families Anonymous is a world-wide collaboration of family and friends who have been hurt due to somebody else's abuse of mind-altering substances or behavioural problems. It has groups, which grow throughout the whole nation and meet frequently. Even if there is only a suspicion of a problem, any concerned individual is deeply encouraged to attend the meetings.
FamAnonmAnonwas established by a group of families in America in 1971. They started their first group in London in 1980, and now around 50 groups are working in different areas of the country.
FamAnonmAnonfellowship member groups are self-help organization that run 12 Steps and 12 Traditions programs founded on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous.
How Can It Help?
The group's goal is to support families and friends of persons with the present, potential or past drug related issues by offering mutual support and a place to share experiences and concerns. The group members learn how to come to terms with the problem disturbing their lives.
Our work has shown that providing assistance to family and friends of an addict means a great deal to the person with drug related issues.
Embracing a straight and unwavering approach with the addict is what members learn when they attend these gatherings. This type of relationship often influence the addict and makes him/her want to live drug-free life.
Drug abuse and addiction are usually hazardous for the life of the addict and the lives of their loved ones and this problem is prevalent in these times. Persons, whose family members or close friends are dependent on drugs or alcohol suffer psychological and quite often even physical pain as they watch how dependency destroys their loved ones, and they can't do anything to help them. Families Anonymous helps parents, companions, spouse and relatives.
Families Anonymous (FamAnon) is a universal support group fellowship of families and friends experiencing loved one's drug addiction distressing effect. A few Los Angeles families started FamAnonmAnonin the United States in 1971 and adopted 12 Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous as their core principles. In UK, the first FamAnonmAnongroup began in 1980 and the number has grown to 50 groups located in different parts of the country.
The programme's focus is on supporting them in coping with addict and the family. They help them and bring them back to their lives and live normally.
There are different operating methods in Families Anonymous. Sharing of common problems is where it basic strength comes from. Meetings and memberships are entirely free of charge. FamAnonmAnonsolely depends on internal resources to run its program activities. Volunteers run the office and contributions from meetings and sale of FamAnonmAnonliterature cover the day to day office management running costs.
Only first names are used in gatherings, as FamAnon is an anonymous programme.
The members of FamAnonmAnongroups figure out how to deal with the issue that is interrupting your lives.
Having a sincere and consistent approach with the person that is addicted is what going to these meetings can do for members. The addict in turn often realise that he/she needs help to live without drugs.
Experience has revealed that help for the drug-dependent person means help for the family and friends.
We offer copies of all literature we have at our disposal at minimum fees for persons like you, who can get to the people in pain who probably wouldn't hear about FamAnonmAnonin any other way.