Families Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends who have been affected by another's abuse of mind-altering substances or related behavioural problems. FamAnonmAnonhas groups which meet regularly and spread throughout the country. If someone is worrying about another individual's abuse then they are advised to attend one of the meetings.
In 1971, FamAnonmAnonwas established by groups of families living in America. They started their first group in London in 1980, and now around 50 groups are working in different areas of the country.
The Fellowship is a self improvement association which has program of 12 Steps and 12 Traditions initially detailed by Alcoholics Anonymous.
How Can It Help?
The main objective of FamAnonmAnonis to provide a platform by giving common support and offer a discussion where you can share your problems and experiences for those people especially family members and friends who are present, suspected or previous drugs and liquor addicts. This group facilitates our members to figure out that how to grapple with the issues which are disturbing and affecting your 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.
Group gatherings enable members to have an honest and steady relationship with the addict. Understanding that addict requires help to function without the substance is usually the realisation members come to.
Peer group pressure in society causes prevalent use of drugs leading to catastrophic effect on families and friends of drug users if the situation is not controlled. You may find it difficult to deal with hurting people whose children or loved ones are involved in drugs or alcohol and suffer mental, emotional and physical pain while they watch hopelessly as addiction consumes their loved ones. Families Anonymous helps parents, companions, spouse and relatives.
Families Anonymous (FamAnon) is a fellowship based on self-help that has spread across the world in which loved ones of drug addicts and those with behavioural issues gather. In 1971, FamAnonmAnonwas founded in UK by a group of Los Angeles families based on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous. In London, the initial group in the UK was founded in 1980 and now there are around 50 groups across the nation.
The focus is on helping families and providing them support while coping with the addict. They help them and bring them back to their lives and live normally.
Families Anonymous works from various perspectives. FamAnonmAnongroup members draw strength from sharing common goals. Membership is free, so is meeting attendance. FamAnonmAnondoesn't accept or request any money from outside bodies. The office is staffed by volunteers and funded by the sales of FamAnonmAnonliterature and by voluntary contributions given at the meetings.
Only first names are given at FamAnonmAnonsince it 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. As a result of this, drug abusers often decide to search for help as they start to want to live drug-free life.
Successful individual withdrawal from substance addiction depends on the support and encouragement of family members' continuous assistance.
Copies of helpful literature are obtainable at minimal service charge by experts in positions of responsibility to reach out to those in need yet unaware of FamAnonmAnonrunning helpful program activities at hand.