A worldwide organisation of friends and family members influenced by someone else's substance abuse, or similar problems, is called Family Anonymous. It has groups, which grow throughout the whole nation and meet frequently. You don't have to be a member to attend the meetings, it is encouraged that any worried person does.
FamAnonmAnonwas established by a group of families in America in 1971. 1980 marked the formation of the first group in London spearheading creation of 50+ groups with common goal in different parts of the country.
The fellowship is first formulated by Alcoholic Anonymous and is a self-help organisation with a programme based on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions.
How Can It Help?
The aim of the group is to provide mutual support and to offer a forum where experience and anxieties can be shared to family and friends of people with current suspected or former drug problem. The group members learn how to live with the issues that are affecting their lives.
Experience has shown that help for the drug-dependent person means help for the family and friends.
Group meetings encourage addicts to learn from others experience how to quit addiction. Understanding that addict requires help to function without the substance is usually the realisation members come to.
Drug dependency is a common thing in today's world which in most cases bring chaos to the addict's life, but also to the lives of the addict's friends and families. This is so difficult for those who have children's, families or loved ones using drugs and dependent on drugs, they become emotionally, physically and mentally unstable. The loved ones observe miserably watch them suffer and it's really to manage this situation. There is assistance for parents, spouses, cousins and friends in Families Anonymous.
Families Anonymous (FamAnon) is a universal support group fellowship of families and friends experiencing loved one's drug addiction distressing effect. FamAnon, formed in the UK in 1971 by a group of affected Los Angeles families, run similar Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous program. In 1980, the first group in this country started in London and now in various parts of the UK there are some 50 groups.
The focus is on helping families and providing them support while coping with the addict. FamAnonmAnonprovide platforms for sharing and gives individuals a chance to get a grip on reality to live normal lives.
There are different operating methods in Families Anonymous. Sharing of common problems is where it basic strength comes from. Membership is free, so is meeting attendance. FamAnonmAnondoes not accept any funds from outside bodies or solicitors. The FamAnonmAnonworkers are volunteers, and the organisation gathers money through voluntary donations received at gatherings and by the sale of FamAnonmAnonbooks.
An anonymous programme where only first names are used is the FamAnon.
In the FamAnon meetings, participants learn how to live with the issues that are disturbing their lives.
For people attending these meetings and groups is an amazing approach to help them and grapple addiction issue. The addict in turn often realise that he/she needs help to live without drugs.
Results from our past work indicate that by helping friends and family members of an addict, we are also helping the drug abuser.
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