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.
In 1971, the FamAnonmAnonwas founded by a group of families in America. There are around 50 groups in different parts of the nation now, after the first group began operating in London in 1980.
The Fellowship is a self improvement association which has program of 12 Steps and 12 Traditions initially detailed by Alcoholics Anonymous.
How Can We 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. The group members learn how to live with the issues that are affecting 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. 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. 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. Here at FamAnon, we offer support both to family members and friends.
FamAnon is a worldwide organisation of friends and families of the addicts and persons with behavioural issues. FamAnonmAnonwas established in 1971 in UK by the cooperation of groups families of Los Angeles. It is based on Twelve Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous. 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 programme's focus is on supporting them in coping with addict and the family. It offers a path to tranquillity and to getting their lives back on track for these people.
There are different operating methods in Families Anonymous. Sharing usual issues is the cornerstone of power for it. 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 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.
Members adopt an honest and consistent approach towards the addict by attending meeting. Addicts are led to consider alternative ways of gaining control to quit and live normal lives again.
Past situations have proven that assisting friends and family usually provides a big help for the addict as well.
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.