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. Fam Anon has groups which meet regularly and spread throughout the country. Even if there is only a suspicion of a problem, any concerned individual is deeply encouraged to attend the meetings.
Fam Anon was 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.
The Fellowship is a self improvement association which has program of 12 Steps and 12 Traditions initially detailed by Alcoholics Anonymous.
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.
Group meetings encourage addicts to learn from others experience how to quit addiction. Sharing of concerns and difficulties stirs individuals in the group to take a stand against drugs.
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. Families Anonymous, presents assistance to drug addicts parents, partners, relatives and friends.
Families Anonymous is an association and self-improvement for those peoples who have drugs, alcohol and behavioural issues. 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. Fam Anon provide platforms for sharing and gives individuals a chance to get a grip on reality to live normal lives.
Families Anonymous works in different ways. It first and foremost quality originates from sharing of normal issues. For meetings and memberships are free of cost. Fam Anon does not accept any funds from outside bodies or solicitors. Volunteers run the office and contributions from meetings and sale of Fam Anon literature cover the day to day office management running costs.
Only first names are used in gatherings, as FamAnon is an anonymous programme.
In the FamAnon meetings, participants learn how to live with the issues that are disturbing their lives.
At the gatherings, members are influenced to have an honest and open relationship with the addict. Addicts are led to consider alternative ways of gaining control to quit and live normal lives again.
Experience has revealed that help for the drug-dependent person means help for the family and friends.
Professional who are in the best position to reach people in pain and who might not otherwise hear about FamAnon, we have copies of any relevant literature available in quality at minimum charges for you.