FamAnon resources-for-family

What Exactly Is Famanon?

A fellowship of family members and friends that suffer from consequences of other person's substance abuse, or connected behavioural issues across the world is called Families Anonymous. Fam Anon has groups which meet regularly and spread throughout the country. You don't have to be a member to attend the meetings, it is encouraged that any worried person does.

Fam Anon was established by a group of families in America in 1971. There are around 50 groups in different parts of the nation now, after the first group began operating in London in 1980.

The Fam Anon is a self-sustained organisation which methods are based on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions programme created by Alcoholics Anonymous.

How Can It Help?

The goal of the group is to provide a place where experiences and worries can be discussed and to assist family and friends of individuals with a current, previous or suspected drug issue by offering mutual support. This group facilitates our members to figure out that how to grapple with the issues which are disturbing and affecting your lives.

Assistance for the family and friends is a great help for the addict as well and this is proven by practice and experience.

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.

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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. There is help for friends, partner, parents and relatives in Families Anonymous.

A self-help world-wide fellowship of families and friends of drug users and those with behavioural problems is Families Anonymous (FamAnon). Fam Anon was 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 the addicts a possibility to get in charge of their lives once again and to find a reason to live drug-free life.

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. Fam Anon does not accept any funds from outside bodies or solicitors. Fam Anon is funded by voluntary donations from the members and by the sale of the Fam Anon books and other writing forms, while everything is run by volunteers.

Fam Anon program activities are limited to first name use only.

Attendees try to understand how to cope with the issues that are disrupting their lives in these Fam Anon groups.

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.

Results from our past work indicate that by helping friends and family members of an addict, we are also helping the drug abuser.

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.