Families Anonymous is a famous cooperation which supports family members and companions who are badly affected due to someone else's usage of mind-changing substances or behavioural issues. Across the nation, Fam Anon has groups that gather on regular basis. Even if there is only a suspicion of a problem, any concerned individual is deeply encouraged to attend the meetings.
In 1971, the Fam Anon was founded by a group of families in America. They started their first group in London in 1980, and now around 50 groups are working in different areas of the country.
12 Steps and 12 Traditions, first used by Alcoholic Anonymous, are the basis of the self-help society, the Fellowship and its programme.
The main objective of Fam Anon is 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. Group members learn how to adjust, cope, encourage and support loved ones under the influence of addiction.
Experience has shown that help for the drug-dependent person means help for the family and friends.
For people attending these meetings and groups is an amazing approach to help them and grapple addiction issue. 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. 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. 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. They started their first group in London in 1980, and now around 50 groups are working in different areas of UK.
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.
There are different operating methods in Families Anonymous. Fam Anon group members draw strength from sharing common goals. Membership is free, so is meeting attendance. Fam Anon doesn't accept or request any money from outside bodies. The office is staffed by volunteers and funded by the sales of Fam Anon literature and by voluntary contributions given at the meetings.
Only first names are given at Fam Anon since it is an anonymous programme.
The members of Fam Anon groups figure out how to deal with the issue that is interrupting your lives.
At the gatherings, members are influenced to have an honest and open relationship with the addict. The addict in turn often realise that he/she needs help to live without drugs.
The broader mean of helping family and friends simply implies helping them in critical situation in drug and liquor addiction.
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 Fam Anon in any other way.