Families Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends who have been affected by another's abuse of mind-altering substances or related behavioural problems. Fam Anon offer support groups gatherings, on a regular basis, throughout the country. If someone is worrying about another individual's abuse then they are advised to attend one of the meetings.
In 1971, the Fam Anon was founded by a group of families in America. In 1980 the first group in London was founded now there are over 50 groups holding meetings in various parts 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.
Fam Anon groups provide a platform for members to share drug and alcohol abuse concerns, learn from encouragement and experience from group members' in dealing with the delicate issue of challenges of family member's addiction. 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. This type of relationship often influence the addict and makes him/her want to live drug-free life.
Drug abuse dependency are often devastating the life of the dependent person as well as the lives of families and friends and they are also pervasive in today's society. 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. 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. A few Los Angeles families started Fam Anon in the United States in 1971 and adopted 12 Steps of Alcoholic Anonymous as their core principles. In London, the initial group in the UK was founded in 1980 and now there are around 50 groups across the nation.
Main emphasis of Fam Anon program is support of families to adjust and cope with addiction. They help them and bring them back to their lives and live normally.
Families Anonymous works from various perspectives. Fam Anon group members draw strength from sharing common goals. Memberships and meetings are all completely free. Fam Anon does not request or acknowledge any financing from different outside organisation. 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 is a anonymous program where just first names are utilised.
In the FamAnon meetings, participants learn how to live with the issues that are disturbing their lives.
Having a sincere and consistent approach with the person that is addicted is what going to these meetings can do for members. That often causes them to understand that the addict needs assistance to live a drug-free life.
Experience has revealed that help for the drug-dependent person means help for the family and friends.
Copies of helpful literature are obtainable at minimal service charge by experts in positions of responsibility to reach out to those in need yet unaware of Fam Anon running helpful program activities at hand.