Nar-Anon Family Group Infomation Services
Is Drug Abuse A Part of Your Family?
Addiction affects the whole family. So does recovery
Talk to those who understand.
Nar-Anon members are a support group for the family and friends of those who suffer the disease of addiction. We share our experience, strength, and hope in order to solve our common problems.
Nar-Anon members meet to:
- Learn Addiction is an Illness
- Share our Problems
- Replace Despair with Hope
- Improve the Family Attitude
- Help Regain Self-Confidence
If a family member or friend is using drugs….
Nar-Anon members know what it is like to be alone with this problem. We remember the feeling of panic, frustration, and desperation that resulted from this discovery.
In the Nar-Anon program, we learn that drug addiction is a disease that we are not responsible for. The drug user needs help, and so do we. We discovered many of our efforts to control or change the situation were enabling or encouraging this person to continue in a self-destructive pattern. It was a great relief to learn more effective ways of coping, while at the same time gaining some peace of mind, hope, and help for a better way to live.
Many times the drug user is simply not ready or willing or does not know how to stop yet, even when confronted with the facts or dire consequences. But we have learned there is much we can do to encourage recovery. For the user seeking help, drug recovery programs are available.
But what about us? What help is available for family members and friends? This is where Nar-Anon comes in. Nar-Anon is designed for us the parent, the spouse, the child, the brother, the sister, or the friend of the user. Nar-Anon can bring new insight into our attitudes, behavior, and emotions. It can be the source for regaining our sanity and well being. We learn that addiction is a family illness and we need recovery too! Statement Mission Source: http://www.nar-anon.
Nar-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc
Phone: (800) 477-6291
Email “English”: [email protected]
Email “Español”: [email protected]