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What Is Famanon?

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. Different Fam Anon member groups in various locations across the county meet frequently. Even if there is only a suspicion of a problem, any concerned individual is deeply encouraged to attend the meetings.

Fam Anon was founded by a group of American families in 1971. 1980 marked the formation of the first group in London spearheading creation of 50+ groups with common goal in different parts of the country.

The fellowship is first formulated by Alcoholic Anonymous and is a self-help organisation with a programme based on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions.

How Can We 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. 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.

Embracing a straight and unwavering approach with the addict is what members learn when they attend these gatherings. Him/her realised that he/she needs help to live without drugs.

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For The Professional Community

Drug abuse and addiction are usually hazardous for the life of the addict and the lives of their loved ones and this problem is prevalent in these times. Watching dependency take control of their loved ones without the ability to help usually causes physical, emotional and psychological suffering for those that have kids or other family members with a substance addiction'Dealing with these suffering individuals might be too hard for you. Families Anonymous, presents assistance to drug addicts parents, partners, relatives and friends.

A self-help world-wide fellowship of families and friends of drug users and those with behavioural problems is Families Anonymous (FamAnon). 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 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.

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. FamAnon does not ask for, neither accepts any money from sources outside of the organisation. The whole office and work is financed and supported through our volunteers contributions and offers by Fam Anon writings.

An anonymous programme where only first names are used is the FamAnon.

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

For people attending these meetings and groups is an amazing approach to help them and grapple addiction issue. 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.