Where Do Family Members Find Support?
We encourage family members to attend support groups themselves. Families Anonymous and Al-Anon are two well-known support groups for families. The structure of the groups is similar to that of AA, NA and MARA, in that, there is no membership fee, registration, and you can share as little or as much as you would like.
These groups are safe spaces where you can meet people that understand what you, as a family member, are experiencing. They can share with you how they got through it and healed.
If an anonymous support group doesn’t feel right for you, individual counseling is also a great place to work on the wounds that addiction has caused. Working one on one with a counselor can be a freeing and restorative process without the fear of judgement.
No matter what you decide, don’t give up on your loved one or yourself. You all deserve to be healthy and happy, and with the right support system in place, that can be a reality.