Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is a Twelve-Step group for people concerned about their children or others with drug abuse or behavioral problems. They admit they are powerless over drugs and other people’s lives.

FA is patterned after Al-Anon and helps its members cope with family disruption. Most FA members are parents, but even teens are welcome if they are concerned about their reaction to a sibling’s drug or behavioral problems. They have published a book called Alternative to Enabling, which describes the constructive use of tough love.

There are about five hundred groups worldwide, and meetings usually last one and a half to two hours. For information write or call:

Families Anonymous
701 Lee St, Suite 670
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Families Anonymous, see also: Adolescents, Al-Anon & Alateen, Co-Dependents Anonymous, Enabling, History of Twelve-Step groups, Meetings, Other support groups, Steps of AA, Traditions of AA.

Updated 12 Sep 2015

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