FAMILIES ANONYMOUS is a 12-Step fellowship for families and friends who have known a feeling of desperation concerning the destructive behavior of someone very near to them, whether caused by drugs, alcohol, or related behavioral problems. When you come into our rooms you are no longer alone, but among friends who have experienced similar problems. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend our meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem.
Your identity is protected in our meetings. We know each other by our first names, only. Anonymity of our members is paramount to the success of our program. Not only is anonymity an underlying principle of the program, but it is so important that it is part of our name.
You have nothing to lose but your pain and anger.
Families Anonymous has been a wonderful support to me as my son struggled with alcoholism. It gave me strength to set boundaries, permission to get off the emotional rollercoaster, and friendship to help me see that others care. — Sylvia
Families Anonymous has made a tremendous difference in my life. I was alone coping with my son's mental illness and addictions. Now I am in a supportive group who have similar experiences and we care about each other. — Shannon
My husband and I were referred to FA ten years ago and it has changed our idea of "helping" and "enabling". The other members have become a treasured family of friends who hold the light for each other. There is no judgment, shame or guilt. — Marie
I can't tell you how much this program has meant to our family. The support from other parents is wonderful as well! — Greg
Families Anonymous has been a life saving program for me as our family has traveled through substance abuse and mental illness. I always know that I can get a dose of support, sanity and even humor at our meetings. — Lisa
What helps me the most about the Families Anonymous program is not only the fellowship of like-minded people but the wisdom and advice that I gain from sharing our experiences. — Clare