OTHER FAMILY SUPPORTS
AlAnon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
Al-Anon is a worldwide fellowship with on-line meetings available. Refer to al-anon.org for more details and meetings in your area.
Alateen a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.
Al-Ateen is a worldwide fellowship with on-line meetings available. Refer to al-anon.org for more details and meetings in your area.
Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA)
A twelve-step program for people who share a common desire to develop functional and healthy relationships. CoDA is a worldwide fellowship with on-line meetings available. Refer to CoDA.org for more details and meetings in your area.
Local Community Health Centres
Look up your local community health programs for any addiction support programs for families.
Your General Practitioner
Your local GP may be able to advise and recommend addiction specialists in your area and other medical and professional support available.
Every individual needs a support system. Family counselling offers a way for families to change with their loved one.
Check online for counsellors in your area who specialise in the field of addiction as family therapy is an intrinsic component of addiction counselling.
It is important to find a professional with substance abuse experience, with a focus of the impact of drug and alcohol addiction on the family.
Contact us for more information if you cannot find local support.