A recovery group for friends, relatives and families of addicts.

We Meet To:
   Learn Drug Abuse is an Illness
   Share our Problems
   Encourage the User to Seek Help
   Improve the Family Attitude

Nar-Anon Family Group

The Family Group is primarily for you who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

When you come into the Family Group you are no longer alone but among true friends who understand your problems as few others could. We will respect your confidence and anonymity as we know you will respect ours. We hope to give you the assurance that no situation is too difficult and no unhappiness is too great to be overcome.

Our program, which is not a religious one but a spiritual way of life, is based on the twelve suggested steps of Narcotics Anonymous. We have found that the working of these steps will bring solution to practically any problem. We urge you to take this program and its twelve steps seriously. It has been helpful to us as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict. We only ask for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we really are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a higher power as we understand this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to change them.

Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to ask questions and to enter into the discussions. You will soon make new friends and will feel very much a part of the group.

With the understanding that addiction is a disease, and the realization that we are powerless over it as well as over other people’s lives, we are ready to do something useful and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, can we be of any help to others.


Your role as helper is not to DO Things for the person you are helping, but to BE things, not to try to train and change his/her actions, but to train and change your reactions. As you change your negatives to positives -- fear to faith; contempt for what he does to respect for the potential within him/her; rejection to release with love, not trying to make him/her fit a standard or image, or expecting him to measure up to or down from that standard, but giving him an opportunity to become himself/herself, to develop the best within him/her, regardless of what that best may be; dominance to encouragement, panic to serenity; false-hope, self-centered, to real hope, God-centered; the rebellion of despair to the energy of personal revolution; driving to guidance; and self-justification to self-understand -- as you change in such ways as these, you change the world about you and all the people in your world for the better.  

Do You Need Nar-Anon?

A Questionnaire for Parents, Spouses, Relatives and Friends.

Ask yourself the following questions and answer them as honestly as you can.

Ask yourself the following questions and answer them as honestly as you can.

- Do you find yourself making excuses, lying or covering up for the addict in your life?
- Do you have reason not to trust the addict in your life?
- Is it becoming difficult for you to believe his/her explanations?
- Do you lie awake worrying about the addict in your life?
- Is this person missing school often without your knowledge?
- Is this person missing work and the bills piling up?
- Are the savings mysteriously missing?
- Are the unanswered questions causing hostility and undermining your relationship or marriage?
- Are you asking yourself. "What's Wrong?" and "Is it my fault?"
- Are your suspicions turning you into a detective and are you afraid of what you might find out?
- Are normal family disagreements becoming hostile and violent?
- Are you canceling social functions with vague excuses?
- Are you becoming increasingly reluctant to invite friends to your home?
I- s concern for your spouse, child or friend causing you headaches, a knotty stomach and extreme anxiety?
- Is your spouse, child or friend easily irritated by minute matters?
- Does your whole life seem a nightmare?
- Are you unable to discuss the situation with friends or relatives because of the embarrassment?
- Are your attempts at control frustrating?
- Do you over compensate and try not to make waves?
- Do you keep trying to make things better and nothing helps?
I- s the lifestyle of this person changing?
- Do you ever think they may be using drugs?

If you have answered YES to four or more of these questions, Nar-Anon may be able to give you the answers you are looking for.