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