Resources for Family & Friends
Addiction affects family and friends. When a loved one is struggling with active addiction, it can be difficult to separate feelings of fear and/or frustration and behave in a way that promotes healthy boundaries and wellbeing; while also supporting the addicted person. For that reason, there are also fellowships for family and friends of addicts/alcoholics.
Here are a few:
Learn2Cope (non-12step support for families of addicts/alcoholics)
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Al-Anon/Alateen (family members/friends of an alcoholic)
Co-Anon (for family members of cocaine addicts)
Nar-Anon (for families of addicts)
Gam-Anon (families affected by gambling addicts)
Julie Maida lives in Massachusetts with her amazing husband and three children. She has been in abstinence-based recovery since May 2, 2000.
Julie is eternally grateful for all the gifts of recovery and fiercely determined to advocate for, and connect ALL women with the appropriate support and resources necessary to achieve their personal recovery goals. She writes about mothering with mental illness at juliemaida.me.