Al-Anon describes itself as a “mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. The Al-Anon program rests, in part, on the belief that by connecting people with others who can relate to their experiences, those affected by another’s alcoholism will be better able to improve their own situation, regardless of the behavior of the alcoholic.
Al-Anon is free to attend for anyone and no advanced notice or reservation is needed. While Al-Anon is exclusively focused on the experiences of those affected by another’s alcohol use or addiction, people who have been affected by another’s drug addiction are welcome to attend meetings to see if they would be beneficial. In lieu of fees, voluntary donations are accepted to help cover possible rental expenses, educational materials, or other necessary expenditures. Participation at Al-Anon meetings is wholly voluntary and the identities of those who attend are kept strictly confidential.
If someone else’s drinking is negatively affecting your life, you may want to check out an Al-Anon meeting in your area. Addiction is a progressive disease and the problems caused by your loved one’s drinking will continue to get worse if left untreated; it is important to get help as early in the process as possible.
The Asana Recovery Center offers a detoxification and residential treatment program designed to help those suffering from any stage of substance addiction. Call us today at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our facilities and find out whether our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program may be the right fit for you.