Alcoholics can shake loved ones to their core with all the things that they do during the tumultuous times that an addiction is sure to produce. You may think that only alcoholics have 12-Step programs to attend to resolve their issues, but family members, friends, or co-workers that are affected by addiction have a place to resort to as well. Al-Anon is way to teach people affected by a loved one’s addiction that there is a way out.
The program is designed to help you change your attitude and expectations of an addict’s behavior.
You should not let the effects of the addiction have a grip on your life anymore. Letting the addiction have all the power is unhealthy for you and for the addict.
The program can help you learn about addiction in its entirety.
Knowledge is power and knowing how an addict functions mentally and physically can give you some insight on how to successfully deal with them ongoing.
The program pushes you toward a solution instead of enabling the problem.
Struggling to stay positive can seem impossible at times, but Al-Anon can show you how to get into solution towards an addiction that you have no control over.
The program shows you that you are not alone.
Addiction can be a lonely place for the loved one of an addict since the last thing you probably want to do is to broadcast to the world the extent of what is going on. Al-Anon is a group of people that you can relate to in the way of addiction.
The program teaches you to stop keeping the addict from having to deal with their consequences.
Human compassion can keep you from letting someone you love fall when they are suffering. Keeping an addict from reaching their bottom can keep the addiction going on longer than it needs to.
The program leads you to build hope through support and encouragement.
You will meet other people that are possibly going through many similar circumstances and feeling the same emotions as you. The group creates a fellowship where everyone can share open and honestly what is going on to build a rapport to comfort one another.
The program resets your life to find the appropriate focus which should no longer be the addict.
You may be addicted to enabling the addict. With the help of Al-Anon you can put the attention back on yourself again.
You must take care of yourself first before you can be available to help someone dealing with an addiction. Learning that you can live out of the shadow of an addiction will hopefully help you to move on to a life that can be more pleasurable and fulfilling.
If you, or someone you know, has a problem with drugs and alcohol, call Serenity Oaks Wellness Center to get them the help they need. Our program focuses on the clinical and medical aspects of treatment. Our staff is awaiting your call to assist you in starting the life you were meant to live. Call us today: 855-652-2683