About Al-Anon & Family Resources
If you’re living under the same roof as an alcoholic there’s a good chance your mental and emotional well-being has been severely compromised. Alcoholism is a devastating disease that affects everyone it touches on a deep level; there is no way to avoid feeling the negative impact of active addiction. What you can do is ensure that you are in a good place by engaging in self-care. Doing so will prepare you to take the necessary steps to help your loved one. There are numerous resources available for the family members and close friends of men and women struggling with alcoholism.
One of the most frequently utilized and the most beneficial resources is Al-Anon, a peer-led support group for people who have loved ones that are struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction (or who have loved ones that have struggled with addiction in the past). One of the core principles of Al-Anon states that people are never going to learn from their mistakes if they are constantly being saved and protected. Al-Anon teaches you how to detach yourself with love and practice self-care while providing your loved one with appropriate resources should they decide to seek help. The state of New Hampshire (where our treatment center is located) is rich in recovery resources, including a long list of Al-Anon meetings. For more information on resources for the loved ones of alcoholics, today.