Participation in family groups is highly recommended for the immediate family.
Here we find the understanding and support to discuss our emotions surrounding the way we have been living. Through educational family groups we gain a better understanding and the tools to move forward to a healthier way to live and support those we love, including the addict.
As AA is to the addict, Alanon is to the loved one of an addict. Getting involved with other family members/ loved ones and learning how they changed, having the support of the 12-step community can give us strength to heal our own pain and in turn those we love.