Al-Anon is a mutual support group program for family members and friends to learn the facts about alcoholism as a “family illness” and how they can recover from the effects of someone else’s drinking. When clients are concerned about someone’s alcoholism and drug addiction, they are welcome to attend Al-Anon with the understanding that our program focuses on alcoholism. Al-Anon groups designated as having “open” meetings welcome anyone interested in learning about our program regardless of their concerns.
Al-Anon’s 2015 Membership Survey reported that 40 percent of the Al-Anon members first came to Al-Anon because of a friend or relative’s drug problem. The survey also showed that 85 percent of these members eventually came to realize that someone’s drinking has also negatively affected their lives.
My 31 year old son is on meth and lives in my house and gets very violent and destroying my house. I had to move out and still paying all the bills. I don’t want him to go back to jail because when he got out first time. He wasn’t worse. I just want him to get some help.