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Are Al-anon meetings for parents of drug addicted adult children?

by Rhonda
(Williamstown, WV)

Can Al-anon help me since my son has been on drugs, since the age of 37?

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Yes Al-anon should help.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Rhonda,

Watching a loved one struggle with drug addiction is so challenging and difficult because you know they're harming themselves but they won't listen to you. Al-anon was created for this exact situation. Helping families whose loved one is struggling with addiction but unwilling to get the treatment they need to end it.

Going to Al-anon will help you to understand your son's addiction, and to learn how to love him but to HATE his addiction. By working the 12 steps and finding an Al-anon sponsor, you can begin to understand how to avoid enabling his addiction in any way.

With your sponsor, you can also develop a plan to help him to get the treatment he needs to end this awful disease. Addiction is a disease that attacks our brain and changes into someone we don't recognize. Someone who is completely consumed by the disease and someone who no longer controls their own actions.

There is hope and with Al-anon hopefully you will be able to help your son begin to make the right choices.

Good Luck,

Debbie

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