Al-anon meeting in my area? Tallahassee Florida

by Luanne
(Tallahassee, Florida )

Just wondering if there's any good night meetings in Tallahassee Florida. I have a son who is deep into heroin addiction. He lives in Chicago... He's not a minor... but I can hardly deal with the worry of when he will kill himself on this stuff. He's been on opiates for five years.

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Going to meetings a good start for helping your son.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Luanne,

Going to Al-anon is a wonderful start for learning how to help your son get out of his opiate addiction. Opiate addiction is a disease of the brain, which if left untreated is usually fatal.

So, you should certainly be worried about you son and going to Al-anon will hopefully help you to create an action plan to help your son. Please don't give up on him, there is always hope.

Go to the meetings and begin working the 12 steps for yourself and then find a sponsor who has helped their son to beat heroin addiction.

Here is a link to a page that has night meetings a few nights during the week:

http://www.tallyalanon.org/meetings.html

Copy and paste this link and it will give you some great options for night time meetings in Tallahassee FL. Good luck!

Debbie

Friend needing help to get off crack cocaine
by: Lt

I have a friend who has been fighting addiction to crack cocaine. She's become very violent towards everyone and seems to not care about anything but when she will get high next. I'm very scared for her, she's walking the streets trying to find it.

I feel that I'm at a loss here. I try to stay positive but it's very hard not knowing how to help her. I've tried talking to her about treatment centers but she's not trying to hear that, so I'm trying to figure out a way to try and get her some help. I don't want her hurt seriously or dead. I'm trying to find a Al-anon class in the Tallahassee Fl area in the afternoon or evening hrs I can go to to get some insight.

She must become willing to be helped first.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Lt,

Watching someone destroy themselves, who's in the throws of a dangerous addiction, is awful! Addiction is considered to be a disease of the brain that's currently incurable, progressive and often fatal if left untreated:(

Your concerns for her are well placed, but the difficulty of addiction is that her brain is being attached by the cocaine and convincing her that all she needs is cocaine and she will be just fine. The number of negative consequences that she'll have to experience before she becomes willing to accept help, is hard to know.

Attending Al-anon meetings is a good idea, because Al-anon helps us learn how to love the addict but HATE their addiction. We learn all of the ways addicts manipulate us to get us to assist their use. We also learn how to avoid enabling their drug abuse in any way.

This website lists Al-anon meetings in Tallahassee FL:

http://www.tallyalanon.org/meetings.html


Good luck,

Debbie

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