Get Help Now!  


  Available 24/7   

The road to recovery starts here! Trusted, confidential help available 24/7. Speak with an addiction treatment specialist anytime. Please call us now at 800-815-3910!

I'm not sure if a meeting would help me.

by Dave
(Buffalo, NY)

I have a daughter who has started a 12 step program for her drug abuse. She's draining our finances, but my wife is afraid to cut her off in case she kills herself. Can an Al Anon meeting help us understand what we need to do?

Comments for I'm not sure if a meeting would help me.

Click here to add your own comments

Yes meeting should help you.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Dave,

So very sorry to hear that your daughter is struggling with addiction. Addiction is a disease of the brain that is often fatal if left untreated.

I believe attending Al-anon meetings could help both of you. Al-anon helps you to understand addiction better and to understand what your daughter is experiencing. It also helps you to work the 12 steps, so you can support your daughter as she goes through the program.

Finally, it can help you to decide what boundaries are most appropriate to help your daughter, but to avoid enabling her addiction in any way. You'll learn how to love your daughter, but to HATE her addiction.

Good Luck,


Click here to add your own comments

Do you have a question or story? It's easy to ask your question or submit your story. How? Simply click here to return to Al-anon.

and Finally Remember:

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8

Subscribe to our weekly email:

Recent Articles

  1. Meth Addiction

    Mar 22, 19 09:32 AM

    Meth Addiction is a highly addictive stimulant and is derived from its parent drug, amphetamine, which has limited medical purposes...

    Read More

  2. Big Book of AA

    Mar 18, 19 10:01 AM

    Big Book of AA outlines the 12-Step program and describes the program in detail examining why it can help you...

    Read More

  3. Drug Free America

    Mar 15, 19 09:52 AM

    Drug Free America is an organization that the New York Times has choosen as one of the most effective drug prevention organizations in the U.S.

    Read More

Follow us on Twitter #AddictionSuport