Nar-Anon


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Nar-Anon

(nar'a-non?)
A nonprofit organization that provides group support for the family and close friends of drug addicts.
See: Alateen; Alcoholics Anonymous; Al-Anon; 12-step program
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Nar-Anon Provides fellowship and support for those affected by someone else's addiction.
The 12-step programs, such as Al-Anon and Nar-Anon, instruct CSOs to acknowledge their powerlessness over the substance abuser's alcohol or drug problem, to detach, and to focus on themselves.
Originating with Alcoholics Anonymous in the 1930s and now international in scope, twelve-step groups address a wide range of problems, including drug addiction (Narcotics Anonymous), gambling (Gamblers Anonymous), food addiction (Overeaters Anonymous), sex and relationship problems (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous), emotional problems (Emotions Anonymous), families of alcoholics (Al-Anon), children of alcoholics (Alateen, Adult Children of Alcoholics), and families of drug addicts (Nar-Anon).
The most well-known programs are Alcoholics Anonymous and its derivatives (e.g., Narcotics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, ACOA/ACA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), CoDA (Codependents Anonymous)).
Nar-Anon - (For relatives and friends of addicts) 726-1880 or www.nar-anon.org for meeting schedule.
Skill #4 (support sobriety) can be applied in many ways, including by participating in the family component of treatment, attending 12-Step groups such as Al-Anon, Alateen, and Nar-Anon, and praising the substance abuser for positive changes that are observed.
Nar-Anon is an organization that has been around for many years.
We have the privilege of hosting a half-dozen scouting troops (Cubs, Brownies, Girls Scouts, and Boy Scouts), weekly meetings for AA and Nar-Anon, and other community groups.
The organizers of the Nar-Anon support group meetings in Naperville have moved to Geneva and are doing the same for those in the Tri-Cities area.
Nar-Anon, a new support group in the Tri-Cities, is a worldwide fellowship that offers a weekly support group for families and friends of the addict.
Nar-Anon, a new support group in the Tri-Cities, will begin meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
I would also urge you to attend a 12-step family program, such as Families Anonymous, Nar-Anon or Al-Anon.