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Al anon and Drug Rehab

Written on: May 21st, 2009 By:

Al-anon and Drug Rehab

Al-anon is for family members of alcoholics and is generally introduced during drug rehab. It also utilizes a 12-step program for overcoming some of the behavioral traits and patterns that develop after living with an alcoholic for a period of time. Al-anon was started by Lois Wilson, the wife of Bill Wilson who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous.

While many family members may resist attending a 12-step program (S/He’s the one with the problem, why do I have to go to meetings?), many have found peace of mind and a new approach to life. The difficulties associated with living with an alcoholic tend to create certain behavior patterns in family members that spill outside the family unit into interactions with others. Learning how to deal with life on life’s terms rather than attempting to control everything is one of the benefits of attending Al-anon. This can be especially true with a family member in the early stages of sobriety following drug rehab. The attempt to control his or her sobriety can be as great as was the attempt to control his or her drinking. Al-anon offers the same kind of group support for spouses and family members as AA does for the recovering alcoholic.

SouthCoast Recovery Drug Rehab Supports Al-anon

SouthCoast Recovery in Dana Point, California, encourages family members to participate in their loved ones recovery from alcohol and other mind-altering substances. Al-anon meetings are available throughout the Orange County area. In addition, SouthCoast Recovery offers marriage & family therapy counseling and hosts weekend family barbeques to bring loved ones together. If you’d like to learn more about how to get your loved one into recovery and start healing the rift drugs and alcohol has created in your family, call us today. Professional assistance is available 24/7.


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