Recovery IS possible with the right treatment, tools, and supports
SUD, also known as addiction, is defined as “a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.” It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting and can lead to many harmful, often self-destructive, behaviors.
However, SUD can be successfully treated when people are able to access the resources they need.
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Many who come to Al-Anon are in despair, feeling hopeless, unable to believe that things can ever change. Members share their own experience, strength, and hope with each other. You will meet others who share your feelings and frustrations, if not your exact situation.
Al-Anon groups come together to learn a better way of life, to find happiness whether the person dealing with addiction is still actively using or not.
Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes. You can find an Al Anon group in your county here, or by contacting Dial Help.
ACA meets to share experiences of growing up in an environment with abuse, neglect, and trauma. Often the impact of this upbringing affects people into adulthood, and influences how they deal with all aspects of their lives. This group is confidential and anonymous.
The only requirements to attend a meeting are that you identify with the Laundry List of Traits for ACA.