Family Support For Recovery

Family Support for Recovery Resources

Family support for recovery is absolutely necessary for any family to heal. Are you coping with an addiction in your family. Think of addiction or mental illness recovery like a family facing any physical disease. You don’t pretend it isn’t happening. Everyone works together to help each other heal and thrive.

One person in recovery is alone, but a whole family together in recovery is a commitment to restoring relationships and mental health. Families need recovery support resources and often therapy, too. Everyone is affected. Behavior disorders (like gambling, food and other issues) as well as Substance and Alcohol Use Disorders (the official term for addiction these days) are a family disease of brain reward. It doesn’t just happen to you overnight. Destructive conditioning can make family members even sicker than those family members using drugs and alcohol.

Addiction, whether new to a family, or recurring over generations, causes family dysfunction and mental illness of varying degrees. But recovery is possible. 23 million Americans are in some form of recovery from an addiction. You can recover, too. Here are some resources to get you started. If you would like to add a resource to this page: Contact us.

Adult Children of Alcoholics

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ASA) is a Twelve Step program for men and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes.

Al-Anon Family Groups

The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

A program that helps people with codependency
problems to learn to form healthier relationships.

Families Anonymous

Families Anonymous is a 12 Step Fellowship for family and friends of those individuals with Drug, Alcohol or Behavioral issues.

Nar-Anon Family Groups

A 12-step program to help relatives and friends recover from the effects of living with an addict.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Resources and help can be found by calling 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Organization for Victim Assistance

NOVA’s mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those harmed by crime and crisis.

National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)

NACoA’s mission is to eliminate the adverse impact of alcohol and drug use on children and families.