Nar-Anon Family Groups are self-help support groups for families and friends of compulsive drug users. Members meet anonymously to gain an understanding of the user's behaviour and how to cope with it. Sharing in the experiences of others can provide guidance in coping with day-to-day crises. You will be among friends who understand and who offer their support. We share our courage, strength and hope to aid our recovery from our distress. This can lead to a degree of serenity and peace of mind. Nar-Anon is a 12-Step fellowship.
*The word "family" refers to the role the Nar-Anon group often comes to play in it's members' lives; it does not refer to the member's relationship with the addict. You will be welcome in Nar-Anon whatever your relationship with the addict. The only qualification needed for membership is that drug addiction in another is causing you pain.
The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a Twelve-Step Programme, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope. The only requirement for membership is that there is a problem of addiction in a relative or friend.
Nar-Anon members are relatives and friends who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another. Nar-Anon's programme of recovery is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Service.
The Nar-Anon Family Group is for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation due to the addiction problem of someone close to them. Nar-Anon members share their experience, strength, and hope at meetings. The meetings are usually held at locations such as treatment centers, hospitals, churches, community centers, or local twelve-step clubs.
Nar-Anon is a twelve-step programme designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of coping with an addicted relative or friend. Nar-Anon's programme of recovery uses Nar-Anon's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. The only requirement to be a member and attend Nar-Anon meetings is that there is a problem of drugs or addiction in a relative or friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
Nar-Anon Groups hold meetings in the UK, Ireland, United States, Canada, and several other countries worldwide.
If there is no Nar-Anon Family Group in your community, you may start one.
Click here for more information.
Joining is easy; just attend a meeting. There are no dues or fees. The only requirement for membership is that there is a problem of addiction in a relative of friend. Nar-Anon is not affiliated with any other organisation or outside entity.
Nar-Anon has no dues and fees. Each group is self-supporting and collects donations that are used for local expenses such as room rent and supplies. Group and member donations support the Nar-Anon World Service Office.
Literature and other materials are available at our meetings. Nar-Anon publications are based upon the shared experience of our membership and their application of Nar-Anon's principles to their lives.
For a description of available Nar-Anon literature, please visit the webstore by clicking here.
Nar-Anon is a non-professional fellowship whose members share their experience, strength, and hope to solve their common problems. We have learned to avoid standing in the way of the addict's recovery. Nar-Anon is not a replacement for and does not provide professional treatment. Nar-Anon does cooperate with Narcotics Anonymous, recovery programmes, and other organisations, but does not affiliate with or recommend them.
These 20 questions allow us to evaluate ourselves to see if Nar-Anon might be right for us.
Ask yourself the following questions and then answer them as honestly as answer can.
• Do you find yourself making excuses, lying or covering up for someone?
• Do you have a reason not to trust this person?
• Is it becoming difficult for you to believe his/her explanations?
• Do you lie awake worrying about this person?
• If it is your child, is he/she missing school often without your knowledge?
• If it is your spouse, is he/she missing work and leaving bills to pile up?
• Are your savings mysteriously disappearing?
• Are the unanswered questions causing hostility and undermining your relationship?
• Are you asking yourself, "What’s wrong?" and "Is it my fault?"
• Are normal family disagreements becoming hostile and violent?
• Are your suspicions turning you into a detective and are you afraid of what you may find?
• Are you cancelling your social functions with vague excuses?
• Are you becoming increasingly reluctant to invite friends to your home?
• Is concern for this person causing you headaches, a knotty stomach and extreme anxiety?
• Do minute matters easily irritate this person? Does your whole life seem like a nightmare?
• Are you unable to discuss the situation with friends and relatives because of embarrassment?
• Are you frustrated by ineffective attempts to control the situation?
• Do you overcompensate and try not to make waves?
• Do you keep trying to make things better and nothing helps?
• Are the life style and friends of this person changing? Do you ever think they may be using drugs?
If you have answered “Yes” to four or more of these questions, Nar-Anon may be able to give you the answers you are looking for.
The NarAnon Mini Convention has been postponed to September 2014. We will update the site with a confirmed date as soon as we have it.
St Luke's Church
The details are of the Skype meeting have changed. It will now be held on:
Monday's at 7pm - 8pm
(Starting Monday 11th August)
Skype Address: nar-anonuk
Please add nar-anonuk to your address book in Skype to activate a request. Once the request has been accepted by Nar-Anon, you will be added to the call list for the meeting. The leader will ring all on the call list at 8.10pm on the following Thursday.
St Lukes Church
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Saturday's 10.30am to 11.45am
Open Meeting - all welcome!