Boynton Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 03, 2013
Into Action Treatment Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitation in Boynton Beach, FL announced that starting on October 1st, they will host a weekly Al-Anon meeting every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Into Action Treatment facility at 2310 SE 2nd Street in Boynton Beach.
Alcoholism and drug addiction are considered “family diseases” where all members of the family, not only the alcoholic or addict, have suffered from the effects of alcohol and drugs. The staff at Into Action Treatment suggests that family members and loved ones of those being treated for alcoholism and drug addiction can benefit from attendance at Al-Anon meetings.
Al-Anon is a 12-step mutual support group for anyone who is now or has been affected by another person's drug addiction or drinking. The meetings are designed to help loved ones and family members of addicts and alcoholics to recover and to feel better about themselves. Al-Anon meetings also help loved ones and family members to support the recovery of anyone who suffers from or is recovering from alcoholism or drug addiction.
Members are considered equals who are dealing with a common problem. They share their own experience, strength and hope about how they have been affected by another person's addiction or alcoholism and about how they are recovering from those effects.
Every Al-Anon meeting is different. Members are free to suggest discussion topics or to implement formats based on the needs of the group. Members can speak about themselves and their experiences or can just listen to what others have to say. Treatment professionals suggest that six different meetings should be attended before a decision is made about whether or not to continue the meetings.
Although 12-step groups focus on finding and surrendering to a “higher power,” they are not religious groups or allied with any sect, religion or denomination. Al-Anon is also an anonymous program, which means that members use only their first names and that everything shared in meetings is confidential. Who was at the meeting and what was said in the group should stay in the group.
The goal of the meetings is to help those who have suffered the effects of another person's drinking or drug addiction to recover. Many Al-Anon meetings begin with a reading of the 12 steps. Learning about and practicing the 12 steps is considered essential to recovery, but members are free to progress at their own pace.