Drug addiction affects every member of the family. Whether you are suffering from addiction or you have witnessed a family member suffering from addiction, the impact is the same. Addiction can create a heavily chaotic and destructive environment in which each member of the family is affected in their own way.

Regardless of how bad things get at home, however, there is always a healthy way out. Victory Bay offers family support meetings for both addicted persons and their families.

Victory Bay can help you deal with a wide range of addictions, as well as how to work together to provide support for both the addicted person and each other. We provide an array of treatments that allow each member of the family to grow and heal in their own way.

We also provide resources for support groups that meet for families at our New Jersey outpatient rehab center. To find out more about our family support meetings in South Jersey, contact Victory Bay today.

Local & Nationwide Family Support Meetings for Addiction

The support groups and other types of therapy listed below are readily available to families and can assist in the healing process. Download our Family Support Meeting List

Al-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon is a support group comprised of people who share their experience strength and hope with one another pertaining to a loved one who is suffering from alcoholism.

This group is an anonymous 12-step program that helps families to overcome grief and learn not to enable their loved one who is suffering from the disease of alcoholism.

Please follow the links below to be shown the Al-Anon official website and meeting directory.

Alateen Meetings

Alateen meetings are similar to Al-Anon meetings and are often even held at the same time and location. However, these meetings are only open to teenagers.

Please follow the links below to be shown the Al-Anon official website and meeting directory.

Nar-Anon Meetings

The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.

Why Are Support Groups Important?

The most important reason why support groups are important is that every member of the family is affected by substance abuse differently. Teenagers may handle it differently than adults. Likewise, a spouse may be affected differently by addiction than a parent.

Each type of addiction presents its own set of challenges. Many times family members are not equipped to handle the fallout from addiction. Eventually, someone in the family will take a drastic measures to deal with the problem.

A mother and daughter are sitting with a specialist taking advantage of family support meetings to work through their addiction issues.

A support group can offer encouragement, answers, and help reveal pain and other emotions that are going on inside the family member. A support group can also provide an avenue for someone to share their feelings or get support if they feel like they cannot get it from somewhere else.

A family can create a pattern of codependency with the addicted person either collectively or individually. These patterns can be as destructive as the addiction.

Even worse, these patterns can be difficult to detect because the members may not even realize they are creating them.

A support group can help family members discover these patterns because they can identify with other people in the group who have done the same thing.

Treatments For Families Affected by Addiction

Meeting with a Victory Bay Recovery Specialists

It is also important for the family to spend time with a Victory Bay therapist who is treating the addicted member.

We can gather information from all members collectively or individually to get a better idea of how the addiction is affecting everyone. We can discuss treatment options, intervention options, and which direction we should go from this point.

Our goal is for the entire family to heal — not just the person suffering from the addiction. We want your family members to grow together and experience healing as the addicted member is beginning their road to recovery.