Nar-Anon Family Groups Suffolk & Nassau Area, Long Island A 12-Step Program for Family & Friends of Addicts
Welcome to Nar-Anon Suffolk & Nassau Area, Long Island
Welcome To Nar-Anon: In the NAR-ANON program, we learn that drug addiction is a disease that we are not responsible for. The drug user needs help and so do we. We discovered many of our efforts to control or change the situation were often actually enabling or encouraging this person to continue a self-destructive pattern. It has been a great relief to learn more effective ways of coping with this situation, while at the same time gaining some peace of mind, hope, and help for a better way to live. You will hear others, who are going through similar problems, talk about how they cope and find recovery. NAR-ANON can bring new insight about our attitudes, behavior and emotions. It can be the source for regaining our own sanity and well-being. We learn that addiction is a family disease and we need recovery too. There are no charges or obligations as NAR-ANON is a non-profit organization. We are not affiliated with any treatment program or hospitals and do not discriminate about any persons race, creed, sexual orientation, religion or lack of religion. The weekly meetings are held regularly throughout the year. Your attendance is welcomed without prior arrangements. You will not be urged to participate in the group discussions, but may join in if you wish or ask questions before and after the meeting. We do UNDERSTAND how you feel.
Mission Statement: The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction. As a twelve step program, we offer our help by sharing our experience, strength, and hope.
Vision Statement: We will carry the message of hope throughout the world to those affected by the addiction of someone near to them. We will do this by:
Letting them know they are no longer alone
Practicing the Twelve Steps of Nar-Anon;
Encouraging growth through service;
Making information available through Public Information, Hospitals and Institutions, and websites; and
Changing our own attitudes.
Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the thing I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reprinted with permission of Nar-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 23110 Crenshaw Blvd. Suite A Torrance, CA 90505 (310)-534-8188 or (800)-477-6291 WSO Website