Families Anonymous offers support

To the Editor:

For over 25 years I have been a grateful member and contact person for a 12-step support group called Families Anonymous. Our group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Hall, 283 Bridgeport Avenue.

The purpose of our meetings is to offer support to those adults who are concerned about the alcohol, drug or behavioral problems of a loved one, a friend, or maybe a co-worker. When people come to these meetings, they discover that they are no longer alone, but rather “among friends who have experienced similar problems.” Our members do not judge or give advice; we simply listen and share our own personal experiences.

In ways that have to be experienced rather than explained, we become able to take the emphasis off the person we are concerned about and put the focus back on ourselves and what we call our own recovery. In time, when we work the program, we become much less confused and able to think clearly to deal with problems of living.

The problems of someone you care about can take over your life and leave you unable to live the life you deserve.

People are welcome to join these meetings. There is no pre-registration; there are no dues, nor fees.

We ask you to simply come, listen, and share if and when you choose.

For more information, call Judy at 203-283-3867, or Charlene at 203-878-0669.

Judy D.