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0012: Twelve-Step Group Support for Family Members of Addicts

Many Recovery Stakeholders have attended 12-step meetings to show support for the recovery process. While this can be an eye-opener, it can quickly become an act of codependence. Rather, the 12-step program that is appropriate for the Recovery Stakeholder is not the same program that an addict attends. These programs for family and friends of addicts are companion programs with a similar structure. Some find just what they need with these groups. Others find them lacking.

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In this episode, you will:

  • Get an overview of the positives and negatives of 12-step Anon programs
  • Learn about Anon programs for Recovery Stakeholders
  • Find community resources that may help aid their own recovery

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  • [01:33] -I like to find stories that help us know this to be true and this one is no different. This story is from a site called Hightimes.com. It talks about marijuana or cannabis, which is a topic that is quite controversial these days.
  • [07:45] -Aware Appreciation.
  • [10:00] -Many Recovery Stakeholders have attended 12-step meetings to show support for the recovery process. While this can be an eye-opener, it can quickly become an act of codependence.
  • [10:34] -The 12-step programs for stakeholders are commonly referred to as Anon programs … Al-Anon, Nar-Anon. CoDA is not really considered an Anon program because it’s not a companion program.
  • [15:13] -Some of the limitations of the 12-step programs are related to what I’ve just shared … that everybody is using the same piece of material.
  • [18:22] -You may have gathered that I see both sides of the coin where 12-step programs and Anon programs are concerned.
  • [20:30] -I’m feeling guilty. I asked my son and his girlfriend to leave my house. I just can’t do it anymore more.

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About the author 

Dr. Gala Gorman

Dr. Gala Gorman holds advanced degrees in human development, is a holistic life coach, and published author of the Spiritual Approach™ series of books focused on practical spirituality. She co-founded RecoverYES to support the specific needs of people dealing with addiction.

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