Families Anonymous

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Families Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of mind-altering substances or related behavioural problems. FA has groups, spread throughout the country, which meet regularly. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend the meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem. The Fellowship is a self-help organisation with a programme based on the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions first formulated by Alcoholics Anonymous.

The aim of the group is to help the family and friends of people with a current, suspected or former drug problem by providing mutual support and offering a forum where experiences and anxieties can be shared. In the group members learn to come to terms with the problem that is disrupting their lives. Attending meetings helps members adopt an honest and consistent approach toward the addict. This in turn often brings him/her to realise that he/she needs help to live without drugs. Experience has shown that help for the family and friends means important help for the drug-dependent person.

Phone or check their website for information on nearest groups.

There is a “Shop” page on the website offering booklets & pamphlets on how to start a group.

Contact Details

Helpline: 0207 4984 680



Families Anonymous, Doddington & Rollo Community Association, Charlotte Despard Avenue, Battersea, London SW11 5HD

Other Info

Opening times:
Helpline: Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm, 6pm - 9pm

Voluntary contributions are asked for at all meetings to cover costs.

For the main office: Bus: 44, 344 Train: Battersea Park Rail Station

Other information:
Registered charity.

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