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Families Anonymous, Inc. - FA

Organization URL(s)

www.FamiliesAnonymous.org/
famanon@FamiliesAnonymous.org

Other Contact Information

P.O. Box 3475
Culver City, CA 90231-3475
1-800-736-9805 (Voice - Toll-free)
310-815-8010 (Voice)
310-815-9682 (FAX)

Description

Families Anonymous (FA) was founded in 1971 as a mutual support group for families of people involved in drug abuse and related behavioral problems. Group meetings and discussions are modeled on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and focus on providing emotional support for the member rather than changing the behavior of the substance abuser. There are no fees or dues for group membership. Assistance is offered to people forming new FA groups.

Print Resources

FA publishes pamphlets, booklets, and a daily inspirational book, "Today a Better Way," on the helping philosophy of FA and the formation of new FA groups. Serial publication: Twelve Step Rag (newsletter), quarterly news; and Annual Report (May).

Review Date

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011