What is Al-Anon? What is Nar-Anon?
Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are non-professional a fellowship whose members share their experience, strength, and hope to resolve everyday problems. Participants learn to avoid standing in the way of the addicts’ or alcoholics’ recovery. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are not a replacement for nor provide a professional treatment. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon cooperate with AA and NA and other recovery programs but don’t affiliate with or recommend them specifically.
Al-Anon And Alateen
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been impacted by someone else’s alcoholism. By sharing common struggles and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive developments to their circumstances, whether or not the alcoholic realizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help. 
It may be that you could help matters by changing some of your ways that make things more damaging. On the other hand, it may be likely to find a healthier way to react to these challenges.
While simple problems may have manageable solutions, the solution to complicated problems is more difficult to explain. Al‑Anon simplifies a complex problem by recommending a “One Day at a Time” approach, which takes things one step at a time.
Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been altered by someone else’s alcoholism. By participating in Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with related situations. Alateen is not a religious program, and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.
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Alateen is a place where participants come together to:
- Share experiences, strength, and hope with each other to find valuable ways to cope with problems
- Discuss challenges and encourage one another
- Help each other learn the principles of the Al-Anon program through the use of the Twelve Steps and Alateen’s Twelve Traditions
Alateen is not a place:
- For teenagers seeking help for drinking or drug problems or a therapy program
- To complain about parents or anyone else
- A social hangout
Local NAR ANON NJ Family Groups Meetings
NAR ANON NJ family groups is a 12 step program for family and friends of addicts. There are opportunities to serve within the Nar Anon community including employment, World Service (worldwide), or volunteering. Read more below about how you can get involved with NAR ANON NJ and NAR ANON meetings NJ and beyond.
Nar-Anon And Narateen
The Nar-Anon Family Groups is principally for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very close to you. Narateen is part of the Nar-Anon program for teens impacted by someone else’s addiction. 
You are no longer alone when you come into the family group, and members respect your confidence and anonymity. The program hopes to assure you that no situation is too difficult and unhappiness is too great to overcome.
The Nar-Anon program, which is not a religious but a spiritual way of life, is based on the Twelve Steps. Members found that the working of these steps will bring the solution to practically any difficulty. So the program urges you to take this program and its twelve steps earnestly. It has been as crucial to the members as the Narcotics Anonymous program is to the addict.
The group only asks for the wisdom and courage to see ourselves as we are, to do something about ourselves with the help of a Higher Power as we realize this, and for the grace to release our addicts with love and cease trying to improve them.
Keep an open mind and attend as many meetings as possible. Feel free to participate during the session. You may ask questions after the meeting. You’ll soon make friends and will feel a part of the group very much.
Knowing that addiction is a disease and the realization that we are powerless over it and other people’s lives, we are ready to do something significant and constructive with our own. Then, and only then, we can be of any help to others.
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How To Join Al-Anon And Nar-Anon
Participating is easy – attend a meeting. The only qualification for membership is that there be a problem of addiction in a relative or friend. The programs are never affiliated with any other organization or outside entity.
Al-Anon and Nar-Anon have no dues or fees. Each group is self-supporting and receives donations for local expenses such as room rent and supplies. Group and member donations maintain the Al-Anon and Nar-Anon World Service Office.
What To Expect In Al-Anon And Nar-Anon Meetings
Attending Al-Anon or Nar-Anon group meetings may be precisely what you need to bring closure to a loved one’s condition. At first, it may feel uncomfortable to be welcomed into these mutual support networks to address your loved one’s addiction or alcoholism. However, most people find that relating with other families who have been through similar situations can be helpful.
Addiction tends to isolate its sufferers. However, hearing other people’s accounts and experiences with pain and healing can empower you. Once you feel safe enough, you can share your story and inspire others at Nar-Anon and Al-Anon family group meetings.
Your story may help a family similar to yours in coping with the same emotions you did. So many people are affected by addiction, and there is no embarrassment in seeking help or speaking out. Getting some sense of tranquility can assist anyone in recovering from an alcohol or drug use problem.
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While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for helping a family member who is drinking too much, using drugs, or dealing with a mental illness, research shows that family support can play a significant role in helping a loved one with mental and substance use disorders. 
Family members may be more likely to discern when their loved ones are experiencing changes in mood or behavior. By being able to offer support, family members can connect those in need with treatment, resources, and services to begin and stay on their recovery journey.
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When a family member is experiencing a mental disorder or alcoholism, it can affect more than just the person in need of recovery. Evidence has shown that some people have a genetic predisposition for developing mental disorders and substance use disorders and may be at greater risk based on environmental factors such as having grown up in a home affected by a family member’s mental health or history of substance use.
Families should be open to the options of support groups or family therapy and counseling, which can improve treatment effectiveness by supporting the whole family. 
Our family program here at We Level Up Nj will also ensure your recovery along with your family. Again, this is to assure your sobriety and mental health are going in the right direction.
We at We Level Up NJ can also do an intervention aside from family therapy. We will also participate for you or your family member to help ease the transition into a life of peace and recovery.
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To Find Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meeting:
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