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Families Anonymous (FA) is a Twelve-Step, self-help, mutual support fellowship of
people whose lives have been affected by the use of mind-altering substances or
related behavioral problems of a relative or friend. No dues or fees are required for
The FA Twelve Step program of recovery includes basic readings, discussion of FA-
approved literature, and the sharing of similar experiences. Members learn to face
reality with comfort, to put their lives back together, and to achieve a sense of serenity.
Moreover, when concerned relatives and friends get help, their addicted loved ones
often benefit as well. Anonymity is stressed for the protection of ourselves and our loved
ones, so first names only are used.
There are many recovery programs available for our addicted loved ones, but FA is for
us: parents, siblings, or other emotionally involved relatives or friends.
We encourage you to come to a meeting to see if FA is for you. You don’t have to
speak or do anything;; just tell us your first name. Then, if you prefer, simply listen to
what FA has to offer and how it has helped others facing problems like yours.
There’s a local FA meeting every Tuesday at 7 pm at the following address:
Centerstone Behavioral Hospital and Addictions Center
2020 26th Avenue East
Conference Room 121
Call (941) 320-2943 or (201) 562-6250 with any questions.
For information on other FA meetings in Florida and nationwide, or for further
information on FA and its programs, go to familiesanonymous.org
National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
Local NAMI information
Mental illness affects everyone. Nearly 60 million Americans experience a mental health condition every year. Regardless of race, age, religion or economic status, mental illness impacts the lives of at least one in four adults and one in 10 children across the United States.
People living with mental illness need help and hope: they need a community that supports them, their families and their recovery.
Because mental illness devastates the lives of so many Americans, NAMI works every day to save every life.
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
NAMI is the foundation for hundreds of NAMI State Organizations, NAMI Affiliates and volunteer leaders who work in local communities across the country to raise awareness and provide essential and free education, advocacy and support group programs.
Contact your local NAMI office for information, education and support groups in your area.
Mental Health America
Promotes mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal.
The Lifeline is a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Calls are routed to the crisis center closest to the caller. The phone number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
For Hearing and Speech Impaired with TTY Equipment: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889).
Para obtener asistencia en español, llame al 1-888-628-9454.
The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit organization that protects emotional health and prevents suicide among college and university students by: (1) helping colleges and universities create comprehensive programs to promote mental health and prevent suicide, (2) helping parents recognize and find support for a child’s mental health problems, and (3) helping young people recognize and find help for their mental health problems as well as those of their peers and friends.
The Trevor Project is a nonprofit organization that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24, educates young people and adults on detecting and responding to suicide risk among LGBTQ youth, and advocates for laws and policies that will reduce suicide among LGBTQ young people.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
AFSP is a nonprofit organization that funds research to advance understanding of suicide and suicide prevention. It also offers educational programs and resources for professionals, survivors of suicide loss, and the public about suicide prevention. AFSP’s Public Policy Division, SPAN USA, promotes and keeps track of policies and legislation related to suicide prevention. AFSP’s chapters organize suicide awareness events and build connections among local resources and services addressing suicide prevention.
U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA funds and supports the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and SPRC and manages the Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Program, which funds state, territorial, and tribal programs to prevent suicide among youth. It developed the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), which reviews evidence of effectiveness for prevention programs on topics related to behavioral health, including suicide. SAMHSA also sponsors several prevention campaigns.
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with nearly 67,000 weekly meetings in 139 countries worldwide.
The Nar-Anon Family Groups are a worldwide fellowship for those affected by someone else’s addiction.
Al-Anon and Alateen
Face-to-face meetings where Al‑Anon members share their insights and experiences with each other regarding how alcohol addiction of a loved one has impacted them.
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.
MedicineNet is an online, healthcare media publishing company that provides easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website.
MedicineNet is a great reference for specific medication education material. To access MedicineNet medication education material click on the link provided below.
After clicking on the link you will be greeted by the Medications Index and a “Search by Letter” option to search you specific medication. Choose the letter that corresponds to the first letter of the medication you are researching. The following page will be an alphabetical list of medications. Scroll down until you find your desired medication.