12 meaningful impact on society and they are playing a direct role—all of these things are tangible, practical ways to incarnate the vision (of being addiction free) and work against the addiction.” Finally, celebrate your victory. Becoming addiction-free is not an easy process. You have every reason to be proud of your accomplishment. Celebrate and savor your new found freedom from addiction. “I’m constantly celebrating my sobriety,” says one man who ended five years of severe alcoholism. “I am so happy and proud over how rich and full my life has become. The fact that I’m alive is nothing short of a miracle. My wife and children stayed with me. Life now has all kinds of wonderful possibilities, which were denied to me when I struggled with alcoholism.” —Where to Find Help— Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc 1600 Corporate Landing Parkway Virginia Beach, VA 23454-5617 (757) 563-1600 www.al-anon.alateen.org Al-Anon helps those over the age of 13 deal with alcohol problems in their families. Write them or check the white pages for a group in your area.
A.A. World Services, Inc. P.O. Box 459 New York, NY 10163 (212) 870-3400 www.aa.org AA will provide free referrals for those seeking recovery from alcohol problems. AA is also listed in the white pages of local telephone directories. Narcotics Anonymous and World Services Office P.O. Box 9999 Van Nuys, CA 91409 (818) 773-9999 www.na.org This organization provides general reference services for those seeking recovery from narcotics addiction. NA is also listed in the white pages of local telephone directories. PRIDE 6143 Whitmore Street Omaha, NE 68152 (402) 397-3309 www.pride.org PRIDE collects information about drug use and young adults with the purpose of aiding drug abuse prevention through education. Women for Sobriety. Inc. P.O. Box 618 Quakertown, PA 18951-0618 (215) 536-8026 www.womenforsobriety.org 13 WFS offers a variety of literature and referrals to local support groups. You can also use the yellow pages or internet to find information, support groups, and treatment centers.