In S-Anon we discover that there is hope for changing our own lives. We hear others, who were once in similar situations, tell how they are solving their problems and growing into the people they want to be. Whether or not our friends or relatives ever seek recovery, becoming aware of our own self-defeating behavior in a safe environment like S-Anon is a major step toward freedom and recovery.
We found that when we did take positive action to help ourselves, help was there. The love and support we got when we shared with and learned from other people who had similar experiences and feelings became a basis upon which to build a new life. Sharing with other group members showed us that no situation is really hopeless, and we can learn to see our problems in a new, more hopeful light. Our experience has taught us that we do have choices, and we need not feel trapped in an impossible situation.