FAYETTE, Iowa (August 30, 2013) - Upper Iowa University Counseling Services will host Al-Anon every Monday starting September 9 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the commuter quiet lounge on the second floor of the Student Center on the Fayette campus.
This support group is open to anyone in the Upper Iowa campus community, Fayette and other area communities. Al-Anon is for families, relatives and friends affected by someone else's alcohol abuse or drug addiction. To those affected by a loved one's problem with alcohol abuse or addition, Al-Anon offers support from people who know and understand the situation. "We offer our experience, strength and hope, especially hope. Just sitting among others with similar relationship issues, in a warm accepting group often marked by frequent laughter, may start to transform a newcomer's perspective," said John, one of the Al-Anon facilitators.
The group is anonymous and is an open group. Anyone with questions may contact Meg Hammes, UIU director of counseling services, at 563-425-5786, or group members Robin at 319-238-1390 or John at 563-774-2021.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to some 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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