The Foundation for a Drug-Free America which sponsors the Jefferson Alcoholics Foundation is a very important organization that provides many different ways to help people overcome addiction. Many drug treatment centers have this foundation as well and some of them offer financial assistance to help those who are on the way there.
The foundation was founded in 1988 and its purpose is to encourage families to stay together and to provide help for family members who have become addicted to alcohol. Those who attend the foundation meetings can be assured that they will not lose their freedom for addiction. The foundation does not force people to stay away from the alcohol they want to use. It works on a mutual understanding where the family can come to an agreement on what it means to be sober so they can both stay in the family unit. Once they have made a decision to stop using alcohol they need to communicate that to each other so that everyone knows what to expect but they are all on the same page about it.
Anyone who needs help can get it through the Jefferson Alcoholics Foundation. The meetings are held in local churches and homes. These are often full of people who have been living with alcoholism or are in recovery and these are the people that the foundation will work with. The foundation will help them set up a budget pay for meetings and make other arrangements. The foundation will also help them find employment housing and help them financially in other ways. It will also work to help their children through the recovery process. This is important because children who have been exposed to alcoholism usually grow up to be alcoholics themselves.