Students, faculty and staff who are affected by someone’s drinking have a place to find support and community on campus, thanks to the newly formed Thursday evening Al-Anon group at WPI.
“The group started meeting last year about midyear and is slowly picking up more momentum each term,” explains Erica Tolles, MA, LMHC, associate director of the Student Development & Counseling Center.
Al-Anon’s program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). For those who have loved ones struggling with alcoholism in its many forms, Al-Anon can offer a safe, anonymous vehicle to voice your frustrations, concerns and fears.
“Students, faculty, and staff can expect to find a welcoming and safe place to talk about their experiences with people who have shared similar struggles,” says Tolles. “It’s also a place where they can gain strength and hope.”
The group meets Thursdays at 8pm in the Campus Center’s Taylor Room. For more information contact Erica Tolles at firstname.lastname@example.org.