Well, I went to the Al-anon meeting for families, as opposed to parents, this afternoon. There were only 6 of us, including me. I'm not sure what to think of the whole thing. It was very chatty, and there was a lot of flat out religious discussion that made it obvious that I was the only person in the room who was not Christian, the language used was not limited to the "HIgher Power" that I'd come to expect from reading about these sorts of programs here on the board. The one piece of advice I came away from the meeting with was to "let go of my sister and place her in "God's" hands, which wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I was looking for productive ways to handle how angry I am about this whole thing, especially the effect it is having on my mother. One thing I did note was that the other families' addicts seemed to be in much worse shape than my sister, who is very functional when it comes to work, etc. She has financial issues, but has never been in legal trouble as a result of her addiction issues. I don't approve of the moral code by which she lives her life at all, but she's not doing anything illegal. There's a Residential Treatment Center (RTC) for adults up here that also holds meetings, and I'm gonna check into their public meeting schedule and see what they have before writing Al-anon up in this town off completely. I can't hack the religious aspect of the group I went to today.