Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track.
Alateens come together to:
Share experiences, strength, and hope with each other
Learn effective ways to cope with problems
Encourage one another
Help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program
Learn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen's Twelve Traditions
“I was tortured with guilt at having become just like my mother, and I wasn’t drinking. I went to Al-Anon at the suggestion of a hospital counselor. He helped me to see that many of my resentments were a result of having lived with alcoholism. He said at Al-Anon I could talk to people who would understand my mixed feelings about my mother.” Al-Anon Sharings from Adult Children/p. 5
The Al-Anon book ‘The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage' put into words what I strived to discover about myself. It opened my eyes to my self-worth, the importance of honesty and the necessity to communicate my feelings in order to have a rich and fulfilling life." "Communicating with Honesty," “The Forum" magazine November 2017
If you are a parent/guardian of a child who is, or has been, impacted by some else’s drinking, and want to know more about Alateen, please contact us.