ALATEEN PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR TEENAGERS AFFECTED BY THE PROBLEM DRINKING OF A PARENT OR OTHER FAMILY MEMBER.
It is difficult when a parent, stepparent, grandparent, friend, sibling, or any one else in one’s life has a drinking problem. It affects how young people are treated and it shapes their world. Alateen meetings are where teens can find support and understanding from people their own age who are going through similar difficulties. Alateen is a safe place for young people to share their own experiences. Everyone in the meeting has been affected by someone else’s drinking. Some currently live with a problem drinker, others do not. Alateens share their feelings, encourage each other, and share how the Alateen program has helped them.
Not sure is you have been affected by someone else's drinking?
Our quick self-help quiz may help.
If you identify with some of the sentiments,
we encourage you to give Alateen a try!
Alateens are welcome at all Al-Anon meetings.
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Alateen is part of Al‑Anon Family Groups. 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
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.
Chat live with other teens in scheduled meetings. Young people aged 13 to 18 who have been affected by someone else’s drinking are invited to share experience, strength and hope with other teens.