Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members..
usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Many Alateen groups meet at the same time and location as an Al-Anon group. Alateen meetings are open only to teenagers. Alateen is not a program for young people seeking sobriety.
Every Alateen group needs an active, adult member of Al-Anon to serve as a sponsor. The sponsor is an active part of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Traditions. Members of Alateen can also choose to have a personal sponsor, who can be another member of Alateen or Al-Anon.
Young people come together to…
- share experience, strength and hope.
- discuss their difficulties.
- learn effective ways to cope with their problems.
- encourage one another
- help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program.
Where Alateens Meet
Alateen members meet in church halls, school rooms or other suitable places (many times in the same building as an Al-Anon group but in a separate room).
To find an Alateen meeting near you, visit the Alateen Meeting Finder