Alateen and Al-Anon meetings are for anyone affected by the drinking of someone in their family or a friend. If there isn't an Alateen meeting near you, feel free to attend an Al-Anon Family Groups meeting.
Alateen is a group of teenagers (12-20 years of age) whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Two or more Al-Anon members sponsor each Alateen group. They help to keep the Alateen meetings on track and follow the 12 Traditions of Al-Anon and Alateen.
Alateen groups work toward the following:
- Learn effective ways to cope with problems.
- Discuss difficult situations and encourage each other.
- Share their experience, strength, and hope with each other.
- Help each other understand and apply the Twelve Steps and Alateen's Twelve Traditions in their lives.
Go to the National Website to learn more about Alateen, take a quiz to see if you are affected by someone else's drinking, listen to a chat room, hear what professionals say about the Alateen program, or just read a letter from an Alateen member to their parents.