Alateen

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A Fellowship of Teenage and Young Al-Anon Members

Teens Come Together To

  • Share experience, strength and hope with each other
  • 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
  • Learn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen’s Twelve Traditions

Sponsorship

For information on becoming an Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS), click here.

For the current AMIAS training schedule click here.

Meetings

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). For information on starting an Alateen meeting click here.

Alateen members learn:

  • Compulsive drinking is a disease.
  • They can detach themselves emotionally from the drinker’s problems while continuing to love the person.
  • They are not the cause of anyone else’s drinking or behavior.
  • They cannot change or control anyone but themselves.
  • They have spiritual and intellectual resources with which to develop their own potentials, no matter what happens at home.
  • They can build satisfying and rewarding life experiences for themselves.

Alateen Literature

Members are encouraged to read Al-Anon and Alateen Conference-Approved Literature and materials. Written from members’ personal sharings, these recovery tools can help young people deal with their problems.

Is someone’s drinking bothering you?

Alateen is for you. Alateen is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. These twenty questions may help you decide whether Alateen is for you.

The NC/Bermuda Alateen Medical Travel and Information Form must be completed by the parent/guardian for each Alateen-related event attended by the Alateen, and given to the Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS) who is accompanying the teen. Download here.