Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.

Purposes of Alateen:

Young people come together to... share experience, strength and hope with each other discuss their difficulties learn effective ways to cope with their problems encourage each another help one other understand the principles of the Alateen program

Sponsorship: Every Alateen group needs two active, adult members of Al-Anon (certified by their local Area) to serve as sponsors. The sponsors are an active part of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Traditions. 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 behaviour they cannot change or control anyone but themselves they have spiritual and intellectual resources with which to develop their own potential, no matter what happens at home they can build satisfying and rewarding life experiences for themselvesMeetings Learn more