What is Alateen

Alateen,  part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellow­ship of young people  whose lives are being or have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close  friend. We help one another by sharing our experience, strength, and  hope with each other.   Click here to find Alateen meetings near you.

We  believe alcoholism is a family disease because it af­fects all the  members emotionally and sometimes physically. Although we cannot change  or control our parents, we can detach from their problems while  continuing to love them.

We  do not discuss religion or become involved with any outside  organizations. Our sole topic is the solution of our problems. We are  always careful to protect each other's ano­nymity as well as that of all  Al-Anon and AA members.

By  applying the Twelve Steps to ourselves, we begin to grow mentally,  emotionally and spiritually. We will always be grateful to Alateen for  giving us a wonderful, healthy program to live by and enjoy.

 If you're an Al-Anon Member who would like to be of service to Alateen , click here to find out more about helping with Alateen.