Alateen is a fellowship of teenagers whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. We come together to:

  • Share experience, strength and hope with each other
  • Discuss our difficulties
  • Learn effective ways to cope with problems
  • Encourage one another
  • Help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon/Alateen program
  • Learn how to use Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps and Alateen’s Twelve Traditions

We learn that:

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

We find help when we:

  • Attend meetings on a regular basis
  • Make telephone contact with other Alateen members
  • Read Al-Anon/Alateen literature
  • Have another Alateen member as a sponsor
  • Apply the Twelve Steps of recovery to our lives
  • Become involved in Al-Anon service work

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