Alateen AMIAS Info

 Alateen Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service

Alateen Is a Program Based on Anonymity

The identity of all Al-Anon and Alateen members, as well as members of Alcoholics Anonymous, is protected. Confidentiality is allowed to develop from a sense of trust and honesty. The focus is on spiritual principles, not personalities, which leads to a fellowship of equals. When dealing with the media, our program requires that members maintain Anonymity, not only for their protection, but for the good of the fellowship as a whole. See Tradition 11 and 12 below.

Tradition 11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, and TV. We need guard with special care the anonymity of all AA members.

Tradition 12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles above personalities.

Group Sponsor

An Alateen Group Sponsor is an adult member of Al-Anon who attends Al‑Anon meetings regularly, is currently certified as an Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS) through the Area’s Alateen process, and has made a commitment to be of service to an Alateen meeting on a regular basis. Alateen Group Sponsors encourage the Alateens to take responsibility for their own meetings and to share their experience, strength, and hope with each other.

How to become an Al-Anon Group Sponsor: Alaska Alateen Sponsor.pdf

Do you have questions about Alateen or Alateen Sponsorship? Contact Denise Ra at 907-227-5742 or

Alateen Guidelines

Starting an Al-Anon Group (G-12)

Starting and building a healthy group is a spiritual undertaking. It takes time and commitment. Before you start or decide to disband a group, ask for help! The district, the area, and the WSO are available to offer information, support, and encouragement. Al-Anon is a “we” program — you don’t need to go it alone!

Alateen Conferences (G-16)

An Alateen Conference is an opportunity for Alateen members and Alateen Group Sponsors to increase their understanding of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions through the sharing of ideas, fun and fellowship.

Starting an Alateen Group (G-19)

Starting an Alateen group is a spiritual undertaking. It takes time, commitment, the support of one or more Al-Anon groups, and patience.

Al-Anon/Alateen Area Conventions (G-20)

An area convention is an occasion for Al-Anon and Alateen members to gather for fun and fellowship, to celebrate their beginnings, enhance their understanding of the program, and to find ways to attract new members.

Alateen Safety Guidelines (G-34)

Alateens are members of the Al-Anon fellowship who have suffered from the effects of a loved one’s alcoholism. They have come to Alateen seeking recovery. Before recovery can take place, an environment of trust and safety must exist.