Purposes – teens come together to:Share experience, strength and hope with each otherDiscuss their difficultiesLearn effective ways to cope with their problemsEncourage one anotherHelp each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon programLearn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen’s Twelve Traditions
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.) See the Alaska Meetings Schedule for day, time, and location. 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.
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.
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.