What is Alateen?
Alateen is part of the Al-Anon Family. It is there to help young teenagers who have been affected by a relative or friends' problems with Alcohol.
Alateen meetings are for 12-17 year old's and usually run in the same building as a regular Al-Anon meeting. Alateen meetings are run by young people themselves. There will be two Adults at your meeting, these are known as Alateen group sponsors and are there to help guild the teenagers through their understanding of the twelve step program.
Young people over the age of 12 are welcome to attend an Al-Anon meeting if they choose to. So if an there is no Alateen meeting in your area you can still find support.
If you are a member of an Alateen meeting that has been closed recently, or if you are over 12 years old and feel you would like some help and support from the Al-Anon community, please do try out one of the meetings listed on this website.