For Teens! Have you been affected by someone else's problem drinking or drug addiction? Alateen can help!
Has someone else's drinking of alcohol upset you?
Are you afraid or embarrassed to bring your friends home?
Do you or your family have money problems because of someone's drinking or drug abuse?
If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, Alateen may help you.
Alateen is a program for young people whose lives have been affected by a family member or friend's problem drinking.
Alateen is part of Al-Anon, a recovery program for adults whose lives have been similarly affected.
Young people affected by another's alcoholism often feel mixed emotions of love, hate, fear, and pity for their alcoholic relatives and friends, and have a deep need for help. In Alateen, members learn to think as individuals without fear. They come to accept that they are not to blame for their loved ones' addictive behavior, nor can they control it.
Alateens share ideas and experience to gain a better understanding of alcoholism and so lessen its effect on their own lives. In order to recover from the effects of alcoholism, young people meet on a regular basis, and learn how to apply the twelve steps to their lives. These twelve steps are adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous.