Hope and help for Young People who are the relatives and Friends of a Problem Drinker
Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
Portions of this site were "Reprinted with permission of the Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, INC., Virginia Beach VA"
PURPOSES OF ALATEEN
Young People Come Together To:
Share experience, strength and hope with each other.
Discuss their difficulties.
Learn effective ways to cope with their problems.
Encourage one another.
Help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program.
Learn how to use the Twelve steps and Alateen's Twelve Traditions
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 any else's drinking or behavior.
They cannot change or control anyone but themselves.
They have spiritual and intellectual resourses with which to develop their own potentials, no matter what happens at home.
They can build satisfying and rewarding life experiences for themselves.
Every Alateen Group needs an active, adult member of Al-Anon to serve as sponsor. The sponsor is an active part of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of our Twelve Steps and Alateen 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 seperate room.) To find an Alateen meeting in Nevada, click on the links below.