Alateen, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by
alcoholism in a family member or close friend. We help each other by sharing our experience, strength and hope.
We believe alcoholism is a family disease because it affects all the members emotionally and sometimes
physically. Although we cannot change or control our parents or friends, we can detach from their problems
while continuing to love them.
We do not discuss religion or become involved with any outside organizations. Our sole topic is the
solution of our problems. We are always careful to protect each others anonymity as well as that of
all Al-Anon and AA members.
What is Alateen?
Alateen is part of Al-Anon Family Groups. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose
lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track.
Alateens come together to:
- Share experiences, strength, and hope with each other
- Discuss difficulties
- Learn effective ways to cope with 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
Anyone who has a desire to help teens,
is at least age 21,
has 2 years in Al-Anon,
and is active in recovery
attending at least 1 meeting a week,
can become an Alateen Sponsor
Alateen Meeting Information
or call cell: 585-317-7060 (talk/text)
NYN AMIAS (Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service) form: Click Here!
WSO Alateen Information
NYN Area 39 Alateen Guidelines 2020