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.
As the name implies, Alateen is designed for members in their teens. There are, however, younger children who can benefit from the Alateen program, which requires the ability to participate in a shared learning experience. It is within the autonomy of each Alateen group to lower the age limit or divide into groups according to age.
Alateen meetings are closed meetings; ordinarily only Alateen members, prospective members, and the Area-certified Alateen Group Sponsors affiliated with the group attend.
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Alateen Group Sponsors
An Alateen Group Sponsor is an adult member of Al-Anon who attends Al-Anon meetings regularly, is currently certified as an Al-Anon Member Involved In Alateen Service through their Area's Alateen process, and has made a commitment to be of service to an Alateen meeting on a regular basis. Alateen Group Sponsors encourage the Alateens to take responsibility for their own meetings and to share their experience, strength, and hope with each other.
Find an Alateen face-to-face meeting*
*Alateen meetings in our district are being reorganized, if interested in bringing Alateens, sponsoring Alateens, or for information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alateens are WELCOME at ALL Al-Anon meetings. The meeting does not have to be designated "Alateen" for an Alateen to be welcome/attend. We welcome and encourage all Alateens to come when they can to any meeting that fits their schedule.
No currently scheduled Alateen events. Alateens are welcome at all Al-Anon events.
No currently scheduled AMIAS Training/Events
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Al-Anon Member Involved In Alateen Service (AMIAS)
An Al-Anon Member Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS) is an Al-Anon member who is currently certified through their Area's Alateen process and is therefore eligible to be directly responsible for Alateens while being of service to Alateen. AMIAS may be certified by more than one Area; however, they must first be certified by the Area in which they reside. AMIAS may serve as Alateen Group Sponsors, chaperones, drivers, or other roles as outlined in their Area's Alateen Safety and Behavioral Requirements.