FAQs Alateen

What is Alateen?

Alateen is a part of Al-Anon. It is for teenagers aged from 12 to 17 whose lives have been affected by someone’s drinking, usually a parent. Meetings are run on the same lines as Al-Anon meetings.

Who runs Alateen meetings?

The members of the group run the meetings, but all Alateen meetings are attended by two Screened Group Sponsors to assist in running the meetings.

How do I find a meeting?

There are a limited number of meetings, mainly in large cities. You can get this information by calling us.

Can I get information about Alateen for a young person in my care?

Yes.  If an adult calls the helpline on behalf of a young person we will ask them to phone the General Service Office on 020 7593 2070 and they will be given the address of the nearest Alateen meeting.  If there is no Alateen meeting, we will give them details of the nearest Al-Anon group.

Is there any other service Alateen provides for teenagers?

We have a range of Alateen literature available for sale. You may find these pamphlets of particular help:

  • Alateen for Young People Affected by Other People’s Drinking
  • Alcoholism, The Family Disease
  • Youth and the Alcoholic Parent
  • Al-Anon Sharings from Adult Children