What is Al-Anon and Alateen?
Al-Anon/Alateen is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics and is composed of non-professional, self-supporting, self-help groups. Anyone whose life is, or has been affected by a problem drinker, is eligible for membership. Alateen is a part of Al-Anon and is designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics. Alateen meetings are conducted by the teens themselves and are guided by Al-Anon members.
What Al-Anon and Alateen Do
Just as AA offers a new way of life to the alcoholic, Al-Anon and Alateen offer the adventure of a new way of life to the alcoholic’s family and friends. Meetings are devoted to understanding our own problems. Over time the Al-Anon and Alateen program shows us how to cope with our difficulties and we find a more serene approach to life.