Just 4 Teens

Have a parent who drinks too much? You don't have to go through it alone.

Facts for You

Please don’t forget these four facts. They come in handy when you least suspect it.

Important Topics

Click below for timely and informative announcements, events, educational articles and more.

A Letter for You

Understanding Abstinence, Sobriety, and Recovery

Does Your Mom or Dad Drink Too Much?

The 7Cs

SAME BUT DIFFERENT. DIFFERENT BUT SAME.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hurts Everyone in the Family

Addiction: Q&A

Alcoholism is a disease. People who have the disease have lost control over their drinking and are not able to stop without help. They also lose control over how they act when they are drunk.​

We continue with recovery as we move from the process of breaking our denial and grieving our pain.

Highlighted Videos

​Visit the Cool Spot

The Cool Spot is ​a website specifically designed for ‘tweens and teens that offers important facts and explanations about the risks of underage drinking and how to resist peer pressure. Get more informed and find greater confidence dealing with the issues through games, quizzes and animation.​

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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. You can learn more about Alateen meetings and read about others’ experiences at Teen Corner. Find Alateen on Facebook and Instagram.

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Is Alateen for you?

Alateen offers help for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Sometimes the active drinking has stopped, or the active drinker may not live in the household anymore. Even if the alcoholic is receiving treatment, or has moved out, we are still affected. Here are 20 questions to help decide whether or not Alateen is for you.

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Alateen Talk Newsletter

it’s very difficult when one (or both) of your parents has a drinking problem. It affecdts how you are treated and shapes your world. This newsletter features articles written by Alateen members, sharing their experience as children of alcoholics and the ways that Alateen impacted and improved their lives.​

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​Find a Chat Meeting

Young people aged 13 to 18 who have been affected by someone else’s drinking are invited to share experience, strength, and hope with other teens at Alateen Chat Meetings. Meetings are moderated, and teens can only chat when adult Alateen Group Sponsors are present. At this time, chat meetings can only be accessed on a computer (rather than on mobile devices). Check out the

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Find an Alateen Meeting

Check Alateen’s online directory for meetings in your area. Or, you can search on the internet for Alateen and include your city, county or state. You can also email questions to wso@al-anon.org. When Alateen meetings are not available in your community, family members who are 12 years or older may attend a regular Al-Anon Family Group or Al-Anon adult children of alcoholics group meetings.

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When you go to a meeting for the first time, you will probably see some signs helping direct you to the room. If not, don’t be afraid to ask someone. Usually people are very helpful, and you may ask someone who is going to the meeting as well.

Alateen materials reprinted with permission., AFG, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA

The Purpose of Alateen

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​Why should I attend Alateen?

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​How will Alateen help me?

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​What is a meeting like?

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​Read stories from members of Alateen

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Locating a meeting in the US. US, Canada or Puerto Rico. Note: When Alateen meetings are not available in their community, younger family members who are over 12 years old may attend a regular family group.

You can also call 888-425-2666 (888-4AL-ANON) Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm EST for information in Canada and the US. UU or email .

Resources

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