PURPOSES OF ALATEEN
Young People Come Together To:
- share experience, strength and hope with each other.
- discuss their difficulties.
- learn effective ways to cope with their 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.
Every Alateen group needs an active, adult member of Al-Anon to serve as sponsor. The sponsor is an active part of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of our Twelve Steps and Alateen Traditions.
Is it right for me?
Alateen members meet in church halls, school rooms or other suitable places (many times in the same building as an Al-Anon group, but in a separate room.) For information on Alateen meetings in the Dallas area, click here.
ALATEEN MEMBERS LEARN THAT:
- compulsive drinking is
- they can detach
themselves emotionally from the drinker's problems while continuing to love the
- they are not the cause
of anyone else's drinking or behavior.
- they cannot change or
control anyone but themselves.
- they have spiritual and
intellectual resources with which to develop their own potentials, no matter
what happens at home.
- they can build
satisfying and rewarding life experiences for themselves.
Members are encouraged to read Al-Anon and Alateen Conference-Approved Literature and materials. Written from members' personal sharings, these recovery tools can help young people deal with their problems. These
materials can also be purchased at the Dallas Al-Anon Information Service
Is someone's drinking bothering you?
Alateen is for you. Alateen is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. The following 20 questions are to help you decide whether Alateen is for you.