Alateen - For Professionals



For educators, social workers, others who work with young people…



When there is evidence of alcoholism in a family, you can see the effects on the other family members, especially young people.  Alateen meetings provide mutual support for young people affected by someone else’s drinking.  In Alateen meetings, teens can hear from other teens how they have used the tools of recovery to help them deal with their family situations.

Alateen is a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, and uses the same Twelve Steps for recovery (adapted from the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous).  Alateen is not a program for young people seeking sobriety.

Where there is no Alateen meeting available, potential Alateen members are welcome to attend Al-Anon Family Group meetings; all Alateen and Al-Anon members are welcome in Al-Anon meetings.  You are invited to listen to teens and helping professionals talk about Alateen, and to request more information via our on-line request form.

Professional Request form
Safety in Alateen