Al-Anon is a fellowship of people who have been affected by the alcohol abuse of a loved one. We meet regularly in small groups to absorb the strength and hope of others who have lived with alcoholism. We learn from the experience of others who have lived in similar situations.
Alateen meetings are the same as Al-Anon meetings except that Alateen is restricted to people under age 20 who live, or have lived, with someone who abuses alcohol. Alateen meetings include one or two Al-Anon sponsors.
When anyone, anywhere, reaches out for help, let the hand of Al-Anon and Alateen always be there, and — Let it Begin with Me.
Our program is based upon anonymity. The identity of all Al-Anon and Alateen members is protected. Confidentiality is allowed to develop from a sense of trust and honesty. We focus on spiritual principles, not personalities, leading to a fellowship of equals.
All members of the family are affected when there is a drinking problem in the family. Alateen is for teens to come together to share their experiences, strength, and hope.