Arkansas Area

Al-Anon / Alateen

Alateen is 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 with us anymore.  Even though the alcohol may be gone, and the alcoholic gone or recovering in AA, we are still affected. Many of us have received help from Alateen or Al-Anon.

Alateen is...

… a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually

teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone

else’s drinking.


Purposes of Alateen

Young People Come Together To:

à   share experience, strength and

    hope with each other

à   discuss their difficulties

à   learn effective ways to cope with

    their problems

à   encourage one another

à   help each other understand the

    principles of the Al-Anon program

Alateen Members Learn

à   compulsive drinking is a disease

à   they can detach themselves

    emotionally from the drinker’s

    problems while continuing to love

    the person

à   they are not the cause of anyone

    else’s drinking or behavior

à   they cannot change or control

    anyone but themselves

à   they have spiritual and intellectual

    resources with which to develop

    their own potentials, no matter

    what happens at home

à   they can build satisfying and

    rewarding life experiences for


Click here to find an Alateen meeting in a city near you.

Reprinted with permission  of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA

Alateen Talk is a publication from Al-Anon Family Groups’ younger members.  Inside you will find sharings from Alateens all over the world explaining how Alateen has helped them face some of the issues in their lives.  Click on the Alateen Talk banner above and read what Alateen members have to say about the program.



à   The Al-Anon Family Groups website has an area especially for Alateens.

    Click here to access the Alateen page.


à   Click here to access Arkansas Area Alateen Rules and Guidelines


à   Click here to access Arkansas Area Travel Forms


à   Click here to access Arkansas Area Medical Forms


à   Click here to access the Al-Anon Family Groups Alateen Safety Guidelines



à   Arkansas Area Alateen Coordinator is Sandra S.  (479) 336-2992




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