What Is Al-Anon and Alateen?

Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.

These are twenty question style flyers that may help you decide if Al-Anon or Alateen is for you.

“Are You Troubled by Someone’s Drinking?”, which is for the spouse.

“Did You Grow Up with a Problem Drinker?”, which is for adults who grew up with alcoholism.

“Has Your Life Been Affected by Someone Else’s Drinking? Alateen”, which is geared for teenagers.