Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding
and support at Al-Anon and Alateen meetings.
Al-Anon meetings are for anyone whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking. If someone’s alcoholism is bothering you, please come to any “open” or “closed” meeting.
“Closed” simply means it is closed to the curious, professionals (counselors, doctors, etc.) or students seeking information about Al-Anon, but don’t, themselves, have anyone in their family or friends whose alcoholism is bothering them. At Open meetings, Al-Anon members welcome visitors seeking information about Al-Anon such as professionals, students and others who wish to learn about Al-Anon Family Groups.
Alateen meetings are for teens, usually age 6-20, whose life has been affected by someone else’s drinking (usually their parents, guardians, siblings or friends) and are always closed. They are open only to teens – no adults, except Alateen sponsors allowed. Alateen sponsors are Al-Anon Members Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS). All AMIAS' have completed NCWSA certification process.
For your teen’s protection, Alateen meetings abide by the NCWSA Requirement for Alateen Member Safety.