I like coming to Alateen because I don’t have to hide my past. Everyone here has issues. Sharing about our issues makes us realize that it is normal for a teenager affected by someone else’s drinking to feel that way. I love coming because I know that my group doesn’t judge me. They smile and understand my problems. They know what it is like to live with an alcoholic, and that is one of the reasons I’m here. I thank God for my Alateen group, without them, who knows where I would be.

By Reilly