Alcoholics suffer from alcoholism mentally, spiritually, and physically. Well, guess what? So does the family, regardless of age or maturity. I always used to hide my feelings, pretending that I didn’t care when I was crying inside.
Alateen has given me love, hope and the feeling that I’m not alone. Please know that Alateen…
Is for kids like me who have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
Provides a safe place where I can share.
Helps me understand the family disease of alcoholism.
Is a place for me to learn to feel good about myself.
Encourages me to change my attitude instead of reacting to the situation.
Gives me the courage to detach with love.
Is anonymous – we don’t discuss what we hear or whom we see at meetings.
I hope this has given you both a clearer picture of Alateen’s importance in my life. I guess I just wanted to tell you that I need Alateen.