Alateen Information


Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is for teens whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.  As members of the Al-Anon fellowship, Alateens share their experience, strength, and hope in order to gain a better understanding of alcoholism and to lessen its effects on their own lives.

Starting an Alateen group requires adult Alateen Group Sponsors, who are active members of the Al-Anon Family Groups.  Safety and Behavioral Requirements for Alateen are in place in every state and province with procedures of certification for Al-Anon Members Involved in Alateen Service.

The minimum requirements include current active attendance and participation in Al-Anon for at least two years (in addition to any time spent in Alateen), a minimum of 21 years of age, and no felony convictions and no child abuse charges.  Local areas may have additional requirements.

The following pamphlets provide general information about Al-Anon/Alateen. If you would like to be contacted by a local member for more information, obtain additional literature, have a presentation and/or open an Alateen group please send us your name, phone number, and location to

Downloadable material


Facts about Alateen
Information for Educators
Fact Sheet for Professional
Has Your Life Been Affected By Someone Else’s Drinking?