Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually those aged 10-19 years, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
Alateen allows young people to come together to:
share experience, strength and hope with each other
discuss their difficulties
learn effective ways to cope with their problems
encourage one another
help each other understand the principles of the Alateen program.
Alateen members learn:
These questions are to help you decide whether or not Alateen is for you.
If you have answered "Yes" to any of these questions, Alateen may help you.
Every Alateen group has at least 2 adult members of Al-Anon to serve as sponsor.
Sponsors are an active party of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Traditions. Members of Alateen can also choose to have a personal sponsor, who can be another member of Alateen or Al-Anon.
In the Hamilton/Burlington area, there are currently 2 Alateen meetings:
Ryerson United Church
842 Main St. East
Grace Anglican Church
157 Mill St. North
**access church parking from Main St. North**