Alateen: For Teens
Have you been affected by someone else's problem drinking or drug addiction? Alateen can help!
If you have answered "yes" to any of these questions, Alateen may help you.
Alateen is a program for young people whose lives have been affected by a family member or friend's problem drinking.
Alateen is part of Al-Anon, a recovery program for adults whose lives have been similarly affected.
Young people affected by another's alcoholism often feel mixed emotions of love, hate, fear, and pity for their alcoholic relatives and friends, and have a deep need for help. In Alateen, members learn to think as individuals without fear. They come to accept that they are not to blame for their loved ones' addictive behavior, nor can they control it.
Alateens share ideas and experience to gain a better understanding of alcoholism and so lessen its effect on their own lives. In order to recover from the effects of alcoholism, young people meet on a regular basis, and learn how to apply the twelve steps to their lives. These twelve steps are adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous.
Alateen Questions and Answers
Has Your Life Been Affected By Someone Else's Drinking? Alateen is for You!
Alateen is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Sometimes the active drinking has stopped, or the active drinker may not live with us anymore. Even though the alcohol may be gone, and the alcoholic gone or recovering in AA, we are still affected. Many of us have received help from Alateen or Al-Anon. The following 20 questions are to help you decide whether or not Alateen is for you.
Please note that Alateen School Meetings are held only when school is in session
Lemon Bay High School
Placida Rd, Englewood
Venice High School
8:24 am - Period 2
9:22 am - Period 3
1 Indian Ave., Venice
Venice Middle School
Center Rd, Venice
"Steps in the Right Direction"
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
513 Nassau St., Venice