Alateen - A Fellowship of Teenage and Young Al-Anon Members

Teens 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 Al-Anon program
Learn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen's Twelve Traditions


Every Alateen group needs an active, adult member of Al-Anon to serve as sponsor. The sponsor is an active part of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of our Twelve Steps and Alateen Traditions.

For more infomation on Alateen Sponsorshipclick here.


Alateen members meet in church halls, school rooms or other suitable places (many times in the same building as an Al-Anon group, but in a separate room.) For information on Al-Anon/Alateen meetings in Northern Illinois, click here.

Alateen members learn:

Compulsive drinking is a disease.
They can detach themselves emotionally from the drinker's problems while continuing to love the person.
They are not the cause of anyone else's drinking or behavior.
They cannot change or control anyone but themselves.
They have spiritual and intellectual resources with which to develop their own potentials, no matter what happens at home.
They can build satisfying and rewarding life experiences for themselves.

Alateen Literature

Members are encouraged to read Al-Anon and Alateen Conference-Approved Literature and materials. Written from members' personal sharings, these recovery tools can help young people deal with their problems.

Is someone's drinking bothering you?

Alateen is for you. Alateen is for young people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. These twenty questions may help you decide whether Alateen is for you.

Convention & Conference Parental Permission & Medical Care Form This must be completed by a parent/guardian for each convention or conference an Alateen member attends. This form should be given to the Sponsor/Al-Anon member involved in service to Alateen who will be accompanying the Alateen member.

NIAFG Area Assembly

Grace United Methodist Church
300 East Gartner Road
Naperville, IL 60540

Open Speaker Meeting
Friday, Sept 19, 2014 - 8 pm

Area Assembly
Saturday, Sept 20, 2014 - 9 am-3 pm

Northern IL Business Meetings

District Meetings  click here.

NIAFG Assembly and Area World Service Committee Meetings click here.

Steering Committee Meetings click here.

Just For Today

Click buttons for a daily random selection of sharings from The Forum magazine, and Al-Anon quotes.

2014 Illinois AFG State Convention

Letting Go - Falling Into Recovery

Click here to download and read or print the 2014 IL State Convention Flyer (PDF format).

October 17-19, 2014
Marriott Hotel & Convention Center Normal, IL 61761

This site is intended to be informational only. For questions we recommend that you seek assistance at Al-Anon/Alateen meetings or through the information service.
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