Alateen & Alakid

Alateen’s Purpose

Alateen is part of Al-Anon, which helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, ages 12 to 19, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Alakid is for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Alateen and Alakid groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who meet the current NCWSA safety requirements and have successfully completed a background check. Currently, District 23 only has an Alateen meeting.

Younger people come together to:

  • share experiences, 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