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Information, support, and groups for teenagers affected by another person's drinking.

Services Offered

Family Support • Alateen • Problem Drinkers • 12 Step • Youth • Alcohol Use • Support Groups


Alateen is part of Al‑Anon Family Groups. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track. Alateens come together to:

  • Share experiences, strength, and hope with each other
  • Discuss difficulties
  • Learn effective ways to cope with 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


, Chicago, IL 41.8781136 -87.6297982

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • For teens between the ages of 13-18 who are, or have been, affected by someone else's drinking.


  • This service is free


  • Teens accepted

How to Apply

Locate a Alateen Meeting near you or sign up for an Alateen Chat Meeting. Individuals may also call the meeting referral line at 888-435-2666. Live operators are available Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:00pm.