A fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers,
whose lives have been affected by someone's else's drinking.
- share experience, strength and hope with each other
- discuss their difficulties
- encourage one another
- help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program
- earn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen's Twelve Traditions
- 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.