Welcome to Al‑Anon/Alateen
in the Greater Minneapolis and St. Paul Area

Alateen - Hope and help for young people who are the relatives and friends of a problem drinker

ALATEEN is a fellowship of young Al‑Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

PURPOSES OF ALATEEN
Young People 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.

SPONSORSHIP
Every Alateen group must have at least one active adult member of Al‑Anon to serve as sponsor. Sponsors are an active part of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of our Twelve Steps and Alateen Traditions. To serve as sponsors, they have must have satisfied all requirements of the Area Alateen safety policy. This includes passing a background check. Interested in Alateen sponsorship? See the Alateen Sponsors’ page.

MEETINGS
Alateen members meet in church halls, school rooms or other suitable places. Sometimes they are in the same building as an Al‑Anon group, but in a separate room.) A complete schedule of Twin Cities area Alateen groups is available on this web site.

ALATEEN MEMBERS LEARN:

  • Alcoholism 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, including the Alateen Talk newsletter. Written from members’ personal sharings, these recovery tools can help young people deal with their problems.

Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group
Headquarters, Inc. Virginia Beach, VA.

Courage to be Me book

Updated April 1, 2016

Al‑Anon / Alateen Information Services of Greater Minneapolis, Minnesota
7204 West 27th Street
Suite 101
St. Louis Park, MN 55426 USA (map)

Hours: MTWThF 9am - 4pm, Sa 9am - 1pm

Email: alanon@pobox.com
Phone: 952-920-3961

Minneapolis AIS Home Page

St. Paul Area Al‑Anon/Alateen Intergroup
253 State Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107 USA (map)

Hours: MTThF 12 noon - 4pm, W 12 noon - 8pm, Sa 9am - 1pm

Email: stpaulafg@pobox.com
Phone: 651-771-2208

St. Paul Intergroup Home Page

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