Al‑Anon Family Groups, which includes Alateen and Al‑Anon Adult Children, has been in existence for 65 years as a community resource providing support to those affected by someone else’s drinking.
Alateen groups are Al‑Anon groups whose meetings are designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through age nineteen. Members conduct their own meetings with the guidance of adult sponsors who are Al‑Anon members. Alateen follows the same Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (slightly modified) as Al‑Anon.
People are referred to Al‑Anon and Alateen groups to learn the facts about alcoholism as an illness and how it has impacted their lives physically and emotionally. They benefit from contact with others who have similar problems and improve their own attitudes and behaviors through the study and practice of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. Beginners’ meetings are a good place for them to start.
Al‑Anon and Alateen members are helped when they attend meetings on a regular basis, make telephone contact with other members, read Al‑Anon/Alateen literature, have a sponsor, apply the Twelve Steps of recovery to their lives and become involved in Al‑Anon Service work.
Al‑Anon/Alateen Groups Do Not:
A complete schedule of Al-Anon, Alateen and Al-Anon Adult Children meetings in the Twin Cities area is available online. In addition there are online schedules of meetings in the entire southern and northern halves of Minnesota.
Open Letters to Professionals (PDF files)
For More Information and LiteratureUpdated April 30, 2016
Al‑Anon / Alateen
Information Services of Greater Minneapolis, Minnesota
7204 West 27th Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426 USA (map)
Hours: MTWThF 9am - 4pm, Sa 9am - 1pm
St. Paul Area
253 State Street
Saint Paul, MN 55107 USA (map)
Hours: MTThF 12 noon - 4pm, W 12 noon - 8pm, Sa 9am - 1pm