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
Washington Area Sponsored Alateen Chat
Washington Area sponsors Alateen Chat on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 pm. Teens that want to sign up to attend Alateen Chat need to get a username and password from the Alateen World Service Office (WSO) first. They do this by going to the Alateen Chat web site at , click on the “I want to register” link, and fill out the appropriate information.
Once the teen has successfully registered with the World Service Office, they will enter Alateen Chat by going back to and signing in with their username and password.