Al-Anon Family Groups and Alateen
Mental Health & Addictions Service
- Programme Areas
Addictions - drug & alcohol
- Programme Type
Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)
All of New Zealand
- Age Groups
Youth / rangatahi
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
Meetings are held in locations all through New Zealand. Click here to find a meeting near you.
Alateen groups often meet at the same time and location as an Al-Anon Family Group, in a separate room. Alateen meetings are open only to teenagers (and sometimes pre-teen aged children).
You do not need to make an appointment to attend a meeting. You can attend any meeting whose location and time work for you.
The only requirement for membership is that there is a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend.
Alateen is a fellowship for younger members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
The purpose of Alateen groups are for young people to 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 Alateen programme