Alateen: Al-Anon Young Persons Group

  1. About this service

    "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 each another
    • help one other understand the principles of the Alateen program


    Every Alateen group needs two active, adult members of Al-Anon (certified by their local Area) to serve as sponsors.

    The sponsors are an active part of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of the Twelve Steps and Traditions. 

    Alateen members learn:

    • 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 behaviour

    • they cannot change or control anyone but themselves

    • they have spiritual and intellectual resources with which to develop their own potential, no matter what happens at home

    • they can build satisfying and rewarding life experiences for themselvesMeetings


      • Service name

        Alateen: Al-Anon Young Persons Group

      • Service address

        5B Cromwell Street Glenroy
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      • Phone

        1300 252 666

      • Fax


      • Urgency levels

        Direct Help, Some Help

      • Service area

        All of Victoria

      • Service hours

        Meetings are held Tuesday nights at 8:00pm

      • Age group

        12 - 19 years

      • Interpreters

        Available on request

      • Service type


      • Costs


      • Public transport information

        Various buses

      • Service for

        Young people

      • Disability access


      • Drop in service


      • Outreach


      • Outpost


    More information for service professionals

      • Participation length

        Depends on indivdual needs

      • Participation type

        Alcohol Support

      • Specific exclusions

        This group is specifically designed for young people

      • Funding limit?

        Ongoing as long as it is required

      • Who can refer


      • Referral mode

        In person or via the phone

      • Point of intake

        At site or via phone

      • Emergency referral and intake process

        Call Voyage Alcohol and other Drugs intake on 9296 1228