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Let it begin with me.
When anyone, anywhere
reaches out for help
let the hand of Al-Anon
& Alateen always
be there & let it begin with me!
Declaración de Al‑Anon
empiece por mí
Cuando alguien, dondequiera que sea, pida ayuda,
que nunca falte allí la mano de
Al‑Anon y Alateen, y — Que empiece por
or are wondering if
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should you recommend
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grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change
the things I can and wisdom to know the difference.
La Oración de la
concédeme la serenidad para aceptar las cosas que no puedo cambiar, valor para
cambiar aquéllas que puedo,
para reconocer la diferencia
Is Alateen for me?
Alateen is for young people
whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. The following
twenty questions are to help you decide whether or not Alateen is for you.
- Do you have a parent,
close friend or relative whose drinking upsets you?
- Do you cover up your
real feelings by pretending that you don’t care?
- Are holidays and
gatherings spoiled because of drinking?
- Do you tell lies to
cover up for someone else’s drinking or what’s happening in
- Do you stay out of the
house as much as possible because you hate it there?
- Are you afraid to upset
someone for fear it will set off a drinking bout?
- Do you feel nobody
really loves you or cares what happens to you?
- Are you afraid or
embarrassed to bring your friends home?
- Do you think the
drinker’s behavior is caused by you, other members of the
family, friends, or rotten
breaks in life?
- Do you make threats such
as, "If you don’t stop drinking, fighting, I’ll run away"?
- Do you make promises
about behavior, such as, "I’ll get better school marks, go to church or
keep my room clean" in exchange for a promise that the fighting and
drinking will stop?
- Do you feel that if your
mom or dad loved you, he or she would stop drinking?
- Do you ever threaten or
actually hurt yourself to scare your parents into saying, "I’m sorry,"
or "I love you"?
- Do you believe no one
could possibly understand how you feel?
- Do you have money
problems because of someone else’s drinking?
- Are mealtimes frequently
delayed because of the drinker?
- Have you considered
calling the police because of the drinker’s abusive behavior?
- Have you refused dates
out of fear or anxiety?
- Do you think your
problems would be solved if the drinking stopped?
- Do you ever treat people
(teachers, schoolmates, teammates, etc.) unjustly
because you are angry at
someone else for drinking too much?
If you answered yes to three or more of
these questions Alateen may be for you!