Al-Anon & Alateen Family Groups | Information Services Grand Rapids Area 616-222-0632: Phone Answering Service
Al-Anon & Alateen Family Groups | Information Services Grand Rapids Area616-222-0632: Phone Answering Service 

A Fellowship of Teens Affected by Someone Else's Drinking

Alateen is... A fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.

 

Alateen's Purpose

  • Share experience, 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

 

What We Learn in Alateen

  • Compulsive drinking is a disease
  • We can detach ourselves emotionally from the drinker's problems while continuing to love the person
  • We are not the cause of anyone else's drinking or behavior
  • We cannot change or control anyone but ourselves
  • We have spiritual and intellectual resources with which to develop our own potentials, no matter what happens at home
  • We can build satisfying and rewarding life experiences for ourselves

 

Alateen Preamble

Alateen, part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people whose lives have been affected by alcoholism in a family member or close friend. We help each other by sharing our experience, strength, and hope.

 

We believe alcoholism is a family disease, because it affects all the members emotionally and sometimes physically. Although we cannot change or control our parents, we can detach from their problems while continuing to love them.

 

We do not discuss religion or become involved with any outside organizations. Our sole topic is the solution of our problems. We are always careful to protect each other's anonymity as well as that of all Al-Anon and AA members.

 

By applying the Twelve Steps to ourselves, we begin to grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We will always be grateful to Alateen for giving us a wonderful, healthy program to live by and enjoy.

 

Alateen Literature

Members are encouraged to read Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature and materials. Written from members' personal sharings, these recovery tools can help us deal with our problems.

 

Link to sample Alateen newsletter, found at Al-Anon/Alateen World Service website: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/pdf/alateentalk.pdf



Where to Find Us

Alateen members generally hold their meetings at locations such as a school, recreation center, hospital, religious facility, or other public place. Many times Alateen meetings are held in the same facility as the Al-Anon meetings.

 

To learn where you can find an Alateen meeting, contact Al-Anon and Alateen Information Services of Grand Rapids Area at (616) 222-0632 or visit our website, www.grafg.org

 

Be good to yourself and make the call.

You Are Not Alone!

FIRST FRIDAY
AL-ANON SPEAKER MEETING ◯

Friday, Dec. 6st

7 – 8 pm

 

Trinity Lutheran

2700 Fulton St E

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

(use west entrance)

 

◯ = Families, Friends and Observers Welcome – A meeting that welcomes observers seeking information about Al-Anon such as professionals, medical personnel, students, reporters, etc., as well as newcomers and members of
Al-Anon.

FALL BANQUET

 

by Al-Anon and Alateen Information Services
Grand Rapids Area (AISGR)

Thursday, Nov.14th

– 8:30 pm

 

Cost: $17 Dinner & Speakers

First United Methodist Church

227 Fulton St E

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

2019 Al-Anon Fall Banquet Poster
2019 Al-Anon Fall Banquet poster.pdf
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MICHIGAN AL-ANON

48TH ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

May 1-3, 2020

Bay City, Michigan

Registration is now open! See flyer below for more information. 

Flyer 2020 convention miafg final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]

AL-ANON / ALATEEN MEETING SCHEDULE

Al-Anon Meeting Schedule
Updated 10/2/2019. For best results, use 8.5 x 14" paper when printing
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