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Al-Anon Family Groups and Alateen

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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

Referral Process

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

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:46PM on July 12, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Al-Anon Family Groups and Alateen.