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Al-Anon Family Groups\Alateen

Mental Health & Addictions Service



Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD)


North Auckland, Central Auckland

Age Groups


Referral Types

Self referral


Alateen is part of Al‑Anon Family Groups.  Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.  Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members who help the group to stay on track.  Alateens come together to:

  • share experiences, 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
  • learn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen's Twelve Traditions

In Al-Anon/Alateen, members do not give direction or advice to other members. Instead, they share their personal experiences and stories, and invite other members to “take what they like and leave the rest”—that is, to determine for themselves what lesson they could apply to their own lives.

The best place to learn how Al-Anon/Alateen works is at a meeting in your local community. Personal contact is an important element in the healing process.

Chat live with other teens!

Young people aged 13 to 18 who have been affected by someone else’s drinking are invited to share experience, strength and hope with other teens.

Note: At this time, the chat meetings can only be accessed from a personal computer or laptop rather than mobile devices.

 Alateen Chat Safety Features

  • Only teens aged 13 to 18 can register to attend the Alateen chat meetings.
  • The meeting is moderated and the sharings are screened by two Alateen Group Sponsors.  This happens very quickly, with no delay. They make sure that no personal information or inappropriate language is used in the room.
  • Teens can only chat when two adult Alateen Group Sponsors are present.
  • Alateen Group Sponsors are certified Al-Anon Members Involved in Alateen Service (AMIAS) from the Al-Anon Area (state or province) hosting the chat meeting.
  • The Alateen chat rooms are administered by the Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. They are the only on-line meetings eligible to use the Alateen name.

Alateen Chat Meeting Registration

  • Registration is required with a valid e-mail address.
  • You will be asked to “click back” from an e-mail during the registration process.
  • With your screen name and password, you can access ANY of the Alateen chat rooms during the times scheduled.

To access the Alateen Chat Meeting, please copy and paste the link below into your browser.


Contact Details

78 Pitt Street
Auckland 1010

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Street Address

78 Pitt Street
Auckland 1010

Postal Address

PO Box 68124
78 Pitt St
Auckland 1145

This page was last updated at 11:52AM on May 5, 2017.