Alateen is an organization associated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) that is dedicated to helping the teenage children of alcoholics (either active or in remission) by sharing the difficulties that are inherent to having a parent who is an alcoholic. The program depends on regular meeting attendance. The program helps teenagers to understand that alcoholism is wide-spread in our society and relieves the sense of shame and secrecy that can go with having an alcoholic parent. Like AA, anonymity is a cornerstone of the organization.

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