Welcome to Alateen in MD and DC (Area 24)
Please scroll down for a list of meetings in this Area .
Interested in becoming an Alateen sponsor (aka AMIAS) ?
Click here to see a special interview “Effects of a parent’s drinking on their children”…very powerful.
Alateen information (Area 24- MD and DC ): (443) 379-4430 and leave a message.
Area 24 Alateen Area Coordinator: Barb : firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 24 Alateen Process Person: Mike : email@example.com
What is Alateen?
Alateen is for young relatives and friends of alcoholics; it is part of Al-Anon.
We believe alcoholism is a family disease that affects everyone in the family. By attending Alateen meetings, young people gain an understanding of the illness and feel the benefits of realizing they are not alone. They learn that they did not cause this problem and that they are not responsible for their relative’s or friend’s drinking or behavior. By sharing their experiences, they find solutions to their problems and hope for the future.
Each Alateen meeting is sponsored by two experienced Al-Anon members who are screened and cleared to work with young people by the local police and the FBI.
“It’s easy to deceive ourselves into thinking that the children don’t know what is going on. But if we are really honest, we will see that the children do know something is terribly wrong. Children have an amazing capacity for dealing with the truth. Shrouding the illness in mystery and lies is far more frightening than a down-to-earth talk about the disease of alcoholism.” (from the Al-Anon Family Groups pamphlet, How Can I Help My Children? [P-9])
What if my child resists attending?
That’s a question we have been asked over and over…the best analogy we have heard is that you generally don’t “convince” your teenager to go to the dentist, doctor or other such places. They go because you know it is good for them and will help them stay healthy. Same for going to Alateen meetings. We suggest that each member attend at least six Alateen meetings before they decide whether or not Alateen is for them.
The first meeting or two can sometimes be a little scary … is a true awakening to realize that you are not the only teen on earth to be facing these problems…
Excerpts taken from the WSO website
|Day and Meeting Name||Meeting Time||Meeting Location||Ages||District|
|Columbia Alateen||7:00 PM||Medical Pavilion-Howard County
10710 Charter Dr.
Columbia, MD 21044
|Lutherville Alateen||7:00 PM||Grace Lutheran Evan church
8601 Valleyfield Rd.
Lutherville, MD 21093
|College Park Alateen||7:30 PM||University Baptist Church
3515 Campus Dr.
College Park, MD 20740
|New Market Alateen||7:30 PM||Grace Episcopal Church
5740 Green Valley Rd.
New Market, MD 21774
In church building
|Westminster Alateen||8:00 PM||St Benjamin’s Lutheran Church
700 Kreider’s Cemetary Rd
Westminister, MD 21158
Enter thru front doors, 3rd door on left
|Pomfret Alateen||8:00 PM||Saint Joseph’s Church
4590 St Joseph Way
Pomfret, MD 20675
|Easton Alateen||8:00 PM||Easton Presbyterian Church
617 N Washington St.
Easton , MD 21601
Use side door at parking lot
|Woodburne School Alateen
only for residents of Woodburne school
|3:30 PM||Woodburne School||10-19||7/8|
|Davidsonville Thursday Alateen||8:00 PM||Holy Family Catholic Church
826 Central Ave (Rt 214 & 424)
Davidsonville, MD 21035
|Arnold Thursday Alateen Meeting||7:30 PM||Arnold Asbury United Methodist Church
78 Church Rd
Arnold, MD 21012
|Salisbury Thursday Night Alateen||7:30 PM||Bethany Lutheran Church
817 Camden Ave
Salisbury ,MD 21801
|Serenity Step Alateen||11:00 AM||Takoma Park Presbyterian Church
310 Tulip Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912
|Pathfinders – Washington DC||3:00 PM||Dorothy Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
3935 Benning Rd N.E.
Washington, DC 20019