Welcome to Alateen in MD and DC (Area 24)
Please scroll down for a list of meetings in this Area or call 888-425-2666.
Interested in becoming an Alateen sponsor (aka AMIAS) ? Send us an email- see contact information below..
Click here to see a special interview “Effects of a parent’s drinking on their children”…very powerful.
Area 24 AAPP (Alateen Area Process Person): Wanda : firstname.lastname@example.org
Area 24 AAC (Alateen Area Coordinator): 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. Alateen meetings in this Area are attended by 10-19 year olds. By attending 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 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…
Exerts taken from the WSO website
List of Alateen meetings in MD and DC
|Meeting Name||Meeting Day / Time||Meeting Location||Ages||District|
|Columbia Alateen||Sunday 7 pm||Medical Pavilion-Howard County
10710 Charter Drive
Columbia, MD 21044
|Sunday Night Alateen
|Sunday 7 pm||Grace Lutheran Evan church
8601 Valleyfield Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
|College Park Alateen||Monday 7:30 pm||University Baptist Church
3515 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20740
|Westminster Alateen||Tuesday 8 pm||St Benjamin’s Lutheran church
700 Kreider’s Cemetary RD
Westminster, MD 21158
Enter through front doors, 3rd door on left.
|Pomfret Alateen||Tuesday 8 pm||Saint Joseph’s Church
4590 St Joseph Way
Pomfret, MD 20675
|Easton Alateen||Tuesday 8 pm||Easton Presbyterian Church
617 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Use side door at parking lot
|Centreville Alateen||Wednesday 7:30 pm||Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
301 South Liberty Street
Centreville, MD 21617
Meeting on lower level
|Arnold Thursday Alateen Meeting||Thursday 7:30 pm||Arnold Asbury United Methodist Church
78 Church Road
Arnold, MD 21012
|Thursday Night Alateen
|Thursday 8 pm||Bethany Lutheran Church
817 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
|Saturday 2 pm||Calvary Episcopal Church
820 6th Street NE
Washington DC 20002
|Woodburne School Alateen
ONLY FOR RESIDENTS OF WOODBURNE SCHOOL
|Thursday 3:15 pm||Woodburne School||10-19||7/8|
For more information on Alateen, click here to go to the WSO website. Or call 888-425-2666