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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..

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Click  here  to see a special interview “Effects of a parent’s drinking on their children”…very powerful.

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Contact information:

Area 24 AAPP (Alateen Area Process Person):  Wanda :  alateenarea24pc@gmail.com

Area 24 AAC (Alateen Area Coordinator):          Mike :     alateenarea24ac@gmail.com

WSO: 888-425-2666

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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 9-19 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 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…

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
9-19 10
Sunday Night Alateen
Lutherville
Sunday 7 pm Grace Lutheran Evan church
8601 Valleyfield Road
Lutherville, MD 21093
10-19 6
College Park Alateen Monday 7:30 pm University Baptist Church
3515 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20740
9-19 14
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.
10-19 3
Pomfret Alateen Tuesday 8 pm Saint Joseph’s Church
4590 St Joseph Way
Pomfret, MD 20675
9-19  22
Easton Alateen Tuesday 8 pm Easton Presbyterian Church
617 North Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Use side door at parking lot
10-18 23
Centreville Alateen Wednesday 7:30 pm Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
301 South Liberty Street
Centreville, MD 21617
Meeting on lower level
9-19 23
Arnold Thursday Alateen Meeting Thursday 7:30 pm Arnold Asbury United Methodist Church
78 Church Road
Arnold, MD 21012
12-19 15
Thursday Night Alateen
Salisbury
Thursday 8 pm Bethany Lutheran Church
817 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801
10-19 23
Pathfinders
Washington, DC
Saturday 2 pm

EFFECTIVE 12/3/16 NEW TIME: 3 pm

Calvary Episcopal Church
820 6th Street NE
Washington DC 20002  EFFECTIVE 12/3/16 NEW LOCATION:
Dorothy Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
3935 Benning Rd  N.E.
Wash., DC  20019
9-19 18
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

 

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