Al-Anon: help for families and friends of alcoholics.
Maine Al-Anon and Alateen are resources for anyone impacted by a relative or friend’s alcohol dependency, either currently or in the past. Support is provided through literature and meetings, where everything shared remains confidential, as well as the identity of those attending.
In meetings, we learn how to change our reactions to the attitudes and behaviors that commonly occur in alcoholic relationships. Literature is written by members and offers ideas on how to apply our Twelve Step program to the family disease of alcoholism. As non-professionals, we gather as equals, welcoming all who seek a healthier way to live. It is suggested that you try at least six meetings before you decide whether or not Al-Anon or Alateen can help you.
Alateen is a place just for teens bothered by someone else’s drinking. During meetings, teens share with each other and learn healthy ways to care for themselves and cope with problems.
Teens talk about what it's like to live with alcoholism