When a loved one has an addiction, it can be really difficult for the family to cope. Alateen meetings offer hope to families with addicted loved ones. There are many scheduled in the Dewey-Humboldt area on a weekly basis.
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Alateen Meetings in Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona
Alcohol abuse is a stressful situation. It is hard on the person who cannot stop drinking. It can be even more stressful for family members of the alcoholic. Alateen is available to help teenagers learn how to deal with some of the stress. It is very easy to find meetings in the Dewey-Humboldt area.
What is Alateen?
Alateen is one of the family support groups for people affected by someone else’s drinking problem. This family support meeting group is just for teenagers. Alateen is part of Al-Anon.
Each Alateen group is led by adult Al-Anon members called Group Sponsors. These are adults who have gone through a certification process. The Group Sponsors do not act like a parent or teacher during the group sessions.
The Group Sponsor’s job is to provide safety and keep the group focused on the Al-Anon/Alateen principles. For safety reasons Alateen groups cannot meet if the Group Sponsor is not there. Alateen members are always welcome at Al-Anon meetings if the Group Sponsors are not available.
Alateen is not a place for teens to complain about parents or other people. Alateen groups are not social hangouts. This group is also not for teens who have their own alcohol use problem.
Alateen and Al-Anon groups learn and follow the same 12-step principles of AA. Alateen members also follow the twelve traditions of Alateen. The purpose of Alateen is to help other teenagers of alcoholics.
Is There An Alcohol Addiction Problem in Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona?
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a report in 2017 that shows about 1 of every 10 children aged 17 and under lived in a household with at least one parent with alcohol use disorder. That is 7.5 million children of alcoholics.
Teenagers and children of alcoholics face extra challenges. They might have to deal with abuse or neglect because of alcohol. Another difficulty could be a lack of resources in the house, like food.
Dewey-Humboldt is located in Yavapai County in Arizona. The Yavapai Community Health Needs Assessment from 2019 shows that 16% of adults reported excessive drinking in the past 30 days. The same report shows that 21% of motor vehicle crash deaths had alcohol involved. The totals for drunk driving deaths in Yavapai county for the last few years are:
- 2019- 13 deaths
- 2018- 10 deaths
- 2017- 8 deaths
The Arizona Department of Health Services report lists alcohol-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations each year. Here are the results for Yavapai county in 2018:
- Emergency room visits because of alcohol totaled 430
- Hospitalizations because of alcohol totaled 360
Get More Information About Alcohol Addiction Recovery Meetings in Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona
No one has to face alcohol addiction alone. SpringBoard Recovery wants to help connect people to support meetings. There are several Alateen meetings in the Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona area each week. Contact us today for more information.