Families and young people need a lot of support when someone they love is struggling because of a substance abuse problem. Alateen meetings are there to help by providing peer counseling. There are several of these meetings being held in Flagstaff each week.
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Alateen Meetings in Flagstaff, Arizona
Having a parent that drinks too much alcohol is stressful for teenagers. Research has shown that children with parents that have alcohol use disorder are at a higher risk for many issues. This includes anxiety, depression, and neglect. Alateen is available to help teenagers through this event. Young people should have no issues finding a meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona.
What is Alateen?
Alateen is a family support group designed specifically for teenagers. Alateen is part of the Al-Anon group. There are no professional counselors involved in the meetings. The teenagers share their experiences with each other. They also share coping strategies and support one another. This group is not for teenagers that have a drinking problem of their own.
Meetings are led by one or two Group Sponsors. The Group Sponsors are adult Al-Anon members who have completed a certification process. The Group Sponsor helps the meeting stay focused on the Alateen principals. For safety reasons the group cannot meet if the Group Sponsor is not there. If there is not an Alateen meeting available, teens are welcome to go to the Al-Anon meeting.
Alateen and Al-Anon groups both learn and follow the 12-step principles of AA. Alateen members also follow the twelve traditions of Alateen. Following the twelve traditions helps keep the group together. The goal of Alateen is for members to help other teens of alcoholics.
Is There an Alcohol Addiction Problem in Flagstaff, Arizona?
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) from 2019 reports statistics about alcohol use across the county.
- 14.5 million people aged 12 and older had Alcohol Use Disorder in 2019
- 85.6% of people aged 18 and older have drunk alcohol at some point in their life
- 69.5% said they drank in the last year
- 54.9% said they drank in the past month
A couple of researchers looked at the NSDUH reports from 2009-2014. They were looking at the information about children who live with parents that had a substance use disorder. They found that one out of every ten children aged 17 and under lived with a parent that had alcohol use disorder. That is around 7.5 million children across the United States that have a parent with a drinking problem.
The Flagstaff Police Department has begun to post the monthly crime statistics on the city’s website. The February data shows that there were 40 DUI arrests in Flagstaff in February 2021. In January 2021, there were 45 DUI arrests. In 2020, there were a total of 92 DUI arrests in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Get More Information About Alcohol Addiction Recovery Meetings in Flagstaff, Arizona
SpringBoard Recovery wants to help each person affected by alcohol abuse. This includes the family members of someone with a drinking problem. There are several Alateen meetings in the Flagstaff area each week. Contact us today for more information.