Alateen is part of the Al-Anon Family Groups and is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

All Alateen Groups in Colorado must register with Area 5 and WSO, and all Al-Anon members performing Alateen service must complete the AMIAS (Al-Anon Members Involved in Alateen Service) certification application forms and submit them to the (AAPP) Area Alateen Process Person before groups can start meeting or be recognized by the Area and WSO.

AMIAS is certified through Area 5’s Alateen process, and has made a commitment to be of service to an Alateen meeting on a regular basis.  The Area 5 Alateen Safety Guidelines and Procedures outline the minimum requirements for AMIAS in Colorado Area 5.

Alateen Sponsors

Every Alateen group needs an active, adult member of Al-Anon to serve as sponsor. The sponsor is an active part of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of our Twelve Steps and Alateen Traditions.

If you are at least 21 years old, have been an active member of Al-Anon for at least two years, and you are willing to share your program, Alateen sponsorship may be for you.

The full text of the Area 5 Alateen Safety Guidelines and Procedures give the details on these requirements, and where they originate.  They are listed here as well as the certification forms for becoming an AMIAS.

The Alateen certification forms for AMIAS can be scanned and emailed to  or contact Kathy at this email for the correct postal mailing address.

Alateen Participation in Events

Whenever Alateen is included in local or Area events, the event must be in compliance with Area Alateen Safety and Behavioral Requirements. Special events provide the opportunity for Alateen and Al-Anon members to share recovery with others outside of their groups. As with all things Alateen, safety is our primary concern. This following forms need to be completed for an Alateen to attend an Area event.

Alateen group forms

All Alateen group changes need a completed form sent to the AAPP (Area Alateen Processing Person):

  • Click here for an Alateen group change form
  • Click here for instructions for completing the Alateen group change form

All Alateen groups in Colorado must register with the Colorado Area (Area 5), and with the World Service Organization (WSO) by submitting a new Alateen group registration form:

  • Click here for an Alateen group registration form
  • Click here for instructions for completing the Alateen group registration form