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Statewide Support in NJ
Al-Anon Family Groups: 12 step. Fellowship of families and friends of alcoholics. Offers comfort, hope and friendship through shared experiences. Includes groups for parents, children and adult children, gays, men and women. Several groups offer babysitting. Weekly meetings throughout NJ.
North Jersey Information Service:  (Multilingual)  Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties.  Call Al-Anon Information Service:  973-744-8686 (day)   Spanish Speaking: 973-268-1260.  Web site:  www.northjerseyal-anon.org
South Jersey Intergroup:  (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden,Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean and Salem counties)  Call Al-Anon Info Services:  856-547-0855 (10 am - 3pm)   Spanish speaking   973-268-1260   Web site: www.nj-al-anon.org

Alanon-Alateen information:  www.nj-al-anon.org

New Jersey Al-Anon & Alateen 

Sponsored by Area 36 Assembly

Alateen - What Is It? Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.

Young people come together to:

  • share experience, strength and hope with each other
  • discuss their difficulties
  • learn effective ways to cope with their problems
  • encourage one another
  • help each other understand the principles of the Al-Anon program
  • learn how to use the Twelve Steps and Alateen's Twelve Traditions

Alateen members learn:

  • compulsive drinking is a disease
  • they can detach themselves emotionally from the drinker's problems while continuing to love the person
  • they are not the cause of anyone else's drinking or behavior
  • they cannot change or control anyone but themselves
  • they have spiritual and intellectual resources with which to develop their own potentials, no matter what happens at home
  • they can build satisfying and rewarding life experiences for themselves 

Every Alateen group needs an active, adult member of Al-Anon to serve as sponsor. The sponsor is an active party of the group, guiding and sharing knowledge of our Twelve Steps and Traditions. Members of Alateen can also choose to have a personal sponsor, who can be another member of Alateen or Al-Anon.


Alateen members meet in church halls, school rooms or other suitable places (many times in the same building as an Al-Anon grop but in a separate room). All Alateen meetings are considered 'closed'. That means that only people who have been affected by the compulsive drinking of another are welcome. Outsiders with an interest are welcome to sit in on an 'open' Al-Anon meeting to learn more. 

Alateen meetings in NJ:

New Jersey Al-Anon & Alateen

Sponsored by Area 36 Assembly

Alateen Meetings


SundayNetcong6:30 PMGrace Church on the MountRoute 46 EastMorrisClosed*Alateen (13-19)HCANS
SundayBernardsville8:00 PMSt. Elizabeth's SchoolSeney Drive (Monsignor Tourney Rm.)SomersetClosed*AlateenHCANS
SundayHillsdale7:30PMPascack Bible Church181 Piermont Ave. (Back Door)BergenClosedAlateen (13-18)HCANS
SundayCherry Hill8:15 PMSt. Peter Celestine School402 Kings Hwy. NorthCamdenClosedAlateen NS
SundayManahawkin7:00 PMMillcreek Community Center1199 Millcreek RoadOceanClosed*AlateenHCANS
MondayHopatcong7:30 PMWestside United Methodist Church16 Maxim DriveSussexClosedAlateen (13-19) NS
MondayRed Bank8:00 PMTrinity Episcopal Church65 W Front St (White St rear ent)MonmouthClosedAlateen (12-18) NS
MondayToms River7:30 PMPinelands Reformed Church838 Rt 37 WestOceanClosedAlateen NS
TuesdayWayne8:00 PMPreakness Reformed Church131 Church LanePassaicClosedAlateen (13-19)  
TuesdayTeaneck7:30 PMSt. Marks Church118 Chadwick Rd.BergenClosedAlateen  
TuesdayHamilton8:00 PMSt Marks Lutheran Church (Downstairs)260 Whitehorse AvenueMercerClosedAlateen NS
WednesdayIselin7:30 PMSt. Cecilia's Church School45 Wilus WayMiddlesexClosed*Alateen NS
WednesdayRed Bank8:00 PMTrinity Lutheran Church150 River RoadMonmouthClosedAlateen NS
WednesdayCherry Hill8:00 PMKennedy Memorial Hospital (5th Flr)Chapel Ave and Cooper LandingCamdenClosedAlateenHCANS
WednesdayHightstown8:00 PMSt. Anthony's ChurchRoute 33 & Maxwell Ave.MercerClosedAlateen (13-18)HCANS
ThursdayChatham7:30PMPresbyterian Church of Chatham Township240 Southern Blvd.MorrisClosedAlateen (11-18)HCANS
ThursdayMarmora8:00 PMChurch of the Resurrection200 West Tuckahoe RoadCape MayClosedAlateen  
ThursdayMillville8:00 PMFirst Presbyterian Church119 N 2nd StreetCumberlandClosedAlateen  
FridayCarteret8:00 PMSt. Joseph's Parish Center (basement)80 High StreetMiddlesexClosedAlateen (12-19)HCANS
SaturdayBrick11:00 AMOcean Medical Center (Basement Conf. Rm)425 Jack Martin BlvdOceanClosedAlateen (10-18)HCANS


Meeting Locator Key

Open: Meeting open to public all are welcomed.
Closed: Limited to members and prospective members. These are persons who feel their lives have been or are being deeply affected by alcoholism in a family member or friend.
Alateen: Meeting exclusively for young people affected by alcoholism.
*: Indicates an AA meeting held at the same time at this location.
Discussion: Group discusses a topic about Al-Anon Recovery.
Step: Group discussion focuses on one of the 12 Steps, or the steps in general.
Tradition: Group discussion focuses on one of the 12 Traditions, or the traditions in general.
B: Begineer meeting for new members of Al-Anon.
S&T: Combination of Step and or Tradition meetings.
Adult Child: Group discussion focuses on the effects of growing up with alcoholism.
Men: Men only to attend.
Women: Women only to attend.
Gay: Membership composed primarily of the Gay and Lesbian Community.
Parents: Group discussion focuses primarily on parents of alcoholics.
NS: Indicates group is non-smoking, groups without this indication should not be considered smoking.

HCA: Meeting location is handicapped accessible. 

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