Al-Anon is a 12-step support fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. There is a shared belief that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. Al-Anon-and Alateen are not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization, or institution. They can be reached at 800-628-8920.