DO YOU NEED ALATEEN?
Do you have a parent, close friend, or relative with a drinking problem?
Do you feel you got a rotten break in life?
Do you hate one or both of your parents?
Have you lost respect for your non-alcoholic parent?
Do you try to get even with your parents when you think they have been unfair?
Are you ashamed of your home?
Do you wish your home could be more like the homes of your friends?
Do you lose your temper a lot?
Do you sometimes say and do things you don't want to but can't help yourself?
Do you have trouble concentrating on school work?
Do you resent having to do jobs around the house that you think your parents should be doing?
Are you afraid to let people know what you are like?
Do you sometimes wish you were dead?
Are you starting to think it would be nice to forget your problems by taking drugs or getting drunk?
Is it hard for you to talk to your parents? Do you talk to them at all?
Do you go to extremes to get people to like you?
Are you afraid of the future?
Do you believe no one could possibly understand how you feel?
Do you feel you make your alcoholic parent drink?
Do you get upset when your parents fight?
Do you stay out of the house as much as possible because you hate it there?
Do you avoid telling your parents the truth?
Do you worry about your parents?
Are you nervous and scared a lot of the time?
Do you resent the alcoholic's drinking?
Do you feel nobody really loves you or cares what happens to you?
Do you feel like a burden to your parents?
Do you sometimes do strange or shocking things to get attention?
Do you cover up your real feelings by pretending you don't care?
Do you take advantage of your parents when you know you can get away with it?
If you answered "YES" to some of the above questions and are close to someone with a drinking problem, Alateen may help you. For information on local Alateen groups, telephone your local Al-Anon group (listed in the white pages), or write: Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, P.O. Box 182, New York, New York 10159.
Taken from: ALATEEN - HOPE FOR CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS, 1973