Narateen

Narateen groups, which are a part of the Nar-Anon fellowship, are formed to provide support to the teen-aged family members and friends of addicts. A Narateen group is a safe environment where teenagers can share and work on their recovery.

The principles that apply in the Nar-Anon Fellowship, such as honesty, trust, confidence and anonymity, also apply to Narateen, as do the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service.

Narateens are the younger members of the Nar-Anon Family Groups who have suffered because of the addiction problems of a loved one or someone very close to them. They have come to Narateen seeking recovery. Before recovery can take place, an environment of trust and safety must exist. It is the responsibility of Nar-Anon and Narateen as a whole to work together to maintain a healthy, loving and supportive environment.

If you’re looking for a Narateen meeting, see the meeting list.

Find out more about the Ontario Narateen program in this document:
Ontario Region Narateen Safety and Policy Guidelines