• Narateen is an important part of the worldwide fellowship of Nar-Anon Family Groups. Narateen provides support and hope to young people whose lives have been affected by a relative or friend’s addiction.  Narateen meetings are facilitated and monitored by certified experienced Nar-Anon members.

  • Duties:

    • Obtain approval to launch Narateen group meetings from the World Service Narateen Committee by creating and implementing Guidelines and a Safety Handbook that fulfils the requirements of both WS and the State of CA​

    • Recruit and train Adult Facilitators who help guide teens to ensure that the focus of the meetings is in keeping with the Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions, and Twelve Concepts of Nar-Anon.

      • This committee must also  manage CA State background check requirements as required by the CA Dept. of Justice​

    • Launch group meetings once requirements are met

    • Pursue outreach efforts with the goal of expanding and improving the presence  of Narateen within the SoCal region and throughout the fellowship 

    • Create an annual budget

  • Active

    • Committee currently seeks additional members.  For information email:

      • Current open elected positions:  Vice Chair, Treasurer and NTPP (Narateen Process Person)

  • The 2022 budget was approved by the Regional Assembly

  • The SoCal Guidelines for Narateen was approved by the WS Narateen Committee in October 2019 and by the SoCal Regional Assembly in January 2020

  • The SoCal Narateen Committee Guidelines is currently under review and is expected to be submitted for approval to the Regional Assembly in April 2021


It is necessary to establish a volunteer committee and continue to have planning meetings before we can launch the much anticipated Narateen in SoCal.  Due to lack of enough attendance at our most recent attempt in February, I sent out a survey to find out (in part) when would be the most convenient time to schedule our next meetings.  Based on the responses, I have scheduled TWO upcoming meetings to try and jump start our efforts.


Please try and attend at least one.  The dates are:

  • Thursday, April 14th at 6pm

  • Sunday, April 24th at 6pm


Everyone is invited to attend this meeting without any obligation to join the committee.

  • Even if you attended the Feb meeting, please join one of these meetings as we will likely begin voting on items like officer positions and possibly a launch date

    • Regular meetings have been temporarily suspended as we are still in a holding-pattern as we await approval from the CA State Dept. of Justice for a background check account so that we can operate legally as a volunteer organization for minors.  Until that time, meetings will only be called as needed as it is very difficult to proceed past this point without the approval. 
      The Narateen Committee meeting is open to all Nar-Anon members

      • Supporting documents for next meeting:

        • Agenda:  CLICK HERE

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At all levels of Nar-Anon, all members and officers should be bound by Nar-Anon’s Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of Service