Hope and help for families of alcoholics

By Press Release

Al-Anon Family Groups meet throughout western Colorado to help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one's drinking. Members help each other by practicing the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous themselves, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

Find an Al-Anon or Alateen meeting near you:

Cedaredge: Al-Anon, Thursdays, 8 p.m., Wick Hall behind First Baptist Church, 370 W. Main Street, contact Vicki, 970-589-9290 or Mary M., 970-856-6123.

Crested Butte: Al-Anon, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. in winter), Union Congregational Church, 403 Maroon Avenue. See Friday morning for contacts.

Crested Butte: Al-Anon, Fridays at 8:30 a.m., contact Becky, 720-394-6025, Kay, 970-349-6482 or Robin, 970-618-5730.

Delta: Al-Anon and Alateen, Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 145 W. 5th Street, contact Elizabeth, 970-874-9832 or Shirley, 970-323-5067.

Gunnison: Al-Anon, Tuesdays at 7 p.m., The Last Resort, 114 N. Wisconsin, contact Brooke, 970-208-5225 or Jessica, 970-641-6095.

Hotchkiss: Al-Anon, Mondays at 6:30 p.m., Methodist Church, 285 N. 2nd, contact Elsie, 970-210-8090 or Marjorie, 970-433-1856.

Montrose: Women's Al-Anon, Sundays at 3:30 p.m., All Saints Anglican Church, 2057 S. Townsend, contact Peggy, 970-964-4970.

Montrose: Al-Anon and Alateen, Mondays at 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1840 E. Niagara, contact Karis, 970-275-4107 or Lisa Marie, 970-964-8849.

Montrose: Al-Anon, Thursdays at 12 noon, First Presbyterian Church, 1840 E. Niagara, contact Lucy, 970-596-9919.

Nucla: Al-Anon, Mondays at 6 p.m. but call first, Our Lady's Catholic Church, Fox Street, contact Joe, 970-864-7863.

Paonia: Al-Anon, Wednesdays at 7 p.m., United Methodist Church, 3rd & Onarga, contact Kay, 970-589-2134, Lisa, 970-395-3608 or Chris, 970-527-3366.

Ridgway: Al-Anon, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., Ridgway Community Church, 685 W. Sherman Street (Hwy 62), contact Barbara, 970-318-6966.

Telluride: Al-Anon, Mondays at 5:30 p.m., Christ Presbyterian Church, 436 W. Columbia Avenue, contact Ivar, 970-708-4834.