A counselor refers women to Al-Anon Family Groups

Welcome to “First Steps to Al-Anon Recovery” from Al-Anon Family Groups.  This podcast will discuss a professional’s concern for women who have been affected by a loved one’s drinking.

Valerie Montgomery’s private practice, “Beyond Beautiful,” is in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  She specializes in counseling women.


How to locate an Al-Anon meeting

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2017-07-28T09:25:26+00:00March 22, 2013|Categories: Professionals|


  1. Miriam June 2016 at 9:11 am

    I don’t know how to be a wife to my husband, I need to change, .

  2. Nancy May 2015 at 3:41 pm

    A couple hours ago I made a phone call looking for help for my adult daughter and her drinking. I have been focused on getting her to stop drinking, to no avail. It was suggested that I attend Al-Anon and get help and support for myself, and that that might encourage my daughter to consider it. The light bulb went on: I realized the point is to move the focus off my daughter and put it on me — ie. to move the focus from where I have no control to where I do, where I can make changes.

    So, in looking for meetings & information, I found your podcasts. Ms. Montgomery’s statement — about “…being obsessed with someone else’s life” hit the nail on the head and “pounded the idea home.” That’s it exactly for me — the big key! I thank you so much for these podcasts. Being able to hear others share their experiences right here, right now, where I am, brought immediate comfort, encouragement and hope.

    P.S. While I was listening to your podcasts, etc., and typing this, my daughter said, “I feel a little better and I’m going out to a meeting.”

    Thank you for this website!

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