AA, NA and Al-Anon Meetings and Wellington Addiction Resources

Larimer County’s drug overdose rate has decreased over the past few years. But, unfortunately, it’s still not low enough. The NA (and AA) meetings in Wellington can help Colorado residents get clean. 

Just recently, Larimer County made national headlines when Fort Collins police officers began carrying Narcan on their tool belts.

Narcan is an overdose reversal drug that helps to prevent opioid users from dying. Experts say that it is effective 93% of the time, so it has saved a lot of lives.

Ultimately, Narcan’s introduction into the community has contributed to a huge decrease in the number of drug overdoses that happen here. While 61 Larimer County residents died of an accidental overdose in 2013, less than 40 people died of one in 2017.

This is great news, of course. But it’s not good enough. Wellington, Fort Collins, and other nearby cities are losing several dozen citizens to opioids every year. If they don’t die from an accidental overdose, they may die from the side effects of drug use. In total, Colorado loses nearly 800 people to diseases like HIV and HCV that are transmitted via needles.

And, even more people die from lung infections, heart disease, and other illnesses brought on by drug use.

So, it’s clear that we need to find help for our friends, family members, and neighbors. If we can connect them with the proper resources, we may be able to prevent a lot of future deaths.

Luckily, the 12 step meetings in Wellington can help…

Wellington, Larimer County, and the rest of Colorado have vibrant AA and NA communities. These organizations are filled with folks who want to help addicts get sober.

If you or a family member is currently struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, these meetings could be your new community. We’ve outlined this guide to help you get on the path toward recovery.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Helping Colorado’s Alcohol Addicts Get Sober

20% of Colorado residents show signs of binge-drinking disorder and it’s causing disastrous problems in the community.

Opioids are Colorado’s only problem. Booze is ruining lives here, too.

According to research from the Colorado Department of Health & Environment, 20% of all Colorado residents drink to excess on a regular basis. Excessive booze consumption, of course, is one sign of alcohol dependency and can have horrendous effects on the lives of individuals.

This is a particularly frightening statistic in light of the state’s high drunk-driving rate. Each year, impaired driving causes more than 200 car accident deaths statewide.

It’s especially bad in Larimer County, Wellington’s home region. According to reports from the county’s Engineering Department, impaired driving causes roughly 120 car accidents here every year.

So, it’s quite clear that our residents need help. Luckily, our community has a lively and supportive AA community. Whether you hit up a meeting at Colorado State University or one at a local church, there are plenty of folks in the area who would love to see you get sober.

Is Alcohol Making Your Life Hard? AA Might Be Able to Help

“I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don’t want to be.” – AA, The Big Book

Alcoholics Anonymous was the original 12-step fellowship group, founded in the 1930s by two alcoholics who found a solution to their drinking problem. They proceeded to share this solution with others who continued to do the same. There are thousands of meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous every day worldwide.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a free way to find a solution to your drinking problem; after all, “the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.” There is no fee to attend an AA meeting, only a requested donation if you have the ability to do so.

There are a few Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Wellington, Colorado each week. They are listed below. There are more meetings held nearby in Fort Collins, less than 15 miles outside of the city. You can find the full directory of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Northern Colorado here.

AA Meetings in (or near) Wellington, CO

Please note: You’ll notice that some meetings are labeled “closed”. These meetings are not open to new members. Although most sessions are open to all, certain groups close their meetings in order to facilitate smaller, more intimate sessions. If you’d like to attend one of these meetings, you should go to a few open ones first.

Monday

7:00 AM
Breakfast with Bill & Bob
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
300 West Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521

This is an open, discussion-based meeting. Everyone’s invited. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

The meeting takes place in the basement of the building.

12:00 PM
High Noon Group
Christ Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is a closed meeting. Only committed members of the Program are invited.

12:00 PM
Women in Recovery
Saint John’s Lutheran Church
305 East Elizabeth Street
Fort Collins, CO 80534

This is an open meeting for women. Any and all women who want to get sober are invited.

The facility is wheelchair accessible.

7:00 PM
Rebellion Dogs
Plymouth Congregational Church
916 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

This meeting focuses on the 11th step—ongoing prayer and meditation. Attendees get together to pray to or meditate on their higher power (whatever that may be).

7:00 PM
Men’s Monday Meeting
Shepherd of the Hills Church
1200 South Taft Hill Road
Fort Collins, CO 80521

This is an open meeting for men. Any man who is looking for a place to connect with other recovering addicts is welcome.

Tuesday

7:00 AM
Breakfast with Bill & Bob
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
300 West Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521

This is an open AA meeting. All are welcome The facility is wheelchair accessible.

The meeting takes place downstairs.

12:00 PM
Spring Creek Group
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is a closed meeting. Only committed members of the Program are invited.

6:00 PM
Campus Group
Plymouth Congregational Church
916 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

This is an open AA meeting. Everyone is invited. But, the second Tuesday of each month is reserved for beginners and first-timers.

If you’re a student at Colorado State and you feel like your drinking habit might be getting out of control, this meeting might be helpful for you.

7:30 PM
Independence Group
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
2000 Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open discussion meeting. All are welcome!

Wednesday

7:00 AM
Breakfast with Bill & Bob
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
300 West Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521

This is an open, discussion-based meeting. Everyone’s invited. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

The meeting takes place in the basement of the building.

12:00 PM
High Noon Group
Christ Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is a closed meeting. Only committed members of the Program are invited.

12:00 PM
Step Sisters Discussion Group
Harmony Presbyterian Church
400 Boardwalk Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting for women. Any woman who has a strong desire to get sober is welcome. Attendees discuss the Twelve Steps and their recovery progress.

The facility has wheelchair access.

12:00 PM
Keep it Simple
Peak Community Church
500 Matthews Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open meeting. Everyone’s invited.

7:30 PM
Common Solution Group
Christ Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open AA meeting. Babysitters are available so feel free to bring your young ones.

The facility is handicap accessible.

Thursday

6:30 PM
Grateful Harvest
Harvest Farm
4240 East Colorado Rd. 66
Wellington, CO 80549

This is an open AA meeting. It’s open to everyone, but they’re currently looking for seasoned members to come in and sponsor newer members. So, if you have a few years of sobriety under your belt, this could be a great home meeting for you.

The meeting takes place in the farm’s office building. No smoking allowed.

12:00 PM
High Noon Group
Christ Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is a closed meeting. Only committed members of the Program are invited.

7:00 PM
Acceptance Group
Harmony Presbyterian Church
400 Boardwalk Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open, LGBT AA meeting. If you’re a member of the LGBT community and you have a strong desire to get sober, this might be the perfect place for you to find support.

7:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
Zion Lutheran Church
8322 2nd Street
Wellington, CO 80549

9:00 PM
Fan the Flame
Christ Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting. All are welcome.

Looking for a recovery group to meet up with on Thursday nights? This meeting could be the one for you!

Friday

7:00 AM
Breakfast with Bill & Bob
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
300 West Mountain Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80521

This is an open AA meeting. All are welcome The facility is wheelchair accessible.

The meeting takes place downstairs.

12:00 Noon
Big Book Enthusiast
Christ Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open Big Book study session. Members gather to discuss the Book and other sobriety literature.

5:30 PM
Happy Destiny Group
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church
2000 Stover Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open discussion meeting. All are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

7:30 PM
Let Them Eat Cake
Peak Community Church
500 Matthews Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open AA meeting. Every week, they celebrate their members’ birthdays.

7:30 PM
Rule 62 Young People’s Meeting
Christ Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting for young folks. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Saturday

11:00 AM
Y’all Ain’t Gonna Believe This Group
Christ Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting for beginners and first-timers. So, if you’re just entering in the Program, this could be a good place for you to get started.

On the last Saturday of each month, the group celebrates its members’ birthdays.

5:30 PM
We Are Not Saints Group
Peak Community Church
500 Matthews Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is a closed AA meeting. Only committed members of the Program are welcome.

7:00 PM
No Wrong Way
Dazbog Coffee Store
401 Mason Court #105
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open meeting. This meeting takes a non-religious approach to the Twelve Steps. If you’re interested in AA but uncomfortable about the “higher power” aspect, you might find a home in this meeting.

The group meets in the basement of Dazbog Coffee.

7:30 PM
I Surrender
Harvest Farm
4240 E. Colorado Rd. 66
Wellington, CO 80549

This is an open meeting. Everyone who wants to get sober is invited.

The meeting takes place in the farm’s office building. No smoking allowed.

Disclaimer: Neither AspenRidge North nor our affiliates are associated with any of the meetings listed above. Therefore, we cannot recommend any of these meetings over another or be held accountable for an individual’s experience at the meeting.

Narcotics Anonymous: A Support Network for Colorado Drug Addicts

NA was the second Anonymous 12-step fellowship after AA. The two groups are similar, although the Narcotics group is aimed specifically at drug addicts instead of alcoholics. They use the same twelve steps as AA but are reworked to deal with drug addiction.

Members of this group are addicted to everything from heroin and prescription opioids to cocainecrystal meth, and even marijuana. The group holds no biases against one substance over another. They’re simply eager to help other addicts get on the right path.

What are the Twelve Steps?

At the heart of both AA and NA is the Twelve Steps. This is a systematic approach designed to help people overcome their addictions.

Throughout the steps, or “The Program” as members to refer to it, addicts attempt to confront their past behaviors and work toward new, healthier ways of living.

The steps are as follows:

Step 1: Admit that you are powerless over your addiction and that your life has become unmanageable.

Step 2: Understand that a Power greater than yourself can help you return to sanity.

Step 3: Make the decision to turn your life and will over to the care of your Higher Power (whether that is a religious God, a non-religious god, or anything else that gives your life meaning).

Step 4: Make a “searching and fearless” moral inventory of yourself.

Step 5: Admit to your Higher Power, yourself, and another human being the exact nature of your wrongs.

Step 6: Become willing to remove all of those defects from your character.

Step 7: Humbly ask your Higher Power to help you remove your shortcomings.

Step 8: Make a list of everyone you’ve harmed and become willing to make amends to those people.

Step 9: Make direct amends to these people wherever possible, as long as doing so doesn’t harm them even more.

Step 10: Continue to take a personal inventory and admit your wrongdoings.

Step 11: Continue to improve your connection with a Higher Power through meditation and/or prayer.

Step 12: Carry this message to other addicts and be available to help them whenever possible.

Although this program doesn’t work for everyone, many addicts find that it’s a life-changing endeavor. If you’re struggling with addiction, the Steps could be just what you need to get back on the right path.

NA Meetings Near Wellington, CO

Unfortunately, there aren’t any NA meetings in Wellington proper. But, nearby Fort Collins and other nearby cities offer multiple meetings every day of the week. You can find the full Northern Colorado meeting schedule here.

Please note: All meeting times and locations are subject-to-change. For the most up-to-date listings, check out the official Narcotics Anonymous website.

Sunday

10:30 AM
Fun Addicts
Coffee Shop Basement
261 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open NA meeting. All are welcome!

10:30 AM
Addicts Under the Sun
Rolland Moore Park
2201 South Shields Street
Fort Collins, CO 80526

This is an open meeting. Everyone’s invited. The facility is handicap accessible.

The meeting takes place in the picnic area of the park.

3:00 PM
Fort Collins Women’s Meeting
Christ United Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is a closed meeting for women. Only women who are committed to the Program are invited.

The meeting takes place in Room #107 at the Church.

7:00 PM
Miracle on Oak Street
Community of Christ Church
220 East Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is a closed meeting. The meeting format varies from week to week.

Parking is available on the west side of the building.

7:00 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
3448 North Taft Avenue
Loveland, CO 80538

This is an open NA meeting. All are welcome.

Monday

12:00 PM
When at the End of the Road Group
Trinity Lutheran Church
Fireside Room
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open NA meeting. All are welcome.

6:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
All Saints Episcopal Church
3448 North Taft Avenue
Loveland, CO 80538

This is an open NA meeting. Anyone who wants to overcome drug addiction is welcome to join.

7:00 PM
Open Participation Meeting
Christ United Methodist Church
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open meeting. All are welcome.

The meeting takes place in the basement. Enter the building through the door on the eastern side.

7:00 PM
No Matter What!
Trinity Lutheran Church
Fireside Room
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited!

Tuesday

12:00 PM
When at the End of the Road Group
Trinity Lutheran Church
Fireside Room
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

6:15 PM
Big Book Study Group
First Christian Church
530 Walnut Street
Windsor, CO 80550

This is an open study session. Members gather to discuss the Big Book and how it applies to their personal recovery journeys.

7:00 PM
Recovery SWAG’D Out
Community of Christ Church
220 East Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open NA meeting. All are welcome.

Parking is available on the western side of the building.

Wednesday

7:00 AM
Morning Fireside Meeting
Trinity Lutheran Church
Fireside Room
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting. If you’re looking for some midweek support on Wednesday mornings, this could be a great meeting for you.

The facility is wheelchair accessible.

12:00 PM
When at the End of the Road Group
Trinity Lutheran Church
Fireside Room
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited to join.

The facility is handicap accessible.

7:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
Community of Christ Church
220 East Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open NA meeting. All are welcome!

Thursday

12:00 PM
Beginners Meeting
Community of Christ Church
220 East Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open meeting for newcomers. If you’re looking to start your recovery journey, this could be a great meeting for you!

Parking is available on the western side of the building.

12:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
Trinity Lutheran Church
Fireside Room
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open NA meeting. Everyone is welcome.

The facility is handicap accessible.

6:45 PM
Steps and Traditions Roulette
Peace with Christ Lutheran Church
1412 West Swallow Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

This is an open discussion meeting. Attendees gather to share their stories and offer support.

7:00 PM
Miracle on Oak Street (Beginners Meeting)
Community of Christ Church
220 East Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open meeting for beginners and first-timers. If you’re considering NA for the first time, this might be a great meeting for you.

There’s parking available on the western side of the church.

Friday

12:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
Trinity Lutheran Church
Fireside Room
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open NA meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Babysitting is available so feel free to bring your kids!

6:00 PM
Addicts Book Club
Community of Christ Church (upstairs room)
220 East Oak Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open Big Book study session. Members gather to talk about the Book and discuss how it relates to their recovery journey.

7:30 PM
Candlelight Discussion Meeting
Trinity Lutheran Church
Sun Room
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open candlelight meeting. Everyone is welcome to join.

Friday nights can be difficult for recovering addicts. If the end of the week is particularly triggering for you, this meeting could be beneficial.

Saturday

11:00 AM
DrugBusters
First Presbyterian Church
531 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open NA meeting. All are welcome.

The meeting takes place in the basement.

7:30 PM
Open Step Study Session
Trinity Lutheran Church
Fireside Room
301 East Stuart Street
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting. Members gather to discuss the 12 Steps and their journey in the recovery process.

Babysitters are available so feel free to bring your children. The facility is handicap accessible.

Important note: Neither AspenRidge North nor our affiliates are associated with any of the meetings listed above. Therefore, we cannot recommend any of these meetings over another or be held accountable for an individual’s experience at the meeting.

Al-Anon and Alateen: Recovery Support for Families

Al-Anon and Alateen provide support for the friends and family members of alcoholics and addicts. Addiction is truly a family disease. The behavior of the addict or alcoholic affects everyone around them.

These programs provide a tailored version of the twelve steps to help those people who love addicts. They provide a path to freedom that the addict’s loved ones deserve.

There are currently no meetings in Wellington, Colorado but you can find meetings in nearby cities. The full meeting directory is located online here.

Al-Anon and Alateen Meetings

Sunday

9:30 AM
As We Understood
Poudre Valley Hospital Basement Room #C0143
1204 South Lemay Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open meeting. Enter the building through the courtyard.

10:30 AM
How Al-Anon Works Beginner’s Meeting
Poudre Valley Hospital Basement Room #C0143
1204 South Lemay Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open meeting for beginners and first-timers.

Just getting started? This could be a great meeting for you!

Monday

3:30 PM
Fort Collins Alateen
Peace Lutheran Church
1312 West Swallow Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526

This is an open meeting. Enter the building through the door on the east side.

7:15 PM
The Broad Highway of Recovery
PEAK Community Church
500 Matthews Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open meeting. Access the building through the door on the western side.

Tuesday

5:30 PM
Al-Anon Campus Group
First Presbyterian Church
531 South College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open meeting. Enter the building through the southwest door.

7:00 PM 
Into Action
Christ Methodist Church Basement Room #15
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open Al-Anon meeting. All are welcome.

Enter through the side of the building.

Wednesday

1:00 PM
Free to Be
Timberline Church
2908 South Timberline Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open Al-Anon meeting. Access the building through the southern entry.

7:30 PM 
Beginner’s Meeting for Newcomers
Christ Methodist Church Basement Room #15
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday

5:30 PM
Parents Sharing Strength
Redeemer Lutheran Church
7755 Greenstone Trail
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open Al-Anon meeting. Access the building through the southern entry.

Friday

9:30 AM
Friendship Al-Anon Family Group
Christ Methodist Church Basement Room #15
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting. All are welcome.

Saturday

9:30 AM
Saturday Serenity
Christ Methodist Church Basement Room #15
301 East Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80525

This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.

11:00 AM
Camino al Cambio
Poudre Valley Hospital Basement Room #C0143
1204 South Lemay Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

This is an open, Spanish-speaking Al-Anon meeting.

Getting Clean and Sober in Wellington, Colorado

It is possible for you to get sober no matter what your circumstances are. At AspenRidge Recovery Fort Collins, we’ve spent a lot of time around addicts. We’ve been lucky enough to see many addicts turn their lives around.

Even if life seems hopeless right now, there’s still a chance for you to get clean. It’s important, however, that you find a community of like-minded people.

The AA and NA meetings in Wellington and nearby cities offer you the opportunity to connect with other recovering addicts. We highly recommend that you check them out.

Along with these Wellington addiction resources, AspenRidge Recovery Fort Collins is ready to help. For treatment, contact us today by calling (866) 957-6941. Learn about our treatment options and begin the process with insurance verification

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