Arlington Addiction Resources

Arlington, Washington Overdose, Support, & Treatment Addiction Resources

A medium-sized town in northern Snohomish County, Arlington is part of the Seattle Metropolitan Area.

And while it doesn’t have the same big-city vibe as the larger metropolis nearby, it does still struggle with problems that tend to be considered more urban.

Drug and alcohol addiction, for example, is a serious problem in Arlington, just as it is in Seattle. In fact, Snohomish County accounts for more than 18% of all heroin-related deaths statewide, even though it only makes up about 10% of the state’s total population.

It’s vital, then, that residents in this area know exactly where to turn to when it comes to getting help for substance use disorders.

This complete guide to addiction resources in Arlington, WA aims to do just that by highlighting overdose help, local support groups, and nearby professional treatment options.

The Dangers of Overdosing

An overdose is without a doubt one of the most terrifying outcomes of a substance use disorder.

Drug Overdose

Not only can they lead to lifelong problems like permanent organ and brain damage, but they can (and often do) also result in death.

In fact, the number of fatal overdoses in the United States is also on the rise. In 2017 alone more than 70 thousand Americans lost their lives to a drug overdose. That’s up 316% from 1999.

Drug overdoses have gotten so common today that they’re now the number one cause of death among Americans under 55 years old.

Today more than ever, then, it’s vital to know the signs of an overdose and what to do to treat one.

Not all overdoses look alike.

Below is a list of the most common signs of an overdose among the most widely abused drugs today.

Alcohol – Despite its legality and wide availability, alcohol is still quite dangerous – especially when consumed in excess. Here are some of the signs of alcohol poisoning to watch out for:

  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute)
  • Irregular breathing (a gap of more than 10 seconds between breaths)
  • Blue-tinged skin or pale skin
  • Low body temperature (hypothermia)
  • Passing out (unconsciousness) and can't be awakened

Prescription Opioids – These drugs can be incredibly helpful in treating serious pain. But they’re also incredibly addictive and particularly dangerous. Some signs of an overdose on prescription opioids like OxyContin or Vicodin include:

  • Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
  • Falling asleep or loss of consciousness
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Choking or gurgling sounds
  • Limp body
  • Pale, blue, or cold skin

Cocaine – A white, powdery stimulant, cocaine has long been one of the most recognizable illicit drugs. Some signs of an overdose on coke may include:

  • Seizures
  • Loss of awareness of surroundings
  • Loss of urine control
  • High body temperature, severe sweating
  • High blood pressure, very fast heart rate or irregular heart rhythm
  • Bluish color of the skin
  • Fast or difficulty breathing
  • Death

Benzodiazepines – Drugs like Xanax and Ativan are both typically used to treat depression or anxiety. But recreational use of these drugs is also becoming more common. And they can be deadly too. Here are some benzo overdose signs to watch out for.

  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Nystagmus (repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements)
  • Hallucinations
  • Slurred speech
  • Ataxia (lack of muscle coordination)
  • Coma
  • Hypotonia (overly relaxed muscles)
  • Weakness
  • Altered mental status, impairment of thinking
  • Poor memory
  • Shallow breathing
  • Low blood pressure

HeroinThis is perhaps the most notorious illicit drug on the market today. And part of the reason for that is because heroin is just as deadly as it is addictive. The signs of a heroin overdose usually include:

AIRWAYS AND LUNGS 

  • No breathing
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow and difficult breathing 

EYES, EARS, NOSE, AND THROAT 

  • Dry mouth
  • Extremely small pupils, sometimes as small as the head of a pin (pinpoint pupils)
  • Discolored tongue 

HEART AND BLOOD 

  • Low blood pressure
  • Weak pulse 

SKIN 

  • Bluish-colored nails and lips 

STOMACH AND INTESTINES 

  • Constipation
  • Spasms of the stomach and intestines 

NERVOUS SYSTEM 

  • Coma
  • Delirium
  • Disorientation
  • Drowsiness
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements

Crystal Meth – A terrifying stimulant, crystal meth can lead to days-long binges that can wreak havoc on the body. Some signs of a meth overdose include:

  • Agitation
  • Chest pain
  • Coma or unresponsiveness (in extreme cases)
  • Heart attack
  • Irregular or stopped heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Very high body temperature
  • Kidney damage and possibly kidney failure
  • Paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Stroke

An overdose is a serious medical problem that calls for serious medical care. As such, if you spot the signs of an overdose above, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you are alone and have to leave the side of the victim for even a minute, be sure to put them into the recovery position. This simple yet effective step is one of the best ways to prevent a range of serious complications from occurring.

The operators on the other end of the line will send an ambulance to your location. In the meantime, they’ll likely ask a range of questions to get a better understanding of the situation. These questions may include:

  • What is the age, sex, height, and weight of the victim?
  • What’s their current condition?
  • What drug caused the overdose and when was it last used?
  • Does the victim have a history of substance abuse?
  • Do they have a prescription for the drug?

Answering each of these questions honestly and accurately is key to ensuring the best possible outcome.

The operator may also tell you to administer CPR or perform other treatment measures like inducing vomiting. Try to follow the instructions as completely as you can.

Once the EMTs arrive, they’ll be able to take over treatment using specialized tools and overdose-reversing medications like naloxone. They’ll also likely transfer the victim to a hospital for more complete care.

Local Support Groups Near Arlington, Washington

Addiction is a serious disorder. Tortuous withdrawals, overpowering cravings, and unexpected triggers can all very easily lead to re-occurring relapses without the right kind of help.

That’s why it’s so important to build up a dedicated support network over the course of recovery. These networks can help keep recovering addicts motivated to stay sober and help prevent a full-blown relapse after a crisis event.

And one of the best places to find this kind of support is in a local support group. These groups are often free to attend, and many take place nearly every day of the week. Below are some of the best local support groups in the Arlington area.

The original 12-step group, Alcoholics Anonymous has been around since 1935. And since then, its membership has grown to more than 2.1 million across the world.

Arlington Alcoholics Anonymous

One of the best things about this group is the fact that meetings are usually incredibly easy to find. And on top of that, they are 100% free and value member anonymity – a key characteristic given the numerous stigmas attached to addiction.

Below are some of the closest AA groups around.

SUNDAY

SISCO HEIGHTS
Sunday at 7:00 pm
5.7 miles away
Sisco Heights Comm Club
13527 99th Avenue Northeast
Arlington, Washington

MONDAY

DIVIDING LINE
Monday at 6:30 am
3.6 miles away
Buzz Inn
5200 172nd Street Northeast
Arlington, Washington

M & M
Monday at 9:15 am
4.6 miles away
Alpine Recovery
16404 Smokey Point Boulevard
Arlington, Washington

NEW BEGINNINGS WOMEN'S Women
Monday at 10:00 am
6 miles away
Peace Lutheran
1717 Ole Larson Road
Silvana, Washington

GRAVEYARD SHIFT AA
Monday at 3:50 pm
2 miles away
Private Residence
22332 40th Drive Northeast
Arlington, Washington

YOU'RE NOT ALONE
Monday at 5:30 pm
9.9 miles away
Damascus Road Ch
1050 State Avenue
Marysville, Washington

A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW
Monday at 6:30 pm
0.8 miles away
Arlington Free Methodist
730 East Highland Drive
Arlington, Washington

SISTERS IN SOBRIETY
Monday at 6:30 pm
0.8 miles away
Arlington Free Methodist
730 East Highland Drive
Arlington, Washington

WITS END WARRIORS
Monday at 7:00 pm
0.3 miles away
Haller Park
1100 West Avenue
Arlington, Washington

ARLINGTON MONDAY NITE
Monday at 7:00 pm
0.1 miles away
St. Andrew Orthodox Christian
230 East Burke Avenue
Arlington, Washington

STEP A MONTH DOUGHNUT
Monday at 7:30 pm
9.1 miles away
St. Phillip's Episcopal
4312 84th Street Northeast
Marysville, Washington

TUESDAY

A NEW MORNING
Tuesday at 10:00 am
9.1 miles away
St. Phillip's Episcopal
4312 84th Street Northeast
Marysville, Washington

A VISION FOR YOU
Tuesday at Noon
6 miles away
Peace Lutheran
1717 Ole Larson Road
Silvana, Washington

HAPPY HOUR
Tuesday at 5:15 pm
4 miles away
Trafton School
12616 Jim Creek Road
Arlington, Washington

KEYSTONE MEETING
Tuesday at 6:30 pm
5.7 miles away
Sisco Heights Comm Club
13527 99th Avenue Northeast
Arlington, Washington

BURNING DESIRE
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
4.6 miles away
Alpine Recovery
16404 Smokey Point Boulevard
Arlington, Washington

WOMAN TO WOMAN Women
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
8.5 miles away
Word of Life Church
9028 51st Ave NE
Marysville, Washington

ARLINGTON
Tuesday at 8:00 pm
0.5 miles away
Immaculate Conception Ch
1200 East 5th Street
Arlington, Washington

WEDNESDAY

XMARYSVILLE YOUTH RECOVERY GRP
Wednesday at 5:30 pm
9.1 miles away
St. Phillip's Episcopal
4312 84th Street Northeast
Marysville, Washington

MARYSVILLE
Wednesday at 8:00 pm
9.1 miles away
St Phillps Episcopal Church
4312 84th St NE
Marysville, Washington

THURSDAY

MARYSVILLE THURSDAY MORNING GROUP
Thursday at 10:00 am
9.1 miles away
St Phillps Episcopal Church
4312 84th St NE
Marysville, Washington

THURSDAY ARLINGTON NOONER
Thursday at Noon
0.2 miles away
Arlington United Ch
338 North Macleod Avenue
Arlington, Washington

RIDING FREE IN SOBRIETY
Thursday at 5:30 pm
0.4 miles away
American Legion Hall
115 North Olympic Avenue
Arlington, Washington

STILLEY VALLEY
Thursday at 7:00 pm
0.8 miles away
Arlington Free Methodist
730 East Highland Drive
Arlington, Washington

QUILCEDA
Thursday at 7:00 pm
6.8 miles away
Seventh-Day Adventist
12012 51st Avenue Northeast
Marysville, Washington

FRIDAY

THE LUNCH BUNCH
Friday at Noon
3.6 miles away
Denny's Restaurant
2202 State Route 530 Northeast
Arlington, Washington

SMOKEY POINT YOUNG PEOPLES
Friday at 6:00 pm
4.6 miles away
Alpine Recovery
16404 Smokey Point Boulevard
Arlington, Washington

CLEAN TEAM
Friday at 7:00 pm
0.4 miles away
American Legion Hall
115 North Olympic Avenue
Arlington, Washington

SMOKEY PT BIG BOOK / LITERATURE STUDY
Friday at 7:30 pm
9.1 miles away
St Phillps Episcopal Church
4312 84th St NE
Marysville, Washington

FRIDAY NIGHTERS
Friday at 8:00 pm
9.3 miles away
Marysville School Admin Bldg
4220 80th Street Northeast
Marysville, Washington

SATURDAY

FOG LIFTERS
Saturday at 7:30 am
3.6 miles away
Buzz Inn
5200 172nd Street Northeast
Arlington, Washington

ARLINGTON STUDY
Saturday at 7:00 pm
3.7 miles away
Stillaquamish Senior Ctr
18218 Smokey Point Boulevard
Arlington, Washington

Narcotics Anonymous was one of the first offshoots of AA. It uses the 12-step model (which is endorsed by NIDA) to help treat substance addictions of all kinds – not just alcoholism.

However, meetings may not be as easy to find in some areas compared to AA. But luckily, there are still plenty of NA groups in and around Arlington. Below are some of the closest.

SUNDAY

Old Snohomish Library
Sunday at 5:00 PM
1st & Cedar Street
Snohomish, WA 98290
Map
Open

American Legion
Sunday at 6:00 PM
115 N Olympic Avenue
Arlington, WA 98223-1335
Map
Open

Saint Peter's Lutheran Church
Sunday at 6:00 PM
6309 South Wilson Place
Clinton, WA 98236-9500
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Sunday at 7:00 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

MONDAY

Trinity Lutheran Church
Monday at 12:00 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Monday at 6:30 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Closed

1607 4th St
Monday at 7:00 PM
1607 4th Street
Marysville, WA 98270-5013
Map
Open

Cascade View Presbyterian Church
Monday at 7:00 PM
1030 East Casino Road
Everett, WA 98203-6537
Map
Open

Longshoreman's Hall
Monday at 7:30 PM
1016 Hewitt Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Cumulus Park
Monday at 8:15 PM
16404 Smokey Point Boulevard Suite 109
Arlington, WA 98223-8417
Map
Closed

TUESDAY

Trinity Lutheran Church
Tuesday at 12:00 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Tuesday at 5:15 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Old Snohomish Library
Tuesday at 7:00 PM
1st & Cedar Street
Snohomish, WA 98290
Map
Open

Hillcrest Church
Tuesday at 7:30 PM
1830 South 13th Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Map
Open

Pinehurst Baptist Church
Tuesday at 7:30 PM
1902 Madison Street
Everett, WA 98203-5315
Map
Open

WEDNESDAY

Trinity Lutheran Church
Wednesday at 12:00 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Wednesday at 6:30 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Flapjack Restaurant
Wednesday at 7:00 PM
519 Delta
Marysville, WA 98270
Map
Closed

First Congregational United Church of Christ
Wednesday at 7:30 PM
2624 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

THURSDAY

Trinity Lutheran Church
Thursday at 12:00 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Bridge Church of Snohomish
Thursday at 6:30 PM
6016 99th Avenue SE
Snohomish, WA 98290-1322
Map
Open

Vision Church
Thursday at 7:30 PM
1917 California Street
Everett, WA 98201-3602
Map
Open

Hillcrest Church
Thursday at 7:30 PM
1830 South 13th Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Map
Open

FRIDAY

Trinity Lutheran Church
Friday at 12:00 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Stillaguamish Senior Center
Friday at 7:00 PM
18308 Smokey Point Boulevard
Arlington, WA 98223-7825
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Friday at 7:00 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Closed

First Presbyterian Church
Friday at 7:00 PM
2936 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Langley Methodist Church
Friday at 7:00 PM
3rd & Anthes
Langley, WA 98260
Map
Open

SATURDAY

Buzz Inn Restaurant
Saturday at 9:00 PM
3121 Broadway
Everett, WA 98201-4420
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday at 10:30 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday at 1:00 PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

American Legion
Saturday at 7:00 PM
115 N Olympic Avenue
Arlington, WA 98223-1335
Map
Open

Providence Hospital
Saturday at 7:00 PM
916 Pacific Avenue
Everett, WA 98201-4147
Map
Open

Skagit Valley Hospital
Saturday at 7:00 PM
1415 East Kincaid Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Map
Open

While addicts themselves do suffer over the course of an addiction, they aren’t the only ones who are hurt along the way. Friends, family members, and even coworkers can all experience significant problems due to another person’s drinking.

Al-Anon for Friends and Family

Al-Anon was created to address these individuals in particular. It uses the 12-step model to support these often-unsupported victims of addiction and promotes healing for thousands every year.

There are quite a few Al-Anon meetings around to have a look at.

Arlington Tuesday AFG
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Immaculate Conception Hall
1200 E 5th St, Arlington, WA, 98223, USA
Meets in basement
0.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Serenity Station AFG
Monday 6:00 PM
Arlington Free Methodist Church
730 E Highland Dr, Arlington, WA, 98223, USA
Park in back and use back door
0.8 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Friday Solutions AFG
Friday 7:00 PM
Alpine Recovery Services
16404 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington, WA, 98223, USA
Suite 109
4.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Silvana Serenity AFG
Wednesday 10:30 AM
Peace Lutheran Church
1717 Ole Larson Rd, Silvana, WA, 98287, USA
6.0 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Check It Out AFG
Wednesday 10:30 AM
Word of Life Church
9028 51st Ave NE, Marysville, WA, 98270, USA
8.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Easy Does It AFG
Monday 10:00 AM
St Phillips Episcopal Church
4312 84th St NE, Marysville, WA, 98270, USA
9.1 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access
Child Care
Fragrance-Free

New Beginnings AFG
Friday 8:00 PM
Marysville School Dist Admin Bldg Ctr
4220 80th St NE, Marysville, WA, 98270, USA
Strawberry room 42 ; use west side door; aa same time
9.3 miles away
Handicap Access

Young people in particular can have a hard time getting the support they need to heal from a friend or loved one’s drinking. Not only are they in a particularly formative point in their lives, but many groups are populated by people 2 or 3 times their age. And that can make sharing uncomfortable.

Alateen is a 12-step group made exclusively for young people. By surrounding members with young people just like them, they can finally open up to support and get the healing they need.

Below are some of the closest Alateen meetings around Arlington, WA.

We Welcome You Alateen
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Immaculate Conception Church
1200 E 5th St, Arlington, WA, 98223, USA
Age range 11-19. Basement
0.5 miles away

Serenity Station Alateen
Monday 6:00 PM
Free Methodist Church-Arlington
730 East Highland Dr, Arlington, WA, 98223, USA
Age range 11-18. Enter from Rear Parking Lot
0.8 miles away
Handicap Access

Granite Serenity Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
General Care Granite Falls at the Village
302 N Alder Ave, Granite Falls, WA, 98252, USA
Age range 11-19. In cafeteria
10.8 miles away
Handicap Access

Healing Hearts Alateen
Monday 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church
1702 Main St, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258, USA
Age range 12-20.
13.1 miles away
Handicap Access

Absolutely Awesome Alateen
Monday 6:30 PM
Faith Community Fellowship
1427 Monte Vista Drive, Mount Vernon, WA, 98273, USA
Age range 9-18. Front door
17.8 miles away

Hope Through Alateen
Thursday 9:00 AM
Darrington High School
1085 Fir Street, Darrington, WA, 98241, USA
Age range 12-19.
24.3 miles away
Handicap Access

The family group branch of Narcotics Anonymous, Nar-Anon helps members cope with and heal from their friend or loved one’s substance abuse problems.

And like Al-Anon, some of the most common topics discussed may include:

Below are some of the closest Nar-Anon groups to choose from.

No Matter What
Washington Trucking Yard
6615-172nd St NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Small building on the left immediately upon enter the yard.
Thursday
7:00pm

Moving Mountains
Providence Hospital (Pacific Campus)
916 Pacific Avenue
Everett, Washington 98201
Meets in Monte Cristo Room
Saturday
9:00am

South Whidbey Nar-Anon
6309 S. Wilson Place
Clinton, Washington 98236
Tuesday
7:00pm

Helping Hands
First Presbyterian Church
1306 Lakeview Ave.
Snohomish, Washington 98290
Tuesday
7:00pm

Growing up in an alcoholic home can lead to serious trauma and problems that can end up lasting well into adulthood. And for many, that can make living a happy and functional life quite difficult.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (AcoA) Meetings in the Area

Adult Children of Alcoholics or ACoA is a 12-step group focused on helping these individuals in particular. And it’s been a vital source of healing and support for many people all over the world.

There are a few ACoA meetings nearby to have a look at.

WASHINGTON, Everett ( Snohomish)
Friday 05:30 pm
Everett ACA- We meet at Providence hospital, Pacific Campus, in the Monte Cristo Room, main floor across from the Café. We have no storage on site, so BYO, Red Book, and coffee. We do not sell literature at this time.
Providence Hospital, 916 Pacific Ave, 98290
(English) , Discussion, Book Study, Wheelchair Access, Non Smoking
Non Smoking 

WASHINGTON, Freeland ( Island) 
Monday 07:00 pm
-This meeting is being held at Carole's Barber Shop
5565 s lotto ave, 98249
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Book Study, Steps, Needs Support,

Washington, Lynwood ( King) 
Saturday 10:00 AM
Saturday 10am-Please park in the back and enter through the back door at the Lynnwood Alano Club, as the front door will be locked.
4001 198th Street SW, 98036
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Steps, Book Study, Fellowship Text, 
Non Smoking 

Not all programs are based on the 12- step model. And that can be welcome news for those who don’t necessarily prescribe to the same beliefs that this model endorses.

One of the best 12-step alternatives out there is SMART Recovery. These groups are built on empowering recovering addicts with evidence-based techniques and strategies founded in hard science. They’re also led by certified instructors rather than members themselves.

And luckily, there are quite a few SMART Recovery groups nearby.

Burlington, Washington – Monday at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
910 South Anacortes Street
98233 Burlington Washington
Meeting: #1700
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Burlington, Washington – Wednesday at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
910 South Anacortes Street
98233 Burlington Washington
Meeting: #1701
Public Standard

Burlington, Washington – Wednesday at 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
910 South Anacortes Street
98233 Burlington Washington
Meeting: #2590
Public Standard

Burlington, Washington-Thursday 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
910 South Anacortes Street
98233 Burlington Washington
Meeting: #3645
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Sometimes making it into an in-person meeting can be tough. Maybe a busy schedule prevents you from getting in. Or maybe it’s a lack of reliable transportation.

Online Support Groups to Consider

But no matter the cause, there are still flexible options available that provide welcome support. And online support groups are some of the best.

These groups only require a smart device/computer and an internet connection to attend. And that means that recovering addicts can get the support they need no matter where they are.

Below is a list of online support groups to help you get started.

Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

While support alone is a vital part of a recovery program, it often doesn't provide the level of care necessary to quit an addictive substance altogether. This is especially true during the first few months of quitting.

That’s where professional treatment programs come in. These programs are designed to offer the necessary care and support required to give recovering addicts the absolute best chance at staying clean for good.

That’s because they use only evidence-based strategies and therapies that have been proven to help substance abusers recover in the long-term. And they offer the best chances at sobriety out of any recovery program.

In general, there are two main types of professional treatment programs: detoxification programs and rehabilitation programs.

Detoxification is the very first step of a professional program. That’s because it deals with the initial stage of quitting known as withdrawal.

Over the course of an addiction, the body becomes so accustomed to an addictive substance that it becomes unable to function normally without it. And once that substance is given up, the body has to re-adjust. This can often cause uncomfortable symptoms known as withdrawals.

Some of the most common withdrawals may include:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Irritability
  • Paranoia
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

These symptoms can be so problematic that many addicts tend to turn back to using just to get some form of relief.

A professional detox program does two things. First, it prevents relapse by treating these symptoms and making the process of withdrawal far more comfortable. And two, it prevents and treats serious complications, some of which can be life-threatening.

Rehabilitation is the second stage of a professional program. And while detoxification was more focused on the physical effects of addiction, rehab is more concerned with treating the mental ones.

It uses one-on-one counseling, group talk sessions, and behavioral therapies to help reverse compulsive drug-seeking behaviors and give patients the healthy life strategies they need to stay sober for good.

There are three different types of rehab programs too.

  • InpatientInpatient programs are also known as residential programs. Here patients are required to actually stay at a treatment facility throughout the program. And while this allows for a higher level of care, it can also be quite disruptive to normal daily activities.
  • Outpatient – An outpatient program is much more flexible than an inpatient one. Treatment sessions tend to take place in the evenings several times a week, allowing patients to spend their days and nights as they wish. But this freedom can also mean a higher risk of relapse for some.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) – An IOP is an outpatient program where treatment sessions are longer and tend to occur more frequently throughout the week. It’s a step up from outpatient but still not quite as intensive as inpatient programs.

Although there are two addiction treatment centers in Arlington, they may not offer the level of care needed to kick an addiction to the curb for good. And for many residents, choosing to travel for treatment may end up being the far smarter option.

Deciding to travel opens up the door to plenty of other programs that can provide higher-quality services along with treatments that you may not be able to find nearby. In the end, the key to long-term success isn’t necessarily partnering with the closest facility, but rather partnering with the one that’s right for you.

But there are other benefits to leaving your hometown for treatment too. Below are just some of the best.

  • Helps solidify your commitment to recovery since its harder to quit
  • Lets you find facilities that have a better track record with your particular type of addiction
  • May offer you different medications that aren’t offered in nearby programs.
  • May help you find more comfortable amenities that can make recovery even easier
  • Offers more privacy and confidentiality since there’s less of a chance of running into someone you know.

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Northpoint Washington: The Premier Option for Addiction Treatment Around Arlington, Washington

As you can see, there are plenty of addiction resources in and around Arlington, Washington for residents to choose from. And thanks to them, no one has to suffer through an addiction without a dedicated source of support and healing.

And when it comes time to partner with a professional addiction treatment program, Northpoint Washington in Edmonds is less than an hour drive away.

At Northpoint, we are proud to offer the highest-quality drug rehab and alcohol detox/rehabilitation in the Pacific Northwest. Our inpatient programs are built on sound science and are each individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each of our patients.

Plus, we’re also nationally accredited by the Joint Commission – a testament to our quality services.

But we also know that our program isn’t right for everyone. And only a call with a qualified addiction specialist can help you determine if you’re a good fit.

We’re passionate about recovery at Northpoint. And we’d love to be a part of you or your loved one’s journey to sobriety. So please, contact us today to get started right now.

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