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Des Moines, Washington Overdose, Abuse, Addiction, & Treatment Resources

Located about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma, Des Moines is a medium-sized city that’s known for boating due to its easy access to the Puget Sound.

Like many other communities across the state and the U.S. as a whole, Des Moines is also struggling with a serious substance abuse problem.

King County as a whole continues to have the highest overdose death rates in the state, and though Des Moines isn’t as bad as surrounding areas like Seatac and Tukwila, the threat is still very real.

Thankfully, there are plenty of addiction resources in Des Moines to help people struggling with a substance abuse problem.

Whether you’re looking for help on what to do during an overdose, are trying to find local support groups nearby, or simply want to know more about education or professional treatment options, this guide will outline the best community resources for addiction in the area.

Overdose: A Very Real Danger of Substance Abuse

Without a doubt, one of the most tragic outcomes of too much drug or alcohol abuse is an overdose. These dangerous toxicity overloads not only cause permanent damage to the body and its internal organs but also can end up being deadly as well.

In fact, overdose death rates are higher than they’ve ever been. They’re so high today that drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.

A major driver in this rise in mortality is the opioid epidemic and specifically the potent prescription painkiller fentanyl.

But that doesn’t mean that other drugs like cocaine, benzodiazepines (Xanax and Ativan), crystal meth, and prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin aren’t at play here too.

And of course, there’s alcohol too, a drug that regularly kills almost 90 thousand Americans every year.

All addictive substances (even the legal ones) can be deadly when used improperly. And in order to minimize the harm that can result from an overdose on one of them, it’s crucial to know how to spot the signs of a serious problem.

The sooner you can, the lower the risk of permanent damage and death are going to be.

Not all overdoses are going to look the same. Each drug interacts with the body a little bit differently.

Below are the physical and mental signs of an overdose on one of the main types of addictive substances.

According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the most obvious signs of alcohol poisoning include:

  • 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

As MedlinePlus points out, some signs of overdosing on cocaine 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

If you think someone is overdosing on heroin, look for the following signs:

  • No breathing
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow and difficult breathing
  • Dry mouth
  • Extremely small pupils, sometimes as small as the head of a pin (pinpoint pupils)
  • Discolored tongue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Weak pulse
  • SKIN
  • Bluish-colored nails and lips
  • Constipation
  • Spasms of the stomach and intestines
  • Coma
  • Delirium
  • Disorientation
  • Drowsiness
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements

There are three types of prescription medications that are typically abused today: prescription opioids, benzodiazepines, and prescription stimulants.

Prescription Opioids

Similar to heroin, prescription opioids have the following symptoms of overdose:

  • The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
  • Their body goes limp
  • Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
  • They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
  • They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
  • Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops

Benzodiazepines

Overdosing on benzodiazepines like Xanax and Ativan usually cause symptoms such as:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coma

Prescription Stimulants

A prescription stimulant overdose may cause physical and psychological effects like:

  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Hyperactivity
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Stomach pain
  • Hallucinations
  • Panic
  • Aggressiveness
  • Fever of 106.7°F (41.5°C) or higher
  • Tremors
  • Hypertension
  • Heart attack
  • Break down of muscles, or rhabdomyolysis
  • Death

Some signs of a crystal meth overdose may 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

Once you’ve identified the signs of a drug or alcohol overdose, the most critical next step is contacting emergency services. Every second counts here so do not hesitate or assume that the victim will recover on their own.

Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Once you do contact emergency services, they’ll likely instruct you on how to administer care that can end up saving the person’s life. This may include doing CPR, getting them to vomit, or even just putting them into the recovery position.

Some information you can have on-hand before calling that may be helpful includes:

  • The person’s age and weight
  • What was the drug they overdosed on? Try to be as specific as possible, especially when it comes to prescription medications.
  • How much of the drug did they consume and when was it taken?
  • Was it taken normally or was it snorted, smoked, or injected?
  • Did they have a prescription for the drug?

In most cases, they'll also send an ambulance to your location. Emergency service workers will then likely take the victim to a nearby hospital.

Free Addiction Community Resources

Overcoming addiction is no easy task. And for many, the fear of having to pay an exorbitant amount of money to recover is enough to stop people from getting help at all. In fact, among the 16.9 million Americans who felt they needed treatment but didn’t receive it, almost one third didn’t do so because of the costs.

What’s surprising is professional treatment is actually cheaper than it’s ever been thanks to recent changes in federal legislature. Today, insurance providers are now required by law to offer financial support for addiction treatment, and some companies even cover the entire cost.

Plus, many treatment centers actually provide financing or full sponsorship as well.

However, there are plenty of other free resources for Des Moines residents to choose from too. These include support meetings like 12-step recovery groups and others as well as community outreach organizations.

12-Step Meetings Near Des Moines, WA

Some of the best free resources in Des Moines and across the country in general are 12-step support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

These groups will help keep you focused on recovery after a professional treatment program and can help you maintain a positive outlook on life, even when you’re at your lowest.

And most of all, they can provide emotional and motivational support for people who aren’t lucky enough to find it elsewhere.

One popular misconception about 12-step programs is that they are solely a faith-based recovery program – if you don’t believe in a certain religion, you can’t be a part of these groups.

This, however, is not true. Each 12-step group blatantly states that they do not discriminate against or affiliate with any religion. Added to that, atheists and agnostics are just as welcome in these groups as anyone else.

What’s important for Anonymous groups is recovery, not just spirituality.

By far one of the most widely-known 12-step support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is well-respected, widespread, and just a quick drive away from nearly every city in the country.

The group was founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio. In just five years, membership grew from 2 to 1,400 members in 1940. Since then, it’s grown to serve more than 2 million recovering alcoholics around the world and had over 120 thousand different groups in 2017.

It's free to join AA, and there are no membership dues or requirements. All that's needed to be a part of Alcoholics Anonymous is a desire to control your drinking.

On top of that, the support members receive here can be absolutely life-changing.

Unfortunately, there aren’t many meetings that take place within Des Moines itself. In fact, there are only three as of now:

Des Moines One Hour Reality Check
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Des Moines Methodist (Room 113)
22225 9th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198
This meeting is one hour long. An Al-Anon meeting takes place at the same time and in the same location.

Des Moines Midway
Tuesdays at 8:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend
Grace Lutheran
22975 24th Ave S
Des Moines, WA 98198

Living Sober
Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Damascus Homes (Entrance in rear)
22608 Marine View Dr. S #200
Des Moines, WA 98198

However, there is an enormous number of groups that meet in the surrounding areas. So whether the meetings above don't match up with your schedule or they just aren't the right fit, there are plenty of other choices nearby.

Here’s a list of AA meetings taking place near Des Moines.

SUNDAYS

Pass It On
Sundays at 8:30 AM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Sundays at Noon
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Sundays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On Women
Sundays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is for women only.

Pass It On
Sundays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Airport Earlybirds
Sundays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
IHOP
20402 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA 98198
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Breakfast With Bill W
Sundays at 8:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Dave's Diner
2825 S 188th St
SeaTac, WA 98188
This meeting serves breakfast.  This meeting is one hour long.

Still Stepping
Sundays at 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
McMicken Heights Baptist
3754 S 172nd St
SeaTac, WA 98188
This meeting is one hour long.

Kent Early Birds Group
Sundays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is one hour long.

Solid Sobriety Breakfast
Sundays at 9:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Golden Steer Restaurant
23826 104th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98031
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting serves breakfast.

Southend Fellowship
Sundays at 10:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Sundays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Un Dia A La Vez
Sundays at 4:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Southend Fellowship
Sundays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Step Sisters Women
Sundays at 5:30 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Kent Lutheran
336 2nd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is for women only. This meeting is one hour long.

Southend Fellowship
Sundays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Many Paths - Agnostic Atheist Friendly
Sundays at 10:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Burien Community Center (Eagle Landing Room)
14700 6th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is wheelchair accessible. This meeting is specifically for atheists/agnostics. This meeting is one hour long.

A New Beginning
Sundays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning Women
Sundays at 3:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is one hour long.

A New Beginning
Sundays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Sundays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Sundays at 9:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Sunday Morning Magic
Sundays at 9:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Cascade Behavioral Hospital (Room 171)
12844 Military Rd S
Tukwila WA, 98168
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

MONDAYS

Pass It On
Mondays at 8:00 AM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Pass It On
Mondays at Noon
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Mondays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Monday Nite Miracles
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
John Knox Presbyterian (Downstairs)
109 SW Normandy Rd
Normandy Park, WA 98166
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Pass It On
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Mondays at 10:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Airport Earlybirds
Mondays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
IHOP
20402 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA 98198
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Kent Early Birds Group
Mondays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is one hour long.

Southend Fellowship
Mondays at 10:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Mondays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Mondays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Trades In Recovery
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
IBEW Local 46 Union Hall #1
19802 62nd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Southend Fellowship
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Un Dia A La Vez
Mondays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Kent Group
Mondays at 8:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
First Christian of Kent
11717 SE 240th St
Kent, WA 98031

Kent East Group
Mondays at 8:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
St. James Episcopal
24447 94th Ave S
Kent, WA 98030

A New Beginning
Mondays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Mondays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Our Primary Purpose-12&12 Study
Mondays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Seattle Open Door Ch
625 SW 149th St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

El Camino A La Esperanza
Mondays at 6:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
La Esperanza Health Counseling Svcs
15405 1st Ave S
Burien, WA 98148
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting. This meeting is one hour long.

A New Beginning
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Tukwila Step By Step
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Foster-Tukwila Presbyterian
14401 56th Ave S
Tukwila WA, 98168

Sober Base
Mondays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Cascade Behavioral Hospital (Room 171)
12844 Military Rd S
Tukwila WA, 98168
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

TUESDAYS

Pass It On
Tuesdays at 8:00 AM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Pass It On
Tuesdays at Noon
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Tuesdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Airport Earlybirds
Tuesdays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
IHOP
20402 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA 98198
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Last Call Girls Women
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Prince of Peace Lutheran
19030 8th Ave S
SeaTac, WA 98148
This meeting is for women only. This meeting is one hour long.

Kent Early Birds Group
Tuesdays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is one hour long.

Southend Fellowship
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Tuesdays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is wheelchair accessible. This meeting is specifically for people new to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Southend Fellowship
Tuesdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting follows a Big Book Study format.  This meeting follows a Literature Study format.

Un Dia A La Vez
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Kent East Group
Tuesdays at 8:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
St. James Episcopal
24447 94th Ave S
Kent, WA 98030

Southend Tuesday Too
Tuesdays at 11:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Little Pat's Cafe
13611 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Tuesdays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Tuesdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Principles Before Personalities
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Seattle Open Door Ch
625 SW 149th St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Fry Bread
Tuesdays at 7:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St
Burien, WA 98166
An Alateen meeting takes place at the same time and location.

Sober Base
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Cascade Behavioral Hospital (Room 171)
12844 Military Rd S
Tukwila WA, 98168
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

WEDNESDAYS

Pass It On
Wednesdays at 8:00 AM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Pass It On
Wednesdays at Noon
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Wednesdays at 10:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Airport Earlybirds
Wednesdays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
IHOP
20402 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA 98198
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Kent Early Birds Group
Wednesdays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is one hour long.

Southend Fellowship
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Wednesdays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Accept-Ohm
Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Assoc Behavioral Health Ctr
841 Central Ave N
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Southend Fellowship
Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting follows a Literature Study format.  This meeting follows a Step Study format.

Un Dia A La Vez
Wednesdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Wednesday Big Book Study
Wednesdays at 11:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Little Pat's Cafe
13611 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting follows a Literature Study format.  This meeting follows a Big Book Study format.

A New Beginning
Wednesdays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Our Primary Purpose-Big Book Study
Wednesdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Seattle Open Door Ch
625 SW 149th St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Big Book Study format.

Many Paths - Agnostic Atheist Friendly
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is one hour long.

A New Beginning
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Burien Men's Group Men
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Seattle Open Door Ch
625 SW 149th St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is for men only.

Riverton Heights
Wednesdays at 8:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Cascade Behavioral Hospital (Room 171)
12844 Military Rd S
Tukwila WA, 98168
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

THURSDAYS

Pass It On
Thursdays at 8:00 AM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Pass It On
Thursdays at Noon
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Thursdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Airport Earlybirds
Thursdays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
IHOP
20402 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA 98198
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Kent Early Birds Group
Thursdays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is one hour long.

Southend Fellowship
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Thursdays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Thursdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Un Dia A La Vez
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Kent Group
Thursdays at 8:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
First Christian of Kent
11717 SE 240th St
Kent, WA 98031

A New Beginning
Thursdays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Living The Solution
Thursdays at 2:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is one hour long.

A New Beginning
Thursdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Walk The Talk Men's Group Men
Thursdays at 5:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
St. Elizabeth's Episcopal
1005 SW 152nd St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is for men only.

El Camino A La Esperanza
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
La Esperanza Health Counseling Svcs
15405 1st Ave S
Burien, WA 98148
This meeting is one hour long.

Spare Hour Women
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is for women only. This meeting is one hour long.

A New Beginning
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Sober Sisters Of Seattle Women
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Highline Christian
14859 1st Ave S
Burien, WA 98168
This meeting is for women only. This meeting is one hour long.

FRIDAYS

Pass It On
Fridays at 8:00 AM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Pass It On
Fridays at Noon
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Fridays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Fridays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Fridays at 10:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Airport Earlybirds
Fridays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
IHOP
20402 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA 98198
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Friday Night Orphans
Fridays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Prince of Peace Lutheran
19030 8th Ave S
SeaTac, WA 98148
This meeting is one hour long.

Kent Early Birds Group
Fridays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is one hour long.

Southend Fellowship
Fridays at 10:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Fridays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Fridays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Fridays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Un Dia A La Vez
Fridays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Green River II (No Slips Signed)
Fridays at 8:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Kent Lutheran
336 2nd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Fridays at 10:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting follows a Candlelight format.

Southend Friday Lunch
Fridays at 11:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Little Pat's Cafe
13611 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

A New Beginning
Fridays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Fridays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Our Primary Purpose
Fridays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Seattle Open Door Ch
625 SW 149th St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting follows a Literature Study format.

A New Beginning
Fridays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

B-Town Big Book
Fridays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Highline Methodist
13015 1st Ave S
Burien, WA 98168
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting follows a Big Book Study format.  This meeting has babysitting services available.

Emmet Fox Book Study
Fridays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Side Street Ctr
445 SW 152nd St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting follows a Literature Study format.

Friday Beginning Big Book
Fridays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Cascade Behavioral Hospital (Room 171)
12844 Military Rd S
Tukwila WA, 98168
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting follows a Big Book Study format.

SATURDAYS

Pass It On
Saturdays at 8:30 AM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Saturday Big Book Step Study
Saturdays at Noon
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Normandy Park Congregational
19247 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting has babysitting services available.  This meeting follows a Big Book Study format.

Pass It On
Saturdays at Noon
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Saturdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Pass It On
Saturdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting follows a Speaker format.

Pass It On
Saturdays at 10:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
Pass It On
17801 1st Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Airport Earlybirds
Saturdays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
IHOP
20402 International Blvd
SeaTac, WA 98198
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.  This meeting is one hour long.

Kent Early Birds Group
Saturdays at 6:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is one hour long.

Kent Early Birds Group
Saturdays at 8:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting is one hour long.

Southend Fellowship
Saturdays at 10:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting follows a Discussion format.

Un Dia A La Vez
Saturdays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Southend Fellowship
Saturdays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Saturdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032

Southend Fellowship
Saturdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting includes birthday celebrations.

Un Dia A La Vez
Saturdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Kent East Group
Saturdays at 8:00 PM
This meeting is closed; only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.
St. James Episcopal
24447 94th Ave S
Kent, WA 98030

Southend Fellowship
Saturdays at 10:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
This meeting follows a Candlelight format.

No Matter What
Saturdays at 10:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Saturdays at Noon
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

Back To Basics
Saturdays at 4:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting is one hour long.

A New Beginning
Saturdays at 5:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166

A New Beginning
Saturdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd SW
Burien, WA 98166
This meeting follows a Speaker format.  This meeting includes birthday celebrations.

The Chosen Few
Saturdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Cascade Behavioral Hospital (Room 171)
12844 Military Rd S
Tukwila WA, 98168
This meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Find More AA Meetings Here

Another 12-step group that’s gained global popularity, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is focused more on addiction as a whole rather than any particular substance. Even alcoholics are welcome at these meetings despite the misconception that AA is for alcohol and NA is for drugs.

Narcotics Anonymous has more than 67 thousand weekly meetings that take place in 139 different countries. And just like AA, membership is free and completely anonymous.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any Narcotics Anonymous meetings that take place within Des Moines. However, just like Alcoholics Anonymous, NA groups in the Seattle Metropolitan Area are numerous and always close by.

Below are some of the closest meetings, each taking place within 10 miles of Des Moines.

SUNDAYS

Unity Church Of Kent
Sundays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
218 State Avenue South
Kent, Washington 98030-5922
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Sundays at 3:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
Wheelchair accessible.

South King Alano Club
Sundays at 4:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Sundays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Sundays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

Recovery Garage
Sundays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Sundays at 7:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Sundays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Cascade Behavioral Hospital
Sundays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
12844 Military Road South
Tukwila, Washington 98168-3045
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Riverton Campus Room 171. Directions: Check in at the main entrance (faces on Military Road). Must leave by the same point. No longer access from the back side entrance.

MONDAYS

Kent Lutheran Church
Mondays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, Washington 98032-5849
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Sunrise Centers
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
12650 1st Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98168-2617
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Mondays at 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
This meeting is for women only.

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Mondays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Mondays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

South King Alano Club
Mondays at 6:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Mondays at 4:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Mondays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

Recovery Garage
Mondays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Mondays at 7:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

IHOP
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1044 Supermall Way
Algona, Washington 98001-6537
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. This meeting is for men only. Directions: at Supermall Way Bus Routes 180 917. Banquet Room, no smoke break.

Holly Park Community Church
Mondays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
4308 South Othello Street
Seattle, Washington 98118-3844
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

TUESDAYS

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Tuesdays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Tuesdays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
This meeting is for women only. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

South King Alano Club
Tuesdays at 4:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

Recovery Garage
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Church By The Side of the Road
Tuesdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
3455 South 148th Street
Tukwila, Washington 98168-4318
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. This meeting is for women only and has childcare services. Directions: Bus Routes 124 128 129

WEDNESDAYS

Kent Lutheran Church
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, Washington 98032-5849
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Saint Elizabeth's Episcopal Church
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1005 Southwest 152nd Street
Burien, Washington 98166-1845
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

New Heights Christian Church
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
21628 116th Avenue Southeast
Kent, Washington 98031-2321
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Wednesdays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Wednesdays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
This meeting follows a Literature Study format. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. In belfry, ring bell in front.

South King Alano Club
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Wednesdays at 4:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

Recovery Garage
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

THURSDAYS

Saint Columba's Episcopal Church
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
26715 Military Road South
Kent, Washington 98032-7011
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. In the Outside Portable

Saint Columba's Episcopal Church
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
26715 Military Road South
Kent, Washington 98032-7011
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Unity Church Of Kent
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
218 State Avenue South
Kent, Washington 98030-5922
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. This meeting is for women only.

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Thursdays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Thursdays at 8:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Thursdays at 8:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
Wheelchair accessible.

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Thursdays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
Wheelchair accessible.

South King Alano Club
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Thursdays at 4:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

Victory Fellowship
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
610 8th Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-4312
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Recovery Garage
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Thursdays at 5:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Brooklake Community Church
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
629 South 356th Street
Federal Way, Washington 98003-8651
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Cascade Behavioral Hospital
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
12844 Military Road South
Tukwila, Washington 98168-3045
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Riverton Campus Room 171. Directions: Check in at the main entrance (faces on Military Road). Must leave by the same point. No longer access from the back side entrance.

FRIDAYS

Grace Lutheran Church
Fridays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
22975 24th Avenue South
Des Moines, Washington 98198-7109
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows Discussion/Participation, Just for Today Study, and Literature Study formats.

Sunrise Centers
Fridays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
12650 1st Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 98168-2617
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. 2nd Floor

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Fridays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Fridays at 1:15 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
This meeting follows a Literature Study format. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. In belfry, ring bell in front.

South King Alano Club
Fridays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Fridays at 4:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Fridays at 9:30 PM
This meeting is closed; only those trying to control their substance abuse may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Basic Text Study format. Direction: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Fridays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Fridays at 9:30 PM
This meeting is closed; only those trying to control their substance abuse may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows Basic Text Study and Discussion/Participation formats. Directions: Bus Route 180.

Recovery Garage
Fridays at 7:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Fridays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Fridays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

SATURDAYS

Kent Lutheran Church
Saturdays at 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, Washington 98032-5849
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Saturdays at 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Saturdays at 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
17708 Vashon Highway Southwest
Vashon Island, Washington 98070

Serenity Hall
Saturdays at 10:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
12536 Renton Avenue S
Seattle, Washington 98178-3709
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus route 106.

South King Alano Club
Saturdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Saturdays at 4:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Saturdays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Route 180.

South King Alano Club
Saturdays at 2:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, Washington 98002-4245
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows Topic Discussion and Discussion/Participation formats. Directions: Bus Route 180. Window Room.

Recovery Garage
Saturdays at 12:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Saturdays at 7:30 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Recovery Garage
Saturdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, Washington 98002-5052
Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Bus Routes 152 180 910 919; Look for the Garage Door in the Alley!

Brooklake Community Church
Saturdays at 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
629 South 356th Street
Federal Way, Washington 98003-8651
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Literature Study format. This meeting has childcare services. Café.

Family of Grace Lutheran Church
Saturdays at 9:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
31317 124th Avenue Southeast
Auburn, Washington 98092
This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

IHOP Restaurant
Saturdays at 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
610 Rainier Avenue South
Renton, Washington 98057-2409
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 101 102 110 140 167 169 560.

IHOP Restaurant
Saturdays at 3:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
610 Rainier Avenue South
Renton, Washington 98057-2409
Wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Directions: Bus Routes 101 102 110 140 167 169 560

Find More NA Meetings Near Des Moines Here

Addicts themselves aren’t the only ones that are hurt over the course of alcoholism. Friends, family members, loved ones, and even co-workers can all end up feeling the detrimental effects of this terrible disease.

For them, there is Al-Anon. This 12-step organization focuses on meeting the emotional and supportive needs of the people around alcoholics that are impacted by addiction. They can also offer guidance on how to address addiction in their closest relationships and stop enabling a loved one’s drinking.  

Luckily, there are a number of Al-Anon meetings taking place within Des Moines. These meetings are listed below.

Steps To Serenity AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Des Moines United Methodist Church
22225 9th Ave S, Des Moines, WA, 98198, USA
This meeting is handicap accessible.

Sound Serenity AFG
Thursday 12:30 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
22975 24th Ave S, Des Moines, WA, 98198, USA
Side door at the north end of the church. This meeting is handicap accessible.

Saltwater AFG
Monday 6:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church
25701 14th Pl S, Des Moines, WA, 98198, USA
This meeting is handicap accessible.

Just like with other 12-step groups, one of the best things about Al-Anon is the fact that there are usually so many different meetings to choose from. If the groups in Des Moines don’t match your schedule or if you’d simply like to try another one, try out some of the groups below.

Each takes place less than 5 miles away from Des Moines.

Upward Bound Again AFG
Saturday 10:00 AM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Genesis global spirituality center
233 S 156th St, Burien, WA, 98148, USA
Meets in fireside room. This meeting is handicap accessible.

Kent All Mens AFG
Friday 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Church of the Holy Spirit
310 3rd Ave S, Kent, WA, 98032, USA
Has separate outside entrance, in library. This meeting is specifically for those new to Al-Anon. This meeting is for men only. This meeting is handicap accessible.

Burien Friday Night AFG
Friday 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
1005 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA, 98166, USA
Meets in the fireside room. This meeting is handicap accessible.

Burien Turning Point AFG
Monday 7:00 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
St Elizabeth Episcopal Church
1005 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA, 98166, USA
Meeting in room next to library. This meeting is specifically for those new to Al-Anon.

Hear Speaker Meeting AFG
Saturday 7:30 PM
This meeting is open, and anyone may attend.
Hillside Church
930 E James St, Kent, WA, 98031, USA
Meeting 3rd Saturday of every month only. This meeting is handicap accessible.

Find More Al-Anon Groups Here

Similar to Al-Anon, Nar-Anon is another 12-step family group. But rather than focusing solely on alcoholism, Nar-Anon addresses addiction in all of its forms – from illicit drugs down to legal ones including alcohol.

Nar-Anon can be a vital force for friends and family members to heal themselves and learn how to stop the cycle of addiction in the people that matter to them most.

And while there is only one Nar-Anon meeting that takes place in Des Moines, there are plenty in the surrounding areas to choose from.

"The Next Step"
Mondays at 7:00 PM
Grace Lutheran Church
22975 24th Ave. S
Des Moines, Washington 98198
Enter the church through the lower parking lot.

Hope On The Hill
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
All Saints Lutheran Church
27225 Military Road South
Auburn, Washington 98001

Olalla NFG
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Olalla Recovery Center
12851 SE Lala Cove Lane
Olalla, Washington 98359
No food, drinks, purses, cell phones or cameras allowed in building. Everyone must sign in. Enter and exit through front doors. Doors open at 6:45 pm.

Serenity Trail
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Blvd.
Bellevue, WA 98006
First Thursday of the month will have a step study meeting before the regular meeting, starts at 6:20--7:00. (Regular meeting starts at 7:00.)

Pierce County NFG
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
St. Anthony Hospital (Milgard Center)
11567 Canterwood Blvd. NW
Gig Harbor, Washington 98332
Meets in the Oncology classroom

Sundays In Sumner
Sundays at 7:00 PM
Sumner United Methodist Church
901 Wood Avenue
Sumner, Washington 98390

Just For Today
Mondays at 6:30 PM
6613 South Cheyenne Street
Tacoma, Washington 98409
Meets in upstairs room | New members meetings at 5:45PM | Free daycare is available | Please do not disturb the NA meeting, downstairs.

Wise Wingman
Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Harrison Medical Center
2520 Cherry Avenue
Bremerton, Washington 98310

Ballard Nar-Anon
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
St. Paul's Church
6512 12th Ave. NW
Seattle, Washington 98117
Entrance on Greenwood Avenue. Meeting is upstairs in Room 2.

Orting Family Group
Mondays at 7:00 PM
United Methodist Church
109 Train St. SE
Orting, Washington 98360

Hope Lives Here
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
13047 Greenwood Ave. North
Seattle, Washington 98133
Entrance on Greenwood Avenue.

Find More Nar-Anon Meetings Near Des Moines Here

Other Addiction Support Groups

12-step programs aren’t the only options for getting support during recovery. In fact, there are plenty of other national and local organizations that can help you maintain your sobriety.  

Battlefield Addiction – A homegrown support community-based in Des Moines, Battlefield Addiction takes a straightforward approach to getting addicts the treatment they so desperately need. This organization helps empower parents and friends of substance abusers to take the necessary steps to get them help before it's too late.

SMART Recovery – A 12-Step alternative, SMART Recovery focuses on self-empowerment using proven strategies and techniques for overcoming addiction. Meetings are guided by a trained professional rather than by group members. However, these meetings are free, just like with AA and NA.

You can find SMART Recovery meetings around Des Moines Washington here.

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (S.O.S.) – This group addresses addiction as a whole (similar to NA) without the spiritual bend that many people believe 12-step programs have. It is community-led and has been helping people overcome addiction for more than 30 years.

You can find S.O.S. meetings nearby here.

Moderation Management – Led by group members just like AA, Moderation Management is focused on serving beginning-stage problem drinkers rather than full-blown alcoholics. These groups offer a sensible behavioral change program using either full abstinence or moderation of alcohol consumption.

To find a Moderation Management meeting close by, click here.

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Choosing to Partner with a Professional Program

While support groups and education can be a valuable asset for fighting back against addiction, the overwhelming majority of drug or alcohol addicts are going to need professional treatment in order to truly recover.

These programs offer emotional and motivational support but also use proven therapies and treatments to help ensure the best chances of recovery. They also provide much-needed medical evaluation and treatment in case any complications should arise during detox or rehab.

Added to that, they can also provide special medications that can make withdrawals and cravings much more manageable or even entirely non-existent.

In general, there are 4 levels of care when it comes to treatment.

Detoxification – The first stage of recovery is often what’s known as detoxification. This is the process of letting the body get used to living without the help of addictive drugs like heroin, alcohol, or prescription pills. During this time, recovering addicts will experience a range of physical and psychological symptoms known as withdrawals.

These can end up being quite uncomfortable and often cause the substance abuser to turn back to using just to find relief from the symptoms.

With professional help, however, addiction specialists will provide treatment to reduce both the duration and intensity of these symptoms, making detox significantly easier to get through.

Inpatient Rehabilitation – The most intensive form of rehabilitation, inpatient care requires patients to stay on campus throughout the course of recovery. Programs are typically around 30 days long and offer an especially focused approach to treatment.

However, inpatient programs typically don’t allow patients to attend work or schooling since they usually can’t leave the campus without a chaperone. And for some, this degree of separation can be problematic.

That being said, it also allows patients to put 100% of their attention on recovery, giving them the best odds of getting sober for the long-term.

Outpatient Rehab – Outpatient rehabilitation offers a more flexible approach to recovery. Rather than spending all their time in the program, patients in an outpatient model attend several evening classes a week, each usually lasting several hours. These programs usually last for several months.

This allows patients to fulfill daily obligations like going to classes or a job without taking time off. Patients can also tend to family obligations as well.

With this added flexibility, however, comes a higher risk of relapsing since patients won’t be attended to 24/7. It’s for this reason that recovering addicts typically attend an outpatient program after getting out of an inpatient program.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) – Balancing flexibility and intensity of care, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) hold sessions several times a week in the evenings, but more frequently and for longer than a typical outpatient model.

This type of program is great for people who need extra attention but can’t afford the time needed to dedicate to an inpatient program.

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Northpoint Washington: Help Is Here

As you can see, there are plenty of local addiction resources in Des Moines, Washington. From overdose help and educational services to support groups and treatment programs, you never have to feel like you have nowhere to turn when it comes to addiction.

At Northpoint Washington, we offer the best individually-tailored treatment services in the area, no matter what kind of addiction you’re struggling with today. Our Edmonds facility brings the perfect blend of modernity and comfort and has one of the highest staff-to-patient ratios in the area.

Our programs are built on empirical research and evidence-based treatment guidelines that have been proven to help patients overcome addiction. And we take a holistic approach to healing with the added support of numerous forms of therapies and activities including exercise, yoga, mindfulness, and more.

But more than that, we offer a passionate dedication to helping each and every one of our patients recover from addiction – and that’s what truly sets us apart from the rest.

So, give us a call today and let us help you get started.
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