Kelso, Washington Support & Treatment Addiction Resources

Otherwise known as “The City of Friendly People,” Kelso is a Southwest Washington community situated where the Columbia River meets the Cowlitz River.

And like so many other cities across the state, many residents of Kelso are struggling with a serious alcohol or drug use disorder.

To make matters worse, many people don’t know where to find help for their addiction. And as a result, they continue to suffer through the cycle of addiction with no hope of ever breaking free.

But fortunately, there are plenty of addiction resources nearby to make the journey to recovery not only possible but also significantly easier.

This guide to addiction resources in Kelso, Washington points out some of the best in the area.

Local Support Groups Near Kelso, Washington

While overcoming addiction certainly requires a fair amount of willpower, that’s not the only thing that’s involved in achieving sobriety. A solid system of support is also key. And even the most resolute individual will fall victim to relapse if they don’t have the help of others.

Local support groups are some of the best sources of this support. They’re typically free to attend, open to all, and are widely available across the country.

Below are just some of the best local support groups in the Kelso area.

One of the first and most successful support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous is famous for being incredibly accessible and widespread. And since its founding in 1935, it’s grown to have over 2.1 million active members worldwide.

The 12-step model first developed in AA is actually so successful (it’s even supported by NIDA) that it’s spawned a number of offshoot support programs dedicated to treating other forms of addiction besides alcoholism.

There are quite a few AA meetings happening around Kelso too.

SUNDAY

B.Y.O.C. (BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE)
Sunday at 6:00am
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

NOONTIMERS GROUP
Sunday at Noon
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

BROWN BAG GROUP
Sunday at Noon
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

NAME IN THE HAT GROUP
Sunday at 5:00pm
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

HAPPY HOUR GROUP
Sunday at 5:00pm
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

GRUPO SOBRIEDAD
Sunday at 7:00pm
2118 Colorado St
2118 Colorado Street
Longview, WA 98632

GRUPO UNIDAD DE LONGVIEW
Sunday at 7:00pm
Catholic Comm Svcs
676 26th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

S.O.T.S. GROUP
Sunday at 7:30pm
First Presbyterian
215 Academy Street
Kelso, WA 98626

MONDAY

B.Y.O.C. (BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE)
Monday at 6:00am
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

FRESH START GROUP
Monday at 9:00am
Longview Ch of the Nazarene, east entrance
814 15th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

10AM BOOK STUDY GROUP
Monday at 10:00am
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

NOONTIMERS GROUP
Monday at Noon
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

BROWN BAG GROUP
Monday at Noon
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

NAME IN THE HAT GROUP
Monday at 5:00pm
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

HAPPY HOUR GROUP
Monday at 5:00pm
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

STEP INTO ACTION WOMEN'S BOOK STUDY Women
Monday at 6:30pm
First Church of God
2335 46th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

WEST SIDE
Monday at 8:00pm
Faith Family Christian Ctr
2203 38th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

TUESDAY

B.Y.O.C. (BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE)
Tuesday at 6:00am
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

FRESH START GROUP
Tuesday at 9:00am
Longview Ch of the Nazarene, east entrance
814 15th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

NOONTIMERS GROUP
Tuesday at Noon
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

NAME IN THE HAT GROUP
Tuesday at 5:00pm
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

HAPPY HOUR GROUP
Tuesday at 5:00pm
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

HAPPY DESTINY
Tuesday at 7:00pm
St. Stephen's Ch
1428 22nd Ave
Longview, WA 98632

WEDNESDAY

B.Y.O.C. (BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE)
Wednesday at 6:00am
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

FRESH START GROUP
Wednesday at 9:00am
Longview Ch of the Nazarene, east entrance
814 15th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

NOONTIMERS GROUP
Wednesday at Noon
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

BROWN BAG GROUP
Wednesday at Noon
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

NAME IN THE HAT GROUP
Wednesday at 5:00pm
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

HAPPY HOUR GROUP
Wednesday at 5:00pm
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

VICTORY STEP STUDY
Wednesday at 7:00pm
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

PARKSIDE
Wednesday at 7:00pm
St. Rose Ch Father Mulligan Hall
701 26th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

THURSDAY

B.Y.O.C. (BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE)
Thursday at 6:00am
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

STEPS TO FREEDOM
Thursday at 8:00am
Longview United Methodist Church
2851 30th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

NEW WOMEN'S Women
Thursday at 10:00am
St. Stephen's Ch
1428 22nd Ave
Longview, WA 98632

NOONTIMERS GROUP
Thursday at Noon
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

BROWN BAG GROUP
Thursday at Noon
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

NAME IN THE HAT GROUP
Thursday at 5:00pm
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

HAPPY HOUR GROUP
Thursday at 5:00pm
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

REBELLION DOGS Men
Thursday at 7:00pm
Mulligan Hall
626 26th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

FRIDAY

B.Y.O.C. (BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE)
Friday at 6:00am
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

FRESH START GROUP
Friday at 9:00am
Longview Ch of the Nazarene, east entrance
814 15th Ave
Longview, WA 98632

NOONTIMERS GROUP
Friday at Noon
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

BROWN BAG GROUP
Friday at Noon
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

NAME IN THE HAT GROUP
Friday at 5:00pm
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

HAPPY HOUR GROUP
Friday at 5:00pm
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

GRUPO SOBRIEDAD
Friday at 7:00pm
2118 Colorado St
2118 Colorado Street
Longview, WA 98632

GRUPO UNIDAD DE LONGVIEW
Friday at 7:00pm
Catholic Comm Svcs
676 26th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

FIRESIDE
Friday at 7:00pm
Longview Presbyterian Ch
3808 Pennsylvania Street
Longview, WA 98632

SATURDAY

B.Y.O.C. (BRING YOUR OWN COFFEE)
Saturday at 6:00am
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

NOONTIMERS GROUP
Saturday at Noon
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

BROWN BAG GROUP
Saturday at Noon
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

NAME IN THE HAT GROUP
Saturday at 5:00pm
Kelso Fellowship Hall
414 S Pacific Ave
Kelso, WA 98626

HAPPY HOUR GROUP
Saturday at 5:00pm
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632

One of the first offshoots of AA that used the 12-steps, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) was first founded in 1953. Since then, it’s grown to more than 67 thousand different weekly meetings in 139 countries around the world.

Rather than focusing on a single substance of abuse like alcohol, NA opens up the doors to all forms of substance addiction. Heroin addicts, crystal meth users, coke fiends, and even alcoholics are all welcome to attend.

Kelso residents have a wide range of NA meetings to pick from too. Below are some of the closest.

SUNDAY

Community House
Sunday at 11:00am
Open
1107 Broadway Street
Longview, WA 98632-3830
Map

1414 Club
Sunday at 2:00pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

1414 Club
Sunday at 6:45pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

First Christian Church
Sunday at 7:00pm
Open
2000 Kessler Boulevard
Longview, WA 98632-1852
Map

MONDAY

Highlands Community Center
Monday at 7:00am
Open
290 21st Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-1119
Map

Longview United Methodist Church
Monday at 11:30am
Open
2851 30th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4370
Map

1414 Club
Monday at 2:00pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

Awakenings
Monday at 3:30pm
Open
1524 3rd Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4058
Map

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Monday at 7:00pm
Closed
402 Crawford Street
Kelso, WA 98626-3514
Map

1414 Club
Monday at 7:00pm
Closed
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
Monday at 7:00pm
Open
1428 22nd Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-2828
Map

Old Library
Monday at 7:30pm
Open
314 Academy Street
Kelso, WA 98626-4101
Map

TUESDAY

Longview United Methodist Church
Tuesday at 11:30am
Open
2851 30th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4370
Map

1414 Club
Tuesday at 2:00pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

Awakenings
Tuesday at 3:30pm
Open
1524 3rd Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4058
Map

Old Library
Tuesday at 5:30pm
Open
314 Academy Street
Kelso, WA 98626-4101
Map

Central Christian Church
Tuesday at 7:00pm
Open
401 Crawford Street
Kelso, WA 98626-3513
Map

1414 Club
Tuesday at 7:00pm
Closed
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

WEDNESDAY

Highlands Community Center
Wednesday at 7:00am
Open
290 21st Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-1119
Map

Longview United Methodist Church
Wednesday at 11:30am
Open
2851 30th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4370
Map

1414 Club
Wednesday at 2:00pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

Awakenings
Wednesday at 3:30pm
Open
1524 3rd Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4058
Map

1414 Club
Wednesday at 6:45pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

First Christian Church
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Open
2000 Kessler Boulevard
Longview, WA 98632-1852
Map

Old Library
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Open
314 Academy Street
Kelso, WA 98626-4101
Map

Highlands Community Center
Wednesday at 8:30pm
Open
290 21st Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-1119
Map

THURSDAY

Longview United Methodist Church
Thursday at 11:30am
Open
2851 30th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4370
Map

1414 Club
Thursday at 2:00pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

Awakenings
Thursday at 3:30pm
Open
1524 3rd Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4058
Map

First United Methodist Church
Thursday at 6:00pm
Open
206 Cowlitz Way
Kelso, WA 98626
Map

DAPC
Thursday at 7:00pm
Closed
600 Broadway Street
Longview, WA 98632-3256
Map

Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
Thursday at 7:00pm
Open
1428 22nd Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-2828
Map

Old Library
Thursday at 7:30pm
Open
314 Academy Street
Kelso, WA 98626-4101
Map

FRIDAY

Highlands Community Center
Friday at 7:00am
Open
290 21st Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-1119
Map

Longview United Methodist Church
Friday at 11:30am
Open
2851 30th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4370
Map

1414 Club
Friday at 2:00pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

Awakenings
Friday at 3:30pm
Open
1524 3rd Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-4058
Map

Old Library
Friday at 5:00pm
Open
314 Academy Street
Kelso, WA 98626-4101
Map

Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church
Friday at 7:00pm
Open
1428 22nd Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-2828
Map

1414 Club
Friday at 9:00pm
Closed
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

1414 Club
Friday at 9:00pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

SATURDAY

Community House
Saturday at 10:30am
Open
1107 Broadway Street
Longview, WA 98632-3830
Map

1414 Club
Saturday at 2:00pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

1414 Club
Saturday at 7:00pm
Open
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, WA 98632-3822
Map

DAPC
Saturday at 9:00pm
Closed
600 Broadway Street
Longview, WA 98632-3256
Map

One of the most destructive parts of addiction is the fact that it impacts more than just the substance abuser. Friends, family members, associates, and even coworkers can all be negatively impacted by someone’s addiction as well. And for them, there’s Al-Anon.

Al-Anon is a 12-step program designed specifically for those around an addict that has been affected by their substance abuse. Here they can share their stories, get advice, and receive the emotional support they need to stay happy and healthy.

Al-Anon groups aren’t quite as common as AA or NA meetings, but there are still plenty of options in the Kelso area.

Wednesday Noon AFG
Wednesday 12:00 PM
East Hills Alliance Church
1405 Burcham St, Kelso, WA, 98626, USA
0.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Candlelight Unity AFG
Thursday 7:00 PM
1414 Club
1414 12th Ave, Longview, WA, 98632, USA
1.3 miles away

New Beginnings AFG
Wednesday 7:00 PM
St Rose Catholic Church
701 26th Ave, Longview, WA, 98632, USA
Father Mulligan hall
2.4 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Get A Life AFG
Friday 7:00 PM
Longview Presbyterian Church
3808 Pennsylvania St, Longview, WA, 98632, USA
Upstairs
3.4 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Clatskanie Monday Nite AFG
Monday 8:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
1010 NE 5th St, Clatskanie, OR, 97016, USA
14.0 miles away

St Helen's Monday Nite Live AFG
Monday 7:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
360 WYETH ST, Saint Helens, OR, 97051, USA
20.0 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

St Helen's Monday Nite Live AFG
Thursday 7:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
360 WYETH ST, Saint Helens, OR, 97051, USA
20.0 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

For teens, an alcoholic friend or family member can be especially devastating. And unfortunately, many don’t know where to go to get help and support.

Alateen is a 12-step offshoot of Al-Anon focused specifically on teens. Here, young people can feel comfortable and safe sharing their story amongst their peers rather than a room full of adults.

There aren’t any Alateen meetings in Kelso or nearby Longview. But still, there are a few meetings that aren’t too far away.

New Beginning Alateen
Thursday 7:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
360 Wyeth St, St. Helens, OR, 97051, USA
Age range 9-11. Use back door
20.0 miles away

Steps To Freedom Alateen
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Immanuel Lutheran Church
8310 Macarthur Blvd, Vancouver, WA, 98664, USA
Age range 10-18.
39.8 miles away

Together We Can Make It Alateen
Wednesday 7:30 PM
Unity Church of Beaverton
12650 SW 5th St, Beaverton, OR, 97005, USA
Age range 12-19. Upstairs
46.1 miles away

Similar to the relationship between AA and Al-Anon, Nar-Anon is the family side of Narcotics Anonymous. Members of these groups are usually friends or family members of addicts of any kind, not just alcoholics.

Meetings are a bit sparser with Nar-Anon. However, there are still a few nearby Kelso.

You Are Not Alone
1414 Club
1414 12th Avenue
Longview, Washington 98632
Tuesday
4:30pm

Release
SW Medical Center - Peace Health Hospital
400 NE Mother Joseph Place
Vancouver, Washington 98664
Enter through the Health Education Building
Monday
7:30pm

Strength To Change
St. Vincents Hospital
9205 S.W. Barnes Road
Portland, Oregon 97225
Saturday
10:00am

Alcoholism can have long-lasting impacts not just on the individual, but also on their children. And many people who grew up in an alcoholic home still struggle with the emotional and developmental scars from so long ago.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA), a 12-step group, focuses on these specific individuals.

There are quite a few ACoA meetings taking place near Kelso, Washington.

Washington, Salkum ( Lewis)
Monday 06:00 pm
Salkum Group of ACA
2480 US Hwy 12, 98582
(American English) Open to All, Discussion, Book Study, Steps, Wheelchair Access,

WASHINGTON, Battle Ground ( Clark)
Tuesday 12:00 pm
Stage 2 Recovery-Meets behind Church on the Rock in Portable Classroom. Starting May 16, 2017.
500 SW Eaton Blvd., 98604
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Book Study, 
Non Smoking

Washington, Centralia ( )
Monday 10:15 am
Living with Courage-We meet at the Centralia United Methodist Church in the Mary Room. Enter the door on S. Washington Ave - the meeting will be in the first room on your right
506 S. Washington Ave., 98531
() Open to All, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Book Study, Non Smoking

OREGON, Portland ( Multnomah)
Tuesday 07:00 pm
Adult Kids Steppin' It Up-The Alano Club of Portland 24th and Kearney 2nd floor STUDY room
909 NW 24th Avenue, 97210
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Book Study, Steps, Focused on the 12 Steps of ACA, but NOT a Step Study Meeting,

Oregon, Portland ( Multnomah)
Monday 07:00 pm
True Selves-Alano Club, 2nd Floor Ne Room
909 NW 24th Ave (at Kearney), 97210
(English) Beginners, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Steps,
Non Smoking-Closed To Students Observing For Class

Oregon, Portland ( Multnomah)
Saturday 12:00 PM
Awareness Courage Action-Alno Club 24th/Kearney In Loft
909 NW 24th Ave, 97210
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Closed to Counseling Students, Discussion, Book Study, 
Non Smoking

Oregon, Portland ( Multnomah)
Wednesday 06:30 pm
Gentleness Humor Love and Respect-SE Room, 2nd Floor
909 NW 24th AVE., 97210
(English) Open to all, Discussion,

Oregon, Portland ( Multnomah)
Thursday 06:30 pm
Life Savers-Sodergren Hall bldg behind the First Immanuel Luth
1816 Nw Irving Street, 97219
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Steps,
Non Smoking

Oregon, Portland ( Multnomah)
Saturday 10:30 AM
Generations New-Family Room (main Level Rear)
Metropolitan Community Church, 2400 NE Broadway, 97232
(English) LGBT, Open to all, Discussion, Book Study, Lgbt Affirmed, 
Non Smoking

While all of the prior groups have been built on the 12 steps, this isn’t the only model for recovery available. There are plenty of non-12-step alternatives out there. And for some, they can be just as effective at keeping recovering addicts sober.

SMART Recovery is one of the most notable 12-step alternatives. This group is non-spiritual in nature and focuses more on the present than the past. It teaches recovering addicts real-life strategies that they can start using immediately to overcome cravings, avoid triggers, and stay clean.

Groups are also led by certified instructors rather than members themselves.

Below are some of the closest SMART Recovery meetings.

Vancouver, Washington – Tuesday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
10000 Northeast 7th Avenue
98685 Vancouver Washington
Meeting: #2776
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Vancouver, Washington – Wednesday – 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
9317 Northeast Highway 99
NE Highway 99 Suite M
98665 Vancouver Washington
Meeting: #4232
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Vancouver, Washington – Thursday 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
9317 Northeast Highway 99
NE Highway 99 Suite M
98665 Vancouver Washington
Meeting: #4233
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Vancouver, Washington – Monday at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
5317 Northeast Saint Johns Road
98661 Vancouver Washington
Meeting: #3301
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Vancouver, Washington-4th Wednesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
1601 East 4th Plain Boulevard
98661 Vancouver Washington
Meeting: #3734
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Portland, Oregon – Friday at 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
705 North Killingsworth Street
97217 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #1344
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Portland, Oregon – Monday 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
909 Northwest 24th Avenue
97210 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #3980
 Adults Public Standard

Portland, Oregon- Monday 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
909 Northwest 24th Avenue
97210 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #3706
Family and Friends Public

Portland, Oregon – Sunday at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
9205 Southwest Barnes Road
97225 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #438
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Portland, Oregon – Tuesday at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9205 Southwest Barnes Road
97225 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #1861
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Portland, Oregon – Wednesday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
1132 Southwest 13th Avenue
97205 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #4199
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Portland, Oregon – Wednesday at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
200 Southeast 7th Avenue
97214 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #535
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Portland, Oregon – Tuesday at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
4805 Northeast Glisan Street
97213 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #230
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Portland, Oregon – Sunday at 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
4805 Northeast Glisan Street
97213 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #1617
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Portland, Oregon – Wednesday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
4805 Northeast Glisan Street
97213 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #2095
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Portland, Oregon – Friday at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
4805 Northeast Glisan Street
97213 Portland Oregon
Meeting: #2640
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Not everyone will be able to make it to the groups above. Maybe they have an erratic schedule or no reliable means of transportation. No matter the reason, there are still other options available.

Online support groups are some of the most flexible options around. These meetings can take place over email, real-time chatrooms, or even through video conferencing.

Below are just a few places to get started.

Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

Support is always going to play a massive role in recovery. But it and it alone often isn’t enough to keep recovering addicts from falling back into addiction – especially during the initial stages of recovery.

That’s where a professional treatment program comes in. These programs are built on evidence-based treatments and strategies that are proven by science to support recovery. And the experts here guide patients through developing healthier life strategies while showing them how to stay sober.

In the end, a professional program is the absolute best way to get clean and stay clean.

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

Detoxification is the first stage of any successful recovery program. And it deals primarily with the withdrawal stage of getting clean. This stage is when the body readjusts to functioning normally without the addictive substance. And it’s characterized by a range of especially uncomfortable symptoms.

Some of the most common symptoms to expect include:

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

The process of detoxification can end up being so uncomfortable that many recovering addicts end up relapsing simply as a way to get some sort of relief from the symptoms.

A professional detox program will treat these symptoms so that it’s a much more comfortable process, thus reducing the risk of relapse. And on top of that, they’ll protect patients from any serious and even life-threatening complications that may arise.

Rehabilitation is the next essential stage. And if detox deals primarily with the physical side of addiction, rehab is all about treating the psychological side. Using treatments like one-on-one counseling, group talk sessions, and behavioral therapies, rehab programs teach patients how to reverse compulsive drug-seeking behaviors and replace them with healthier life strategies.

There are three different types of rehab programs too.

  • InpatientThe highest level of care, an inpatient program requires patients to actually stay at a treatment program. That means that eating, sleeping, and treatment all take place in the same centralized location. And while it offers more comprehensive treatment, it can be quite disruptive to normal daily life. They’re usually about 30 days long.
  • Outpatient – This rehab option is quite a bit more flexible. Treatment sessions take place in the evenings, giving patients the freedom to spend their days and nights however they wish. However, that freedom can also make the threat of relapse higher for some. They’re usually about 3 months long.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) – This type of program is like an enhanced outpatient program. Treatment sessions still take place in the evenings and on weekends, but they also last longer and occur more frequently throughout the week.

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

Kelso has a range of addiction resources for residents to choose from. And thankfully, that means that achieving sobriety doesn’t have to be a journey taken alone.

And when it’s time to find a professional addiction facility, Northpoint Washington in Edmonds is one of the best treatment options in the Pacific Northwest.

With both drug rehab and alcohol detox/rehab services, our empirical and individually tailored inpatient programs use the latest in evidence-based treatments and strategies. Our clean and modern facility provides the perfect environment for tackling substance abuse problems, and our exceptionally high staff-to-patient ratio ensures each patient gets the attention they deserve.

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

But we also know that not everyone will be right for our program. And having a short talk with an addiction specialist will help you find out if Northpoint Washington is right for you or your loved one.

So get in touch today to start on your road to recovery now.

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