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Drug Addiction Resources in Sammamish, WA

"I was at a crossroads in my life on all fronts: I wanted to be healthy, I wanted to be around for my kids, I wanted to be a better husband and a better father, I wanted to take care of myself mentally and physically, and I wanted to get the most out of my career that I could get out of my career."

~ Tim McGraw

Country music singer Tim McGraw struggled with alcohol abuse and alcoholism for many years before he realized all of the reasons to quit. But when he reached that realization - that crossroads - he took the steps to recover from his addiction and change his life for the better.

Perhaps if you’re struggling with an addiction of your own, this decision seems impossible or your life feels irredeemable.

But what you may be forgetting if you feel that recovery is hopeless is that you don’t have to recover from addiction on your own. There are people and organizations all over who want to see you succeed.

One of the many places located near such addiction resources is Sammamish, Washington. If you live in Sammamish and want to make the same decision that Tim McGraw made - to make your life better and kick your addiction - keep reading. Below, we cover topics such as:

  • AA meetings near Sammamish, WA
  • NA meetings near Sammamish, WA
  • Al Anon and Alateen meetings near Sammamish, WA
  • Choosing between inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment
  • What to do in case of a drug overdose or alcohol poisoning in Sammamish
  • How Northpoint Washington can help you or your loved one recover from addiction

Free Addiction Resources In and Around Sammamish, Washington

Sometimes, alcoholics or addicts will prevent getting help by saying that addiction treatment resources are expensive. However, this argument falls flat when you’re faced with the many resources that are available to addicts, free of charge, in Sammamish and elsewhere.

These free addiction resources include 12-step programs and support groups, both for addicts and alcoholics and those that love them. If you’re looking for help with your addiction but don’t have money to spare, these options may be for you.

Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, is a program that has helped people recover from alcoholism worldwide. In the program, participants make their way through 12 steps to recovery. They are accompanied in their journey by a sponsor who is further along in the recovery process than the participant themselves. Eventually, the participant may become a sponsor to a newer member.

  1. We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol; that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. We admitted to God, ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except where doing so would injure them or others.
  10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted to it.
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

These 12 steps show that AA participants learn to make amends with those they’ve harmed and themselves.

The phrase “God as we understood him” is unique to each participant. AA is not a religious organization or program.

In and around Sammamish, you have several options for AA meetings throughout the week.

Sunday

Any Lengths
8:00 AM
Swedish Medical Center
2nd Floor Conference Center
751 Blakely Dr.
Issaquah WA 98027

Issaquah Breakfast Club
8:30 AM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
Wheelchair parking in back
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Core Relations
6:00 PM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
Wheelchair parking in back
180 E Sunset Wy
Issaquah WA 98027

Sobriety Lifeline
7:30 PM
Community Hall (Adjacent/next door to Fire Hall)
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Monday

Morning Buzz
6:30 AM
Issaquah
300 NE Gilman Blvd. Suite 200
Issaquah WA 98027

Issaquah Breakfast Club
7:00 AM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Sammamish Plateau Women’s Step Study
10:00 AM
Pine Lake Covenant Church
1715 228th Ave SE
Sammamish WA 98075

Joy of Living
12:00 noon
IHOP Restaurant
1433 NW Sammamish Rd.
Issaquah WA 98027

It's In The Book
7:00 PM
14919 Issaquah Hobart Rd.
Issaquah WA

59 Minutes at Pine Lake
8:00 PM
Pine Lake Community Club
21333 SE 20th St
Sammamish WA 98075

Tuesday

Morning Buzz
6:30 AM
Issaquah
300 NE Gilman Blvd. Suite 200
Issaquah WA 98027

Issaquah Breakfast Club
7:00 AM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Joy of Living
4:00 PM
IHOP Restaurant
1433 NW Sammamish Rd.
Issaquah WA

Big Book Stag
7:00 PM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Issaquah Tuesday Night
7:45 PM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
745 Front St
Issaquah WA 98027

Wednesday

Morning Buzz
6:30 AM
Issaquah
300 NE Gilman Blvd. Suite 200
Issaquah WA 98027

Issaquah Breakfast Club
7:00 AM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Joy of Living
12:00 noon
IHOP Restaurant
1433 NW Sammamish Rd.
Issaquah WA

Sammamish by the Book
7:30 PM
Mary Queen of Peace (in back in basement)
1121 228th Ave SE
Sammamish WA

Thursday

Morning Buzz
6:30 AM
Issaquah
300 NE Gilman Blvd. Suite 200
Issaquah WA 98027

Issaquah Breakfast Club
7:00 AM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Joy of Living
4:00 PM
IHOP Restaurant
14333 NW Sammamish Rd
Issaquah WA

Sammamish Big Book Study
6:00 PM
Pine Lake Covenant Church
1715 228th Ave SE
Sammamish WA 98075

Sisters in Solution
6:30 PM
YWCA Family Village at Issaquah Highlands
930 NE High St
Issaquah WA 98029

Tiger Mountain Stag
8:00 PM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Pine Lake Stag
8:00 PM
Pine Lake Community Club
21333 SE 20th St
Sammamish WA

Friday

Morning Buzz
6:30 AM
Issaquah
300 NE Gilman Blvd. Suite 200
Issaquah WA 98027

Issaquah Breakfast Club
7:00 AM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Joy of Living
12:00 noon
IHOP Restaurant
1433 NW Sammamish Rd.
Issaquah WA 98027

Friday Night Firehouse Meeting
7:30 PM
Issaquah Highlands Fire Station
1289 NE Park Dr
Issaquah WA 98029

Saturday

Issaquah Breakfast Club
7:00 AM
Community Hall (West of Fire Hall)
180 E Sunset Way
Issaquah WA 98027

Big Book Step Study
7:00 AM
YWCA Family Village
930 NE High Street
Issaquah WA 98029

Recovery thru Honesty
7:30 AM
Lakeside Milam
300 NE Gilman Blvd. Room 200
Issaquah WA 98027

Womens Saturday Share
10:00 AM
Sammamish Plateau Presbyterian Church
22522 NE Inglewood Hill Rd
Sammamish WA 98012

Pine Lake Speakers Meeting
(2nd Saturday of each month only)
7:00 PM
Pine Lake Covenant Church
1715 228th Ave SE
Sammamish WA 98074

Attending AA meetings may be awkward at first, but over time you could become a part of a group of people who know what you’ve been through and are committed to helping you stay sober.

Narcotics Anonymous, or NA, is a program very similar to AA. Participants work through the 12 steps, are mentored by a sponsor, and learn to make amends with themselves and those they love.

The real difference between NA and AA is that NA is designed for anyone recovering from an addiction to any substance, not just alcohol. There are also several NA meetings in and around Sammamish, including:

Sunday

Discussion/Participation
10:30 AM
Eastside Alano Club
12302 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, Washington 98005

Discussion/Participation
7:00 PM
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4315 129th Place Southeast
Bellevue, Washington 98006-2047
Annex Bldg behind main church

Monday

It Works How and Why Study
7:30 PM
Kirkland Congregational Church
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, Washington 98033-6164
Room 22

7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
1934 108th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue, Washington 98004-2828
Downstairs

Tuesday

Discussion/Participation
7:30 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
9041 166th Avenue Northeast
Redmond, Washington 98052

Literature Study
7:30 PM
Depot
26227 Stephens Street NE
Duvall, Washington 98019-6428

Discussion/Participation
7:30 PM
Depot
26227 Stephens Street NE
Duvall, Washington 98019-6428

Literature Study
7:30 PM
Kirkland Congregational Church
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, Washington 98033

Wednesday

Discussion/Participation
7:30 PM
Kirkland Congregational Church
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, Washington 98033-6164
Upstairs

Thursday

Discussion/Participation
7:30 PM
Life Community Church
232 5th Avenue South
Kirkland, Washington 98033

Friday

Step Study
8:00 PM
Overlake Park Presbyterian Church of Bellevue
1836 156th Avenue North East
Bellevue, Washington 98007

Discussion/Participation
8:00 PM
Lake Washington United Methodist Church
7525 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, Washington 98033

Saturday

Discussion/Participation (Candlelight)
7:30 PM
Kirkland Congregational Church
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, Washington 98033-6164
Room 23

Al Anon and Alateen

Often, the friends and family members of addicts and alcoholics suffer as they are neglected or abused by their addicted loved ones or are forced to watch them harm themselves and others. It can be draining, heartbreaking, and even infuriating.

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by someone else’s addiction, you’re not alone. Many people have this same experience and suffer just as you do. That’s why there are also support groups for people like you - the friends and family members of addicts and alcoholics.

Al Anon is one of the most widespread of such groups. And though teens and children are welcome to attend An Anon meetings, there are also Alateen meetings geared towards the younger demographic specifically.

Alateen meetings aim to teach teenagers (and some children) what addiction is, reassure them that someone else’s addiction is not their fault, and teach them coping strategies so that they don’t fall prey to the generational cycles that are often the cause of a family member’s addiction.

There are several Al Anon meetings in and around Sammamish. Some are included below, and others you can find here.

Thursdays at 10:00 AM
Our Savior Lutheran Church
745 Front St S
Issaquah WA 98027

Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Faith United Methodist Church
3924 Issaquah Pine Lake Rd SE
Issaquah WA 98029

Saturdays at 8:30 AM
Sammamish Presbyterian Church
22522 NE Inglewood Hill Rd
Sammamish WA 98074

There are also Alateen meetings in and around Sammamish. These include:

Serenity Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
Parkridge Community Church
3805 Maltby Road, Bothell, WA, 98012, USA
*Age range 14-18

West Seattle Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
Tibbets United Methodist Church
3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle, WA, 98116, USA
*Age range 13-18

Courage To Be Me Alateen
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave W, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA
*Age range 12-20

Lake Hills Alateen
Thursday 7:30 PM
St Andrew's Church
2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007, USA
*Age range 9-20

It can be awkward for teens and adults alike to join support groups for a loved one’s addiction. Becoming comfortable with a group can take time. It’s recommended that you attend at least 6 meetings before deciding that the group can’t help you. Also remember that with so many options, there’s sure to be one that’s a good fit for you.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Often, it takes more than a 12-step program to really kick an addiction. In that case, you should consider a more intensive addiction program. These come in two forms: inpatient and outpatient.

Just as addiction is different for everyone, the best treatment route is different for everyone too. Make sure you know enough about each treatment option that you can make an informed decision for your own course of action.

Inpatient treatment is what most people think of when they hear the term “rehab”. For inpatient treatment, a recovering addict stays within a facility for some time while they recover. Many inpatient facilities - such as those near Sammamish - offer medicated detox programs and intensive counseling programs. Inpatient programs are the most structured and provide the least independence for patients, which is sometimes necessary for recovery from a particularly difficult addiction.

Inpatient treatment is the most successful recovery route for many people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse. This means that of all of those who complete addiction treatment programs, those who completed an inpatient program are least likely to relapse. Sometimes, some time away and the constant attention of trained medical professionals is just what it takes to kick an addiction or unhealthy habit to the curb.

There are several options for inpatient treatment services near Sammamish and around the country, and many reasons that inpatient treatment may or may not be right for you. It’s important to learn as much as you can before deciding on a treatment course, and we’re here to help. Your path to recovery can make or break your future success in sobriety.

Some of the advantages of inpatient addiction treatment are:

  • Constant supervision. This decreases the risk of medical emergencies during withdrawal and lowers the likelihood of a relapse during recovery. If you’re always being monitored, there’s little chance that you can break the facility’s rules or gain access to the substance you’re addicted to.
  • Structure. Most inpatient rehab facilities provide their patients with a full schedule of activities. This means that patients have less time to seek out or think about the substance they were abusing or addicted to. They also learn healthy ways to fill their time and cope with cravings.
  • Time away. Often, those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol recover best by removing themselves from their daily life. Inpatient rehab allows the patient to not be influenced by friends, family, or environment.
  • Support. Inpatient rehab facilities offer 24/7 support for those going through withdrawals or cravings. This decreases the chance of a relapse because there is always a trained professional present to encourage and enforce sobriety.

Some of the disadvantages of inpatient treatment are:

  • Time. Those staying at an inpatient rehab facility must have time to take off of work or school to recover and complete the program. They are usually not allowed to leave the treatment facility during their stay, so the rest of their life must halt.
  • Removal from Support System. For many people, being away from their friends and family during treatment can be difficult. In inpatient facilities, patients have limited, supervised contact with anyone outside the facility in the hopes of cutting off all contact with anyone who would encourage the patient to relapse. This is often in the best interest of the patient, but some individuals struggle with this if they have particularly supportive loved ones.
  • Money. Because inpatient treatment is all-inclusive, it is usually the most expensive treatment option for those recovering from drug addiction, drug abuse, or alcoholism. However, the price includes items such as meals and room and board, which the patient would presumably be paying for regardless.

It’s important that each patient finds the recovery method that best serves them, which may not be an inpatient facility. The best route for any recovering addict will depend on the severity of the addiction and many other factors.

Unlike inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment programs do not involve the patient staying overnight at a rehab facility. Outpatient means that the recovering addict continues with his or her normal life, only coming into the rehab facility for appointments or group sessions. Because of this, there is a much higher degree of independence associated with outpatient treatment, but also higher risk of a relapse.

If you aren’t sure whether outpatient treatment is right for you, consider the advantages and disadvantages of outpatient treatment in Sammamish or elsewhere.

The benefits of outpatient treatment include:

  • Time. It is possible for someone to go through outpatient rehab and continue to go to work or school and otherwise continue their normal life. There is a time commitment, but with significantly more flexibility than there is with an inpatient program.
  • Money. Outpatient rehab is usually cheaper than inpatient rehab because the patient is paying only for treatment, not also living costs. The price of treatment often scales with the intensity of the program.
  • Support System. For those with supportive friends and families, outpatient treatment can be a good option. They can continue to be around their loved ones while they recover from their addiction. This can be a great encouragement to some recovering addicts.

Some of the potential disadvantages to outpatient treatment are:

  • Unsupervised Time. Any time spent outside the treatment facility is time where a thought about the patient’s drug of choice could lead to seeking out or using that drug. Outpatient treatment means that the patient has a lot of unsupervised time that could easily turn into a relapse to addiction or abuse, which is exactly what the patient is trying to avoid. Inpatient treatment avoids this drawback, as all time is supervised.
  • Unenforced Appointments. Those in outpatient rehab are left on their own to make sure they get to appointments on time and cope with cravings in a healthy way. Often, addiction can damage our willpower. Even the strongest-willed addict has the potential to relapse when left unattended or experiencing withdrawal symptoms after missing an appointment. Living apart from the facility where you receive treatment leaves those participating in an outpatient program very vulnerable to relapses.

Deciding that outpatient treatment isn’t structured enough for you doesn’t mean you’re weak. It just means that you want to get all the help you can to make your recovery and journey to sobriety as successful as possible. For some, outpatient treatment works. For others, it doesn’t.

Sammamish, WA Treatment Options for Addiction and Alcoholism

What to do in Case of Drug Overdose or Alcohol Poisoning near Sammamish, Washington

If you suspect that you or a loved one has overdosed on drugs or has alcohol poisoning, it’s best to get professional medical attention as quickly as possible. In case of an emergency, always call 911.

Washington state has a Good Samaritan Law, so you cannot be prosecuted for drug use, possession of drugs, or underage drinking if you call 911 to seek emergency medical help for yourself or someone else experiencing an overdose. Never let fear of the law keep you from seeking professional help for a drug overdose or alcohol poisoning.

The death toll from the American opioid epidemic gets higher every day, and it’s best to be prepared for the worst if you or a loved one regularly uses heroine or other opioids.

In fact, even if you or a loved one has begun the recovery process, it’s best to be prepared for the worst because the risk of an overdose increases significantly if someone has begun to detox and then relapses.

An overdose of heroin will kill quickly without medical intervention.

Both Narcan and Evzio are drugs approved by the U.S. FDA for the immediate treatment of heroin overdoses until emergency medical help can arrive.

If you or a loved one regularly uses opioids, it’s a good idea to make sure that a reliable friend or family member regularly carries one of these treatment options and knows how to administer it correctly.

Even if someone administers Narcan or Evzio, they should call emergency medical personnel. These immediate treatments are not meant to be the only response in case of an overdose.

Cocaine overdoses can also kill a user very rapidly, so it’s important to act fast if you think you or a loved one has overdosed. First, call 911 immediately.

Once you have called 911, there are three things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

  1. Apply a cold compress to the person who has overdosed.
  2. If the person is experiencing seizures, try to move sharp objects or furniture away from them so they do not injure themselves. Lower them to the floor and keep their head far from hard objects. Do not try to restrain the addict, and if possible, ensure they have nothing in their mouth.
  3. Stay with the person until help arrives and follow the instructions of the emergency line operator.

Prescription drugs are different, so overdoses will look different depending on the drug. In an emergency, you should always dial 911 and seek medical help.

You can also call your local poison control center for more information on what to do during a prescription drug overdose in Sammamish.

Washington Poison Center
Emergency Number: 800-222-1222

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How Can Northpoint Washington Help You?

Addiction isn’t the same for everyone, so there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to addiction recovery and treatment. However, perhaps Northpoint Washington is a good choice for you or your loved one.

The first step is determining whether you are an addict or your loved one is an addict. You can find out by taking our addiction quizzes, or find out if you’re enabling the addiction of someone you know. You can also learn more about common addictions and how they’re most commonly treated.

If you decide that you or a loved one is an addict, and are ready to begin your journey to recovery and sobriety, the first step is to determine what addiction treatment option in or near Sammamish is right for you.

You may consider Northpoint Washington.

Northpoint Washington is an inpatient rehab facility near Sammamish, Washington. With space for only 22 patients at a time, Northpoint can provide quality, around-the-clock medical care that could help you kick your addiction.

Perhaps you’d like to go farther away for treatment to escape the situation causing you to use. In this case, read more about Northpoint Evergreen Bellevue, Northpoint Idaho, Ashwood Recovery Nampa, and Ashwood Recovery Boise.

Sometimes, distance from your previous situation can be a big advantage to recovery.

Our inpatient treatment locations have helped many people reclaim their life from addiction or alcoholism. Maybe you’re next!

Call 888-663-7106 to speak to an addiction specialist now, or click here to send us a message. We want to help.
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