Madison Park draws locals and vacationers alike with its beach access, playground, and proximity to some of Seattle’s finest restaurants. But amidst the laughter, good food, and sunshine lies a secret: residents struggling with drug abuse, alcoholism, and addiction.
However well kept the secret, the neighborhood of Madison Park, Seattle struggles with the same problems with addiction and alcoholism that have been ravaging the country for years. No D.A.R.E. course or politician’s speech about eradicating the opioid crisis has truly stopped the disease of addiction. Addiction continues to tear apart families, wreck futures, and destroy the health and lives of many people.
But what may also be a secret is that Madison Park is home to its fair share of resources designed to help those struggling with addiction or alcoholism. For every addict looking to get clean, there’s a person, program, or group that wants to help.
Here, we detail some of the many addiction and alcoholism recovery resources in and around Madison Park, Seattle.
If you’re hoping to overcome addiction and reclaim your life, you’ve come to the right place. We want to help.
For most addicts, alcoholics, or long-term substance abusers, the road to recovery should begin with a professional detox program, followed by a rehab program.
Detox as a first step ensures that addicts’ bodies are free of the substance they’ve been addicted to. The process teaches their bodies to function without the substance if they’ve become physically dependent on it. Detox addresses the physical side of addiction. Leaving this part of addiction unaddressed makes a relapse much more likely.
After detox comes rehab, which addresses the psychological side of addiction. There are two main types of rehab: inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment. Both come with their own sets of benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to learn about both before deciding what sounds best for you.
Inpatient rehab is exactly what most people expect or imagine when they think of rehab. For inpatient treatment, patients live within the treatment facility for the duration of the program. They are supervised constantly by trained medical professionals and likely have limited contact with those outside of the facility.
During their time at the facility they will receive multiple types of therapy to identify and treat the root of their addiction. They will attend group activities and individual sessions. They will likely enjoy a full schedule of activities that teach them various ways of filling their time and coping without drugs or alcohol. They’ll likely also engage in activities to better their physical health, including consistent hydration, good nutrition, and exercise.
Inpatient treatment is shown to be the most effective addiction treatment method. This means that of all of those who complete an addiction or alcoholism treatment program, those who have completed inpatient rehab are least likely to relapse. Even knowing this, though, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone’s addiction is different. This means that treatment looks different for everyone, too.
Outpatient treatment is, in many ways, similar to inpatient treatment. Almost all aspects of the treatment remain the same, but the patient continues to live in their own home. They only go to the facility itself for specific treatment activities and meetings.
Outpatient treatment is usually cheaper than inpatient treatment. However, it also takes away the constant supervision and and encouragement provided by inpatient treatment. This can leave patients more susceptible to cravings and relapses.
Outpatient rehab is usually ideal for those with other lasting commitments, such as work or school. It can also be a good choice for those who have a strong support system among friends and family.
Addiction recovery isn’t a one time thing. Recovering addicts must commit to recovery one day at a time, forever. Something that helps many such recovering addicts long term is participation in a support group or 12 step group. These groups bring recovering addicts and alcoholics together to share their experiences and hold each other accountable. Participants learn coping mechanisms and how to make amends for past behavior, all in a group of nonjudgmental peers.
Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous also pair participants with a member who is further along with recovery, called a sponsor. Sponsors work alongside newer participants through the 12 steps to recovery and check in with them regularly. SMART Recovery groups instead follow a Four Point program.
There are several support groups for addicts and alcoholics near Madison Park, Washington. They include: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery.
Sun of Madison
Sundays at 10:00 AM
Madison Park Bath House
1900 43rd Avenue East
Saturdays at 9:00 AM
1630 43rd Avenue East
Fridays at 2:00 PM
1820 East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 10:30 AM, Sundays at 6:00 PM
Cherry Fellowship Hall
2701 East Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Seattle Public Library - Capitol Hill Branch
2nd Floor Meeting Room (near elevator)
425 Harvard Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102
Mondays at 6:00 PM
Sacred Heart Church
205 2nd Avenue North
Seattle, Washington, 98109
Alcoholics and addicts aren’t the only ones harmed by their drug and alcohol use. Often, their loved ones’ lives are just as disrupted or damaged.
Because of this, there are support groups available for the friends and families of drug addicts and alcoholics. These groups allow these affected loved ones to come together and share experiences and tips, learn more about what their friends and family members are going through, and learn important coping mechanisms and skills to prevent them from enabling those they love.
The most prominent of these groups are Al Anon, Nar Anon, and Alateen. Alateen caters specifically to the older children and teens who find themselves close to alcoholics. The group functions much like the other groups, but with an added emphasis on breaking generational cycles of addiction. This can prevent the young participants from following in the footsteps of the addict they know.
Madison Madrona AFG
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
Epiphany Church Parish Hall
1805 38th Ave
Seattle, WA, 98122
Tuesday Unity AFG
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Unity on Union Bookstore
2420 E Union St
Seattle, WA, 98122
Friday Night Lgbt AFG
Fridays at 8:00 PM
Seattle Area Support Group Building
115 15th Ave E Ste 201,
Seattle, WA, 98112
Nar Anon meetings near Madison Park include:
Ballard Nar Anon
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
St. Paul's Church
6512 12th Ave. NW
Seattle, Washington 98117
Hope Lives Here
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
13047 Greenwood Ave. North
Seattle, Washington 98133
The closest Alateen meeting to Madison Park is:
Courage To Be Me Alateen
Wednesdays at 8:00 PM
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave W
Seattle, WA, 98119
If you’ve decided that inpatient care is your next step, consider choosing Northpoint Washington.
Northpoint Washington is a modern, high-quality inpatient addiction treatment facility. With fresh, catered food, a variety of group and individual activities, and 24/7 nursing care, Northpoint Washington hopes to set you up for lasting success in recovery.
For more information, check out our drug detox and rehab info page, alcohol detox and rehab info page, or more information about the costs and benefits of treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism treatment here at Northpoint Washington.
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