Pinehurst, Washington Overdose, Support, & Treatment Addiction Resources

Given its close proximity to Seattle, it isn’t any wonder that residents in Pinehurst are no strangers to drug addiction.

However, many people in this small Northern-Seattle community aren’t fully aware of the many addiction resources nearby. And unfortunately, that means that many addicts aren’t able to get the help they need to recover.

This guide to Pinehurst, WA addiction resources takes a closer look at the many sources of help and support in the area. From overdose help and local support groups to professional treatment programs, there are plenty of ways residents of this Washington town can stay safe, supported, and sober.

The Dangers of Overdosing

When it comes to addictive substances, one of the most dangerous side effects of abuse is the risk of an overdose. Not only can they lead to permanent, lifelong problems down the line, an overdose can also be directly life-threatening.

In fact, over 70 thousand Americans died from a drug overdose in 2017 alone. And when you combine that with the thousands of alcohol poisonings that occur every day, overdoses are actually one of the deadliest killers our country is facing today.

Some sources even point out that overdoses are the number one killer of Americans under the age of 50 – that’s more than guns, car accidents, and even certain kinds of cancers.

And worst of all, things are only getting worse with each passing year.

It’s never been more important than now, then, to know how to spot the signs of an overdose and to know what to do to help treat one.

Not all drugs have the same overdose symptoms. And in fact, spotting the signs early can be harder than most people think. Have a look below are some of the most widely abused drugs today along with their common overdose symptoms.

The quicker you can spot the signs, the faster you can get the lifesaving treatment they need.

Alcohol – Though this drug is legal, alcohol poisoning can be incredibly deadly. Some of the most notable signs of an alcohol overdose 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

Benzodiazepines – Benzos like Vicodin and Ativan are usually prescribed for mood disorders like depression and anxiety. But they are also used recreationally. Symptoms of a benzodiazepine overdose may include:

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

Cocaine – Incredibly addictive and widely abused, cocaine can also be quite deadly. Signs of an overdose may include:

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

Crystal Meth – Crystal meth is a powerful stimulant and can cause a host of health problems for abusers. Overdoses can also be especially dangerous. Symptoms of a methamphetamine overdose include:

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

HeroinOne of the most notorious drugs on the streets today, the signs of a heroin overdose usually include: 

AIRWAYS AND LUNGS 

  • No breathing
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow and difficult breathing 

EYES, EARS, NOSE, AND THROAT 

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

HEART AND BLOOD 

  • Low blood pressure
  • Weak pulse 

SKIN 

  • Bluish-colored nails and lips 

STOMACH AND INTESTINES 

  • Constipation
  • Spasms of the stomach and intestines 

NERVOUS SYSTEM 

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

Prescription Opioids – Painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin are just a few of the main drivers of the opioid epidemic. And when they’re abused, they can easily lead to fatal complications. Some signs of an overdose include:

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

Treating a drug or alcohol overdose requires fast action and complete honesty.

The first step is identifying the signs. After that, it’s all about contacting emergency services as quickly as possible. If you spot the symptoms of an overdose, call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have to leave the side of the victim (even for a minute), be sure to put them into what’s known as the recovery position. This doesn’t take long to do and is instrumental in preventing life-threatening complications like choking.

The operator at 911 will likely ask for a range of information. Victim age, weight, and condition, types of substances taken, and whether or not they had a legitimate prescription are just a few examples.

It’s important to answer all of these questions accurately and honestly. Operators are only able to help if the information they get is true. And lying to them about, for example, if these drugs were illicit is only making it harder for them to save the life of the victim.

They may also ask you to administer CPR or take other treatment measures.

Once the ambulance arrives, the emergency personnel will then take over. They may end up using overdose-reversing medications like naloxone too.

Pinehurst, WA Treatment Options for Addiction and Alcoholism

Local Support Groups Near Pinehurst, WA

Support groups are without a doubt one of the best ways to connect with other substance abusers and build up a strong social support network.

And luckily, Pinehurst, Washington has so many different support groups taking place in the area. Below are just a few of the most popular and widely available types nearby.

Few people haven’t heard of this worldwide support group for alcoholism. That’s because AA has more than 2.1 million members around the world and was founded all the way back in 1935.

One of the reasons this group is so incredibly popular is because it’s so accessible. Members pay no dues, everyone is welcome to attend, and meetings take place in most major towns and cities across America.

AA is also the original 12-step group. This approach to recovery uses what are known as the 12 steps to help members foster courage, humility, and honesty in the face of addiction. And according to the science, it really works.

Below are some of the closest AA meetings relative to Pinehurst.

SUNDAY

Broadview Wakeup
Sunday at 7:00am
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

On Awakening
Sunday at 8:00am
Red Robin
555 NE Northgate Way
Northgate, WA 98125

Broadview as Bill Sees It
Sunday at 9:30am
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

The Lodge
Sunday at 9:30am
Phinney Neighborhood Ctr
6532 Phinney Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Learning To Be Here
Sunday at 10:00am
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

NEW BEGINNINGS Women
Sunday at 10:00am
Phinney Neighborhood Ctr
6532 Phinney Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Still Afloat
Sunday at Noon
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

12 + 12 Step Study
Sunday at 3:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Somethin' Crazy
Sunday at 3:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Fremont Happy Hour
Sunday at 5:30pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

AA4U Too
Sunday at 6:00pm
Bethel Lutheran
17529 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Reservoir
Sunday at 6:00pm
St. Catherine of Siena Ch
814 NE 85th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98115

Counterpoint
Sunday at 7:00pm
St. Dunstan's Episcopal
722 N 145th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

Broadview Primary Purpose
Sunday at 7:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Open Door
Sunday at 7:30pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Candlelight
Sunday at 9:30pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

MONDAY

Broadview Wakeup
Monday at 7:00am
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

On Awakening
Monday at 7:00am
Red Robin
555 NE Northgate Way
Northgate, WA 98125

Lucky Ladies Of Lake City Women
Monday at 11:00am
Lamb of God Lutheran
12507 27th Ave NE
Lake City, WA 98125

Broadview Noon
Monday at Noon
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Late Arrivals
Monday at Noon
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Broadview Happy Hour
Monday at 5:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Fremont Happy Hour
Monday at 5:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Veterans Stepping Into The Light
Monday at 6:00pm
Compass Housing Alliance
1301 N 200th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

Duck Island
Monday at 6:00pm
Greenwood Christian
8018 Fremont Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Grupo Milagro Del Siglo XX
Monday at 7:00pm
Christ the King School
415 N 117th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

Richmond Beach
Monday at 7:30pm
Ch of the Nazarene
1900 N 175th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

Lake City
Monday at 8:00pm
Lake City Christian
1933 NE 125th St
Northgate, WA 98125

Boiled Owl
Monday at 8:00pm
Broadview Comm Ch
325 N 125th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98133

Dare To Be Sober
Monday at 8:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Young People 'R' Us
Monday at 10:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

TUESDAY

Broadview Wakeup
Tuesday at 7:00am
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

On Awakening
Tuesday at 7:00am
Red Robin
555 NE Northgate Way
Northgate, WA 98125

Tuesday Ladies Study Women
Tuesday at 10:00am
Broadview Comm Ch
325 N 125th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98133

Brown Bag Bunch
Tuesday at Noon
St. David Emmanual Episcopal
18842 Meridian Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Broadview Noon
Tuesday at Noon
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Moving Forward
Tuesday at Noon
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Broadview Happy Hour
Tuesday at 5:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Captain's Table
Tuesday at 5:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Wingnuts
Tuesday at 6:00pm
Woodland Park Methodist
302 N 78th St
Greenwood, WA 98103

Grupo Milagro Del Siglo XX
Tuesday at 7:00pm
Christ the King School
415 N 117th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

Broadview Mobile One
Tuesday at 7:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Lake City Young People
Tuesday at 7:00pm
Lake City Christian
1933 NE 125th St
Northgate, WA 98125

Something Different
Tuesday at 8:00pm
Bethel Lutheran
17529 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

The Bottom Feeders
Tuesday at 8:00pm
North Seattle Alliance Ch
2150 N 122nd St
Bitter Lake, WA 98133

Fremont Speakeasy
Tuesday at 8:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Famous Poop Stories
Tuesday at 10:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

WEDNESDAY

Broadview Wakeup
Wednesday at 7:00am
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

On Awakening
Wednesday at 7:00am
Red Robin
555 NE Northgate Way
Northgate, WA 98125

Lucky Ladies Of Lake City Women
Wednesday at 11:00am
Lamb of God Lutheran
12507 27th Ave NE
Lake City, WA 98125

Ladies Living - Learning Hour Women
Wednesday at Noon
St. David Emmanual Episcopal
18842 Meridian Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Broadview Noon
Wednesday at Noon
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Joyful Sobriety Women
Wednesday at Noon
Olympic View Comm Ch
425 NE 95th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98115

Serenity
Wednesday at Noon
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Broadview Happy Hour
Wednesday at 5:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Drunken Fools
Wednesday at 5:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Wannabees
Wednesday at 6:00pm
Faith Lutheran
8208 18th Ave NE
Maple Leaf, WA 98115

Shoreline Rule 62 Women
Wednesday at 7:00pm
St. David Emmanual Episcopal
18842 Meridian Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Broadview Freedom From Bondage Women
Wednesday at 7:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Treehouse Meditation Workshop
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Broadview Comm Ch
325 N 125th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98133

Out of Order
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Emmaus Road Ch
1059 NE 96th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98115

50 / 50""
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Greenwood Christian
8018 Fremont Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

The Basement
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Salvation Army
9501 Greenwood Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Lake City Big Book
Wednesday at 8:00pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran
14514 20th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Northlake
Wednesday at 8:00pm
Olympic View Comm Ch
425 NE 95th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98115

Wallingford/Fremont
Wednesday at 8:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Lean And Serene
Wednesday at 10:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

THURSDAY

Broadview Wakeup
Thursday at 7:00am
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

On Awakening
Thursday at 7:00am
Red Robin
555 NE Northgate Way
Northgate, WA 98125

Fox Hunters
Thursday at 9:00am
Seattle Mennonite Ch
3120 NE 125th St
Lake City, WA 98125

Serenity Seekers
Thursday at 11:00am
Seattle Mennonite Ch
3120 NE 125th St
Lake City, WA 98125

Ihop Thursday Men
Thursday at Noon
Shay's Restaurant
15744 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Sno-King Group
Thursday at Noon
St. David Emmanual Episcopal
18842 Meridian Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Broadview Noon
Thursday at Noon
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

The New Timer
Thursday at Noon
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Broadview Happy Hour
Thursday at 5:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Came To Believe
Thursday at 5:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Early Birds
Thursday at 6:00pm
Bethany Lutheran
7400 Woodlawn Ave NE
Green Lake, WA 98115

The Men's Room Men
Thursday at 7:30pm
St. David Emmanual Episcopal
18842 Meridian Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

North City Study
Thursday at 8:00pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran
14514 20th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Checkin' In
Thursday at 8:00pm
Broadview Comm Ch
325 N 125th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98133

World Famous B1
Thursday at 8:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Courage 2 Change
Thursday at 10:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Last Call
Thursday at Midnight
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

FRIDAY

Broadview Wakeup
Friday at 7:00am
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

On Awakening
Friday at 7:00am
Red Robin
555 NE Northgate Way
Northgate, WA 98125

Morning Meditation
Friday at 9:30am
Bethel Lutheran
17529 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Friday Morning Spkr/Disc Mtg
Friday at 10:00am
Broadview Comm Ch
325 N 125th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98133

Lucky Ladies Of Lake City Women
Friday at 11:00am
Lamb of God Lutheran
12507 27th Ave NE
Lake City, WA 98125

Back To Basics
Friday at Noon
Peking House
17505 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Broadview Noon
Friday at Noon
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Breaking The Chains
Friday at Noon
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Broadview Happy Hour
Friday at 5:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

T.G.I.F.
Friday at 5:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Working With Others Women
Friday at 6:30pm
Bethel Lutheran
17529 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

A Resentment And A Coffee Pot - Seattle
Friday at 6:30pm
St. Dunstan's Episcopal
722 N 145th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

As Dutch Sees It
Friday at 7:30pm
Christ the King Catholic
405 N 117th St
Shoreline, WA 98133

Broadview Patience
Friday at 7:30pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

University #1 Men Men
Friday at 7:30pm
Faith Lutheran
8208 18th Ave NE
Maple Leaf, WA 98115

Seattle Transplant Speaker-Discussion
Friday at 7:30pm
Phinney Neighborhood Ctr
6532 Phinney Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Last Chance
Friday at 7:30pm
Woodland Park Methodist
302 N 78th St
Greenwood, WA 98103

Drunks 'R' Us North
Friday at 8:00pm
Calvin Presbyterian
18826 3rd Ave NW
Shoreline, WA 98177

Shoreline All-Stars""
Friday at 8:00pm
Richmond Beach Congregational
1512 NW 195th St
Shoreline, WA 98177

Sicker Than Most
Friday at 8:00pm
Emmaus Road Ch
1059 NE 96th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98115

Friday Forum
Friday at 8:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Circus Circus
Friday at 10:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

SATURDAY

Broadview Wakeup
Saturday at 7:00am
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

On Awakening
Saturday at 8:00am
Red Robin
555 NE Northgate Way
Northgate, WA 98125

Broadview Women's Big Book Study Women
Saturday at 8:30am
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

AA4U
Saturday at 10:00am
Bethel Lutheran
17529 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Saturday Ladies Study Women
Saturday at 10:30am
St. David Emmanual Episcopal
18842 Meridian Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Broadview Noon
Saturday at Noon
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

For This Day
Saturday at Noon
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Broadview Happy Hour
Saturday at 5:00pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Desperados
Saturday at 5:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

Stay Gold
Saturday at 6:30pm
Emmaus Road Ch
1059 NE 96th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98115

Northgate
Saturday at 7:00pm
St. Catherine of Siena Ch
814 NE 85th St
Maple Leaf, WA 98115

Saturday Nite Dinner Bunch
Saturday at 7:30pm
Shay's Restaurant
15744 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Broadview Speakers Meeting
Saturday at 7:30pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Many Paths North
Saturday at 7:30pm
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Jaywalker
Saturday at 8:00pm
Bethel Lutheran
17529 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Canal
Saturday at 8:00pm
Fremont Fellowship Hall
8916 Aurora Ave N
Greenwood, WA 98103

An offshoot of AA, Narcotics Anonymous opens up the door to all types of addictions. As such, people suffering from abuse problems with heroin, cocaine, meth, alcohol, and any other drug are all welcome to attend.

While it isn’t as popular as Alcoholics Anonymous, NA still has plenty of different meetings in the Pinehurst area for residents to choose from. Below are some of the closest.

SUNDAY

Rob's 125th St Grill
Sunday at 9:30AM
12255 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
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115 15th Ave E, Suite 201
Sunday at Noon
115 15th Avenue East, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98112-5614
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Open

12x12 Fellowship Hall
Sunday at 1:00PM
23718 Bothell Everett Highway
Bothell, WA 98021-9383
Map
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Edmonds Lutheran Church
Sunday at 6:00PM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
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Cherry Fellowship Hall
Sunday at 6:00PM
2701 East Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Map
Open

Saint John's Lutheran Church
Sunday at 7:00PM
5515 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103-5829
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Sunday at 10:00PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

MONDAY

Lynnwood Alano Club
Monday at 10:00AM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

Broadview Community Church
Monday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Monday at Noon
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
Map
Open

Edmonds Lutheran Church
Monday at 7:00PM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
Map
Open

Bothell United Methodist Church
Monday at 7:00PM
18515 92nd Avenue Northeast
Bothell, WA 98011-2206
Map
Open

Central Lutheran Church
Monday at 7:00PM
1710 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Map
Open

Kirkland Congregational Church
Monday at 7:30PM
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
Map
Open

New Horizons Ministries
Monday at 7:30PM
2709 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Monday at 7:30PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Monday at 7:30PM
1934 108th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue, WA 98004-2828
Map
Open

7935 Lk Ballinger Wy
Monday at 7:40PM
7935 Lake Ballinger Way
Edmonds, WA 98026
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Monday at 10:00PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

TUESDAY

Broadview Community Church
Tuesday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Gideon Mathew Apartments
Tuesday at Noon
323 25th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144-2361
Map
Open

Capital Hill Presbyterian Church
Tuesday at 6:00PM
1729 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122-2227
Map
Open

Greenwood Christian Church
Tuesday at 7:15PM
8018 Fremont Avenue
Seattle, WA 98103
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Open

Edmonds Lutheran Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
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Open

Bothell United Methodist Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
18515 92nd Avenue Northeast
Bothell, WA 98011-2206
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Kirkland Congregational Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
Map
Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Tuesday at 8:00PM
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
Map
Open

Ronald United Methodist Church
Tuesday at 10:00PM
17839 Aurora Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-4814
Map
Open

WEDNESDAY

Lynnwood Alano Club
Wednesday at 10:00AM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

Broadview Community Church
Wednesday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Wednesday at Noon
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Wednesday at 3:00PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

2115 N 42nd St
Wednesday at 7:00PM
2115 North 42nd Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Map
Open

Lake City Christian Church
Wednesday at 7:30PM
1933 NE 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98125-4131
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Open

Kirkland Congregational Church
Wednesday at 7:30PM
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
Map
Open

United Methodist Church
Wednesday at 7:30PM
828 Caspers Street
Edmonds, WA 98020-2618
Map
Open

Ronald United Methodist Church
Wednesday at 10:00PM
17839 Aurora Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-4814
Map
Open

Matt Talbot Center
Wednesday at 12:15PM
2313 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1711
Map
Open

THURSDAY

Broadview Community Church
Thursday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Ballard First Lutheran Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
2006 NW 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98117-5715
Map
Open

Park Ridge Community Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
3805 Maltby Road
Bothell, WA 98012
Map
Open

Admiral Congregational Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
4320 Southwest Hill
Seattle, WA 98116
Map
Open

Life Community Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
232 5th Avenue South
Kirkland, WA 98033-6505
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Maplewood Presbyterian Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
19523 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-6105
Map
Open

Ronald United Methodist Church
Thursday at 10:00PM
17839 Aurora Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-4814
Map
Open

FRIDAY

Lynnwood Alano Club
Friday at 10:00AM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

Broadview Community Church
Friday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Friday at Noon
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
Map
Open

POCAAN Center
Friday at 2:00PM
1820 East Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Friday at 3:00PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

Recovery Cafe
Friday at 6:00PM
2022 Boren Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-2703
Map
Open

Edmonds Lutheran Church
Friday at 7:30PM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
Map
Open

Good Shepherd Baptist Church
Friday at 7:30PM
6915 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Map
Open

Cherry Fellowship Hall
Friday at 8:00PM
2701 East Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98122
Map
Open

Lake Washington United Methodist Church
Friday at 8:00PM
7525 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Map
Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Friday at 11:00PM
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
Map
Open

SATURDAY

Recovery Café
Saturday at 10:00AM
2022 Boren Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-2703
Map
Open

Edmonds Lutheran Church
Saturday at 10:30AM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
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Open

Cherry Fellowship Hall
Saturday at 10:30AM
2701 East Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98122
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Open

Broadview Community Church
Saturday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Saturday at 5:15PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

Matt Talbot Center
Saturday at 6:30PM
2313 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1711
Map
Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Saturday at 7:00PM
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
Map
Open

Admiral Congregational Church
Saturday at 7:00PM
4320 Southwest Hill
Seattle, WA 98116
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Open

Kirkland Congregational Church
Saturday at 7:30PM
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
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Open

Matt Talbot Center
Saturday at 8:00PM
2313 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1711
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Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Saturday at 11:00PM
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
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Open

Alcoholics aren’t just hurting themselves when they continue to abuse alcohol over and over. Their friends, family members, and even coworkers might all be suffering along the way too. And for them, there’s Al-Anon.

Al-Anon is another 12-step group that focuses on those around an alcoholic rather than the alcoholic themselves. These groups offer support, guidance, and direction for those who so rarely get the help they need to stay happy and healthy despite their loved one’s alcoholism.

Below are just a few of the many Al-Anon groups taking place around Pinehurst.

Highland Tuesday AFG
Tuesday 10:00 AM
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church
722 N 145th St, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
1.3 miles away
Beginners
Handicap Access 
Child Care

Highlands Friday AM AFG
Friday 10:00 AM
St Dunstan's Church
722 N 145th St, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
Use back entrance
1.3 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Lake City Monday Night AFG
Monday 7:30 PM
Lake City Presbyterian Church
3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, 98125, USA
2.2 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Richmond Beach AFG
Monday 7:30 PM
Aurora Church of the Nazarene
1900 N 175th St, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
2.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Sunset AFG
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Woodland Park Methodist Church
302 N 78th St, Seattle, WA, 98103, USA
2.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Keeping It Simple 2 AFG
Tuesday 6:30 PM
North Seattle Friends Church
7740 24th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98115, USA
Fireside room, basement entry at back of church
2.8 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Friends AFG
Wednesday 6:00 PM
North Seattle Friends Church
7736 24th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98115, USA
Side building north of the church
2.8 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Beginners
Handicap Access

Mesh 2nd Saturday Speaker AFG
Saturday 7:30 PM
St David Emmanuel Episcopal Church
18842 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
Second Saturday of month only
3.2 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

North End Men's AFG
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
18842 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
3.2 miles away
Men

3rd Place Literature Study AFG
Monday 4:30 PM
Lake Forest Park Presbyterian
17440 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park, WA, 98155, USA
Enter through parking lot
3.3 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Seattle Men's AFG
Friday 7:30 PM
Northminster Presbyterian Church
7706 25th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117, USA
3.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Men
Handicap Access

Ballard Sunday Nite AFG
Sunday 7:00 PM
St Paul's United Church
6512 12th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117, USA
3.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Hope For Today AFG
Monday 7:00 AM
St. Paul's United Church
6512 12th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117, USA
3.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Hope For Today AFG
Wednesday 7:00 AM
St. Paul's United Church
6512 12th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117, USA
3.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Hope For Today AFG
Friday 7:00 AM
St. Paul's United Church
6512 12th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117, USA
3.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Salmon Bay Candlelight AFG
Monday 7:30 PM
Ballard First Lutheran Church
2006 NW 65th St, Seattle, WA, 98117, USA
Meets in Havvik Hall behind parking and house office
3.8 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Saturday AFG Recovery
Saturday 7:30 PM
Sand Point Community Church
4710 NE 70th St, Seattle, WA, 98115, USA
3.8 miles away

View Ridge Open AFG
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Sandpoint Community Church
4710 NE 70th St, Seattle, WA, 98115, USA
Park and enter upper floor in back of building
3.8 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Women's Friday Wallingford AFG
Friday 7:00 PM
Wallingford Presbyterian Church
1414 N. 42nd Street, Seattle, WA, 98103, USA
Enter back of church from parking lot.
4.3 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Women

Sunday AM Fresh Start AFG
Sunday 8:30 AM
UW School of Social Work
4101 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA
3rd floor. Sign language 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays
4.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access
Sign Language

Wednesday Back To Basics AFG
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Bethesda Lutheran Church
23406 56th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043, USA
Meeting located in church office building (white brick); parking in back.
4.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Fremont AFG
Thursday 7:30 PM
Fremont Baptist Church
717 N 36th St, Seattle, WA, 98103, USA
4.8 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Laurelhurst Thursday Eve AFG
Thursday 7:30 PM
St Stephens Episcopal Church
4805 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA, 98105, USA
Parish Hall
4.9 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

An offshoot of Al-Anon, Alateen is specifically geared towards helping young people manage and cope with growing up around an alcoholic.

These groups are typically led by an adult, but members are made up of younger victims. By surrounding them with people their age, members are often much more open about their personal experiences and, thus, are able to get more out of these support groups.

The following are the closest Alateen meetings near Pinehurst, Washington.

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.
5.7 miles away

Edmonds Alateen Serenity For Youth
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Edmonds South County Senior Center
220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA, 98020, USA
Age range 12-21. Upstairs
6.7 miles away

Serenity Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
Parkridge Community Church
3805 Maltby Road, Bothell, WA, 98012, USA
Age range 14-18. Meets in building annex behind church
9.6 miles away
Handicap Access

Rock Solid Choices Alateen Alateen
Wednesday 3:30 PM
Bainbridge Public Library
1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110, USA
Age range 12-18.
10.5 miles away
Handicap Access

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

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

Discovering Choices Alateen
Thursday 2:45 PM
Poulsbo Middle School
2003 NE HOSTMARK ST, POULSBO, WA, 98370, USA
Age range 11-15. Meeting held in panther den.enter west end of building. pool theater side
13.4 miles away
Handicap Access

Similar to Al-Anon, Nar-Anon is a family-oriented support group that follows the 12-step model. However, it doesn’t focus exclusively on alcoholism. Instead, members have loved ones that are addicted to a range of substances – from alcohol and marijuana to crack and heroin.

Nar-Anon groups aren’t quite as easy to locate as other 12-step groups. However, there are still plenty nearby to choose from.

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

Ballard Nar-Anon
St. Paul's Church
6512 12th Ave. NW
Seattle, Washington 98117
The entrance to the meeting is located on 65th Ave., up the stairs in Room 2
Thursday
7:00pm

Seeds Of Hope
Bothell United Methodist Church
18515 92nd Avenue Northeast
Bothell, Washington 98012
We do not meet on holidays.
Monday
7:00pm

Seven Generations
Suquamish Elders Lounge
18490 Suquamish Way
Suquamish, Washington 98392
Please use Division Street entrance
Wednesday
6:30pm

Serenity Trail
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.)
Thursday
7:00pm

Wise Wingman
Harrison Medical Center
2520 Cherry Avenue
Bremerton, Washington 98310
Saturday
10:00am

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

Helping Hands
First Presbyterian Church
1306 Lakeview Ave.
Snohomish, Washington 98290
Tuesday
7:00pm
No meeting Christmas Day, December 25, 2018. Will resume January 1, 2019.

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

Olalla NFG
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 6:45pm.
Tuesday
7:00pm

Growing up in an alcoholic home can leave lasting scars on a person, both physically and mentally. And many times, the trauma experienced here can have long-term consequences that make it difficult to function normally and healthily, even after the victim becomes an adult.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) is another 12-step group to consider. This group is specifically geared towards helping grown-up victims of alcoholism that have been traumatized by a loved one's alcohol abuse when they were children.

There are plenty of nearby ACoA meetings too. Below are some of the closest.

Washington, Shoreline ( King) 
Monday 12:00 pm
From Hurting to Healing to Helping-Second building on the left. See purple door that faces the parking lot
Shoreline UU Church 14724-1st Ave NE, 98155
() Open to All, Discussion, Fellowship Text,
"Read/Write/Share" format 

Washington, Shoreline ( King) 
Wednesday 07:00 PM
Shoreline Wed ACA-Department of Human Services building
17018 15th Avenue NE, 98155
(English) Beginners, Open to all, Discussion, 

Washington, Seattle ( King) 
Sunday 04:00 pm
Sandpoint Way-Sandpoint Community United Methodist Church Please park behind the church in the large lot. Signs will guide you to the meeting room.
4710 NE 70th St, 98115
(English) , Discussion, Fellowship Text, Book Study, Steps, Wheelchair Access, Non Smoking

WASHINGTON, Bothell ( King) 
Saturday 08:00 am
Bothell Early Birds-First Lutheran Church in downtown Bothell WA
10207 NE 183RD ST, 98011
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Book Study, Speaker, Steps, 

Washington, Seattle ( King) 
Tuesday 06:30 pm
Aca Seattle Metro-Door On South-West End Of Recovery Cafe Bldg (Closed meeting = ACAs Only)
2022 Boren Ave, 98121
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Discussion, Book Study, Needs Support,
Non Smoking 

WASHINGTON, Seattle ( King) 
Monday 07:00 pm
Loving Ourselves into Freedom-Located at Seattle Area Support Groups on Capitol Hill. Bus #8 #10 #43
115 15th ave E Suite #201, 98112
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Book Study, Fellowship Text, Steps, 
Non Smoking 

Washington, Lynwood ( Snohomish) 
Monday 07:00 PM
Lynwood Harmony Group-across from the Fred Meyers on 196th. Verdant Community Center, Second Floor
4710 196th St. S.W., 98036
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Steps, Book Study, 
Non Smoking 

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

WASHINGTON, Longview ( Cowlitz) 
Monday 07:00 pm
Learning to Play ACA-Meeting is held in a room at the 1414 Club. 18 and over please
1414 - 12th Avenue, 98632
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Steps, 

The 12-step approach doesn’t work for everyone. But even so, that doesn’t mean that it’s the only option.

SMART Recovery is one of the most popular and effective alternatives to the 12 steps. It uses the latest addiction research to inform members of actionable techniques and strategies they can use to stay sober. Meetings are led by certified instructors rather than members themselves.

SMART Recovery meetings are pretty widespread too. And in the Pinehurst area, there are quite a few to choose from.

Seattle, Washington – Friday 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
2111 North Northgate Way
N Northgate Way Suite 212
98133 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #3855
Public Standard

Shoreline, Washington – ***No Meeting 1/26/19 or 2/2/19*** ***Family & Friends*** Saturday 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
14724 1st Avenue Northeast
1st Ave NE
98155 Shoreline Washington
Meeting: #4228
Family and Friends Public

Seattle, Washington – ***Family & Friends*** – 1st and 3rd Thursday 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Sunnyside Ave. North Suite 347
98103 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #4413
Family and Friends Public

Seattle, Washington – Thursday 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
425 Harvard Avenue East
98102 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #4213
Public Standard

Bothell, Washington Tuesday 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
10614 Beardslee Boulevard
98011 Bothell Washington
Meeting: #4207
Discussion Public

Seattle, Washington – ***NO MEETING 2/11/19 *** Monday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
205 2nd Avenue North
98109 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #672
Public Standard

Mercer Island, Washington – ***On Hiatus*** Wednesday at 8:00 PM
2630 77th Avenue Southeast
98040 Mercer Island Washington
Meeting: #2812
Discussion Public

Bellevue, Washington – Tuesday at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
12826 Southeast 40th Lane
SE 40th Lane Suite 203
98006 Bellevue Washington
Meeting: #179
Public Standard

Bremerton, Washington – Thursday at 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
1 Boone Road
98312 Bremerton Washington
Meeting: #1215
Public Specialized Standard

Bremerton, Washington – Tuesday at 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
1 Boone Road
98312 Bremerton Washington
Meeting: #2404
Public Specialized Standard

Gig Harbor, Washington – Thursday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
5500 Olympic Drive Northwest
98335 Gig Harbor Washington
Meeting: #3089
Public Standard

Tacoma, Washington – Wednesday 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
1712 6th Avenue
6th Ave.
98405 Tacoma Washington
Meeting: #4476
Public Standard Women

Tacoma, Washington – Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
1712 6th Avenue
6th Ave Ste 400
98405 Tacoma Washington
Meeting: #3950
Public Standard

Tacoma, Washington – 3rd Monday 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
2215 Pacific Avenue
98402 Tacoma Washington
Meeting: #4867
LGBTQ Public Standard 

Sumner, Washington – Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
15116 Gary Street East
98390 Sumner Washington
Meeting: #4301
Public Standard

Lakewood, Washington-Sunday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
9600 Veterans Drive Southwest
98498 Lakewood Washington
Meeting: #3665
Public Standard

Sequim, Washington – Friday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
390 East Cedar Street
98382 Sequim Washington
Meeting: #4744
Public Standard

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington – Thursday 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
North 3rd Street
98433 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Washington
Meeting: #4810
Military Public Standard Workplace

Fitting these meetings into your schedule can be kind of tough. On top of that, not everyone has the means to travel to these different locations. And as a result, some people simply won’t be able to attend these in-person meetings.

However, that doesn’t mean they can’t get the support they so desperately need. That’s where online support groups come in. These support groups can take place in a variety of ways. They may be email-based, occur in real-time chat rooms, in online forums, or even can be held through Skype or video calling.

In the end, if you have a smart device/computer and an internet connection, you can still get the support you need. Below are a few great places to start.

Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

Support groups alone often aren’t enough to overcome an addiction permanently. Sometimes it works, sure. But in the overwhelming majority of cases, struggling addicts need a higher level of care.

And that’s where a professional treatment program comes in.

These programs are specifically designed to help recovering addicts develop the life strategies and coping mechanisms needed to kick their addiction to the curb and to stay sober in the long-term.

Programs are run by qualified physicians and addiction experts along with professional nursing staff to keep patients healthy and safe. They can also grant access to a range of powerful addiction medicines that can help reduce cravings and make withdrawals far more manageable.

Ultimately, a professional program provides the structure, expertise, and proven tools for combating addiction. And it’s far safer and more successful than trying to overcome an addiction alone.

In general, there are two different kinds of treatment programs: one’s that deal with detoxification and ones that deal with rehabilitation.

Sometimes these programs overlap, so they aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. But in many cases, facilities decide to only focus on one.

So, what are these two types of treatments?

Detoxification – This is the first stage. And it may be the most uncomfortable. When an addict quits using a drug they’ve grown physically dependent on, their body is thrown into an extremely uncomfortable state called withdrawal. This is when the body begins to readjust to life without the addictive substance. And while it usually only takes a week or two, the symptoms can end up being incredibly uncomfortable.

For example, withdrawal from certain drugs can cause symptoms like:

  • Tremors
  • Feelings of electric shock
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart abnormalities
  • Depression, anxiety, irritability, paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Nausea, diarrhea, and stomach cramps
  • …and much more

As you can see, detoxification can be hard to get through without the right kind of support. And in fact, many addicts aren’t able to push through these symptoms on their own without turning back to drugs just to get some relief.

A professional detoxification program is specifically focused on making this process as comfortable and safe as possible. And with the help of certain types of therapies, treatments, and medications, a professional program can go a long way in helping patients get through these symptoms in one piece.

Rehabilitation – This stage comes after detox and is often just as important (if not more so) for fostering long-term recovery. While detox is more concerned about the bodily side of addiction, rehab focuses on the mental side.

Weeks, months, and years of substance abuse has been shown to cause physical changes in the brain of an addict. And these changes can help explain the compulsive and self-destructive behaviors that addicts just can’t seem to get over on their own.

A rehab program teaches recovering addicts how to overcome these destructive impulses and replace them with healthier life strategies. Treatments like one-on-one counseling, group talk, and behavioral therapy are just a few ways rehab does so.

There are also three different types of programs too. Inpatient rehab requires patients to eat, sleep, and receive treatment all in the same location (highest level of care). Outpatient rehab allows patients to live out their day normally and come in for evening treatment sessions (lower level of care). And an intensive outpatient program (IOP) is like outpatient but sessions last longer and occur more frequently (middle level of care).

Each program type has its own pros and cons. And there is no perfect program that meets everyone’s unique needs. Talking with an addiction expert is the best way to find out which program is right for you.

There are a couple of options for addiction treatment around the Pinehurst area. Some of these are detox-focused while others deal more exclusively with rehab. And while there are nearby options to choose from, that doesn’t mean that these are the only choices for recovering addicts around Pinehurst.

In fact, deciding to travel for treatment can actually end up being far more beneficial in the long run compared to settling for a facility nearby.

That’s because travelling for an addiction program can come with a host of benefits, many of which can mean the difference between lifelong sobriety and a full-blown relapse. Below are some of the most notable benefits that show why leaving your hometown for treatment might be one of the best recovery choices you’ll ever make.

  • It can open up the door to programs with much higher-quality treatments.
  • It can connect you with better amenities.
  • It can help you take recovery far more seriously.
  • It can help you feel more confident about your recovery.
  • It lets you avoid people you know if you’re worried about the stigmas surrounding addiction.
  • It can be harder to quit since you are in an unfamiliar environment.
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Northpoint Washington: The Highest Quality Treatment in the Pacific Northwest

There are so many different addiction resources to choose from in the Pinehurst, Washington area. Overdose help, local support groups, and professional treatment options are all right around the corner.

However, when it does come time to seek out the help of a professional program, Northpoint Washington is without a doubt one of the best choices in the Pacific Northwest.

Our Edmonds, WA facility is comfortable, modern, and uses only empirically-based treatments to serve each and every one of our patients. Each program is tailored specifically to the needs of the individual, and our staff-to-patient ratios is one of the highest in the areas.

In the end, Northpoint Washington offers only high-quality treatment, whether it’s for drug addiction or alcoholism. We’re even nationally accredited by the Joint Commission – our testament to our use of only the most effective forms of treatment.

That being said, this program isn’t right for everyone. Call us today to see if Northpoint Washington is right for you.

We’d love to help you start on your road to sobriety. So, reach out today for more information.

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