Wallingford, Seattle, Washington Overdose, Support, & Treatment Addiction Resources

The Seattle Metro Area has seen a huge surge in substance abuse problems in the past several decades.

In fact, there were as many as 15 deaths per 100 thousand King County residents related to drug overdoses in 2014 – an all-time high. And within it, Wallingford is a northern neighborhood that has seen its fair share of problems too.

Unfortunately, many addicts who want to get help simply don’t know where to turn. One national survey found that as many as about 10.9% of addicts seeking help didn’t get it simply because they didn’t know where to look.

However, Wallingford is particularly lucky because it has so many different addiction resources to choose from. This complete guide covers some of the most important addiction resources in the area.

So, no matter how bad the problem has gotten, there are always resources out there to help keep addicts safe, supported, and sober.

The Dangers of Overdosing

There are so many negative impacts that a substance abuse problem can have on an individual. It can ravage finances, permanently damage vital organs, poison social relationships, and it can change the core aspects of how a person behaves.

But one of the most dangerous impacts is undoubtedly the risk of an overdose.

And now more than ever, overdoses have spiraled out of control in this country. Since 1999, drug overdoses have skyrocketed by 316%. In 2017 alone, more than 72 thousand Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses.

That’s why it’s so important to know how to spot the signs of an overdose early on and how to treat it effectively.

Identifying the symptoms of an overdose can be harder than some people think. To make it a bit easier though, below are some of the most notable signs of an overdose on some of the most commonly abused drugs today.

Alcohol – Each year, thousands of people die from alcohol poisoning. And part of the problem is that people around them aren’t able to recognize the signs until it’s too late. Here are some of the signs to watch out for:

  • 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

Crystal Meth – A powerful and dangerous stimulant, meth is both addictive and destructive. Some signs of a meth 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

HeroinWithout a doubt one of the deadliest illicit drugs, heroin is potent, addictive, and especially dangerous. Here are some common signs of an overdose on this drug. 

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

Benzodiazepines – A type of prescription drug used to treat depression and anxiety, benzos like Xanax and Ativan are also deadly when not used properly. And when they’re used recreationally, the danger is even more real. These are some signs of a benzo overdose to watch out for.  

  • 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

Prescription Opioids – This category of drugs includes OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet. They’re usually used to treat pain. They’re also incredibly addictive. Some signs of an overdose on prescription opioids 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

Cocaine – Coke has been one of the most widely abused addictive substances for decades. It’s also one of the most dangerous drugs on the streets today. Some signs of an overdose on this drug could 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

Speed is key when treating an overdose. That’s why if you spot the signs above, you should call 9-1-1 immediately. The operators here will be able to tell you exactly what you need to do to help keep the victim alive. And on top of that, they’ll be able to send an ambulance to your location as well.

If you need to leave the victim’s side, place them in the recovery position to reduce the likelihood of any complications. Even if you only plan on being gone for less than a minute, this preventative measure can very easily end up saving a life.

The operators at 911 will also likely ask a range of questions such as:

  • What is the age, height, weight, sex, and current condition of the victim?
  • Do they have a history of substance abuse?
  • Do they have a prescription for the medications?
  • When did they last take the drug and how much did they use?

The answers to these questions are key to helping the operator determine the proper next steps. So it’s incredibly important to answer each of their questions honestly and accurately. Holding back information such as whether an illicit drug was involved can end up costing a life.

They may also tell you to begin CPR or to perform other lifesaving actions. Be sure to follow their instructions exactly as best as you can.

Once the ambulance does arrive, the EMTs will take over and will likely start administering more comprehensive care. They may also use overdose-reversing medications like naloxone to improve the outcome.

In the end, acting quickly and answering honestly is key to helping the victim.

Wallingford, WA Treatment Options for Addiction and Alcoholism

Local Support Groups Near Wallingford, Washington

Many addicts unfortunately believe that they’re alone in their fight for sobriety. Maybe they think that others just won’t understand what they’re going through. Or perhaps they’re tied down by the numerous stigmas that surround substance abuse.

Whatever the reasons, many recovering addicts don’t get the support they need to recover. And that’s a shame, because there are so many different places to find it. Yet, so many end up returning to the same old cycle of addiction because they don’t have the right kind of support.

Thankfully, the Wallingford area has plenty of nearby local support groups to choose from. And each of these can be a vital force in keeping substance abusers on the road to recovery.

Below are some of the best support groups in the area.

Founded in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the oldest and most well-known support groups in the world. It’s built on the 12-step model which was first developed by AA itself.

These steps are designed to help recovering addicts live honestly and humbly in the face of their addiction. And in doing so, it can make their journey towards recovery much more successful.

12-step meetings are 100% free to attend, open to anyone, and are widely available all over the country – making it a great source of support for struggling addicts. And within Wallingford and its surrounding areas, there are plenty of meetings to choose from.

Below are some of the closest.

SUNDAY

Water's Edge
Sunday at 7:00AM
Puget Sound Yacht Club
2321 N Northlake Way
Wallingford, WA 98103

Fremont Triangle
Sunday at 8:00AM
Fremont Baptist
717 N 36th St
Fremont, WA 98103

La Esperanza
Sunday at 8:00AM
China Harbor
2040 Westlake Ave N
Westlake, WA 98109

Sun Of Madison
Sunday at 10:00AM
Madison Park Bath House
1900 43rd Ave E
Madison Park, WA 98112

Red Doors
Sunday at 4:30PM
Ravenna Methodist
5751 33rd Ave NE
Ravenna, WA 98105

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Sweetie)
Sunday at 5:00PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Sandpoint Big Book
Sunday at 5:30PM
Magnuson Athletic Club
7751 63rd Ave NE
Sand Point, WA 98115

Queen Anne Study
Sunday at 7:00PM
Queen Anne Methodist
1606 5th Ave W
Queen Anne, WA 98119

Sky Lounge
Sunday at 7:30PM
First Covenant
400 E Pike St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

MONDAY

Practice These Principles
Monday at 7:00AM
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
2116 E Union St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Water's Edge
Monday at 7:00AM
Puget Sound Yacht Club
2321 N Northlake Way
Wallingford, WA 98103

Monday Men Together Men
Monday at Noon
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Wings
Monday at Noon
Seattle First Baptist
1111 Harvard Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Sober - On Meds
Monday at 1:00PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

AA Big Book Study
Monday at 5:30PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Atheist Agnostic AA (AAAA)
Monday at 6:30PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Heartbreakers
Monday at 7:00PM
St. John Lutheran
5515 Phinney Ave N
Phinney Ridge, WA 98103

La Esperanza
Monday at 7:00PM
China Harbor
2040 Westlake Ave N
Westlake, WA 98109

Ship Canal Group
Monday at 7:00PM
First Free Methodist
3200 3rd Ave W
Queen Anne, WA 98119

Drunks 'R' Us
Monday at 7:30PM
All Pilgrims Church
500 Broadway E
Capitol Hill, WA 98102

Broadway Group
Monday at 7:30PM
St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral
1245 10th Ave E
Capitol Hill, WA 98102

Queen Anne Gay Group
Monday at 8:00PM
St. Paul's Episcopal
15 Roy St
Queen Anne, WA 98109

TUESDAY

Practice These Principles
Tuesday at 7:00AM
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
2116 E Union St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Water's Edge
Tuesday at 7:00AM
Puget Sound Yacht Club
2321 N Northlake Way
Wallingford, WA 98103

Out To Lunch Bunch
Tuesday at Noon
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Wings
Tuesday at Noon
Seattle First Baptist
1111 Harvard Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Living Sober / 12 & 12
Tuesday at 5:00PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Tuesday Night Special
Tuesday at 6:00PM
Reformed Presbyterian
6554 20th Ave NE
Ravenna, WA 98115

Hour Primary Purpose
Tuesday at 6:00PM
St. John Lutheran
5515 Phinney Ave N
Phinney Ridge, WA 98103

Mob Men
Tuesday at 7:00PM
Phinney Ridge Lutheran
7500 Greenwood Ave N
Phinney Ridge, WA 98103

Serenity Coven Women
Tuesday at 7:00PM
Seattle First Baptist
1111 Harvard Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

La Esperanza
Tuesday at 7:00PM
China Harbor
2040 Westlake Ave N
Westlake, WA 98109

Surrender At 7 Women Women
Tuesday at 7:00PM
Queen Anne Presbyterian
414 W Howe St
Queen Anne, WA 98119

Laurelhurst/Windermere
Tuesday at 7:30PM
St. Stephen's Episcopal
4805 NE 45th St
Laurelhurst, WA 98105

By The Grace Of God
Tuesday at 7:30PM
St. Joseph Parish
732 18th Ave E
Capitol Hill, WA 98112

Less Than Average Men
Tuesday at 7:30PM
Volunteer Park Seventh Day Adventist
1300 E Aloha St
Capitol Hill, WA 98102

View Ridge Group
Tuesday at 7:30PM
Sand Point Comm Methodist
4710 NE 70th St
View Ridge, WA 98115

Wedgewood Men Men
Tuesday at 7:30PM
Gift of Grace Lutheran
2102 N 40th St
Wallingford, WA 98103

Gay & Lesbian Beginners
Tuesday at 8:00PM
All Pilgrims Church
500 Broadway E
Capitol Hill, WA 98102

Dealer's Choice
Tuesday at 8:00PM
First Covenant
400 E Pike St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

WEDNESDAY

Roanoke EXIT
Wednesday at 7:00AM
Roanoke House
2601 Broadway E
Portage Bay, WA 98102

Practice These Principles
Wednesday at 7:00AM
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
2116 E Union St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Water's Edge
Wednesday at 7:00AM
Puget Sound Yacht Club
2321 N Northlake Way
Wallingford, WA 98103

How It Works
Wednesday at Noon
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Wings
Wednesday at Noon
Seattle First Baptist
1111 Harvard Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Woodland Park Women Women
Wednesday at 5:30PM
St. John Lutheran
5515 Phinney Ave N
Phinney Ridge, WA 98103

Spiritual Experience
Wednesday at 5:30PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Spiritual Experience
Wednesday at 6:15PM
Wintonia Comm Housing
1431 Minor Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98101

Red Doors
Wednesday at 6:30PM
Ravenna Methodist
5751 33rd Ave NE
Ravenna, WA 98105

Sour Grapes
Wednesday at 7:00PM
Fred Lind Manor
1802 17th Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

La Esperanza
Wednesday at 7:00PM
China Harbor
2040 Westlake Ave N
Westlake, WA 98109

Four Horsemen
Wednesday at 7:30PM
Fremont Baptist
717 N 36th St
Fremont, WA 98103

You Are Not Alone
Wednesday at 7:30PM
Phinney Ridge Lutheran
7500 Greenwood Ave N
Phinney Ridge, WA 98103

The Fourth Dimension
Wednesday at 7:30PM
Gift of Grace Lutheran
2102 N 40th St
Wallingford, WA 98103

Posse On Broadway
Wednesday at 8:00PM
Central Lutheran
1710 11th Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Sober & Free
Wednesday at 8:00PM
Sunset Electric Apts
1111 Pine St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Counterbalance
Wednesday at 8:00PM
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave W
Queen Anne, WA 98119

THURSDAY

Roanoke EXIT
Thursday at 7:00AM
Roanoke House
2601 Broadway E
Portage Bay, WA 98102

Practice These Principles
Thursday at 7:00AM
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
2116 E Union St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Water's Edge
Thursday at 7:00AM
Puget Sound Yacht Club
2321 N Northlake Way
Wallingford, WA 98103

Safe And Sober Group
Thursday at Noon
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Wings
Thursday at Noon
Seattle First Baptist
1111 Harvard Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Thursday Men's Roundtable Men
Thursday at 5:30PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

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

Outright Mental Defectives
Thursday at 6:00PM
St. John Lutheran
5515 Phinney Ave N
Phinney Ridge, WA 98103

Cute But Dangerous Women
Thursday at 7:00PM
Phinney Ridge Lutheran
7500 Greenwood Ave N
Phinney Ridge, WA 98103

Pike Street Four Horsemen Men
Thursday at 7:00PM
First Covenant
400 E Pike St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

La Esperanza
Thursday at 7:00PM
China Harbor
2040 Westlake Ave N
Westlake, WA 98109

Burke Avenue Men Men
Thursday at 7:00PM
Wallingford Methodist
2115 N 42nd St
Wallingford, WA 98103

All the Ladies Women
Thursday at 7:30PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Lake Union Men
Thursday at 7:30PM
Swedish Club
1920 Dexter Ave N
Westlake, WA 98109

Artists, Creators, Musicians, And Writers
Thursday at 8:00PM
Fremont Baptist
717 N 36th St
Fremont, WA 98103

Atheist Agnostic AA (AAAA)
Thursday at 8:00PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

FRIDAY

Fremont Triangle
Friday at 7:00AM
Fremont Baptist
717 N 36th St
Fremont, WA 98103

Roanoke EXIT
Friday at 7:00AM
Roanoke House
2601 Broadway E
Portage Bay, WA 98102

Practice These Principles
Friday at 7:00AM
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
2116 E Union St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Water's Edge
Friday at 7:00AM
Puget Sound Yacht Club
2321 N Northlake Way
Wallingford, WA 98103

Wings
Friday at Noon
Seattle First Baptist
1111 Harvard Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Courage To Change
Friday at 5:00PM
Queen Anne Presbyterian
414 W Howe St
Queen Anne, WA 98119

A Baffled Lot
Friday at 7:00PM
Sand Point Comm Methodist
4710 NE 70th St
View Ridge, WA 98115

La Esperanza
Friday at 7:00PM
China Harbor
2040 Westlake Ave N
Westlake, WA 98109

Pilgrims On Broadway
Friday at 7:30PM
All Pilgrims Church
500 Broadway E
Capitol Hill, WA 98102

Progress Not Perfection
Friday at 7:30PM
St. Anne Catholic
1411 1st Ave W
Queen Anne, WA 98119

Live & Let Live
Friday at 8:00PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

SATURDAY

Practice These Principles
Saturday at 7:00AM
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
2116 E Union St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Water's Edge
Saturday at 7:00AM
Puget Sound Yacht Club
2321 N Northlake Way
Wallingford, WA 98103

Roanoke EXIT
Saturday at 7:30AM
Roanoke House
2601 Broadway E
Portage Bay, WA 98102

Fremont Triangle
Saturday at 8:00AM
Fremont Baptist
717 N 36th St
Fremont, WA 98103

Saturday Promises Women
Saturday at 9:00AM
Park Shore
1630 43rd Ave E
Madison Park, WA 98112

La Esperanza
Saturday at 10:00AM
China Harbor
2040 Westlake Ave N
Westlake, WA 98109

The Full Monty Men
Saturday at 10:30AM
Queen Anne Presbyterian
414 W Howe St
Queen Anne, WA 98119

Lake City 11TH Hour
Saturday at 11:00AM
Wedgewood Presby Ch
8008 35th Ave NE
Ravenna, WA 98115

Peace In Every Step Women
Saturday at 11:00AM
Queen Anne Methodist
1606 5th Ave W
Queen Anne, WA 98119

Longtimer's - 15+ Yrs Sober
Saturday at Noon
Phinney Ridge Lutheran
7500 Greenwood Ave N
Phinney Ridge, WA 98103

Sober On Saturday
Saturday at Noon
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Wings Meditation
Saturday at Noon
Seattle First Baptist
1111 Harvard Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Feelings
Saturday at Noon
St. Joseph Parish
732 18th Ave E
Capitol Hill, WA 98112

The Penthouse
Saturday at 2:00PM
Council House Retirement Home
1501 17th Ave
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Dignified Oddballs
Saturday at 6:00PM
Fremont Baptist
717 N 36th St
Fremont, WA 98103

Greenlake
Saturday at 7:00PM
Phinney Ridge Lutheran
7500 Greenwood Ave N
Phinney Ridge, WA 98103

Seattle Young People
Saturday at 7:00PM
St. Joseph Parish
732 18th Ave E
Capitol Hill, WA 98112

Shanty Trudgers
Saturday at 7:00PM
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave W
Queen Anne, WA 98119

A Way Out
Saturday at 7:30PM
First Covenant
400 E Pike St
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Acceptance
Saturday at 8:00PM
PEER
1520 Bellevue Ave #100
Capitol Hill, WA 98122

Like AA, Narcotics Anonymous is built from the 12-step model. But unlike Alcoholics Anonymous, NA opens up its doors to all types of addicts. That means heroin, crack, meth, and even alcohol addicts are welcome to attend.

Unlike AA, though, Narcotics Anonymous meetings aren’t quite as numerous and widespread as Alcoholics Anonymous. That being said, there are still plenty of local NA groups to choose from in the Wallingford area.

SUNDAY

Rob's 125th St Grill
Sunday at 9:30am
12255 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
Map
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Eastside Alano Club
Sunday at 10:30am
12302 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98005-3116
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Open

115 15th Ave E
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
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Open

Cherry Fellowship Hall
Sunday at 6:00pm
2701 East Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98122
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Edmonds Lutheran Church
Sunday at 6:00pm
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
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Saint John's Lutheran Church
Sunday at 7:00pm
5515 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103-5829
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Open

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Sunday at 7:00pm
4315 129th Place Southeast
Bellevue, WA 98006-2047
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Open

MONDAY

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

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

Avalon Place
Monday at 5:00pm
2988 Southwest Avalon Way
Seattle, WA 98126-2599
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Open

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

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

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

Holly Park Community Church
Monday at 7:00pm
4308 South Othello Street
Seattle, WA 98118-3844
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Open

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

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

First United Methodist Church
Monday at 7:30pm
1934 108th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue, WA 98004-2828
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7935 Lk Ballinger Wy
Monday at 7:40pm
7935 Lake Ballinger Way
Edmonds, WA 98026
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Open

TUESDAY

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

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

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

Greenwood Christian Church
Tuesday at 7:15pm
8018 Fremont Avenue
seattle, WA 98103
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Open

Kirkland Congregational Church
Tuesday at 7:30pm
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
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Bethany United Church of Christ
Tuesday at 7:30pm
6230 Beacon Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108-3159
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Bothell United Methodist Church
Tuesday at 7:30pm
18515 92nd Avenue Northeast
Bothell, WA 98011-2206
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Open

Edmonds Lutheran Church
Tuesday at 7:30pm
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
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Faith Lutheran Church
Tuesday at 7:30pm
9041 166th Avenue Northeast
Redmond, WA 98052
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Open

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

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

WEDNESDAY

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

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

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

2115 N 42nd St
Wednesday at 7:00pm
2115 North 42nd Street
Seattle, WA 98103
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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
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Ronald United Methodist Church
Wednesday at 10:00pm
17839 Aurora Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-4814
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Open

THURSDAY

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

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

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

Life Community Church
Thursday at 7:30pm
232 5th Avenue South
Kirkland, WA 98033-6505
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Open

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

FRIDAY

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

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

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

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

3808 S Angeline St
Friday at 7:00pm
3808 South Angeline Street
Seattle, WA 98118
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Closed

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

Overlake Park Presbyterian Church of Bellevue
Friday at 8:00pm
1836 156th Avenue North East
Bellevue, WA 98007-4330
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Open

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

SATURDAY

Recovery Cafe
Saturday at 10:00am
2022 Boren Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-2703
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Cherry Fellowship Hall
Saturday at 10:30am
2701 East Cherry Street
Seattle, WA 98122
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Edmonds Lutheran Church
Saturday at 10:30am
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
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Open

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

Matt Talbot Center
Saturday at 6:30pm
2313 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1711
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Fremont Baptist Church
Saturday at 7:00pm
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
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Admiral Congregational Church
Saturday at 7:00pm
4320 Southwest Hill
Seattle, WA 98116
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Kirkland Congregational Church
Saturday at 7:30pm
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
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Matt Talbot Center
Saturday at 8:00pm
2313 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1711
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Fremont Baptist Church
Saturday at 11:00pm
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
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Alcoholism can be just as destructive for friends and family as it is for the alcoholics themselves. And that’s why Al-Anon can be such a vital force for keeping these victims supported and safe during their loved one’s struggle with addiction.

Al-Anon is another 12-step program geared towards helping those around an addict. Some popular topics that might be discussed here could include:

In the end, support can be just as necessary for friends and family as it is for the addict themselves. And there are a number of Al-Anon meetings in Wallingford nearby.

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
0.4 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access
Sign Language

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.
1.3 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Women

Friends AFG
Wednesday 6:00 PM
North Seattle Friends Church
7736 24th Ave NE, Seattle, WA, 98115, USA
Side building north of the church
1.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Beginners
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
1.7 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
1.8 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

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

Saturday AFG Recovery
Saturday 7:30 PM
Sand Point Community Church
4710 NE 70th St, Seattle, WA, 98115, USA
2.1 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
2.1 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Capitol Hill AFG
Monday 12:00 PM
St Marks Cathedral
1245 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA, 98102, USA
Use administration office entrance. meets in second-floor conference room. on holidays, meets at Victrola coffee shop -
2.2 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Queen Anne Midday AFG
Monday 12:00 PM
First Free Methodist Church
3200 3rd Ave W, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA
Park in rear. enter on north side. follow al-anon signs to glen room.
2.4 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
2.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Morning Serenity AFG
Tuesday 7:30 AM
Edgewood Services
1200 Westlake Ave N # 508, Seattle, WA, 98109, USA
Go to 5th floor and enter the Edgewood services office
2.6 miles away
Handicap Access

Ballard Sunday Nite AFG
Sunday 7:00 PM
St Paul's United Church
6512 12th Ave NW, Seattle, WA, 98117, USA
2.8 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
2.8 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
2.8 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
2.8 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

How Important Is It Women AFG
Saturday 10:30 AM
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave W, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA
Use McGraw street entrance only
Student & Professional observers welcome
Women

Queen Anne AFG
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave W, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA
2.9 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Friday Night Lgbt AFG
Friday 8:00 PM
Seattle Area Support Group Building
115 15th Ave E Ste 201, Seattle, WA, 98112, USA
3.0 miles away
LGBT
Handicap Access

Denny Park Family AFG
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Denny Park Lutheran Church
766 John St, Seattle, WA, 98109, USA
Ring bell.
3.2 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

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
3.3 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Madison Madrona AFG
Thursday 7:30 PM
Epiphany Church Parish Hall
1805 38th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122, USA
Upstairs
3.3 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Opening Our Hearts AFG
Tuesday 7:00 AM
Unity On Union Books
2420 E Union St, Seattle, WA, 98122, USA
3.5 miles away

Tuesday Unity AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Unity on Union Bookstore
2420 E Union St, Seattle, WA, 98122, USA
3.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Focus On Gratitude AFG
Thursday 7:00 AM
Seattle University Student Center
901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122, USA
1st floor, room 122, the jolly room, street parking.
3.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Fragrance-Free

Pathways To Recovery Step Study AFG
Sunday 12:00 PM
Seattle University Student Center
901 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122, USA
1st floor, room #122
3.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

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

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

Magnolia Monday Nite Fireside AFG
Monday 7:00 PM
Magnolia United Church of Christ
3555 W Mcgraw St, Seattle, WA, 98199, USA
4.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

An offshoot of Al-Anon, Alateen is a friends and family group specifically for young people who have been affected by another person’s drinking.

These groups connect individuals in the same age range so that they can feel more open to sharing and receiving support.

And around Wallingford, there are quite a few Alateen groups to check out.

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.
2.9 miles away

West Seattle Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
Tibbets United Methodist Church
3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle, WA, 98116, USA
Age range 13-18.
7.3 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
9.6 miles away

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.
9.8 miles away
Handicap Access

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
10.8 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
12.1 miles away
Handicap Access

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
15.1 miles away
Handicap Access

The NA version of Al-Anon, Nar-Anon focuses on friends and family members of all types of addicts. And that can open up the door to support that many people may not have been getting beforehand.

Though not quite as numerous as Al-Anon groups, there are still quite a few Nar-Anon meetings taking place nearby.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Hope On The Hill
All Saints Lutheran Church
27225 Military Road South
Auburn, Washington 98001
Thursday
7:30pm

Many people who grow up in an alcoholic home can have lasting problems that continue on well into adulthood. And in fact, these problems are so consistent that there’s even a list of them.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) is a 12-step program designed to help these individuals get the targeted help they need to stay healthy, happy, and supported.

And in the Wallingford, Seattle area, there are quite a few places to find meetings nearby.

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, 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 Peer Support on Capitol Hill. Bus #10 #11 #43
1520 Bellevue Ave, 98122
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Fellowship Text, Book Study, Steps, Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking,
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, 

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, Bellevue ( King) 
Saturday 01:00 pm
Recovery Tree Group-.
12302 NE 8th St., 98005
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Steps, 

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, Bellevue ( WA) 
Sunday 03:30 pm
Recapture, Dream, and Achieve!-We meet in the Salvation Army building. The meeting is upstairs (elevator available).
911 164th NE, 98008
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Discussion, Book Study,

Not all support has to come from 12-step groups. And in fact, there are some who find that the 12-step approach just doesn’t work for them. Luckily, there are still plenty of alternatives to check out.

SMART Recovery is one of the most popular of these alternatives. Its science-heavy approach to recovery gives members the proven, actionable techniques they can use today to help cope with cravings, avoid triggers, and stay sober.

SMART Recovery takes a non-spiritual approach to recovery too, which can be quite important to some.

There are quite a few SMART Recovery meetings happening in the Wallingford area. The closest are below.

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 

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 

Seattle, Washington – Monday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
205 2nd Avenue North
98109 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #672
Public Standard 

Shoreline, Washington – ***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 

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

Bothell, Washington Tuesday 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
10614 Beardslee Boulevard
98011 Bothell Washington
Meeting: #4207
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 – ***No Meeting 2/13/19*** 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 

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

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

Sometimes, an in-person meeting just isn’t going to work. Maybe it doesn’t mix with your schedule. Or maybe it’s too far away. Or maybe you don’t want to run the risk of bumping into someone you know since addiction is so stigmatized today.

No matter what the reason, there are still other support options not limited to face-to-face meetings.

Online support groups, for example, offer flexibility and anonymity on a whole different level. These groups can take place over email, chat groups, online forums, or even via video calls. It truly is the future of addiction support.

And while in-person groups are typically thought to be more effective in promoting recovery, there are quite a few online groups that can be quite helpful. Below are some of the best to check out.

Wallingford, WA Treatment Options for Addiction and Alcoholism

Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

Support can go a long way when it comes to recovery. And it’s true that without it, many people will have a hard time sticking to their recovery plan. But even still, it often isn’t enough to keep people sober all on its own.

In fact, the overwhelming majority of substance abusers will need a much higher level of care when it comes to their recovery. And that’s where professional addiction treatment programs come in.

The mission of these programs is to make recovery as comfortable, safe, and effective as possible. They use evidence-based treatments and strategies to ensure the absolute best chances of sobriety. And with the help of licensed nursing staff and physicians, they can both prevent and treat serious health complications that might occur along the way.

And on top of that, they offer a level of emotional and motivational support that most other programs simply can’t.

Ultimately, a professional program is the absolute best way of overcoming a substance use disorder.

And in general, they can be broken down into two different types of programs: detoxification and rehabilitation.

When the body becomes dependent on an addictive drug, it changes on a physical level.

Certain chemicals become stronger or weaker, cell receptors grow and die off, and the body tunes into a fundamentally different way of operating. In fact, it becomes unable to function normally on its own without the help of the addictive substance.

That’s why when an addict quits using a drug, they usually experience a range of uncomfortable physical and psychological symptoms known as withdrawals. Some examples of withdrawals include:

  • Nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting
  • Cold sweats
  • Anxiety, depression, and irritability
  • Hallucinations and paranoia
  • Sensations of electric shocks and tremors
  • Headaches and muscle aches
  • Insomnia
  • Severe cravings
  • Seizures (in serious cases)

What a detoxification program does is it helps patients push through these withdrawals and keeps them from turning back to using. A professional program also can prevent and treat the many complications that can pop up during withdrawal, some of which can actually be life-threatening.

Once patients get through detox, they can move on to rehabilitation. But without the help of a professional program, resisting the cravings to start using again can often be more than most people can bear.

While detoxification is concerned with treating the physical side of addiction, rehabilitation is more focused on the mental side of it. And for many, this is where the real work begins.

Part of what makes addiction so difficult to get over is the fact that the brain becomes significantly altered over the course of a substance use disorder. In fact, according to NIDA, “Brain imaging studies from people addicted to drugs show physical changes in areas of the brain that are critical for judgment, decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control.”

And these changes can make it difficult – if not impossible – for addicts to control their actions and abstain from using.

What rehab does is it attempts to fix these changes or give addicts the tools they need to cope with their effects. Therapies like one-on-one counseling, group talk sessions, and certain behavioral therapies are some of the ways rehabilitation programs do so.

There are two main types of rehabs: inpatient rehabs and outpatient ones. Each has its own pros and cons.

Inpatient – Patients eat, sleep, and receive treatment all in the same central location. Programs usually last around 30 days.

  • A higher level of care since treatments last all day
  • Less chance of a relapse since environment is highly controlled
  • More varied treatments
  • Possible access to different medications
  • Disruptive to daily life since patients typically can’t go to school or work
  • Most costly
  • Pros
  • Cons

Outpatient – Patients attend treatment sessions in the evenings or on a flexible schedule. Programs usually last around 3 months.

  • Patients can spend their day as they wish, making it easier to fulfill many normal obligations
  • May be more cost-effective for some
  • Longer-term care
  • Less focused care (intensive outpatient programs or IOPs offer higher level of care)
  • Environment is not controlled during the day and may make relapsing easier
  • Pros
  • Cons

Finding the right addiction facility to partner with can be tough. And that’s especially true here since Wallingford has over five different addiction facilities and treatment centers to choose from.

But no matter how close or how cheap a program is, the real goal is to find the program that’s right for you. Below are just a few questions to consider asking rehabilitation centers in your search. Because the more you know about a program, the better able you’ll be to see if it actually meets your specific needs. 

  • What kinds of services do you offer (detox, inpatient/outpatient/IOP rehab, residential)
  • Do you have 24/7 nursing care?
  • Is your program medication or holistic in nature?
  • Do you treat co-occurring disorders?
  • Are you nationally accredited?
  • Do you have individualized treatment plans?
  • Do you have staff experienced in treating your specific kind of addiction?
  • Do you accept my insurance?
  • What is your success rate?
  • Do you offer aftercare referral services?
  • How long does your program last?
  • What is your staff-to-patient ratio? 
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Northpoint Washington: The Premier Option for Addiction Treatment Around Wallingford, Washington

As you can see, there are plenty of addiction resources in Wallingford, WA to help keep struggling addicts safe, supported, and sober. And when it does come time to partner with a professional facility, there are a couple of options to choose from.

However, picking a program shouldn’t just come down to cost and proximity. And in order to ensure the absolute best chances at a long-term recovery, it needs to be the right facility, not the cheapest or the closest.

And at Northpoint Washington, we’re proud to offer the absolute best in both drug rehabilitation and alcohol detox/rehab in the Pacific Northwest. Our comfortable and modern facility in Edmonds uses only individualized and empirically-based programs for each of our patients. And with one of the highest staff-to-patient ratios in the area, you can be sure you’re getting the level of care you deserve.

But Northpoint Washington isn’t right for everyone. And only a conversation with a qualified addiction expert can help you or your loved one find out which program is a good fit.

So get in touch right now to start your recovery today. Addiction doesn’t have to be a lifelong disease. And we’d love to help you achieve a life of sobriety.

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