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Where to Find Quality Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Resources in Tacoma, WA

Tacoma, Washington is home to many addiction recovery and mental health resources. A lot of people need these services, but very few of them know where to find them. One thing is for certain – getting the right support is critical for anyone with a mental illness or substance abuse problem.

Take Advantage of the Numerous Addiction Resources Available in Tacoma

Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have been able to help millions of people recover from addictions worldwide. Al-Anon and Alateen are there to provide support to hurting families. There are also many support groups and other ways for people to get help for mental health issues in Tacoma.

At Northpoint Washington, we recognize that we are unable to help everyone who needs our services. That is why we have compiled this guide to mental health and addiction recovery resources in Tacoma.

Tacoma, WA Mental Health Resources

  • South Sound 2-1-1 is a free service that offers support, referrals and information to people with mental health issues. Simply call 211 from any phone.
  • Teen Link is a number teens can call to get mental health assistance and support. Their phone number is 1-866-TEEN-LINK.
  • The Crisis Clinic offers crisis intervention services to people with mental health emergencies. They can be reached at 1-866-427-4747.
  • Kids Mental Health in Pierce County provides information and support to parents of children with mental health or behavioral issues.
  • Children of Parents With Mental Illness is there to provide support to anyone with a parent who has a mental illness.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available to anyone who is feeling suicidal. Their phone number is 1-800-273-8255.

The Washington Recovery Help Line is Washington State’s suicide prevention hotline. They can be reached by calling 1-866-789-1511.

Please note that suicidal thoughts are a medical emergency. Please call 911 if someone you love is deemed to be a threat to themselves or someone else.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

One of the oldest 12 step programs out there is Alcoholics Anonymous. This organization was founded in 1935 by two recovering alcoholics. The goal of these meetings is to help recovering alcohol abusers quit drinking and get sober. 

Alcoholics Anonymous

Over the years, AA has expanded to almost every country in the world. Its helped millions of alcoholics find their way back to sobriety. 

AA follows twelve specific steps and principles. Members follow these steps to admit their wrongdoings in the past and to make amends to those whom they have wronged. They also learn how to identify triggers and how to get themselves out of bad situations. Members may even get paired up with a sponsor or a mentor, who can help them learn more addiction. 

AA meetings usually start off with a leader talking to the group. Members will often then go around in a circle to reflect upon their addiction and their recent behaviors. These daily reflections can help many members become more self-aware. There are also meetings dedicated to step studies, book studies and speaker discussions. 

Those who are interested in going to an AA meeting should know that there are no fees involved with joining and that there are no obligations to return. Ideally, members should go to at least one meeting a week. However, it's not unheard of for members to go to a meeting every day in the beginning. 

You can choose between open meetings and closed meetings. Open meetings are open to the public. Closed meetings are a bit more private, as they are for recovering alcoholics only.

One of the benefits of living in Tacoma is that there is no shortage of AA meetings. There are many AA meetings hosted all over this city and at various times of the day. You should easily find AA meetings in Tacoma that will fit your schedule.

Sunday

6:30 AM
Sunrise Group
710 South Anderson Street

7:00 AM
Living Sober Today
4420 N 41st St

7:30 AM
Sleep in Sunday
3411 McKinley Avenue East

8:00 AM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 AM
The Morning Meeting
2710 North Madison Street

10:00 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

10:00 AM
Sure Would Spiritual Group
12505 Pacific Avenue South

12:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

12:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

12:30 PM
La Luz
8833 Pacific Avenue South

1:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

2:00 PM
AMAA
901 North J Street

2:00 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

3:30 PM
Mckinley Hall Women's Meeting
(For Women Only)
3411 McKinley Avenue East

5:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

5:00 PM
Sunday Super Bowlers
6323 6th Avenue

5:30 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

6:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

6:30 PM
Regroup
4420 North 41st Street

7:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

7:00 PM
By the Book
310 North K Street

7:00 PM
Sunday Night Live
710 South Anderson Street

7:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

7:30 PM
Follow-Up Group
1231 South 76th Street

8:00 PM
La Luz
8833 Pacific Avenue South

8:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

10:00 PM
Night Cap
5601 S Puget Sound Ave

10:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

Monday

6:30 AM
Sunrise Group
710 South Anderson Street

6:30 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

8:00 AM
AMAA
901 North J Street

8:00 AM
The Morning Meeting
2710 North Madison Street

8:30 AM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

9:30 AM
A Senior Moment
901 North J Street

10:00 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

12:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

12:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

12:00 PM
Four Corners Meeting
Transmission Line Road

12:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

2:00 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

5:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

5:30 PM
Tablemate
710 South Anderson Street

5:30 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

6:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

6:30 PM
Regroup
4420 North 41st Street

6:30 PM
Northstar
2710 N Madison St

6:45 PM
Women’s Big Book Study Group
(For Women Only)
901 North J Street

7:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

7:00 PM
Men at Work
(For Men Only)
710 South Anderson Street

7:00 PM
Fellowship Group
(For Men Only)
914 South I Street

7:00 PM
Tacoma Area’s Young People in A.A.
3315 S 23rd St

7:00 PM
Primary Purpose Group T-Town
2910 North Starr Street

7:00 PM
Women Into Action
(For Women Only)
1231 South 76th Street

7:00 PM
Eastside Newcomers
5236 East B Street

7:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

7:00 PM
Four Horsemen
(For Men Only)
3410 6th Avenue

7:15 PM
Bridge to Serenity
626 North Skyline Drive

7:30 PM
Unity/Destiny Group
310 North K Street

7:30 PM
Summit View Higher Power
5316 104th Street East

8:00 PM
La Luz
8833 Pacific Avenue South

8:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 PM
Central Group
2710 North Madison Street

10:00 PM
Night Cap
5601 S Puget Sound Ave

10:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

Tuesday

6:30 AM
Sunrise Group
710 South Anderson Street

6:30 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

8:00 AM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 AM
AMAA
901 North J Street

8:00 AM
The Morning Meeting
2710 North Madison Street

10:00 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

10: 30 AM
Big Book Study
1201 South Jackson Avenue

12:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

12:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

12:00 PM
Dry Dock Group
3315 South 23rd Street

12:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

2:00 PM
Tiospaye
1809 East 31st Street

2:00 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

5:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

5:30 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

6:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

6:30 PM
Regroup
4420 North 41st Street

6:30 PM
Seeking Serenity
2915 92nd St E

6:30 PM
Real Alcoholics Group
759 South 45th Street

6:30 PM
Women in Emotional Sobriety
(For Women Only)
4301 Browns Point Boulevard Northeast

6:30 PM
Safe Haven Literature Study
1115 South 56th Street

7:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

7:00 PM
By the Book
310 North K Street

7:00 PM
Ruston Study Group
2507 North Vassault Street

7:00 PM
Northend Newcomers
2710 North Madison Street

7:00 PM
Fellowship of the Spirit
6730 North 17th Street

7:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

7:30 PM
Tuesday Night Men’s Stag (For Men Only)
5236 East B Street

7:45 PM
Narrows Group
1201 South Jackson Avenue

8:00 PM
La Luz
8833 Pacific Avenue South

8:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 PM
Puyallup A.I.R.
5316 104th Street East

10:00 PM
Night Cap
5601 S Puget Sound Ave

10:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

Wednesday

6:30 AM
Sunrise Group
710 South Anderson Street

6:30 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

8:00 AM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 AM
AMAA
901 North J Street

8:00 AM
The Morning Meeting
2710 North Madison Street

9:30 AM
A Senior Moment
901 North J Street

10:00 AM
12 X 12 Group Women’s Meeting
(For Women Only)
3597 South G Street

10:00 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

12:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

12:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

12:00 PM
Four Corners Meeting
Transmission Line Road

12:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

2:00 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

4:30 PM
4th Dimen’Sion
721 Fawcett Avenue

5:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

5:30 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

5:30 PM
Miracle of 56th Women’s Meeting
(For Women Only)
5221 South Tacoma Way

6:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

6:30 PM
Regroup
4420 North 41st Street

7:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

7:00 PM
Flimsy Reed
6301 Westgate Boulevard

7:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

7:30 PM
Follow-Up Group
1231 South 76th Street

8:00 PM
La Luz
8833 Pacific Avenue South

8:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 PM
Vision Group
1615 6th Avenue

10:00 PM
Night Cap
5601 S Puget Sound Ave

10:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

Thursday

6:30 AM
Sunrise Group
710 South Anderson Street

6:30 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

8:00 AM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 AM
AMAA
901 North J Street

8:00 AM
The Morning Meeting
2710 North Madison Street

10:00 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

12:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

12:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

12:00 PM
Dry Dock Group
3315 South 23rd Street

12:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

2:00 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

5:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

5:30 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

6:00 PM
Acceptance Group
2919 Portland Avenue East

6:00 PM
By the Book
310 North K Street

6:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

6:30 PM
Regroup
4420 North 41st Street

7:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

7:00 PM
Sisters at Seven
(For Women Only)
923 South 8th Street

7:00 PM
Northend Newcomers
2710 North Madison Street

7:00 PM
Nativity House
702 South 14th Street

7:00 PM
Tiospaye
1809 East 31st Street

7:00 PM
Eastside Newcomers
5236 East B Street

7:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

7:07 PM
Dry Dock Group
3315 South 23rd Street

8:00 PM
La Luz
8833 Pacific Avenue South

8:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 PM
We Spilled Less
524 South I Street

10:00 PM
Night Cap
5601 S Puget Sound Ave

10:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

Friday

6:30 AM
Sunrise Group
710 South Anderson Street

6:30 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

8:00 AM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 AM
AMAA
901 North J Street

8:00 AM
The Morning Meeting
2710 North Madison Street

9:30 AM
A Senior Moment
901 North J Street

10:00 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

12:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

12:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

12:00 PM
Four Corners Meeting
Transmission Line Road

12:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

2:00 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

5:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

5:30 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

6:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

6:30 PM
Regroup
4420 North 41st Street

6:30 PM
A New Hope
1717 S Union Ave

7:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

7:00 PM
By the Book
310 North K Street

7:00 PM
Spiritual Line
1001 North J Street

7:00 PM
Puyallup A.I.R.
5316 104th Street East

7:00 PM
Fernhill Group
1231 South 76th Street

7:00 PM
Friday Night Speakers
5236 East B Street

7:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

7:07 PM
Dry Dock Group
3315 South 23rd Street

7:30 PM
Unity/Destiny Group
310 North K Street

7:30 PM
North Mason Group
2710 North Madison Street

8:00 PM
La Luz
8833 Pacific Avenue South

8:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 PM
Book Review Meeting
20 Tacoma Avenue South

10:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

11:00 PM
Night Cap
5601 S Puget Sound Ave

Saturday

6:30 AM
Sunrise Group
710 South Anderson Street

6:30 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

7:00 AM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

7:00 AM
Living Sober Today
4420 N 41st St

8:00 AM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 AM
AMAA
901 North J Street

8:00 AM
The Morning Meeting
2710 North Madison Street

9:00 AM
By the Book
310 North K Street

9:00 AM
Introduction to AA
710 South Anderson Street

10:00 AM
12 X 12 Men's Meeting
(For Men Only)
3597 South G Street

10:00 AM
Fellowship Group Women's Meeting
(For Women Only)
914 South I Street

10:00 AM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

12:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

12:00 PM
La Luz
8833 Pacific Avenue South

12:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

12:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

2:00 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

5:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

5:30 PM
McKinley Hall
3411 McKinley Avenue East

6:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

6:00 PM
Saturday Speaker Beginners 1-2-3 Step
20 Tacoma Avenue South

6:30 PM
Regroup
4420 North 41st Street

7:00 PM
12 X 12 Group
3597 South G Street

7:00 PM
Young Guns
310 North K Street

7:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

7:15 PM
Mission Possible
425 South Tacoma Way

7:30 PM
Saturday Speakers Group
20 Tacoma Avenue South

8:00 PM
La Luz
8833 Pacific Avenue South

8:00 PM
Fellowship Group
914 South I Street

8:00 PM
Fellowship Group Men's Meeting
(For Men Only)
914 South I Street

8:00 PM
Jolley Group
140 East 56th Street

10:00 PM
Miracle of 56th
5221 South Tacoma Way

11:00 PM
Night Cap
5601 S Puget Sound Ave

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous has been around since 1953. These programs are similar to AA meetings. In fact, they follow the same twelve steps and principles. 

Narcotics Anonymous

NA meetings are open to anyone who wishes to get clean and sober from a drug addiction. Members can be addicted to any type of drug. Some members may be addicted to prescription drugs, while others favour illicit drugs. Many members will abuse more than one drug at a time. 

At the meetings, members will reflect on their recent behaviors and actions and also learn more about each step in the program. The meetings usually start off with daily reflections before progressing into more serious topics. There are also speaker discussions, step studies and book studies. 

Meetings are usually categorized as either open meetings or closed meetings. Anyone can go to an open meeting. You'll find therapists, loved ones and even students studying addiction at these meetings. If you're looking for a more private and intimate environment, you should go to a closed meeting. These meetings are only open to recovering drug abusers. 

You can go to as many NA meetings as you wish. Most recovering drug addicts will go to at least one meeting a week. With that said, those who have just started working toward their recovery may go to a meeting every day. 

If you only abuse one drug, there are also drug-specific meetings, like Cocaine Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous and Pills Anonymous.

There are no obligations associated with going to NA meetings. You can go as frequently as you wish. You also don't have to speak if you don't feel comfortable. Most of the time, new members will spend most of their time listening rather than contributing to these meetings. 

There are quite a few NA meetings in Tacoma. You'll easily find something that works for you.

Sunday

6:00 PM
Eee Koosh Ewa
First Christian Church of Tacoma
602 N. Orchard St., Tacoma, WA 98406

7:00 PM
NA at the VA
(1st Sunday of the month is a speaker meeting)
VA Chapel, Bldg 111
Turn left on Curtis Blvd, Chapel on the left
9600 Veterans Dr SW, Tacoma, WA 98493

Monday

12:00 PM
Noon Book Study
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402

6:30 PM
Tacoma Women's Meeting
(1st Mon, Potluck at 5:30, Speaker meeting, men welcome)
Manitou Park United Methodist Church
6613 S Cheyenne St, Tacoma, WA 98409

7:00 PM
God Box
(Last Monday - Speaker Meeting)
Urban Grace Church
(side door 9th St)
902 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402

Tuesday

12:00 PM
Noon Book Study
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402

6:30 PM
Living Clean
Tacoma Christian Reformed Church
2419 East 72nd St, Tacoma, WA 98404

7:00 PM
Those Addicts
14815 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444

Wednesday

12:00 PM:
Noon Book Study
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402

6:00 PM
Good Orderly Direction
(2nd Wednesday - Speaker Meeting)
Shiloh Baptist Church
1211 South I St, Tacoma, WA 98405

7:00 PM
Impromptu
Calvary Baptist Church
6511 S C St, Tacoma, WA 98408

Thursday

12:00 PM
Noon Book Study
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402

7:00 PM
We Are Family
(2nd Thursday - Speaker Meeting)
Christ Episcopal Church
310 North K St, Tacoma, WA 98403

7:30 PM
A Chair with Your Name On It
Our Savior Lutheran Church
East Campus 3
11101 Bingham Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98446

Friday

12:00 PM:
Noon Book Study
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98402

6:00 PM
Right Direction
Brotherhood Church of God
2124 MLK Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

7:00 PM
Breaking the Chains
(Last Friday - Speaker Meeting)
Manitou Park United Methodist Church
6613 S Cheyenne St, Tacoma, WA 98409

10:00 PM
4th Meeting
Christ Episcopal Church
310 North K St, Tacoma, WA 98403

Saturday

12:00 PM
Hope
People's Community Center
1602 MLK Jr Way, Tacoma, WA 98405

3:00 PM
A Chair with Your Name On It
Our Savior Lutheran Church
East Campus 3
11101 Bingham Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98446

Al-Anon

Having an addicted family member or friend can be daunting and overwhelming. About 50% of Americans know someone close to them who is struggling with an addiction. 

Al-Anon

Trying to help an addict can lead to many negative feelings. You may feel hopeless to their actions or to the fact that they've relapsed. You may also get lied to, stolen from, or worse depending on the addict's needs and situation. 

The most important thing to remember when living or dealing with an addict is to love yourself. You need to learn how to lead a healthy and happy life regardless of what the addict decides to do. Learn how to move on with your life and be happy with yourself. 

Moving on with your life may not be easy. This is why you should highly consider going to Al-Anon meetings. These meetings will teach you how to address addiction in your closest relationships. They'll also give you the support you need to do what you have to do. 

Going to Al-Anon meetings can make a huge difference to your emotional and mental health. You'll finally have a platform to air your grievances and to share your feelings and experiences.

There are quite a few Al-Anon meetings in Tacoma. You shouldn't have difficulties finding one that fits your timetable and schedule. 

At these meetings, all members are equal. Everyone shares their opinions and offer help to those who need it. It's a great environment for those who feel like they are suffocating with their situation.

Sunday

5:00 PM
Regroup AFG
4420 North 41st Street,

6:30 PM
Beginners Meeting
1231 S 76th St. & Sheridan Avenue,

Monday

8:00 PM
Tacoma All Men’s AFG  (For Men Only)
1201 S Jackson Avenue,  Tacoma

Tuesday

5:00 PM
Serenity Seekers AFG
5816 McKinley Avenue

5:45 PM
Hope, Love & Compassion
1717 S Union Avenue

Wednesday

10:00 AM
Tacoma Daytime
104 E. 56th Street

5:30 PM
Adult Children AFG
621 Tacoma Avenue South

7:00 PM
New Life AFG
1231 S 76th St. & Sheridan Avenue

Friday

7:00 PM
Yes AFG
1231 S 76th St. & Sheridan Avenue

Saturday

9:00 AM
Rocky Bottom AFG
901 North J. Street

12:00 PM
Courage, Strength & Inspiration
1717 South Union Avenue

Alateen

Alateen is a program that is actually a part of what Al-Anon offers to families. The only difference is that it is targeted toward teenagers and young people. They offer support group meetings to those who need them. In some cases, older children may also be able to attend and get help.

For young people, coping with a loved one’s addiction can be very difficult. They may not always want to confide in their friends due to embarrassment or feeling too upset. That is what makes Alateen meetings so beneficial. Teenagers and young adults will be able to cultivate relationships with others in their own age groups who understand the challenges they face.

There are several Alateen meetings within a 50-mile radius of Tacoma.

Monday

West Seattle Alateen
7:00 pm
Tibbets United Methodist Church
3940 41st Ave. SW
Seattle, WA
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Healing Hearts Alateen
7:30 pm
First Baptist Church
1702 Main St.
Lake Stevens, WA
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Tuesday

Tuesday Night Survivors Alateen
7:30 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
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Edmonds Alateen Serenity for Youth
7:30 pm
Edmonds United Methodist Church
828 Caspers St.
Edmonds, WA
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Wednesday

Courage to be Me Alateen
8:00 pm
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave. W
Seattle, WA
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Thursday

Hope Through Alateen
9:00 am
Darrington High School
1085 Fir St.
Darrington, WA
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Discovering Choices Alateen
2:45 pm
Poulsbo Middle School
2003 NE Hostmark St.
Poulsbo, WA
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Lake Hills Alateen
7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Church
2650 148th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA
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Addiction Recovery and Mental Health Resources in Tacoma, WA

The Benefits of Addiction Treatment

Many who live in Tacoma will need a higher level of care in order to be successful in recovery. For these individuals, rehab is essential, and they will need to begin their recovery journeys getting professional treatment. 

Fortunately, there are many options available to those who need to go to rehab. They can easily get help at a facility that is close to home. 

Drug and Alcohol Detox in Tacoma

Experts agree that going through drug and alcohol detox is often an essential part of recovery. Not only does it help people through withdrawal, but it can also increase their chances of being successful long-term.

Withdrawal can be extremely hard to go through, and more often than not, it is what causes people to relapse. Going through detox can provide relief from withdrawal symptoms, and even alleviate some altogether. 

How Many Inpatient Detox Centers are Located in Tacoma?

The SAMHSA treatment locator tool indicates that there is only one inpatient detox program in Tacoma. There are three additional ones within a five-mile radius of the city. 

It is critical to opt for an inpatient detox program because people need the care and medical supervision they will receive. That is often what also encourages people to choose hospital detox, but the sterile setting is not desirable in most cases. 

Tacoma Alcohol Rehab Centers

For patients who are seeking treatment, opting for an inpatient program may be the best decision. That way, they get the benefit of quality treatment – and possibly even alcohol detox and rehab under the same roof. 

Rehab is an important step that should not be skipped. If it is, the individual usually finds that the issues that led to their alcoholism are still present. They are very likely to start drinking again unless they are addressed. 

How Many Addiction Treatment Programs Treat Alcoholism in Tacoma? 

Tacoma is home to twenty different rehab programs that offer treatment for alcoholism. There are almost forty of them within a 10-mile radius of the city. 

Drug Rehabilitation Facilities

Drug rehab offers hope to those who are battling addictions, but who need a higher level of care. While many people will need to begin with detox, transitioning into a quality rehabilitation program should always be the next step. 

Drug rehab helps people understand the root cause of their addictions. It also provides them with targeted and personalized treatment to help them reach their goals of getting clean. 

How Many Drug Rehab Programs are There in Tacoma?

There are twenty drug rehabs located in Tacoma, and almost that many within a 10-mile radius of the city. They are a mix of inpatient and outpatient programs, which gives people options to choose from.

Most experts agree than an inpatient program is usually best for those who are new to treatment. That way they can focus on recovering and get the support they need around the clock. 

Inpatient Treatment Vs. Outpatient Treatment

Recovering from an addiction can be extremely difficult, and there are several challenges people will face along the way. When an individual is new to recovery, they need a lot of support. Otherwise, they are unlikely to get the help they need and may suffer from a relapse. That puts them at risk for a possible fatal overdose. 

Inpatient programs are designed to surround patients with support. Many include both detox and rehab, which makes getting treatment very convenient, regardless of where they are in recovery. This type of program makes it virtually impossible for people to relapse, which means their overall recovery outlook is likely to be good.

Even though outpatient programs have their place, they are often not enough for someone who has never been through treatment. Many facilities offer intensive outpatient programs, which do have some benefits, and can be very effective. But the more traditional outpatient rehab route is usually not enough in the beginning.

Anyone considering going through detox and rehab should talk with a professional to help determine the type of program they need. That way they can feel confident in their decision, and they will feel more motivated than ever to work toward being successful.

What to Do in the Event of an Overdose

Overdose death rates in Pierce County are alarmingly high. In 2015, the rate of opioid deaths was 10.2 per 100,000 people. This is above the state average of 9.8. 

What to Do in the Event of an Overdose

Knowing what to do in the event of a drug or alcohol overdose is crucial. The first thing that anyone should do is call 9-1-1. Tell the emergency operator everything that you know, like what drugs were taken and when they were taken. 

Wait for help to arrive. In the meantime, try to keep the overdose victim awake by talking to him or her. This is a good opportunity to try to get more information out of him or her. Make sure that you don't give the overdose victim anything to eat or drink. Also, don't try to make him or her throw up or get a shower. 

If the overdose victim loses consciousness, place him or her in the recovery position to prevent him or her from choking on vomit. If he or she stops breathing, administer CPR, like in the video below: 

If the overdose victim took opioids, you should administer naloxone as soon as possible. If someone is overdosing on cocaine, he or she may become violent and aggravated. The best course of action may be to physically restrain the victim.

What to Do in the Event of an Overdose

In some situations, the emergency operators may ask you to take the overdose victim to the hospital. There are several hospitals in Tacoma with emergency departments.

Naloxone for Opioid Overdoses

When faced with an opioid or opiate overdose, the best thing that you can do to help save the victim is to administer naloxone.

This prescription medication reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Studies show that it saved 93% of overdose victims that it was administered to. It works by binding to the opioid receptor in the brain and blocking the opioids from attaching. 

Opioid overdoses are becoming incredibly common. They're also fairly deadly. One of the most deadly opioids is fentanyl. It's involved in more fatal overdoses than any other drug. 

You can find naloxone in the form of either a nasal spray or an injection. Both methods are fairly easy to administer. Take a look at the video below for more information: 

In general, naloxone will kick in and restore normal breathing within the overdose victim in 2 to 5 minutes. The effects will last about 90 minutes. 

If you're worried about whether you can or cannot administer naloxone, don't worry. Thanks to the 911 Good Samaritan Overdose Law RCW 69.50.315, anyone who administers the naloxone is protected from civil liabilities if they call 9-1-1 immediately after. On the same note, they also cannot be charged with drug possession if they call for help.

If you're looking for naloxone in Tacoma, the good news is that it's fairly easy to find. There are three ways that you can get your hands on this prescription drug: 

  • Directly from pharmacies in your local area. Some pharmacies have a collaborative drug therapy agreement with health care providers. They can provide naloxone as if it was like a flu shot.
  • From a doctor or medical expert who can write a prescription for it.
  • From a syringe exchange or a community program 

Private insurance, Medicaid and Medicare may cover the cost of naloxone. If it doesn't, expect this medication to cost from $20 to over $100

Unfortunately, these prices may not be the same for long. As naloxone is becoming more and more popular, its price is starting to rise to reflect its demand. 

Another great place to find Narcan kits is at a fire station. The Tacoma Fire Department is giving away free opioid rescue kits. These kits contain Narcan. 

There are several fire stations in Tacoma. For the complete list of Tacoma Fire Department locations, click here.

The Imagine Teen Mental Health Treatment Program in Tacoma, WA: Offering Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

The Imagine Teen Mental Health Treatment Program at Northpoint the Evergreen in Washington State offers outpatient services to people with mental health issues. They can connect people with the appropriate type of treatment to meet their unique needs.

The Imagine Teen Mental Health Treatment Program is a day treatment or partial hospitalization program that treats many different types of mental health problems, such as:

  • Bipolar disorder
  • OCD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Self-harming behaviors
  • Mood disorders
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Schizophrenia

Every client receives a personalized treatment plan that might include any or all of the following:

  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Skill building classes
  • Processing groups
  • Mental health education
  • Case management services
  • Individual and group therapy sessions

Clients have regular contact with medical staff, meet with a psychiatrist twice a week for medication management services and receive counseling. This program runs for 4-5 weeks. Once a client has completed it, we put together a solid follow-up plan for them so they are never without the services they need.

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More Information About the Addiction Recovery and Mental Health Resources in Tacoma, WA

At Northpoint Washington, we are very aware of the mental health and substance abuse problems that plague Tacoma. So many people are suffering because they have not found the right treatment or the right resources. We hope that this guide has been helpful and that it has demonstrated the best ways to get support.

Are you in need of addiction recovery or mental health services? If you are, please know that you are not alone. So many people are afraid to reach out for help, or they simply do not know where to turn. We can help you get the services and help you need. Please contact us today.

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