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Take Advantage of the Numerous Addiction Resources Available in Tacoma

If you're looking for addiction resources in Tacoma, you're in luck. This city has a lot to offer. This isn't a surprise, considering the fact that it's one of the most addicted cities in Washington.

16% of adults in Tacoma engage in binge drinking regularly. On top of that, drug abuse is a very real concern in this city, especially when it comes to opioids. Opioid death rates have increased by 32% from 2002 to 2004 and 2011 to 2013.

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban city in Pierce County. It's near a port city, which is why drug addiction is a huge problem here. It's fairly easy for drug smugglers to get all types of drugs in this city.

Tacoma has a fairly large population, and is the third largest city in Washington State. When there's a large population, it's easier for drugs to get hidden within the city. So, it's no surprise that it's become a huge target for dealers.

To combat the growing drug and alcohol addiction rates, this city has amped up the number of addiction resources it can offer. You'll easily find drug rehabs, AA meetings, NA meetings, Al-Anon meetings and more. The city has diverted a lot of its resources to drug and alcohol addiction prevention and to substance abuse treatment.

Professional Addiction Treatment from Rehab Centers

The best way to get sober and clean is to get professional substance abuse treatment. Addiction treatment usually comes in varying levels of care. The two most distinct levels include inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment.

Inpatient treatment is also known as residential treatment. This type of treatment program will require patients to pack and move into the rehab facility. There, they will be monitored by nursing staff and medical professionals 24 hours of the day. Patients usually enjoy medical detox first before starting on other parts of their addiction treatment plan. 

Residential treatment programs will usually take anywhere from 28 to 90 days to complete. Opt for a longer treatment time if you have difficulties getting sober or if you have already relapsed several times before. 

There are, currently, two inpatient rehab facilities in Tacoma, Washington. While there are many benefits of going to an inpatient rehab center in Tacoma, there are also many benefits involved with going to one in another city.

Outpatient programs are a bit different. Patients can still enjoy the same type of treatments as inpatient programs. However, they don't live at the facility. Instead, they will travel to the rehab center for treatment whenever they need it. 

There are different levels of care when it comes to outpatient treatment. They include: 

  • Standard outpatient programs. Patients can pick and choose when they want treatment. Some people will receive an hour of treatment every couple of days, while others may receive several hours of treatment every week. It all depends on each patient's needs.
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). These programs are more intensive than standard programs. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), IOPs require a commitment of at least 9 hours of therapy each week.
  • Partial Hospitalization Programs. These programs are very intensive. Patients will go to the rehab center every day for anywhere from 4 to 8 hours of treatment. 

Outpatient programs are more flexible than inpatient programs. They can also offer many unique advantages. 

There are zero outpatient rehab centers in Tacoma, Washington. With that said, there are many other alternatives in nearby cities and in other states.

If you're considering going to an inpatient treatment program rather than an outpatient program, you should definitely check out our facility at Northpoint Washington. We offer some of the best drug and alcohol rehab programs in Washington. Our state-of-the-art facility will provide you with a comfortable stay. 

Choosing an inpatient program comes with many benefits. Some of the benefits to consider include: 

  • Structured schedule. If there's one thing that's true about dealing with an addiction, it's that you lose a lot of structure in your life. To get your life back to normal, you're going to have to learn how to live normally. Inpatient treatment programs will have everything planned for you from morning to night.
  • Immediate access to care. Do you need to talk to a counsellor? Or, are you experiencing intense cravings? Regardless of what issues you face, you can get immediate access to the care that you need.
  • Around-the-clock supervision. You'll have medical staff monitoring your progress from morning to night. If anything out of the ordinary happens, they'll be there immediately to correct the situation. They'll make sure that you're safe even when withdrawing from potentially life-threatening symptoms.
  • A comfortable place to recover. You'll be away from drugs and alcohol and any triggers by moving into an inpatient facility. You also won't have to deal with any other stresses.
  • Peer support. You don't have to deal with an addiction alone. At an inpatient center, you'll get to meet other people in similar situations. 

What are you waiting for? If you're looking for addiction treatment help, we've got what you need. You can verify your insurance information with us to see whether you'll be covered. We'll help you find the best treatment option that works for your situation, whether it be physically or financially.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

Tacoma, WA Treatment Options for Addiction and Alcoholism

Other Places to Look for Help

There are many other places where you can look for help. Both Tacoma and Washington State has a lot to offer. Check out some of these additional resources below:

Washington Recovery Helpline

Funded by King County, Washington State Department of Health and Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, this helpline offers 24/7 support to anyone struggling with an addiction. Call to talk to someone who can help you assess your situation and find the right treatment.

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Pierce County Alliance

The Pierce County Alliance (PCA) has partnered up with the Pierce County Superior Court to plan and implement one of the first Drug Court Programs in the country. They also provide treatment services for Family Treatment Drug Court. The PCA offers a wealth of services targeting drug and alcohol addiction.

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. 

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.

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.

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