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Recovery Resources for People With Drug and Alcohol Addictions in University Place, Washington

University Place, WA has many alcohol and drug addiction recovery resources for people who need them. The issue that many people face is that they simply do not know what is available to them. They may know that they can go to an inpatient rehab, but there are still plenty of other options out there. Addiction recovery is not a one-size-fits-all situation. It must be addressed according to what works for each individual person.

For many people, starting with a 12-Step group like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous works very well. The families of alcoholics or addicts also need to get support, and they can through Al-Anon. There are also several options available for professional treatment through local therapists, clinics, and through drug and alcohol rehab.

Once someone has an addiction, they typically end up feeling hopeless. A substance abuse problem can quickly take over one’s life, leaving them isolated and fearful about quitting. We want people to know that there is hope, and there are a lot of resources available right in University Place, Washington.

For that reason, we have come up with a helpful resource guide for the city and surrounding areas. We are not affiliated with any of the organizations we list here. They are provided solely for the purpose of informing people about their options.

What is Narcotics Anonymous?

Narcotics Anonymous is actually the second 12-Step program of its kind. It was founded in 1955 as a response to Alcoholics Anonymous. People with drug addictions had nowhere to turn to get that same type of help. It has been proven that peer support worked for those who wanted to recover from addictions. NA allowed people with drug addictions to have a place where they could come together and support one another.

NA meetings are usually held on a weekly basis. They can take on many forms. There are open meetings (anyone can attend) and closed meetings (only addicts can attend). The format may be set up for discussion among the members, or it might feature a special speaker or another activity.

People enjoy coming to NA because of the non-judgmental atmosphere. Everyone there knows what it is like to battle a drug addiction. They also allow alcoholics to come to their meetings as well. The people are very supporting and encouraging and many life-long friends have come out of NA meetings.

So many people have experienced the benefits of attending an NA meeting in the University Place area. There are several happening all throughout the week to choose from.

Daily Meetings

Recovery Garage
7:30 am, 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm
230 1st St. NE
Auburn, WA
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South King Alano Club
12:00 pm, 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Online

Meetings Held Monday Through Friday

First United Methodist Church
12:00 pm
621 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Vashon Presbyterian Church
1:15 pm
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
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Online
Facebook

Sunday

Mary Mary’s
10:00 am
16511 Pacific Ave. South
Spanaway, WA
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Facebook

Vashon Presbyterian Church
3:30 pm
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
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Harbor Covenant Church
6:00 pm
5601 Gustafson Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Smoking Exodus
6:30 pm
1382 Southeast Lund Ave.
Suite 150
Port Orchard, WA
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Spanaway Lutheran Church
6:30 pm
16001 A St. South
Spanaway, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Unity Church of Kent
7:00 pm
218 State Ave. South
Kent, WA
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Online
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American Lake VA
7:00 pm
9600 Veterans Drive SW
Tacoma, WA
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Denny’s Restaurant (Banquet Room)
7:30 pm
626 South Hill Park Drive
Puyallup, WA
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Monday

Daffodil Bowl
1:30 pm
1624 E. Main Ave.
Puyallup, WA
Map
Online

Rialto Apartments
3:30 pm
311 South 9th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Online

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
6:00 pm
101 East 38th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Facebook

Vashon Presbyterian Church
6:30 pm
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
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Kent Lutheran Church
6:30 pm
336 2nd Ave. South
Kent, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Harbor Covenant Church
6:30 pm
5601 Gustafson Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA
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Manitou Park United Presbyterian Church
6:30 pm
6613 South Cheyenne St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Milton Activity Center
7:00 pm
1000 Laurel St.
Milton, WA
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Online

IHOP
7:00 pm
1044 Supermall Way
Algona, WA
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Online
Facebook

Lake City Community Church
7:00 pm
8810 Lawndale Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Online
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Urban Grace Church
7:00 pm
902 Market St.
Tacoma, WA
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Good Samaritan Hospital
7:30 pm
506A 14th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA
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Online
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Sumner United Methodist Church
7:30 pm
901 Wood Ave.
Sumner, WA
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Online
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Tuesday

Recovery Café
12:00 pm
1143 South Tacoma Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Recovery Garage
5:30 pm
230 1st St. NE
Auburn, WA
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Tacoma Christian Reform Church
6:30 pm
2419 E. 72nd St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Light of the Hill United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
11304 136th St. East
Puyallup, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Dr. Spencer Shaw’s Office
7:00 pm
12851 Lala Cove Lane SE
Olalla, WA
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Nativity House
7:00 pm
1411 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA
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Freedom Center Church
7:00 pm
224 166th St. South
Spanaway, WA
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North Mason United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
25140 NE State Rte. 3
Belfair, WA
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Online
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St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
540 School St.
Lacey, WA
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Online
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Mount Cross Lutheran Church
7:00 pm
8902 40th St. West
University Place, WA
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Wednesday

Recovery Café
12:00 pm
1143 South Tacoma Ave.
Tacoma, WA
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Daffodil Bowl
12:00 pm
1624 E. Main Ave.
Puyallup, WA
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Rialto Apartments
3:30 pm
311 South 9th St.
Tacoma, WA
Map

Shiloh Baptist Church
6:00 pm
1211 South I St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Kent Lutheran Church
6:30 pm
336 2nd Ave. South
Kent, WA
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St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
7:00 pm
1005 SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Playa Azul Restaurant
7:00 pm
1114 River Rd.
Puyallup, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Orting Christian Church
7:00 pm
112 Varner Ave. SE
Orting, WA
Map
Online

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center
7:00 pm
405 W. Stewart
Suite A
Puyallup, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Bethany Methodist Church
7:00 pm
5634 South Park Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Key Peninsula Lutheran Church
7:15 pm
4213 Lackey Rd. KP North
Lakebay, WA
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Thursday

Vashon Presbyterian Church
8:00 am
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
Map

Recovery Café
12:00 pm
1143 South Tacoma Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Map

Crossroads Treatment Center
4:45 pm
10828 Gravelly Lake Drive
Suite 204
Lakewood, WA
Map
Online

Recovery Garage
5:30 pm
230 1st St. NE
Auburn, WA
Map

Unity Church of Kent
6:30 pm
218 State Ave. South
Kent, WA
Map

Victory Fellowship
7:00 pm
610 8th St. NE
Auburn, WA
Map
Online
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Brooklake Community Church
7:00 pm
629 South 356th St.
Federal Way, WA
Map
Online
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Lakewood Methodist Church
7:00 pm
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Our Savior Lutheran Church, East Campus 3
7:30 pm
11101 Bingham Ave. East
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
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St. Columba’s Episcopal Church
7:30 pm
26715 Military Rd. South
Kent, WA
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Online

Christ Episcopal Church
7:30 pm
310 North K St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
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Facebook

Friday

Recovery Café
12:00 pm
1143 South Tacoma Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Map

Daffodil Bowl
12:00 pm
1624 E. Main Ave.
Puyallup, WA
Map

Rialto Apartments
3:30 pm
311 South 9th St.
Tacoma, WA
Map

Brotherhood Church of God
6:00 pm
2124 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA
Map
Facebook

Haven Center
7:00 pm
112 Train St. SE
Orting, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Light of the Hill United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
11304 136th St. East
Puyallup, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

North Mason United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
25140 NE State Rte. 3
Belfair, WA
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Key Peninsula Lutheran Church
7:00 pm
4213 Lackey Rd. KP North
Lakebay, WA
Map

Manitou Park United Presbyterian Church
7:00 pm
6613 South Cheyenne St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Grace Lutheran Church
7:30 pm
22975 24th Ave. South
Des Moines, WA
Map
Online
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Good Samaritan Hospital
7:30 pm
506A 14th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA
Map

South King Alano Club
9:30 pm
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
Map

Christ Episcopal Church
10:00 pm
310 North K St.
Tacoma, WA
Map

Saturday

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
10:00 am
2109 College St. SE
Lacey, WA
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People’s Community Center
12:00 pm
1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA
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Drexel House
12:00 pm
604 Devoe St. SE
Olympia, WA
Map
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South King Alano Club
2:00 pm
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Our Savior Lutheran Church, East Campus 3
3:00 pm
11101 Bingham Ave. East
Tacoma, WA
Map

Vashon Presbyterian Church
6:30 pm
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
Map

Brooklake Community Church
6:30 pm
629 South 356th St.
Federal Way, WA
Map

Eastside Christian Church
7:00 pm
5816 McKinley Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
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Mount Cross Lutheran Church
7:00 pm
8902 40th St. West
University Place, WA
Map
Online
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Kent Lutheran Church
7:30 pm
336 2nd Ave. South
Kent, WA
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Family of Grace Lutheran Church
9:00 pm
31317 124th Ave. SE
Auburn, WA
Map
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What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous was the first 12-Step meeting of its kind. It was founded in 1935, and the goal was to provide a place for alcoholics to come together and work on recovering. The two men who started AA both battled alcoholism, and the first AA meeting only involved the two of them. Of course, the organization has grown since then.

Today, it is possible to find an AA meeting in practically every city and state in the U.S. There are also meetings taking place overseas, and many countries have their own Alcoholics Anonymous organizations.

Like NA, AA meetings take place once a week. There are both open and closed meetings, and the only requirement for membership is to have a desire to stop drinking. The meetings vary in their size, and some may be larger than others. Most locations try to keep the meetings fairly intimate so that people have enough time to share with each other.

Attending a University Place AA meeting can be a wonderful experience. So many people have been helped by this organization, and there are many meetings in the area.

Daily Meetings

No Host Happy Hour
5:30 pm
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Meetings Held Monday Through Friday

As Bill Sees It
6:30 am
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Lakewood Lunch Brunch
12:00 pm
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Sunday

Another Lakewood Spiritual Breakfast
8:30 am
Burs Restaurant and Lounge
6151 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map
Facebook

Men’s Stag Meeting
10:00 am
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Living Sober Book Study
12:00 pm
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

We Agnostics and Atheists
6:00 pm
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St W.
University Place, WA
Map
Online
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Sober Sunday
6:00 pm
Fircrest United Methodist Church
1018 Columbia Ave.
Fircrest, WA
Map
Online
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Sunday Night Speaker Meeting
7:00 pm
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Monday

Farwest Luncheon
12:00 pm
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St W.
University Place, WA
Map

Reflections Group
7:00 pm
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
10630 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Tuesday

Tuesday Big Book Thumpers
5:30 pm
United Methodist Church at Lakewood
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

The Hole in the Donut
6:45 pm
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

New Life Group
7:30 pm
American Lake VA Medical Center
9600 Veterans Drive SW
Lakewood, WA
Map
Online

Wednesday

Morning Reflections
9:00 am
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Farwest Luncheon
12:00 pm
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St W.
University Place, WA
Map

Wednesday Step Study
5:30 pm
United Methodist Church at Lakewood
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Thursday

Grapevine Mtg.
10:00 am
Crossroads Treatment Center Inc.
4928 109th St. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map
Online

Heard it Through the Grapevine Group
6:45 pm
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Sound Group
8:00 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Friday

Farwest Luncheon
12:00 pm
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St W.
University Place, WA
Map

Friday Night Group
8:30 pm
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Saturday

Westside Big Book Study
10:00 am
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St W.
University Place, WA
Map

Men’s Stag Meeting
10:00 am
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Women Of Wisdom
12:00 pm
Residential Meeting
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Lakewood Lost and Found
12:30 pm
Crossroads Treatment Center Inc.
4928 109th SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Ladies Nite Out
5:30 pm
United Methodist Church at Lakewood
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Fircrest Study Group
6:00 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
Map

Al-Anon for the Families of Addicts and Alcoholics

Nothing is quite as heartbreaking as finding out that someone you love is suffering from a drug addiction or alcoholism. Once families learn that a loved one is using, it can be very difficult for them to cope. They may not understand why people cannot simply stop. They may become sad or angry because their addicted loved one is refusing to get help. It can be so hard for them to even get through the day with these worries on their minds.

That is why Al-Anon has such an important job. This organization was founded as a way to provide support to these families. Members are invited to attend weekly meetings where they can talk with others facing similar circumstances. It is so helpful to know that they are not alone in their struggles.

Going to a University Place Al-Anon meeting can be so helpful for family members. It helps them to not only be able to better understand addiction, but to know how to respond to it. There are several meetings to choose from.

Sunday

Regroup AFG
5:00 pm
Bethany Presbyterian Church
4420 N. 41st St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
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Monday

Sisters in Serenity AFG
11:30 am
Catherine’s Palace
923 South 8th St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online

Tacoma All Women AFG
5:30 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Tacoma All Men’s AFG
7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
7410 S. 12th St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Serenity at Last AFG
7:30 pm
Gateway Point Business Park
2601 Jahn Ave.
Gig Harbor, WA
Map
Online

Tuesday

University Place Daytime AFG
10:00 am
University Place Presbyterian Church
8101 27th St. W
University Place, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Hope Love Compassion AFG
5:45 pm
Life Center
1717 S. Union Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
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Narrows AFG
7:45 pm
First United Methodist Church
1018 Columbia Ave.
Fircrest, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Wednesday

Tacoma Daytime AFG
10:00 am
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
140 E. 56th St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Wednesday Morning Sunshine AFG
10:30 am
Light of Christ Lutheran Church
2400 SW 344th St.
Federal Way, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Adult Children AFG
5:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave. S.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Understanding Voices AFG
6:30 pm
Lakewood United Methodist Church
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

New Life AFG
7:00 pm
United Lutheran Church
1231 S. 76th St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
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Gig Harbor AFG
7:00 pm
Harbor Life Church
4417 56th NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Map
Online
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Thursday

The 3 C’s AFG
12:00 pm
Harbor Life Church
4417 56th St. NW
Gig Harbor, WA
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Just for Today AFG
5:30 pm
Fircrest Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
Map

Sound AFG
7:45 pm
Fircrest Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
Map

Friday

Yes AFG
7:00 pm
United Lutheran Church
1231 S. 76th St.
Tacoma, WA
Map

North End AFG
7:15 pm
North End Community Church
3502 N. Mullen St.
Tacoma, WA
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Facebook

Saturday

Rocky Bottom AFG
9:00 am
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
901 N. J St.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Sharing Our Strength AFG
9:00 am
Serenity Hall
2609 Jahn Ave. NW
Gig Harbor, WA
Map
Online
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Courage Strength and Inspiration AFG
12:00 pm
Life Center
1717 S. Union Ave.
Tacoma, WA
Map
Online
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Sharing Our Horizons AFG
6:30 pm
Lakewood United Methodist Church
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
Map

Alateen for Young Adults, Teens and Older Children

Alateen is actually a part of Al-Anon. The only difference is that this arm of the organization is designed to specifically help younger people. Young adults, teenagers and older children carry some pretty heavy burdens when someone they love is an addict. They may not feel as though they can confide in their friends, which can lead to isolation, depression and even anxiety or panic attacks.

Because of Alateen, young people have a chance for their voices to be heard. They get to share with the others in their groups on a regular basis. They can talk about their problems and also provide feedback for others. The best part is that they feel more comfortable because they are among people their own age.

Alateen offers in-person meetings as well as online chat meetings. All of them are moderated by an adult.

Going to an Alateen meeting in University Place can be so helpful for a young person. There are a few in the local area.

West Seattle Alateen
Mondays at 7:00 pm
Tibbets United Methodist Church
3940 41st Ave. SW
Seattle, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Tuesday Night Survivors Alateen
7:30 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
Map
Online
Facebook

Auburn Wednesday Night Alateen
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
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University Place, WA Treatment Options for Addiction and Alcoholism

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

Some people may feel much more comfortable getting help through a drug or alcohol rehab. There are both inpatient and outpatient options available for everyone, depending on what their needs are.

In many cases, the type of help that an outpatient therapist or a clinic can offer simply is not enough. Some people need a higher level of care, and that is available by going through rehab.

The professionals who work at addiction treatment centers understand the best ways to treat substance abuse. They have seen what works for others, and they have spent years studying the best approaches. The best programs will address each patient individually to ensure that they get the type of help they need, personally.

For many people, the answer for addiction recovery is to attend an inpatient program. There are a lot of reasons why this type of drug and alcohol rehab might be better for some people than other forms of treatment or support. For example:

  • Attending an inpatient program removes the individual from an environment that might be contributing to the addiction.
  • It allows people to get treatment for any co-occurring disorders, if they suffer from them. This means that the core of the addiction is getting treated, and it will increase their chances of success.
  • It provides a place for people to relax and focus on themselves and their recovery goals.
  • It allows patients to participate in multiple forms of therapy, which have all been proven to be effective.
  • It gives patients the chance to learn what it is like to live their lives without relying on an addiction to get them through each day.

If any of these appeal to you, inpatient treatment might be the best option.

In many cases, people need to begin their treatment by going through drug and alcohol detox. This allows them to get help for the physical side of their addictions. Withdrawal symptoms can be very difficult, and usually, they are what cause people to relapse. By treating the symptoms, people have a much better chance of a long-term recovery.

There are some drugs that require detox when they are stopped, and this is for the safety of the patient. For example, someone may need to go through detox if they are addicted to:

While every program is different, most will use a combination of medical and holistic detox methods.

Crack Cocaine Addiction and Treatment

Choosing From All of the Addiction Recovery Resources in University Place

Now that you know the types of options that are available to you for recovery resources in University Place, there is only one question left to answer – how do you decide what is right for you? That can be difficult; especially if you have never sought out any type of help for your addiction.

At Northpoint Washington, we can help you find the right fit for you. It might be that you would do well by attending NA meetings and seeing a therapist. Or, you might be someone who needs to consider getting help through professional services. Our staff is available to talk with you about your needs and help you make this critical decision. We offer a free phone assessment to help you get the information you need.

If you are in need of an inpatient program, we can help you with that. Ours is among the best in the state, and we also offer detox services if you need them. No matter what, please do not give up. The best time for you to get the help you need is right now.

Do you still have questions about University Place’s addiction recovery resources? Please contact us.
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