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Walla Walla, Washington Addiction Resources

Addiction can often feel like an isolating disease. Along with the crippling stigma attached to chronic substance abuse, there’s also the simple question of where to turn to for help.

In fact, a national survey from the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that nearly 1 out of 5 addicts seeking out help didn’t receive it simply because they didn’t know where to go to find it.

And for many, it isn’t so much that there aren’t community resources available. It’s more that they just don’t know where to look to find them.

In Walla Walla, Washington, there are plenty of local addiction resources for anyone struggling with a substance use disorder. And this guide will take you through some of the most helpful.

From overdose help and community support groups to educational opportunities, needle exchange programs, and professional treatment options, this guide will show you where to find the support and healing you need to regain control over your substance abuse and your life.

Drug & Alcohol Overdose Support

One of the most serious risks of an alcohol or drug abuse problem is the higher risk of experiencing an overdose. This overload of toxicity in the body can cause lasting physical and mental damage in mild to moderate cases and seizures, comas, or even death in the worst.

What’s more, the rate of fatal overdoses is continually on the rise in the United States according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Since 1999, opioid overdose deaths have increased by five times. Deaths from cocaine alone have increased by 1.5-fold since 2010. And there has been an 8-fold increase in national overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines from 2002 to 2016.

Fatal overdoses in America have gotten so out of control that they’ve become the #1 cause of death among citizens under the age of 50.

It’s never been more important, then, to know how to quickly and effectively identify the signs of an overdose and understand the necessary steps to take to treat it.

Witnessing an overdose can be horrific in some cases. But more often than not, the victim presents more easily-overlooked symptoms, making it even less likely that they get the emergency care that they really need.

On top of that, different substances of abuse have different symptoms associated with an overdose, making the identification process even more confusing.

Being able to accurately spot the signs of an overdose, then, is absolutely critical.

Below are the symptoms of an overdose for some of the most commonly abused substances.

Heroin – In most cases, symptoms of a heroin overdose include:

AIRWAYS AND LUNGS

  • No breathing
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow and difficult breathing

EYES, EARS, NOSE AND THROAT

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

HEART AND BLOOD

  • Low blood pressure
  • Weak pulse

 SKIN 

  • Bluish-colored nails and lips

STOMACH AND INTESTINES

  • Constipation
  • Spasms of the stomach and intestines

NERVOUS SYSTEM

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

Prescription OpioidsPrescription opioid overdose can result in symptoms like:

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

Benzodiazepines – Some signs of an overdose on benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, etc.) include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coma

Alcohol – Some signs of alcohol poisoning to watch out for include:

  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute)
  • Irregular breathing (a gap of more than 10 seconds between breaths)
  • Blue-tinged skin or pale skin
  • Low body temperature (hypothermia)
  • Passing out (unconsciousness) and can't be awakened

Crystal Meth – An overdose on crystal meth may cause the following symptoms:

  • 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

CocaineOverdosing on cocaine can cause a number of symptoms, including:

  • 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

Getting professional emergency help is absolutely essential in treating an overdose. Some people may be tempted to treat the overdose on their own by inducing vomiting for the victim, giving them coffee, or even forcing them to take a cold shower.

These are not overdose treatments. They are just wasting valuable time that could be spent contacting qualified emergency services. And in some cases, they may actually be making the damage even worse.

If you notice the signs of an overdose, then, it’s absolutely critical that you call 9-1-1 immediately. The emergency professionals here will be able to dispatch an ambulance to your location while also instructing you on how to ensure the best possible outcome.

They may, for instance, tell you to:

  • Perform CPR
  • Rehydrate the victim
  • Induce vomiting
  • Restrain or sedate the victim

If you do have to leave the side of the victim (even for a minute) to call emergency services, it’s important that you place them in the recovery position first. This can help reduce the likelihood of choking while you’re away.

Once the ambulance has arrived, the medical professionals will be able to administer more in-depth care and may use overdose-reversing medications like naloxone to treat the victim. They will also likely transfer them to a local hospital or emergency room for more extensive treatment.

12-Step Support Groups

Without a doubt, some of the best sources for addiction recovery support are 12-step groups. Not only are these groups 100% free and usually entirely anonymous, but they're also incredibly common across the country, making it even easier to find a meeting nearby.

All 12-step groups have the same core principles at the heart of the recovery process. These principles make up the 12 steps. In general, these steps teach recovering addicts to ask for help with their addiction, live a life of rigorous honesty, and maintain complete sobriety.

Meetings usually follow a group talk format where individuals share their own personal experiences with the other members. They may recount parts of their lives and how addiction has had an impact on them, or they may share recent struggles they've had with triggers and relapse scares. It really depends on the individual group.

12-step groups also tend to incorporate a type of mentorship known as sponsorship. This consists of more experienced members helping newer ones through the steps and keeping them accountable along the way.

It’s worth noting that although some 12-step meetings have come under attack recently, these groups are in fact endorsed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as one of eight evidence-based behavioral therapies for treating addiction.

Some of the most notable 12-step groups are Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Al-Anon.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

First started in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, Alcoholics Anonymous or AA was the original 12-step group that started them all.

Since its founding, it’s grown to have nearly 2.1 million members and well over 120 thousand different individual groups around the world.

For many, Alcoholics Anonymous has become a vital force in their recovery and long-term sobriety. And for some, it may have even saved their lives.

Given just how popular AA is, it isn’t surprising that Walla Wall has a number of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that take place throughout the week.

Have a look below for info on these meetings.

SUNDAY

Early Birds
Sunday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Sunday Morning Eye Opener
Sunday at 10:00AM
This meeting is open.
Building 78, Theater VA Medical Center
78 Wain Wright Dr
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Sunday Morning Eye Opener
Sunday at 10:00AM
This meeting is open.
Building 78, Theater VA Medical Center
78 Wain Wright Dr
Walla Walla, WA 99362

District 9 GSR Meeting
Sunday at 6:00PM
This meeting is open.
St. Pauls Episcopal Church
323 Catherine St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Sunday Big Book
Sunday at 8:00PM
This meeting is closed.
St. Pauls Episcopal Church
323 Catherine St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

MONDAY

Early Birds
Monday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Water Tower Group
Monday at Noon
This meeting is open.
Walla Walla Presbyterian Church
325 S 1st Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Wheelchair accessible.

Women's Book Club
Monday at 6:00PM
This meeting is closed.
St. Pauls Episcopal Church
323 Catherine St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Monday Night 1st Step
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Building 78, VA Theater, VA Medical Center
77 Wain Wright Dr
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Wheelchair accessible.

Grupo Alpha Omega
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Touch On Feelings
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Private Home
644 Juniper St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

TUESDAY

Early Birds
Tuesday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Language of the Heart
Tuesday at Noon
This meeting is closed.
St. Pauls Episcopal Church
323 Catherine St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Tuesday Promises
Tuesday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

WEDNESDAY

Early Birds
Wednesday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Water Tower Group
Wednesday at Noon
This meeting is closed.
Walla Walla Presbyterian Church
325 S 1st Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Wheelchair accessible.

Wednesday Night VA First Step
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Building 78, Theater VA Medical Center
78 Wain Wright Dr
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Grupo Alpha Omega
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

THURSDAY

Early Birds
Thursday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Language of the Heart
Thursday at Noon
This meeting is closed.
St. Pauls Episcopal Church
323 Catherine St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Thursday Night Open
Thursday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

FRIDAY

Early Birds
Friday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Water Tower Group
Friday at Noon
This meeting is closed.
Walla Walla Presbyterian Church
325 S 1st Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Wheelchair accessible.

Friday Happy Hour
Friday at 6:00PM
This meeting is open.
St. Pauls Episcopal Church
323 Catherine St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Grupo Alpha Omega
Friday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

SATURDAY

Early Birds
Saturday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Friends of Bill W
Saturday at 9:00AM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St
Walla Walla, WA 99362

As Bill Sees It
Saturday at 1:00PM
This meeting is open.
Building 78, Theater VA Medical Center
78 Wain Wright Dr
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Saturday Night Big Book
Saturday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
St. Pauls Episcopal Church
323 Catherine St
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Wheelchair accessible. Big Book meeting.

One of the best things about AA is that there are so many different groups to choose from. And if you don’t like anything about one group (time, location, general “mood”), you likely won’t have to travel far to find one that’s right for you.

Below are some of the closest Alcoholics Anonymous groups that are just a short drive away from Walla Walla.

SUNDAY

Spiritual Meeting
Sunday at 9:00AM
This meeting is open.
Leavenworth Senior Center
423 Evans St
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Apple Capital
Sunday at 9:30AM
This meeting is open.
Central Washington Hospital
1201 S Miller St
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Grassroots
Sunday at 5:00PM
This meeting is open.
Central Washington Hospital
1201 S Miller St
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Amigos Unidos
Sunday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
504 S Chelan Ave. #120-A Wenatchee, Wa
504 S Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Grapevine
Sunday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Alano Club
530 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Alpine Group
Sunday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Leavenworth Senior Center
423 Evans St
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Wheelchair accessible.

El Porvenir
Sunday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
220-1 Ave SE. Quincy, Wa
220 1st Ave SE
Quincy, WA 98848
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

MONDAY

Celebrate Women
Monday at 10:00AM
This meeting is open.
First United Methodist Church
940 Washington St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This meeting is for women only.

Skookum Group
Monday at Noon
This meeting is open.
Shalom Church / Power House
1052 Valley Mall Pkwy
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Wheelchair accessible.

Amigos Unidos
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
504 S Chelan Ave. #120-A Wenatchee, Wa
504 S Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Keystone
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
New Song Community Church Annex
11 N Iowa Ave
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Camino De Esperanza
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
5647 Sunset Highway Cashmere, Wa
5647 Sunset Hwy
Cashmere, WA 98815
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Cashmere Group
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
St. James Episcopal Church
222 Cottage Ave
Cashmere, WA 98815

Waitsburg Group
Monday at 8:00PM
This meeting is open.
Presbyterian Church
504 Main St
Waitsburg, WA 99361
Wheelchair accessible.

TUESDAY

Rise and Shine
Tuesday at 7:00AM
This meeting is open.
Alano Club
530 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

One Day at a Time
Tuesday at Noon
This meeting is open.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
428 King St
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Spiritual Meeting
Tuesday at Noon
This meeting is open.
First Baptist Church
429 Evans St
Leavenworth, WA 98826

B&P Group
Tuesday at 5:30PM
This meeting is open.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
428 King St
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Primary Purpose
Tuesday at 6:00PM
This meeting is open.
Alano Club
530 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Dayton One Day At A Time
Tuesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
E Spring St & S 3rd St
Dayton, WA 99328
Big Book meeting.

Amigos Unidos
Tuesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
504 S Chelan Ave. #120-A Wenatchee, Wa
504 S Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Mainstreeters
Tuesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Cornerstone Church
12 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

To Any Length
Tuesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
United Church of Christ
8455 Main St
Peshastin, WA 98847

El Porvenir
Tuesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
220-1 Ave SE. Quincy, Wa
220 1st Ave SE
Quincy, WA 98848
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Quincy Fellowship Group
Tuesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is closed.
Masonic Temple
406 H St SW
Quincy, WA 98848

WEDNESDAY

Quincy Fellowship Group
Wednesday at 7:00AM
This meeting is closed.
Masonic Temple
406 H St SW
Quincy, WA 98848

Serenity Hour
Wednesday at Noon
This meeting is open.
Shari's Restaurant
501 Valley Mall Pkwy
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Women of Courage Women
Wednesday at 5:30PM
This meeting is open.
First United Methodist Church
940 Washington St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This meeting is for women only.

It's Not Too Late
Wednesday at 6:00PM
This meeting is closed.
Alano Club
530 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Amigos Unidos
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
504 S Chelan Ave. #120-A Wenatchee, Wa
504 S Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

12 Steps For All
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Central Washington Hospital
1201 S Miller St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Wheelchair accessible.

Camino De Esperanza
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
5647 Sunset Highway Cashmere, Wa
5647 Sunset Hwy
Cashmere, WA 98815
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Bavarian Step Study
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Leavenworth Senior Center
423 Evans St
Leavenworth, WA 98826

El Porvenir
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
220-1 Ave SE. Quincy, Wa
220 1st Ave SE
Quincy, WA 98848
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Prescott AA Study Group
Wednesday at 8:00PM
This meeting is open.
Prescott District Lions Club
101 S D St
Prescott, WA 99348
Wheelchair accessible. Big Book meeting.

THURSDAY

Rise and Shine
Thursday at 7:00AM
This meeting is open.
Alano Club
530 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

One Day at a Time
Thursday at Noon
This meeting is open.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
428 King St
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Alpine Group
Thursday at Noon
This meeting is open.
Kristall's Restaurant
280 US-2
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Dayton One Day at a Time
Thursday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
First Congregational Church
E Spring St & S 3rd St
Dayton, WA 99328
Big Book meeting.

Amigos Unidos
Thursday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
504 S Chelan Ave. #120-A Wenatchee, Wa
504 S Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Pass It On
Thursday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Sunnyslope Church of the Brethren
3330 School St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This is a birthday celebration meeting.

Men's Fireside Men
Thursday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Private Home
214 Park Ave
Leavenworth, WA 98826
This meeting is for men only.

El Porvenir
Thursday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
220-1 Ave SE. Quincy, Wa
220 1st Ave SE
Quincy, WA 98848
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

FRIDAY

Skookum Group
Friday at Noon
This meeting is open.
Shalom Church / Power House
1530 Eastmont Ave
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Wheelchair accessible.

Do It Sober/Big Book Study
Friday at 6:00PM
This meeting is open.
Alano Club
530 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Friday Night Book Study
Friday at 6:00PM
This meeting is closed.
Sunnyslope Church of the Brethren
3330 School St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Big Book meeting.

Amigos Unidos
Friday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
504 S Chelan Ave. #120-A Wenatchee, Wa
504 S Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Camino De Esperanza
Friday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
5647 Sunset Highway Cashmere, Wa
5647 Sunset Hwy
Cashmere, WA 98815
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting.

Cashmere Candlelight
Friday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
St. James Episcopal Church
222 Cottage Ave
Cashmere, WA 98815

Quincy Fellowship Group
Friday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Masonic Temple
406 H St SW
Quincy, WA 98848

Hicks In The Sticks
Friday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
Plain Community Church
12565 Chapel Dr
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Dog Gone Mens Group Waitsburg
Friday at 8:00PM
This meeting is open.
Presbyterian Christian Education Building
503 Main St
Waitsburg, WA 99361

Night Owls
Friday at 9:00PM
This meeting is open.
Alano Club
530 S Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

SATURDAY

First Things First
Saturday at 9:00AM
This meeting is open.
Shalom Church / Power House
1052 Valley Mall Pkwy
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Sisters In Recovery Women
Saturday at 11:00AM
This meeting is open.
First United Methodist Church
941 Washington St
Wenatchee, WA 98801
This meeting is for women only.

Mainstreeters
Saturday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
Cornerstone Church
12 N Chelan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Waitsburg Group - Book Study
Saturday at 8:00PM
This meeting is open.
Presbyterian Church
504 Main St
Waitsburg, WA 99361
Wheelchair accessible.

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Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Perhaps the second most well-known 12-step group, Narcotics Anonymous or NA was first founded in 1953. And like AA, it’s made up of small, independent and non-professional local groups of addicts trying to regain control in their lives.

However, one big difference between AA and NA is the fact that Alcoholics Anonymous only focuses on a single substance of abuse. Narcotics Anonymous, on the other hand, embraces addicts of all kinds, no matter the substance (including alcohol).

Despite not being quite as large as AA, there are still plenty of NA meetings within Washington State to choose from.

Walla Walla has a number of weekly NA meetings that take place across the city. And best of all, there are usually multiple meetings happening every single day. So even if you can’t make it to one, there are likely a few others that day that you can choose from.

SUNDAY

First Congregational Church (Basement)
Sunday at Noon
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Topic Discussion meeting.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Sunday at 6:00PM
This meeting is closed.
102 North Colville Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1915
Topic Discussion meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

First Congregational Church (Upstairs)
Sunday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Just for Today Study meeting.

MONDAY

First Congregational Church (Music Room)
Monday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925

First Congregational Church
Monday at Noon
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Topic Discussion meeting.

First Congregational Church (Upstairs)
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Literature Study meeting.

First Congregational Church
Monday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Discussion/Participation meeting. Spanish meeting.

TUESDAY

First Congregational Church
Tuesday at Noon
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Topic Discussion meeting.

First Congregational Church
Tuesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Discussion/Participation meeting.

WEDNESDAY

First Congregational Church (Music Room)
Wednesday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925

First Congregational Church
Wednesday at Noon
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Topic Discussion meeting.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Wednesday at 6:00PM
This meeting is closed.
102 North Colville Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1915
Wheelchair accessible.

First Congregational Church
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Discussion/Participation meeting.

First Congregational Church
Wednesday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Discussion/Participation meeting. Spanish meeting.

THURSDAY

First Congregational Church
Thursday at Noon
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Thursday at 6:00PM
This meeting is closed.
102 North Colville Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1915
Wheelchair accessible.

First Congregational Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925

FRIDAY

First Congregational Church (Music Room)
Friday at 6:30AM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925

First Congregational Church
Friday at Noon
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Topic Discussion meeting.

First Congregational Church (Basement)
Friday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Discussion/Participation meeting. Spanish meeting.

Veteran's Administration Hospital (Theater Building 78)
Friday at 8:00PM
This meeting is open.
17 Wainwright Drive
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-3975

SATURDAY

First Congregational Church
Saturday at Noon
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Topic Discussion meeting.

First Congregational Church
Saturday at 8:00PM
This meeting is open.
73 South Palouse Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362-1925
Discussion/Participation meeting. Topic Discussion meeting. Speaker meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Like AA, Narcotics Anonymous meetings take place all over the country. And as a result, if you can’t make it to (or just don’t like) any of the groups within Walla Walla, there are still plenty of options to choose from in the surrounding areas.

Below are some of the closest NA meetings taking place nearby.

SUNDAY

Community Theatre (Theater Lobby)
Sunday at 10:00AM
This meeting is open.
608 The Parkway
Richland, Washington 99352-4233
Just for Today Study meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Sunday at 5:00PM
This meeting is closed.
1401 Southwest Goodwin Place
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2646

First Lutheran Church (Suite A)
Sunday at 5:30PM
This meeting is open.
418 North Yelm Street
Kennewick, Washington 99336-3071
Discussion/Participation meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (Basement)
Sunday at 6:00PM
This meeting is open.
520 South Garfield Street
Kennewick, Washington 99336-5566
Basic Text meeting. Tradition Study meeting. Step Study meeting.

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Sunday at 7:00PM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Basic Text meeting. Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

First United Methodist Church
Sunday at 7:30PM
This meeting is closed.
191 E Gladys Ave
Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Basic Text meeting.

MONDAY

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Monday at 10:30AM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

Foursquare Church
Monday at Noon
This meeting is open.
4213 West Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336-2816
Discussion/Participation meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Monday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

Stanfield Assembly of God
Monday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
350 North Sherman Street
Stanfield, Oregon 97875
Step Study meeting. Tradition Study meeting. Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Christ the King Lutheran Church
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
325 Southwest 6th Avenue
Milton Freewater, Oregon 97862-1409
Step Study meeting. Tradition Study meeting. Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible. Directions: Corner of Southwest 6th Avenue & Park View Street

Grace United Reform Annex
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
2500 West 4th Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336-3115
Basic Text meeting.

Kennewick Baptist Church
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
2425 West Albany Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336-3064
Meeting for men only. Basic Text meeting.

Quinalt Baptist Church
Monday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
5400 West Canal Drive
Kennewick, Washington 99336-1319
Wheelchair accessible.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Monday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
1401 Southwest Goodwin Place
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2646

First United Methodist Church
Monday at 7:30PM
This meeting is closed.
191 E Gladys Ave
Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Basic Text meeting.

Northwest United Protestant Church
Monday at 7:30PM
This meeting is closed.
1312 North Sacramento Boulevard
Richland, Washington 99354-3004
Basic Text meeting. It Works How and Why Study meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

TUESDAY

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Tuesday at 10:30AM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

Foursquare Church
Tuesday at Noon
This meeting is open.
4213 West Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336-2816
Discussion/Participation meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Helping Hands Building
Tuesday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
346 South East 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2225
Discussion/Participation meeting. Children welcome. Beginner/Newcomer meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Stanfield Assembly of God
Tuesday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
350 North Sherman Street
Stanfield, Oregon 97875
Basic Text meeting. Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Pilot Rock Baptist Church
Tuesday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
557 Southwest Cedar
Pilot Rock, Oregon 97868
Wheelchair accessible.

Northwest United Protestant Church
Tuesday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
1312 North Sacramento Boulevard
Richland, Washington 99354-3004
Meeting for women only. Wheelchair accessible.

Church of Christ
Tuesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
7900 West Court Street
Pasco, Washington 99301-1771
Basic Text meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
1401 Southwest Goodwin Place
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2646

West Highland Methodist Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
This meeting is closed.
17 South Union Street
Kennewick, Washington 99336-2253

First United Methodist Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
This meeting is closed.
191 E Gladys Ave
Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Basic Text meeting.

WEDNESDAY

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Wednesday at 10:30AM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

Foursquare Church
Wednesday at Noon
This meeting is open.
4213 West Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336-2816
Discussion/Participation meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

First Lutheran Church
Wednesday at 6:00PM
This meeting is closed.
418 North Yelm Street
Kennewick, Washington 99336-3071
It Works How and Why Study meeting. Just for Today Study meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Helping Hands Building
Wednesday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
346 South East 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2225
Beginner/Newcomer meeting. Children welcome. Discussion/Participation meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Wednesday at 7:00PM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

West Highland Methodist Church
Wednesday at 7:30PM
This meeting is closed.
17 South Union Street
Kennewick, Washington 99336-2253
Wheelchair accessible.

United Methodist Church
Wednesday at 8:00PM
This meeting is open.
110 South 3rd Street
Dayton, Washington 99328

THURSDAY

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Thursday at 10:30AM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

Foursquare Church
Thursday at Noon
This meeting is open.
4213 West Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336-2816
Discussion/Participation meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Helping Hands Building
Thursday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
346 South East 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2225
Wheelchair accessible.

Prayer Watch Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
602 South Washington Street
Kennewick, Washington 99336-5651
Basic Text meeting.

Church of Christ
Thursday at 7:00PM
This meeting is open.
7900 West Court Street
Pasco, Washington 99301-1771
Basic Text meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Wesley United Methodist Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
816 South Main Street
Milton Freewater, Oregon 97862-1530
Beginner/Newcomer meeting. Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Seventh Day Adventist Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
1401 Southwest Goodwin Place
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2646

Kennewick Baptist Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
2425 West Albany Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336-3064
Basic Text meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

First United Methodist Church (Basement)
Thursday at 7:30PM
This meeting is closed.
191 E Gladys Ave
Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Discussion/Participation meeting. Topic Discussion meeting.

FRIDAY

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Friday at 10:30AM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

Foursquare Church
Friday at Noon
This meeting is open.
4213 West Kennewick Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336-2816
Discussion/Participation meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

Helping Hands Building
Friday at 6:00PM
This meeting is open.
346 South East 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2225
Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Church of Christ
Friday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
7900 West Court Street
Pasco, Washington 99301-1771

Westside Church South (Room 123 - no children preferred)
Friday at 6:30PM
This meeting is closed.
615 Wright Street
Richland, Washington 99352-3621
Step Working Guide Wheelchair accessible.

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Friday at 7:00PM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Candlelight Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

First United Methodist Church (Basement)
Friday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
191 E Gladys Ave
Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Discussion/Participation meeting. Topic Discussion meeting.

Quinalt Baptist Church
Friday at 8:00PM
This meeting is open.
5400 West Canal Drive
Kennewick, Washington 99336-1319
Discussion/Participation meeting.

SATURDAY

Kennewick Baptist Church
Saturday at 10:00AM
This meeting is open.
2425 West Albany Avenue
Kennewick, Washington 99336-3064
Basic Text meeting. Just for Today Study meeting. Beginner/Newcomer meeting. Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Saturday at 10:30AM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

American Legion Hall #140 (in Mission)
Saturday at 11:00AM
This meeting is open.
B Street (in Mission)
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-1538
Directions: Located on B Street in Mission Oregon.

First Lutheran Church
Saturday at Noon
This meeting is open.
418 North Yelm Street
Kennewick, Washington 99336-3071
Discussion/Participation meeting.

Helping Hands Building
Saturday at 6:00PM
This meeting is open.
346 South East 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2225
Children welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

Pilot Rock Baptist Church
Saturday at 6:30PM
This meeting is open.
557 Southwest Cedar
Pilot Rock, Oregon 97868

Episcopal Church of the Redeemer (Basement stairs)
Saturday at 7:00PM
This meeting is closed.
341 Southeast 2nd Street
Pendleton, Oregon 97801-2224
Directions: Entrance is on Dorian between 1st & 2nd Street

First United Methodist Church
Saturday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
2 South Dayton Street
Kennewick, Washington 99336-3842
Discussion/Participation meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

First United Methodist Church (Basement)
Saturday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
191 E Gladys Ave
Hermiston, Oregon 97838
Discussion/Participation meeting. Topic Discussion meeting.

Northwest United Protestant Church
Saturday at 7:30PM
This meeting is open.
1312 North Sacramento Boulevard
Richland, Washington 99354-3004
Candlelight Wheelchair accessible.

Find More NA Meetings Here

Walla Walla, WA Treatment Options for Addiction and Alcoholism

Al-Anon (Friends & Family Group)

It isn’t just the addicts themselves that suffer at the hands of substance abuse. Friends, family members, and even peers and coworkers can all end up being emotionally damaged along the way too.

Luckily, there are organizations like Al-Anon. Al-Anon uses the foundation of the 12 steps to focus on healing those around addicts who have suffered because of an individual’s substance abuse.

Meetings usually follow a similar group talk format, but the takeaways are more catered to the needs of friends and family. These groups can be helpful for eliminating enabling behaviors, spotting the signs of addiction in the first place, and so much more.

Fortunately, there are a number of Al-Anon groups that take place within Walla Walla itself. You can find the information for these groups listed below.

Women Of Courage AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
St Pauls Episcopal Church
323 Catherine St, Walla Walla, WA, 99362, USA
On corner of catherine st.and birch. if doors locked:ring bell or call cell # posted on glass door.
Student & Professional observers welcome
Women
Handicap Access

Experience Strength And Hope AFG
Saturday 12:00 PM
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St, Walla Walla, WA, 99362, USA
Upstairs
Student & Professional observers welcome

TGIF AFG
Friday 12:00 PM
Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St, Walla Walla, WA, 99362, USA
Student & Professional observers welcome

Wednesday Noon AFG
Wednesday 12:00 PM
First Congregational Church
73 S Palouse St, Walla Walla, WA, 99362, USA
Upstairs
Student & Professional observers welcome

Sharing Hope AFG
Monday 4:00 PM
Dayton Memorial Library
111 S 3RD ST, Dayton, WA, 99328, USA
Student & Professional observers welcome

Pendleton AFG
Tuesday 5:30 PM
St. Anthony's Hospital
2801 St. Anthony Way, Pendleton, OR, 97801, USA
Conference room 3
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Sunday Candle Light AFG
Sunday 7:00 PM
St Patricks Church
1320 W Henry St, Pasco, WA, 99301, USA
In church office on west side of church
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Serenity Circle AFG
Monday 7:00 PM
First Christian Church
1921 S Olympia St, Kennewick, WA, 99337, USA
Enter annex building to right of main church.
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Thursday Night Hilltoppers AFG
Thursday 7:00 PM
Kennewick First Lutheran Church
418 N Yelm St, Kennewick, WA, 99336, USA
Room 8
Handicap Access

Tuesday Book Study AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Kennewick First Lutheran Church
418 N Yelm St, Kennewick, WA, 99336, USA
Room 5
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Friday Noon AFG
Friday 12:00 PM
Boy Scout Building
8478 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA, 99336, USA
Upstairs
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Serenity Seekers AFG
Wednesday 5:30 PM
Boy Scout Building
8478 W Gage Blvd, Kennewick, WA, 99336, USA
Downstairs

Awakenings AFG
Monday 6:00 PM
St Johns Episcopal Church
235 NE 7th St, Hermiston, OR, 97838, USA
Basement. access side building.
Student & Professional observers welcome.

Awakenings AFG
Wednesday 5:00 PM
St Johns Episcopal Church
235 NE 7th St, Hermiston, OR, 97838, USA
Basement. access side building.

Tuesday Night Serenity AFG
Tuesday 7:30 PM
GIDEON LUTHERAN CHURCH
213 S BURKE AVE, CONNELL, WA, 99326, USA

Find More Al-Anon Meetings Here

Other Non-12-Step Groups

12-step meetings aren't for everyone. While they can be incredibly beneficial in providing a sense of community and social support for some, others may find the structure and "feel" of these meetings don't necessarily mesh well with their beliefs or their take on recovery.

One of the most commonly cited issues with 12-step groups is the "spirituality" associated with these meetings. Of the 12 steps, 7 of them make reference to a god or a higher power. And for individuals that don't believe in any sort of religion, this repeated mentioning of a spiritual being can be off-putting.

It’s worth mentioning here that all 12-step organizations publicly state that members of any spiritual beliefs are welcome to join. On top of that, atheists and agnostics alike do in fact regularly attend 12-step groups.

Others may simply believe that their path to recovery just doesn’t match up with that of 12-step programs. Maybe they prefer a more concrete approach or even a non-abstinence-based method for controlling their drinking.

And luckily, there are a number of 12-step group alternatives for problem users to attend in the Walla Walla area. Below are a few of the most notable.

SMART Recovery is a 12-step alternative that employs sensible, science-based tools for addiction recovery. Rather than the helplessness in the face of addiction of the 12-steps, SMART Recovery focuses on self-empowerment.

These face-to-face meetings follow a similar structure to groups like AA and NA many times but are instead led by a certified instructor rather than a community member. This ensures a consistent message to members with only approved recovery strategies each and every time.

On top of that, this organization is recognized by a number of reputable national health agencies like the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Have a look at SMART Recovery’s online meeting directory to find a meeting nearby.  

For many, the main problem with 12-step groups is the spiritual overtones of these groups. And unfortunately, some addicts who need help to recover simply don’t end up seeking it out simply because their spiritual beliefs just don’t match up with AA or NA.

For them, there’s Secular Organizations for Sobriety or S.O.S. As the name implies, this recovery group provides a non-spiritual approach to recovery. It’s been helping people overcome their addiction for over 32 years and is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

You can find an S.O.S. meeting nearby with their online meeting locator.

Not everyone who has a problem with their drinking is a full-blown alcoholic. Some people may simply need to get a better handle on their consumption habits rather than completely drop alcohol altogether.

Moderation Management or MM is self-help group catered to these individuals in particular. It focuses on self-management, balance, moderation, and personal responsibility to help problem drinkers take back control of their life before it’s too late.

Find a Moderation Management meeting near you with their online meeting directory.

Sometimes one of the biggest barriers to getting much-needed support during recovery is simply getting to a meeting. Schedules might conflict, meetings could take place too far away, or any number of other issues might pop up along the way.

But no matter what it is that’s holding you back from getting the support you need, as long as you have an internet connection, you can still get help thanks to online support groups.

These groups take place in a variety of formats – from real-time chatroom sessions or Skype calls to emails and forum postings. So no matter how you want to interact with other recovering addicts, there’s a way to do so that matches up with your schedule.

Below are some places to start looking for online addiction support groups.

Professional Treatment Centers

While support groups and educational opportunities can be a vital part of any recovery process, many addicts will need more extensive care to overcome their substance abuse problems. And that’s where a professional treatment program comes in.

Professional addiction treatment connects addicts with expert services that have been proven to increase the likelihood of long-term sobriety and prevent relapse. On top of that, these programs can often make the process of recovery easier, safer, and much more comfortable.

A recovery program may also provide powerful medications and supplements for treating addiction. These might include buprenorphine, Vivitrol, Acamprosate, or certain benzodiazepines for reducing the severity of certain physical and mental symptoms.

In general, there are two main types of addiction treatment services: detoxification and rehabilitation.

Drug & Alcohol DetoxificationThis is the very first step in the recovery process. Over the course of an addiction, the body makes a host physical changes to compensate for the continuous presence of the substance of abuse. Certain chemicals increase or decrease in potency, cell receptors grow and die off, and the body can only function normally when the drug’s in the system.

Once the addict quits that drug, the body has to readjust to living without it. And that means reversing (or compensating for) those physical changes. This process can cause a variety of uncomfortable and even dangerous symptoms known as withdrawals. Depending on the severity of the addiction, these withdrawals can be so intense that many addicts resort to using again just for relief from the discomfort.

A professional detoxification program can help guide recovering addicts through the detox process so that the intensity and duration of these withdrawals become much more manageable.

Nutrition-rich meal plans, proven behavioral therapies, specific medications, and more are all often a part of a professional detox program.

And most importantly, a professional program will also provide medical oversight throughout the process. This is an especially critical component since serious complications like malnutrition, dehydration, heart irregularities, and other problems are quite common. Plus, some withdrawal syndromes have directly life-threatening symptoms like tonic-clonic seizures.

Drug & Alcohol RehabilitationWhile detoxification can be thought of as addressing the physical side of addiction, rehabilitation is more concerned with healing the mental side of it.

To explain, addiction is characterized as a brain disease because it causes physical changes in the way the brain operates. Areas of the brain that are critical for judgment, decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control all appear physically different before and after addiction according to brain imaging studies.

As a result, the effects of addiction (like the compulsive drive to use again) can all linger long after detoxification is complete. And in fact, detox alone has been shown to be ineffective in achieving long-term sobriety without further care.

That’s where rehabilitation comes in. Rehabilitation helps recovering addicts find new, healthier ways of coping with life’s stresses and reinforces behaviors that can help prevent falling back into the cycle of addiction.

Most rehab programs will offer a variety of treatments such as one-on-one counseling, group talk sessions, and behavioral therapies that patients can continue to use long after graduating from the program.

And when combined with detoxification as well as a comprehensive aftercare program, rehab offers the absolute best odds at long-term sobriety.

Finding the right rehabilitation program for you can take some work and a fair amount of research. And one of the first things to be on the lookout for is the type of rehab program that meets your specific needs.

In general, there are three types of rehabilitation programs: inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs).

Inpatient Rehab (~28 days) – An inpatient program is what most people imagine when they think of rehabilitation. Patients are required to stay on the property at all times. That means eating, sleeping, and attending treatment sessions all take place within the facility.

The more controlled environment helps insulate patients from the stresses of the outside world (allowing them to focus more on their recovery) while also preventing exposure to drugs or alcohol that might cause a relapse.

Inpatient programs are usually a bit more expensive due to the room and board costs, and most patients won't be able to attend work or school at the same time.

Outpatient Rehabilitation (~3 months) – An outpatient program is a much less intensive type of treatment, but it offers added flexibility. Instead of remaining on the facility property at all times, patients are free to go about their day as normal and attend treatment sessions in the evenings several times a week.

With this added flexibility, however, also comes a higher risk of relapse since patients are not protected from the temptations of the outside world.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (~3 months) – Also known as IOPs, an intensive outpatient program combines the care of inpatient with the flexibility of outpatient. Treatment sessions take place in the evenings just like outpatient, giving recovering addicts the ability to hold down a job or attend school at the same time of treatment.

However, these sessions are typically quite a bit longer in duration and may occur more frequently throughout the week. It’s a flexible way to offer a higher level of care that other programs simply can’t.

One of the biggest hurdles of getting addiction treatment is finding the right program to meet your specific needs. After all, just as addiction doesn’t affect everyone exactly the same, the means of recovery are going to vary from person to person as well.

As such, it’s critical that you know what to look for and what specific questions to ask when finding that perfect recovery program to meet your specific needs. Below are just a few important questions to consider asking each facility when seeking out the right program for you.

Do you offer support for co-occurring disorders?

What is your staff-to-patient ratio?

What kind of program do you offer (inpatient, outpatient, IOP)?

Do you offer detoxification services as well?

Do you provide aftercare referrals?

Are you nationally accredited?

Are you a holistic program? A medical one? A mix?

What kinds of insurance does your program work with?

One of the biggest mistakes that many recovering addicts make when finally getting treatment is not looking outside of where they live for recovery services. It’s true that having a facility nearby can be a huge benefit for some. After all, it can significantly cut down on travel time, which can be pretty important when it comes to outpatient facilities.

However, making the choice to travel outside for treatment services can actually end up being one of the best decisions a recovering addict can make. And that goes double for patients that need inpatient care. Below are just some of the benefits of choosing to travel outside of Walla Walla for treatment.

  1. It opens the door to a higher level of treatment quality. Unfortunately, there is only one addiction treatment center within Walla Walla itself. And the surrounding areas are pretty sparse as well. Rather than simply settling for the only nearby facility, having a look at some of the best treatment programs in Washington State will ensure you’re getting the best level of care possible. And that means less chance of a future relapse.
  2. It allows you to focus more on recovery. Sometimes a physical separation from the location of your past life – your drug addicted life – can actually help you turn over a new leaf in terms of behaviors, modes of thinking, and actions. Traveling away from home, then, can actually help you start your new life on the right foot.
  3. It helps you avoid the stigma associated with addiction. So many addicts don’t get the help they need simply because they’re afraid of being looked down on because of their substance abuse. Leaving your hometown for treatment, then, can help ensure privacy during your treatment. And in the end, that can make seeking help and staying in treatment even easier.
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Northpoint Washington: The Best Treatment Option in the State

No one should have to suffer through addiction on their own. And thankfully, there are an enormous variety of addiction resources in Walla Walla for substance abusers to take advantage of. From overdose help and local support groups to community assistance and professional treatment options, there are plenty of places to go for addiction aid.

And when it does come time to seek out a professional program, Northpoint Washington in Edmonds is hands down one of the best options available. Our comfortable and modern inpatient facility provides the best drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in the state.

We are nationally accredited by the Joint Commission, have one of the highest staff-to-patient ratios in the area, and provide a fully comprehensive approach to recovery with a variety of activities and treatment options. Plus, each and every one of our patients receive individualized treatment plans based only on empirical evidence. And with a 24/7 nursing staff, we offer the care you need to recover quickly, safely, and successfully.

So, if you want to begin your recovery, get in touch with us today.

Sobriety is achievable – and we can help.

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