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AA, NA, and Al-Anon Meetings in Yakima, WA

More Yakima residents died of heroin overdoses in 2017 than any year in history. It’s time to get our family members and friends the help they need.

Over the past few years, Washington state has seen a dramatic increase in the number drug overdoses that occur here each year.

While less than 600 residents died from opioid overdoses in 2006, more than 700 lost their lives to this class of drugs in 2015.

In places Yakima County, the problem has gotten so bad that experts say drug overdoses are actually decreasing the average life expectancy.

Unfortunately, however, the addicts who live in this county aren’t getting the help they need. Although more people check into drug rehab here than in most other Washington counties, the region still loses more than 200 residents to overdoses annually.

And the alcohol problem is bad, too. While the state’s Target Zero program has helped to cut down on the prevalence of drunk driving, more than 700 people are arrested for alcohol-related crimes each year.

Of those 700, roughly 130 arrests are for DUIs. In fact, local police say that this county has a higher DUI arrest rate than any other county in the entire state.

So, it’s apparent that our friends and neighbors need help. The local drug and alcohol problem needs to stop.

Luckily, help is available…

The AA and NA meetings in Yakima are a great resource for addicts. If you or a loved one is currently struggling with addiction, these groups may be able to help you get sober.

We’ve outlined this list of meetings to get you started. Additionally, we’ve outlined some key information about other addiction resources that may be valuable to you.

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Narcotics Anonymous: Addicts Helping Other Addicts Get Clean

The community that hangs out in Yakima’s NA meetings is vibrant and welcoming.

Every day of the week, these folks gather in churches, restaurants, community centers, and conference rooms to talk about their addictions. They share stories. They discuss their trials and tribulations. And, most importantly, they offer each other support.

The members of these groups are both newly-recovered addicts (some who just got sober yesterday) and folks who’ve been sober for years. They’re addicted to everything from crystal meth and heroin to cocaineprescription painkillers, and marijuana.

“The newcomer is the most important person at any meeting, because we can only keep what we have by giving it away.” - Narcotics Anonymous

The group doesn’t discriminate whatsoever. No matter what you’ve done, how you’ve behaved, or who you’ve harmed, the group will welcome you with open arms.

As the organization writes in their White Booklet, “We are not interested in what or how much you used or who your connections were, what you have done in the past, how much or how little you have, but only in what you want to do about your problem and how we can help.”

If you’re currently dealing with an out-of-hand drug habit, then, you may be able to benefit from this program. And we can guarantee that the group will be happy to have you.

Are you looking for a recovery group near you? Well, you don’t have to look far.

Each week, several Narcotics Anonymous groups meet in the Yakima area. If you’d like to attend a meeting, you may want to check out one of these:

Sunday

6:30 PM
What It’s Like
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open NA meeting. Everyone is welcome. The facility is handicap accessible.

6:30 PM
The Basic Text
Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98901
This is an open candlelight meeting. Members gather to discuss recovery issues in a serene environment.
Everyone’s invited. Children are welcome.

7:00 PM
Unity Night
Pear Tree Apartments
2902 Powerhouse Road
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is a closed meeting for men. Only men who are committed to recovery are welcome.
The meeting takes place in the clubhouse at the apartment complex.

Monday

6:30 PM
Open Discussion
Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98901
This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome. The facility is handicap accessible.

6:30 PM
What It’s Like
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited. The Hall is handicap accessible.

7:30 PM
Life Tracks
Saint Timothy’s Church
4105 Richey Road
Yakima, Washington 98908
This is an open NA meeting. Most sessions revolve around the Big Book. Members gather to discuss the Book and talk about how it relates to their personal recovery journey.
The building is wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday

12:00 PM
Never Alone
Open Bible Church
2701 West Lincoln Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting. All are welcome

6:30 PM
What It’s Like
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open NA meeting. All are welcome. The building is wheelchair accessible.

7:00 PM
Recovery Discussion
Moxee Farm
5009 Gamache Road
Moxee, Washington 98936
This is an open meeting. The topic varies from week to week.

Wednesday

6:30 PM
What It’s Like
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This meeting is open to all. The facility is handicap accessible.

8:00 PM
Mountainview Discussion
Mountainview Christian Church
7105 Alpine Way
Yakima, Washington 98908
This is an open NA meeting. All are welcome.

Thursday

12:00 PM
Never Alone
Open Bible Church
2701 West Lincoln Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting. Anyone who wants to overcome their drug addiction is welcome.

6:30 PM
Stepsisters
Pear Tree Apartments
2902 Powerhouse Road
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is a closed meeting for women. Only women who have committed to recovery are invited.
The meeting takes place in the clubhouse at the apartment complex.

6:30 PM
What It’s Like
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This NA meeting is open to all. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Friday

12:00 PM
Never Alone
Open Bible Church
2701 West Lincoln Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open NA meeting. All are welcome.

6:30 PM
What It’s Like
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This meeting is open to all. The facility is handicap accessible.

7:00 PM
Recovery Discussion
Moxee Farm
5009 Gamache Road
Moxee, Washington 98936
This is an open NA meeting. The topic varies from week to week. Everyone is welcome.

7:30 PM
Life Tracks
Saint Timothy’s Church
4105 Richey Road
Yakima, Washington 98908
This is an open meeting. All are invited. The Church has wheelchair access available.

7:30 PM
Community Speakers
Apas Goudy Community Center
617 Larena Lane
Wapato, Washington 98951
This is an open, speaker-based meeting. Each Friday, a guest speaker joins the group to share their recovery story. All are welcome.

Saturday

9:30 AM
GRACE
Wesley United Methodist Church
14 North 48th Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting for women. Any woman who wants to overcome a drug addiction is welcome.
The Church is handicap accessible.

6:30 PM
What It’s Like
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902<
This meeting is open to all. The facility is handicap accessible.<
This could be a great meeting for anyone who needs recovery support on Saturday evenings.

Please note: All meeting times and schedules are subject to change. Northpoint Recovery is not affiliated with any of the groups listed above. We are not responsible for any individual’s experience in these meetings.

Looking for more Yakima meetings? Check out the official Central Washington Area NA group website.

Alcoholics Anonymous: A Resource for Yakima Alcoholics

While crystal meth, heroin, and prescription opioids are the primary drug problem in Washington, the Evergreen state also has an issue with alcohol, too. In fact, more than 15% of WA residents show signs of alcoholism.

So, the state’s problem-drinkers need help, too.

Fortunately, there is a strong and supportive Alcoholics Anonymous community that is eager to help. Similar to NA, this organization holds free, daily meetings where alcohol addicts can go to get support.

“I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don’t want to be.” - Alcoholics Anonymous

In these meetings, members work through the Twelve Steps, a carefully-designed system intended to help alcohol-dependent people overcome their habit.

While working through the Steps, each member works to develop healthy techniques for managing stress and avoiding relapses.

Much like the Narcotics program, this organization is open to the public. There are no commitments, either, so you’re free to pop in and join a meeting whenever you’d like to.

There are dozens of meetings in the area. No matter what time of the week you’d like to attend, there should be one that works well for you.

Check out our list below.

Please note: You’ll notice that some of these meetings are labeled “closed”. These meetings are not open to the public. In order to facilitate smaller, more intimate sessions, the group asks that only committed members of the Program attend.

Sunday

6:30 AM
Chance 4 Change
Alano Club
1105 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
This is an open meeting. All are welcome.

10:00 AM
Serenity Hall Group
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open AA meeting. Anyone who wants to overcome their alcohol addiction is invited to attend.

12:00 Noon
God Only Knows
Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.
The meeting takes place in the back room of the Church.

5:00 PM
Promises
Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
This is an open AA meeting. Everyone’s invited.
The meeting is held in the back room of the Church.

7:00 PM
Sunday Night Serenity
Wesley United Methodist Church
14 North 48th Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98908
This is an open meeting. All are welcome.

Monday

6:30 AM
The A.A Group
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting. It could be perfect for anyone who is looking for a meeting they can attend before they start their work week.

9:00 AM
Granola Group
Alano Club
1105 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
This is an open meeting. If you’re looking for some early-morning support on Monday, this could be a great group for you.

12:00 Noon
God Only Knows
Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.
The meeting takes place in the back room of the Church.

5:00 PM
Promises
Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
This is an open AA meeting. Everyone’s invited.
The meeting is held in the back room of the Church.

7:00 PM
A New Light
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
801 Tieton Drive
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting. All are welcome.
The group celebrates its members’ birthdays on the last Monday of each month.

Tuesday

9:00 AM
Primary Purpose
Central Lutheran Church
1604 West Yakima Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is a closed AA meeting. Only committed members of the Program are invited.

10:00 AM
Serenity Hall
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting. All are invited.

6:00 PM
Daily Reprieve
Alano Club
1105 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
This is an open AA meeting. Everyone is welcome.

6:30 PM
Wagon AA Beginners
Church of Christ
100 North 72nd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98908
This is an open meeting for beginners and first-timers. If you’ve just recently started going to meetings (or want to start), this could be a great one for you.

Wednesday

9:00 AM
Primary Purpose
Central Lutheran Church
1604 West Yakima Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is a closed AA meeting. Only committed members of the Program are invited.

12:00 PM
Numbskulls
Community Justice Center
916 North 16th Avenue #102
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open AA meeting. Everyone is welcome.

5:00 PM
Women with a Solution
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting for women. Any woman who wants to get sober is invited.
Children are welcome so feel free to bring the kids.

6:00 PM
Daily Reprieve
Alano Club
1105 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday

9:00 AM
Granola Group
Alano Club
1105 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
This is an open AA meeting. Everyone is welcome.

9:00 AM
Primary Purpose
Central Lutheran Church
1604 West Yakima Ave
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is a closed AA meeting. Only committed members of the Program are invited.

10:00 AM
Serenity Hall
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting. All are welcome.

12:00 Noon
God Only Knows
Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.
The meeting takes place in the back room of the Church.

5:00 PM
Promises
Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
This is an open AA meeting. Everyone’s invited.
The meeting is held in the back room of the Church.

Friday

6:30 AM
Chance 4 Change
Alano Club
1105 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
This meeting is open to all. It could be a great meeting for anyone who wants some extra support before they head off to work on Friday.

9:00 AM
Primary Purpose
Central Lutheran Church
1604 West Yakima Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is a closed AA meeting. Only committed members of the Program are invited.
It could be a great meeting for established members who are looking for a new group.

12:00 Noon
God Only Knows
Saint Michael's Episcopal
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
This is an open meeting. All are welcome.
The group celebrates its members’ birthdays on the last Friday of each month.

3:00 PM
Serenity Hall
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open AA meeting. Everyone is invited.

8:00 PM
Wagon AAers
Church of Christ
100 North 72nd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98908
This is an open meeting. All are welcome.
Friday nights can be difficult for alcoholics. If you find that the end of the week is triggering for you, it could benefit you to check out this meeting.

Saturday

9:00 AM
Granola Group
Alano Club
1105 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902
This is an open AA meeting. Grab a cup of coffee and join in on the discussion.

10:00 AM
Serenity Hall Meeting
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open AA meeting. Anyone who wants to overcome their addiction to alcohol is welcome.

12:00 PM
God Only Knows
Saint Michael's Episcopal
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901
This is an open meeting. All are welcome.

5:00 PM
Women with a Solution
Serenity Hall
1411 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting for women. Any woman who wants to get sober is invited.
Children are welcome so feel free to bring your young ones.

7:00 PM
A New Light
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
801 Tieton Drive
Yakima, Washington 98902
This AA meeting is open to all.
On the last Saturday of each month, the group celebrates its members’ birthdays.

Please note: All meeting times and schedules are subject to change. Northpoint Recovery is not affiliated with any of the groups listed above. We are not responsible for any individual’s experience in these meetings.

Want to find more meetings near you? Head over the official Washington State East Area 92 website and browse their schedule.

Al-Anon: Addiction Support for Families

Loving an addict is just as difficult as suffering from addiction. After all, it hurts to watch a loved one hurt themselves with drugs or alcohol.

Because this experience can be overwhelming, it helps to have a group to talk to.

That’s why Al-Anon exists.

In these meetings, the family members of addicted people get together to talk about their lives and offer support. They tell stories and attempt to help one another cope with this painful situation.

Some Al-Anon members are married to an addict. Others are the parents, adult children, or siblings of addicts. Some of the people who attend these meetings love an addict who is still alive while others are coping with the loss of a family member.

Whatever your circumstances are, this organization can offer you the support you need to manage your feelings during this trying time.

Does this support group sound appealing to you? Do you think you could benefit from the advice, encouragement, and wisdom that Al-Anon offers?

There are a number of meetings in the area that might work for you. Take a look!

Monday

5:30 PM
Door to Hope AFG
Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church
9 South 8th Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This is an open meeting. All are welcome. The building is wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday

7:00 PM
New Life Beginners AFG
Saint Timothy’s Episcopal Church
4105 Richey Road
Yakima, Washington 98908
This is an open Al-Anon meeting for beginners and first-timers. If you’re just getting started, this could be a great group for you.

Wednesday

5:30 PM
Steps to Recovery AFG
Unity Church
401 South 8th Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98902
This meeting is open to all. Enter the building through the back door near the parking lot.

Friday

12:00 Noon
Lunch Bunch AFG
Vineyard Church
221 East Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Yakima, Washington 98901
This is an open meeting. All are welcome. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Saturday

9:00 AM
Friends and Family AFG
Wesley United Methodist Church
14 North 48th Avenue
Yakima, Washington 98908
This is an open Al-Anon meeting. Everyone’s invited.
The meeting takes place in the basement.

Please note: All meeting times and schedules are subject to change. Northpoint Recovery is not affiliated with any of the groups listed above. We are not responsible for any individual’s experience in these meetings.

Looking for more meetings near you? Head over to the official Washington Area Al-Anon Family Group website and take a peek at their schedule.

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Alateen Meetings: A Resource for Young People

12% of American kids live with an addict. The children of addicts in Yakima need help, too.

Alateen is similar to Al-Anon in the sense that it offers group support to the family members of addicts. Whereas the latter caters to spouses, parents and adult children, though, this one is designed for the young children of addicts.

Addiction is a sensitive topic, after all, and it can be difficult to talk about with children. So, this organization attempts to address it in a way that makes it easy for children to understand and manage.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services Children’s Bureau, roughly 12% of American children live with an addict. So, it’s likely that there are a lot of kids in Yakima County who could use some support.

If you know a child that could benefit from Alateen, you may want to take them to this meeting:

Sunday

6:30 PM
Naches Alateen
Naches Presbyterian Church
201 East 2nd Street
Naches, Washington 98937

Unfortunately, the listing above is the only meeting currently held in the area. If you can’t make it out to Naches on Sunday evening, you should talk to your local Al-Anon coordinator to see if you can get the child into the adult’s meeting.

Detox and Rehab: The Next Steps in Recovery

For some addicts, AA and NA are sufficient resources for overcoming addiction. These addicts are able to stop using, attend some meetings, and never look back.

Others, however, aren’t so lucky.

See, drug addiction is a brain-altering disease. Drugs and alcohol change your body in such a way that makes it hard to just quit using. So, many people find that they’re unable to quit cold turkey.

In these cases, the addict may need to attend drug detox and rehab treatment before they’re able to move forward with recovery.

Detox is the process through which an addict gets rid of all the drugs in their system. During this process, they stop using and allow their body to flush out all the leftover byproducts of the drugs they’ve used.

Oftentimes, it’s quite painful. The addict usually experiences withdrawal symptoms like sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, and shivers. These are all side effects of the detox process.

Because it’s so uncomfortable, many addicts choose to attend a professional detox facility. This allows them to go through withdrawals under the supervision of a medical doctor.

The benefit to medical detox is that doctors are able to monitor the addict’s progress and helped to ease their withdrawal symptoms along the way.

Currently, there are several professional drug detox facilities in (and near) Yakima.

While detox helps to cure the addict’s physical dependency, rehab gives them time to focus on their emotional recovery.

Addiction, after all, is a two-part disease.

During rehab, the addict spends time with therapists and counselors who help them to understand the roots of their addiction. They also work with addiction specialists to learn how to avoid a relapse in the future.

There are two distinct types of drug rehab: inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment.

Inpatient rehab: This is a residential form of treatment in which the addict lives for several weeks in the treatment facility. There, they participate in a full, 8-hour schedule of meetings and therapy sessions. They spend the rest of the day hanging out with other patients, sharing meals, and working out, reading or relaxing.

Outpatient rehab: Unlike inpatient rehab, this is a non-residential form of addiction treatment. Instead of living on-site, the addict reports to the facility daily for several weeks. Each day, they attend several hours worth of meetings and group support sessions.

Oftentimes, addicts who check into inpatient programs attend an intensive outpatient program afterward.

Ultimately, though, these two types of rehab each work better for different people. If you’re considering a treatment program, then, you have to account for your schedule and obligations before you commit to one or the other.

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Northpoint Washington Can Help You Turn Your Life Around

Northpoint Washington is an inpatient rehab center and medical detox facility located in Edmonds, WA, just two hours from Yakima.

If you’re currently struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, it could help you to come out and spend some time with us.

Even if you live two hours away, coming to Northpoint could be the best decision you’ve ever made. By attending our 28-day rehab treatment program, you’ll give yourself the time and space you need to focus on recovery.

And, because we believe that rehabilitation should be affordable, we work with most insurance providers to cover the cost of treatment.

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