Sandpoint, Idaho Support & Treatment Addiction Resources

Known for its ski slopes and recreational areas, Sandpoint is located on Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. And despite its idyllic views and landscapes, residents of this community struggle with drug and alcohol addiction just like so many other cities across the state.

Luckily, Sandpoint has a range of sources of support to help keep substance abusers safe, sober, and supported through their journey to recovery.

This guide to Sandpoint, ID addiction resources takes a closer look at some of the best of these sources of support – from local support groups taking place nearby to professional treatment options to help set a sound foundation for recovery.

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Local Support Groups Near Sandpoint, Idaho

Overcoming an addiction is no easy feat. It comes with grueling withdrawals, overpowering cravings, and unexpected triggers. And while willpower is important, most addicts will need an enormous amount of support from others over the course of their recovery.

Local support groups are some of the best sources of this support. They’re often open to anyone who wants to control their substance abuse, are typically free, and are usually taking place in most major cities across the United States.

Below are some of the best local support groups to have a look at.

One of the largest support groups in the world, Alcoholics Anonymous was first founded in 1935. And since then, it’s grown to more than 2.1 million members all over the world.

Part of the group’s success is due to the 12-step model of recovery it developed. And in fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse actually endorses it as one of just eight evidence-based behavioral therapies.

There are plenty of AA groups happening around Sandpoint to consider too.

SUNDAY

8:30 am
Dry River Rats
Priest River, ID
Senior Center – 4th & Jackson
Contact Bonnie 208.597.3330

10:30 am
Sunday Morning Group
Sandpoint, ID
Senior Citizen’s Hall, 820 W. Main
Contact Rich B. 208.610.1016
Birthday Celebration - Last Sunday

7:00 PM
Came to Believe
Libby, MT (Mountain time zone)
Libby Care Center, 308 E. 3rd
Contact Scott 406.293.9331

7:00 PM
Open Road
Libby, MT (Mountain time zone)
Christ Lutheran Church, 200 Spruce
Contact Ann G. 406.283.1014

7:00 PM
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
Newport, WA
Hospitality House, 216 S. Washington
Contact Diana 509-475-8204
Birthday Celebration - Last Sunday

7:00 PM
Living Sober
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Contact Joe H. 208.643.2256

7:30 PM
Big Book Study
Bonners Ferry, ID
Extension Office Behind Courthouse
Contact Bob 208.627.6598 or Kathy C. 406.660-8239

Monday

7:00 am
Attitude Adjustment
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Contact Anne 208.661.6281

12 Noon
Big Book Study
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Contact Gregg 208.290.5414

5:30 PM
Sandpoint AA Women's Meeting
Sandpoint, ID
First Lutheran Church, Olive & Ontario
Contact Helen 208.265.5431

5:30 PM
Men’s Book Study
Sandpoint, ID
Methodist Church, Main and Boyer Ave.
Contact Michael 208.255.8392

Tuesday

7:00 am
Attitude Adjustment
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Contact Tucker 208.920.3258

12 Noon
Women’s 12X12 Study
Sandpoint, ID
First Lutheran Church, Olive & Ontario
Contact Sandra G. 509.979.3685

7:00 PM
Living Sober
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Contact Joe H. 208.643.2256

Wednesday

7:00 am
Attitude Adjustment
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Contact Jacki M. 509.222.0709

12 Noon
Big Book Study
Sandpoint, ID
First Lutheran Church, Olive & Ontario
Contact Bud S. 208.263.5756

5:30 PM
SDPT Sober Sisters
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Contact Julie R. 479.883.2068

8:00 PM
Stick Meeting
Sandpoint, ID
Methodist Church, 711 Main
Contact Terry 208.304.4752

Thursday

7:00 am
Attitude Adjustment
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Bronwen 720.936.1759

10:00 AM
Sober Soul Sisters - Women’s Meeting
Oldtown, ID
Rotary Club, 68 Old Diamond Mill Rd.
Contact Bonnie 208.597.3330

12 Noon
Beginner’s Women's’ Meeting
Sandpoint, ID
First Lutheran, Olive & Ontario
Contact Tina C. 208.610.0005

6:30 PM
Grapevine Study Meeting
Sandpoint, ID
Episcopal Church, 26420 Hwy 2
Contact Merritt 208.946.0930

7:00 PM
Step Study Group
Sandpoint, ID
Presbyterian Church, 4th & Alder
Contact Wayne 208.610.5637

Friday

7:00 am
Attitude Adjustment
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Contact Kirsten 206.450.8684

12 Noon
Attitude Adjustment
Sandpoint, ID
First Lutheran Church, Olive & Ontario
Contact Gregg 208.290.5414

7:00 PM
Attraction Not Promotion
Sandpoint, ID
Gardenia Center, 4th & Church
Contact Terry O. 208.304.4752

Saturday

9:00 am
Saturday Morning Group
Sandpoint, ID
Lutheran Church, Olive & Ontario
Contact Gregg 208.290.5414

5:00 PM
Close Encounters
Newport, WA
Hospitality House, 216 S. Washington
Contact Barbara 848-391-7182

7:00 PM
Saturday Night Live
Sandpoint, ID
North Summit Church, 201 N. Division
Contact Ethel C. 208.263.4723
** SPEAKERS MEETING Last Sat: Sept - Apr ONLY **

One of the first offshoots of AA, Narcotics Anonymous uses a modified 12-step model to help members overcome a range of addictions – from heroin and cocaine to marijuana and even alcohol.

NA meetings in the Sandpoint, ID area are easy to come by too.

Sunday

6:00 PM
United Methodist Church
711 Main Street
Sandpoint, Idaho
83864

Monday

7:00 PM
Priest River Ministries
100 McKinley St.
Priest River, Idaho

7:15 PM
Lutheran Church
526 South Olive Avenue
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864

Thursday

6:00 PM
United Methodist Church
711 Main Street
Sandpoint, Idaho
83864

Friday

7:00 PM
United Methodist Church
711 Main St.
Sandpoint, Idaho

Saturday 

5:30 PM
Bonner General Hospital
520 North 3rd. Ave.
333 NW 35th St.
Sandpoint, Idaho

Friends and family members of alcoholics will often be victims of serious abuses. And unfortunately, many of them don't get the support they need to stay happy, healthy, and functional.

Al-Anon is a 12-step program designed to support these individuals in particular. And thankfully, there are quite a few meetings happening around Sandpoint.

Sunday

5:00 p.m
Northwest Serenity
True North Church.
10583 N. Government Way
Hayden Lake
Contact Toby W 208-691-6506 or George E. 208-664-5330

Monday

12 Noon
From Insanity to Serenity
Church of the Nazarene, Room 301
4000 N. 4th Street
Coeur d’Alene
Contact Cheryl N 208-683-2500 or Karen M 208-765-3320

6:00 p.m.
Living Fully
Harvest Church
8052 West Main St. Rathdrum
Contact Sheila M. 208-661-2559 or Barb M 406-945-0666

Tuesday

10:00 am
Bonners Ferry
Trinity Lutheran Church
6784 Cody Street
Bonners Ferry
Contact Gini W. 208-267-5638

6:00 p.m.
Serenity Matters
Church of the Nazarene, Room 305
4000 N. 4th Street
Coeur d’Alene
Contact Dave K 208-518-8951

Wednesday

12 Noon
Wednesday Afternoon Delight
St. Pius X Church
625 Haycraft Avenue
Coeur d’Alene
Contact Phyllis 208-773-9884 or Kris S 208-262-1135

Thursday

9:00 am
2nd Street Commons Building
405 N 2nd Street,
Downtown Cda, 2nd & Indiana
Coeur d’Alene
Contact Mary H 208-651-6014

12:00 noon
Sandpoint Happy Solutions
First Presbyterian Church
417 N. 4th (side door)
Sandpoint
Contact Ginny L 208-263-5391/Marleigh K 208-290-2631

Friday

12:00 noon
Friday Steps & Traditions
St. Pius X Church, Room 1
625 Haycraft Avenue
Coeur d’Alene
Contact Benita 509-869-1238 or Todd 208-818-3175

6:00 PM
Courage to Change
Kootenai Heart Center Classroom
(3rd floor – use South entrance)
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur d’Alene
Contact Lindsey N 509-850-7021

Young people can have an especially hard time opening up to vital support. And when it comes to talking about alcoholic family members, many young people may find it difficult to share their experiences with typical Al-Anon groups.

Alateen is an Al-Anon offshoot designed to cater specifically to younger victims of alcoholism like this. Members will often fall into a specific age range (usually around 10 to 20 years old).

And there are two meetings in particular near Sandpoint to have a look at.

St. Pius X Church
625 Haycraft Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Holy Apostles Catholic Church
6300 N. Meridian Rd.
Meridian, Idaho

The friends and family offshoot of Narcotics Anonymous, Nar-Anon addresses addiction in loved ones involving all types of substance abuse, including alcoholism.

And similar to Al-Anon, groups may discuss topics such as:

There are several Nar-Anon groups happening around Sandpoint, Idaho too.

Spokane Valley NFG (Mon)
Opportunity Presbyterian Church
202 North Pines Road
Spokane Valley, Washington 99216
No meetings on holiday Mondays
Monday
6:30pm

Spokane Valley NFG (Wed)
One* Church
15601 East 24th Avenue
Spokane Valley, WA 99037
Wednesday
6:00pm

Just For Today
Fire Station #4
1515 W 1st Ave.
Spokane, Washington 99204
Thursday
5:30pm

Nar-Anon Family Group
Trail United Church
1300 Pine Ave.
Trail, BC V1R 4E7
Meets downstairs
Friday
8:00pm

Being raised in a home tainted by alcoholism can have serious traumatic effects on a child. And for many, these traumas can cause very real emotional and functional problems much later in life.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) is a 12-step group that focuses specifically on adults who grew up in an alcoholic home. And it’s been a vital source of healing for many all over the world.

There are quite a few meetings around Sandpoint.

Washington, Spokane ( Spokane)
Monday 06:00 pm
Big Red Book Study Group-After 6 PM the front doors of the church may be locked. But there is a sign on the front door with phone numbers to call or text if you arrive after the meeting has begun.
3223 N Marguerite Rd, 99212
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Book Study, ,

Washington, Spokane ( Spokane)
Saturday 09:00 am
Yellow Workbook Steps-This is a 90-minute meeting. We meet each week to go through the Yellow (ACA) 12 Steps Workbook. The meeting is held in the Crestline Nazarene Church. Enter on the north side of the building.
4520 N Crestline, 99207
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Steps,

Washington, Spokane ( Spokane)
Wednesday 06:00 pm
Spokane at Holy Family Hospital-Go to 5633 N Lidgerwood (near Rowan X Lidgerwood) and Enter Visitors Parking lot on SOUTH side of the hospital Park in Visitor Parking area and enter hospital Go LEFT at visitor reception desk Proceed to ELEVATORS near Gift Shop Take Elevator to B-LEVEL (basement) Exit Elevator and go to your RIGHT towards Take 5 Cafeteria Just before entrance to cafeteria go LEFT Proceed down hallway about 30 feet Go RIGHT at hallway to HEC rooms (signed) Rooms are NUMBERED (signed) Go to HEC 4 Mt Carmel
5633 N Lidgerwood St, 99208
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Book Study, Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking, Needs Support

While 12-step support groups are usually the most popular option, they aren’t the only place to get help. And SMART Recovery is one of the best alternatives to the 12-step model.

These non-spiritual groups are steeped in the latest addiction research. And groups are often led by certified instructors rather than members themselves.

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There is only one SMART Recovery group taking place nearby.

Coeur d Alene, Idaho – Wednesday 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
501 East Wallace Avenue
83814 Coeur d'Alene Idaho
Meeting: #4640
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Sometimes it can be tough getting to in-person meetings like those above. Maybe it’s a full schedule, a lack of transportation, or even just embarrassment. But no matter what the reason, there are other options. And online support groups are some of the most flexible.

These groups take place over email, in chatrooms, or through video conferences. Each group is different.

Below are just a few of the best places to get started finding one that works for you.

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Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

Support groups can go a long way towards helping recovering addicts stay clean. But they don’t offer the level of care needed to push through the initial stages of recovery, which can often be the most difficult.

A professional addiction treatment program is designed to help patients get through the grueling first few months of getting sober. With evidence-based strategies and treatments, they offer the absolute best chances of getting clean and staying clean.

There are two stages to professional treatment in particular: detoxification and rehabilitation.

Detoxification is the first stage of most successful recovery plans. It deals with the first part of getting clean: withdrawal. This is when the body first gets used to functioning normally without the substance of abuse. And it’s accompanied by uncomfortable symptoms known as withdrawals. Some of the most common include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Muscle aches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting

A professional detox program treats these symptoms so as to make the process much more manageable. And that means that relapse is far less likely to occur. Plus, they also protect against the serious and often dangerous complications that may pop up along the way.

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation is the second stage of treatment. And where detox is concerned with the physical side of addiction, rehab focuses on the mental side.  

Using one-on-one counseling, group talk sessions, behavioral therapies, and other treatments, rehabilitation programs give patients everything they need to restructure their thoughts and their lives. And as a result, they can learn to overcome the compulsive drug-seeking behaviors and self-destructive tendencies so common with addiction.

There is a range of different rehabilitation programs, but the three most common are inpatient, outpatient, and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs).

Ashwood Recovery: Help Is Right Around The Corner From Sandpoint, Idaho

Thanks to the numerous addiction resources in Sandpoint, Idaho, getting clean doesn’t have to be a lifelong struggle. And thankfully, there are so many different forms of support that are just a short drive away.

When it does come time to partner with a professional addiction treatment program, Ashwood Recovery in Nampa is hands down one of the best options in the state.

Our multi-tiered outpatient rehab programs offer the highest level of care for each of our patients. Programs are individually catered to meet the unique needs of each patient, and we also have one of the highest staff-to-patient ratios around.

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Plus, we’re nationally accredited by the Joint Commission. So whether you need drug rehabilitation or alcoholism recovery, our approach to getting clean has been proven to work.

But we also know that there’s no program that’s right for absolutely everybody. And a short talk with an addiction specialist can help determine if we’re a good fit.

However, we’re passionate about recovery. And even if Ashwood Recovery isn’t right for you, we’d love to help you find a program that is.

So please, get in touch with us today.

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