Lakewood, Washington Addiction Resources

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Facilities and Other Addiction Recovery Resources in the Lakewood, WA Area

The Lakewood, Washington area has several professional drug and alcohol rehab programs.

There are also additional options for those who are looking for addiction recovery resources. The fact is that everyone has different needs when it comes to recovering from substance abuse. It is important that they find the method that will work best for them.

12-Step support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are very popular. They have meetings all week long in the Lakewood area. They use a peer support and counseling model, and it has been proven to be very effective in helping people recover.

The families and alcoholics and addicts often feel like they do not know where to turn to get help. They can quickly become isolated simply because they are unaware of any organizations that might be able to assist them. Al-Anon and Alateen can provide them with the support they need to get through the challenges they face.

We are not affiliated with these programs in any way, but we know they can work. In addition to professional treatment, they offer so many different options for addiction recovery resources in the Lakewood area.

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The Dangers of Overdosing


Addiction as a whole can be damaging on so many levels. It compromises social relationships, puts financial health in jeopardy, and can even make it impossible for an individual to even control their own actions.

Information Symptoms Drug Overdose

But one of the most striking negative impacts of a substance use disorder is the effect it can have on a person’s health, especially considering the risk of an overdose.

Overdoses have become increasingly common in the United States. This is due in part to the ever-raging opioid epidemic that kills about 130 Americans each day.

But it isn’t just opioid overdoses that are on the rise. In fact, deaths from cocaine, psychostimulants, benzodiazepines, and nearly every type of drug available are all higher than ever.

The problem has even gotten so out of control that overdoses are now the number one cause of death among Americans under the age of 55.

It’s never been more important, then, to be able to recognize the signs of an overdose and to know how best to treat it.

Not all drug overdoses have the same kinds of symptoms. Some may come with extreme excitement, paranoia, and even hallucinations. Others can look simply like a person is just tired and has had a long day.

Knowing the symptoms of an overdose for the various drug classes is an integral part of starting life-saving treatment. Below are some of the most common symptoms for the most widely-abused drugs today.

Cocaine – Cocaine is one of the most well-known stimulants in the country. And for many, it’s been a serious problem for decades. It’s also incredibly deadly when abused. Some signs of an overdose on this drug could include:

  • 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

HeroinWhen it comes to the deadliest illicit drugs around, heroin takes the cake. Every year thousands upon thousands of Americans lose their lives to an overdose on this drug. The signs of a heroin overdose usually 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

Alcohol – Without a doubt one of the most popular addictive substances, alcohol is widely available, highly abused, and deadly. Here are some of the signs to watch out for:

  • 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 – A powerfully addictive stimulant, crystal meth can very quickly and very easily take over someone’s life. It can also be quite fatal when abused. Some signs of a meth overdose include:

  • 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

Prescription Opioids – Mainly used to treat chronic pain in patients, prescription opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin are incredibly addictive and can often be deadly when taken recreationally. Some signs of an overdose on prescription opioids like OxyContin or Vicodin include:

  • 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 – These prescription medications are used to treat depression and anxiety, among other things. But when they’re abused, they can be highly addictive and quite dangerous too. Here are a few of the most common signs of a benzo overdose to watch out for.

  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Nystagmus (repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements)
  • Hallucinations
  • Slurred speech
  • Ataxia (lack of muscle coordination)
  • Coma
  • Hypotonia (overly relaxed muscles)
  • Weakness
  • Altered mental status, impairment of thinking
  • Poor memory
  • Shallow breathing
  • Low blood pressure

The first step in treating an overdose is identifying the signs. After that, it’s all about contacting emergency services as soon as possible. If you spot the symptoms of an overdose above, call 9-1-1 immediately.

The operator on the other end of the line will be able to assess the situation, send an ambulance, and advise you on what steps to take next.

If you do have to leave the side of the victim, whether to call 911 or for any other reason, be sure to put them into what’s known as the “recovery position.” This position is critical in preventing a range of life-threatening complications. And it only takes a few seconds to do, too.

The 911 operator will likely ask a range of questions about the victim and the situation. These may include:

  • What is the age, height, weight, sex, and current condition of the victim?
  • What drugs did they take, how much was taken, and when were they last taken?
  • Did they have a legitimate prescription for the drug or was it an illicit substance?
  • Do they have a history of substance abuse?

Answering these questions honestly and accurately is key to getting the best treatment advice possible. And providing false or knowingly inaccurate information can have potentially fatal consequences.

They may also ask you to begin administering CPR or performing other actions like inducing vomiting. Be sure to follow their instructions as closely as possible.

Once the ambulance arrives, the EMTs will take over and start providing more comprehensive care. They may even use overdose-reversing medications like naloxone. They’ll also likely transfer the victim to a hospital for more extensive treatment and further observation.

In the end, the best thing that you can do during an overdose is to be honest and accurate with operators. Doing so will ensure the best possible outcome for the victim – and it could even save their life.

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Local Support Groups Near Lakewood, Washington

Addiction is a complicated disease. And despite the misunderstandings of the public, lawmakers, and even addicts themselves, strong willpower alone is rarely enough to overcome a substance use disorder. Instead, it takes a massive support system in addition to lots of hard work.

Information on Lakewood 12 Step Meetings Resources

Unfortunately, many substance abusers don’t seek out the support that they need to get sober. The majority of them don’t think they have a problem at all (94.3% of addicts in fact). But even of those that do recognize the need for help, more than 1 in 10 just don’t know where to find it.

Fortunately, there are so many support groups in and around Lakewood, Washington to help addicts regain control over their lives. Below are just a few of the most popular in the area.

One of the most widely-known support groups in the world, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded all the way back in 1935. And since that time, its membership has grown to include more than 2.1 million recovering alcoholics around the world.

Information on Lakewood Alcoholics Anonymous Resources

AA has become such a driving force in recovery partly because of how accessible these meetings are. Membership is free, open to all, and is built on the sanctity of anonymity (which can be especially helpful in dealing with the shame that many problem drinkers feel).

On top of that, it’s support model is based on the 12-steps, a scientifically-backed approach that is proven to help support recovery.

There are quite a few Alcoholics Anonymous meetings taking place around Lakewood, too. Below are some of the closest.

SUNDAY

ANOTHER LAKEWOOD SPIRITUAL BREAKFAST
Sunday at 8:30 AM
Bur's Restaurant
6151 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

MEN'S STAG MEETING Men
Sunday at 10:00 AM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

LIVING SOBER BOOK STUDY
Sunday at Noon
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

NO HOST HAPPY HOUR
Sunday at 5:30 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

SUNDAY NIGHT SPEAKER MEETING
Sunday at 7:00 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

MONDAY

AS BILL SEES IT
Monday at 6:30 AM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

LAKEWOOD LUNCH BRUNCH
Monday at Noon
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

NO HOST HAPPY HOUR
Monday at 5:30 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

THE REFLECTIONS GROUP
Monday at 7:00 PM
St. Mary's Episcopal
10630 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

ALACOMA CLUB
Monday at 8:00 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

TUESDAY

AS BILL SEES IT
Tuesday at 6:30 AM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

LAKEWOOD LUNCH BRUNCH
Tuesday at Noon
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

NO HOST HAPPY HOUR
Tuesday at 5:30 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

TUESDAY BIG BOOK THUMPERS
Tuesday at 5:30 PM
Lakewood Methodist
6900 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

THE HOLE IN THE DONUT GROUP
Tuesday at 6:45 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

NEW LIFE GROUP
Tuesday at 7:30 PM
American Lake Veterans Hospital Chapel
9500 Veterans Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

ALACOMA CLUB
Tuesday at 8:00 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

WEDNESDAY

AS BILL SEES IT
Wednesday at 6:30 AM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

MORNING REFLECTIONS
Wednesday at 9:00 AM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

LAKEWOOD LUNCH BRUNCH
Wednesday at Noon
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

NO HOST HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday at 5:30 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

WEDNESDAY STEP STUDY
Wednesday at 5:30 PM
Lakewood Methodist
6900 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK STUDY
Wednesday at 7:30 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

ALACOMA CLUB
Wednesday at 8:00 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

THURSDAY

AS BILL SEES IT
Thursday at 6:30 AM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

LAKEWOOD LUNCH BRUNCH
Thursday at Noon
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

NO HOST HAPPY HOUR
Thursday at 5:30 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Thursday at 6:45 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

ALACOMA CLUB
Thursday at 8:00 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

FRIDAY

AS BILL SEES IT
Friday at 6:30 AM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

LAKEWOOD LUNCH BRUNCH
Friday at Noon
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

NO HOST HAPPY HOUR
Friday at 5:30 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

ALACOMA CLUB
Friday at 8:30 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

SATURDAY

POST REFLECTIONS
Saturday at 8:30 AM
Tillicum VFW #2329
14809 Woodlawn Street Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

MEN'S STAG MEETING Men
Saturday at 10:00 AM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

WOMEN OF WISDOM Women
Saturday at Noon
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

LAKEWOOD LOST AND FOUND
Saturday at 12:30 PM
Crossroads Treatment Ctr
10828 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

NO HOST HAPPY HOUR
Saturday at 5:30 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

LADIES NITE OUT Women
Saturday at 5:30 PM
Lakewood Methodist
6900 Steilacoom Boulevard Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

ALACOMA CLUB
Saturday at 8:00 PM
Alacoma Club
6507 Mount Tacoma Drive Southwest
Lakewood, Washington

Using a similar 12-step model as AA, Narcotics Anonymous is a powerful support system that many addicts have used to regain control over their drug addiction.

Information on Lakewood Narcotics Anonymous Resources

But rather than focusing specifically on alcoholism, this group also opens up its doors to addictions of all kinds – heroin, meth, cocaine, and – yes – even alcohol.

There are quite a few NA groups taking place around Lakewood. And while the choices might not be as numerous as AA, these meetings are still widely available in the area.

SUNDAY

Mary Mary's
Sunday at 10:00AM
16511 Pacific Avenue South
Spanaway, WA 98387
Map
Open

Saint Peter's Lutheran Church
Sunday at 6:00PM
6309 South Wilson Place
Clinton, WA 98236-9500
Map
Open

Spanaway Lutheran Church
Sunday at 6:30PM
16001 A Street South
Spanaway, WA 98387-8272
Map
Open

American Lake VA
Sunday at 7:00PM
9600 Veterans Drive SW
Tacoma, WA 98493
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Sunday at 7:00PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

MONDAY

First United Methodist Church
Monday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Monday at Noon
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Rialto Apartments
Monday at 3:30PM
311 South 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3625
Map
Open

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Monday at 6:00PM
101 East 38th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
Map
Open

Manitou Park United Presbyterian Church
Monday at 6:30PM
6613 South Cheyenne Street
Tacoma, WA 98409-1557
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Monday at 6:30PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Closed

Lake City Community Church
Monday at 7:00PM
8810 Lawndale Avenue Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98498-2420
Map
Open

Urban Grace Church
Monday at 7:00PM
902 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Map
Open

1607 4th St
Monday at 7:00PM
1607 4th Street
Marysville, WA 98270-5013
Map
Open

Cascade View Presbyterian Church
Monday at 7:00PM
1030 East Casino Road
Everett, WA 98203-6537
Map
Open

Longshoreman's Hall
Monday at 7:30PM
1016 Hewitt Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Cumulus Park
Monday at 8:15PM
16404 Smokey Point Boulevard Suite 109
Arlington, WA 98223-8417
Map
Closed

TUESDAY

Recovery Cafe
Tuesday at Noon
1143 South Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Tuesday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Tuesday at Noon
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Tuesday at 5:15PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Tacoma Christian Reform Church
Tuesday at 6:30PM
2419 East 72nd Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
Map
Open

Mount Cross Lutheran Church
Tuesday at 7:00PM
8902 40th Street West
University Place, WA 98466-1544
Map
Open

Freedom Church
Tuesday at 7:00PM
224 166th Street South
Spanaway, WA 98387-8602
Map
Open

Nativity House
Tuesday at 7:00PM
1411 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405-4458
Map
Open

Pinehurst Baptist Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
1902 Madison Street
Everett, WA 98203-5315
Map
Open

WEDNESDAY

Recovery Cafe
Wednesday at Noon
1143 South Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Wednesday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Wednesday at Noon
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Rialto Apartments
Wednesday at 3:30PM
311 South 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3625
Map
Open

Shiloh Baptist Church
Wednesday at 6:00PM
1211 South I St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Wednesday at 6:30PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Bethany Methodist Church
Wednesday at 7:00PM
5634 South Park Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404
Map
Open

Flapjack Restaurant
Wednesday at 7:00PM
519 Delta
Marysville, WA 98270
Map
Closed

301 S Granite Ave
Wednesday at 7:00PM
301 South Granite Avenue
Granite Falls, WA 98252-8408
Map
Open

First Congregational United Church of Christ
Wednesday at 7:30PM
2624 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

THURSDAY

Recovery Cafe
Thursday at Noon
1143 South Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Thursday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Thursday at Noon
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Bridge Church of Snohomish
Thursday at 6:30PM
6016 99th Avenue SE
Snohomish, WA 98290-1322
Map
Open

Lakewood Methodist Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
6900 Steilacoom Boulevard SW
Lakewood, WA 98499-1944
Map
Closed

Christ Episcopal Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
310 North K Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
Map
Open

Our Savior Lutheran Church, East Campus 3
Thursday at 7:30PM
11101 Bingham Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98446-5227
Map
Open

Vision Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
1917 California Street
Everett, WA 98201-3602
Map
Open

FRIDAY

Recovery Cafe
Friday at Noon
1143 South Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Friday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Friday at Noon
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Rialto Apartments
Friday at 3:30PM
311 South 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3625
Map
Open

Brotherhood Church of God
Friday at 6:00PM
2124 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Map
Open

Manitou Park United Presbyterian Church
Friday at 7:00PM
6613 South Cheyenne Street
Tacoma, WA 98409-1557
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Friday at 7:00PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Closed

First Presbyterian Church
Friday at 7:00PM
2936 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Stillaguamish Senior Center
Friday at 7:00PM
18308 Smokey Point Boulevard
Arlington, WA 98223-7825
Map
Open

Christ Episcopal Church
Friday at 10:00PM
310 North K Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
Map
Open

SATURDAY

Buzz Inn Restaurant
Saturday at 9:00AM
3121 Broadway
Everett, WA 98201-4420
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday at 10:30AM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

People's Community Center
Saturday at Noon
1602 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Map
Open

Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday at 1:00PM
2324 Lombard Street
Everett, WA 98201
Map
Open

Our Savior Lutheran Church, East Campus 3
Saturday at 3:00PM
11101 Bingham Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98446-5227
Map
Open

Mount Cross Lutheran Church
Saturday at 7:00PM
8902 40th Street West
University Place, WA 98466-1544
Map
Open

Eastside Christian Church
Saturday at 7:00PM
5816 McKinley Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404-2332
Map
Open

Providence Hospital
Saturday at 7:00PM
916 Pacific Avenue
Everett, WA 98201-4147
Map
Open

Brighter Tomorrow
Saturday at 9:30PM
8820 59th Avenue SW, Suite 100
Lakewood, WA 98499-6767
Map
Open

The negative impacts of a drinking problem aren’t limited to the alcoholics themselves. And in fact, friends and family members of alcohol addicts frequently experience a range of serious problems related to their loved ones’ addiction.

Information on Lakewood Alanon Resources

Al-Anon is designed to offer vital support to these victims of addiction. It’s a 12-step program like AA and NA, but its messaging is geared towards those around the alcoholic who need help.

And around Lakewood, WA, there are quite a few meetings happening most days of the week.

Sharing Our Horizons AFG
Saturday 6:30 PM
Lakewood United Methodist Church
6900 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA, 98499, USA
Speaker meeting second Saturday of month
0.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Child Care

Understanding Voices AFG
Wednesday 6:30 PM
Lakewood United Methodist
6900 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA, 98499, USA
Educational building. upstairs
0.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

New Life AFG
Wednesday 7:00 PM
United Lutheran Church
1231 S 76th St, Tacoma, WA, 98408, USA
3.3 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Beginners
Handicap Access

Yes AFG
Friday 7:00 PM
United Lutheran Church
1231 S 76th St, Tacoma, WA, 98408, USA
3.3 miles away
Handicap Access

Coming Together For Help AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
12115 Park Ave S, Tacoma, WA, 98444, USA
In between two buildings- to the right. Follow Al-Anon signs.
4.1 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

University Place Daytime AFG
Tuesday 10:00 AM
University Place Presbyterian Church
8101 27th St W, University Place, WA, 98466, USA
Rear main entrance at parking lot
4.6 miles away
Beginners
Handicap Access

Intimacy And Relationships Women's AFG
Friday 7:00 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St, Fircrest, WA, 98466, USA
4.7 miles away
Women

Just For Today AFG
Thursday 5:30 PM
Fircrest Redeemer Lutheran
1001 Princeton St, Fircrest, WA, 98466, USA
4.7 miles away

Sound AFG
Thursday 7:45 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St, Fircrest, WA, 98466, USA
4.7 miles away

Tacoma All Women AFG
Monday 5:30 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St, Fircrest, WA, 98466, USA
4.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Women
Handicap Access

Tacoma Daytime AFG
Wednesday 10:00 AM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
140 E 56th St, Tacoma, WA, 98404, USA
4.8 miles away

Narrows AFG
Tuesday 7:45 PM
First United Methodist Church
1018 Columbia Ave, Fircrest, WA, 98466, USA
Enter west door. upstairs in parlor
4.9 miles away

Courage Strength And Inspiration AFG
Saturday 12:00 PM
Life Center
1717 S Union Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98405, USA
location of meeting has multiple glass doors one is unlocked with a brightly colored Al-Anon meeting sign on it.
5.4 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Hope Love Compassion AFG
Tuesday 5:45 PM
Life Center
1717 S Union Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98405, USA
Main church Building Room 312 (Bridal room) upstairs-Enter through Church office doors.
5.4 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Tacoma All Men's AFG
Monday 7:30 PM
St Andrews Episcopal Church
7410 S. 12th St, Tacoma, WA, 98465, USA
5.4 miles away
Men
Handicap Access

Alateen is a youth-oriented offshoot of Al-Anon. Individuals at this stage of life often have a hard time opening up to others who aren’t in the same age range.

To address this problem, Alateen brings together younger victims of a friend or family members’ alcoholism. And as a result, members can feel more comfortable sharing their personal experiences and embracing this vital support system.

As a note, many meetings have specifically recommended age ranges for these groups.

Have a look at the Alateen meetings nearby for more information.

Tuesday Night Survivors Alateen
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton Street, Fircrest, WA, 98466, USA
Age range 10-18.
4.7 miles away
Handicap Access

West Seattle Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
Tibbets United Methodist Church
3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle, WA, 98116, USA
Age range 13-18.
28.1 miles away

Rock Solid Choices Alateen Alateen
Wednesday 3:30 PM
Bainbridge Public Library
1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110, USA
Age range 12-18.
32.0 miles away
Handicap Access

Courage To Be Me Alateen
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave W, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA
Age range 12-20.
33.1 miles away

Lake Hills Alateen
Thursday 7:30 PM
St Andrew's Church
2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007, USA
Age range 9-20. Downstairs
33.6 miles away

Discovering Choices Alateen
Thursday 2:45 PM
Poulsbo Middle School
2003 NE HOSTMARK ST, POULSBO, WA, 98370, USA
Age range 11-15. Meeting held in panther den.enter west end of building. pool theater side
39.1 miles away
Handicap Access

Edmonds Alateen Serenity For Youth
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Edmonds South County Senior Center
220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA, 98020, USA
Age range 12-21. Upstairs
44.6 miles away

Serenity Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
Parkridge Community Church
3805 Maltby Road, Bothell, WA, 98012, USA
Age range 14-18. Meets in building annex behind church
47.0 miles away
Handicap Access

Similar to Al-Anon, Nar-Anon addresses the unique problems and difficulties that friends and family members of drug addicts face. It’s another 12-step program, so membership is free, open, and anonymous.

Some topics that might be discussed in these meetings include:

And while it isn’t as widespread as other 12-step groups, there are still plenty of Nar-Anon meetings around Lakewood, Washington to choose from.

Just For Today
6613 South Cheyenne Street
Tacoma, Washington 98409
Meets in upstairs room | Free daycare is available | Please do not disturb the NA meeting, downstairs.
Monday
6:30pm

Sundays In Sumner
Sumner United Methodist Church
901 Wood Avenue
Sumner, Washington 98390
Sunday
7:00pm

Pierce County NFG
St. Anthony Hospital (Milgard Center)
11567 Canterwood Blvd. NW
Gig Harbor, Washington 98332
Meets in the Oncology classroom
Thursday
7:00pm

Orting Family Group
United Methodist Church
109 Train St. SE
Orting, Washington 98360
Monday
7:00pm

Hope On The Hill
All Saints Lutheran Church
27225 Military Road South
Auburn, Washington 98001
Thursday
7:30pm

Olalla NFG
Olalla Recovery Center
12851 SE Lala Cove Lane
Olalla, Washington 98359
No food, drinks, purses, cell phones or cameras allowed in building. Everyone must sign in. Enter and exit through front doors. Doors open at 6:45pm.
Tuesday
7:00pm

The Next Step
Grace Lutheran Church
22975 24th Ave. S
Des Moines, Washington 98198
Enter the church through the lower parking lot.
Monday
7:00pm

Hope For Today
St. John's Episcopal Church
114 20th Avenue SE
Olympia, Washington 98501
Tuesdays 7:00pm, Saturday 6:00pm
Tuesday / Saturday
7:00pm / 6:00pm

Growing up in an alcoholic home can be incredibly damaging at the time. And often, the trauma experienced here is so extensive that victims grow up experiencing a range of social and emotional problems that can last well into adulthood.

That’s where Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) comes in. ACoA is another 12-step group dedicated to providing support and healing for people who grew up with an alcoholic parent or family member.

And while meetings aren’t quite as numerous as other 12-step groups, there are still quite a few to choose from in and around Lakewood.

Washington, Tacoma ( Pierce) 
Friday 10:30 am
Tacoma Aca-Between Pearl and Mildred on 19th St, at TACID-TACID sign can be hard to see.
6315 South 19th St., 98466
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Book Study, Steps,
Non Smoking 

Washington, Tacoma ( Pierce) 
Thursday 07:00 pm
Tacoma Thursday Night Aca-TACID Building, located on South 19th Street between Pearl and Mildred streets next to TCC campus.
6315 S 19th Street, 98466
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Book Study, Steps, Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking,
Non Smoking 

Washington, Tacoma ( Pierce) 
Tuesday 07:00 pm
The Big Red Book ACA group-Entrance near parking lot in back of church.
ZION CHURCH 3410 6th Ave, 98405
(English) , Discussion, Book Study, 

Washington, Puyallup ( Pierce) 
Monday 07:30 PM
Puyallup Valley Aca-Meeting is at the First Presbyterian Church. Parking available behind the church. Entrance to parking is on 4th Street. Enter through the back door.r
412 W Pioneer, 98371
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Book Study, 
Non Smoking-Contact Meeting If U Need Wheelchair 

WASHINGTON, Olympia ( Thurston) 
Saturday 01:30 pm
Growing Up-1:30 - 2:45 PM
Olympia Alano Club, 120 Olympia Ave NE, 98501
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Book Study, Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking, Needs Support,
Plenty of parking 

Washington, Olympia ( Thurston) 
Saturday 03:00 pm
Growing Up-There is plenty of parking available on the street and in the parking lot. No cost street parking on weekends in Olympia.
Olympia Alano Club, 120 Olympia Ave NE, 98501
(English) Beginners, ACAs only (Closed), Steps, Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking, Needs Support,
This is an extension of the 1:30 p.m. meeting at the same location 

Not everyone will respond to the 12-step model in the same way.

Some may not agree with the supposed “spirituality” that goes with it. Others may simply feel that the steps don’t quite work for them. But no matter the reason, there are alternatives to the 12-step method available.

Information on Lakewood Smart Recovery Resources

SMART Recovery is one of the most popular and effective of these alternatives. Meetings are locally held and autonomous (just like 12-step groups). But they’re also secular and run by a certified instructor rather than members themselves.

There are plenty of SMART Recovery meetings happening nearby, too.

Lakewood, Washington-Sunday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
9600 Veterans Drive Southwest
98498 Lakewood Washington
Meeting: #3665
Public Standard

Tacoma, Washington – 3rd Monday 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
2215 Pacific Avenue
98402 Tacoma Washington
Meeting: #4867
LGBTQ Public Standard

Tacoma, Washington – Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
1712 6th Avenue
6th Ave Ste 400
98405 Tacoma Washington
Meeting: #3950
Public Standard

Tacoma, Washington – ***No Meeting 2/13/19*** Wednesday 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
1712 6th Avenue
6th Ave.
98405 Tacoma Washington
Meeting: #4476
Public Standard Women

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington – Thursday 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
North 3rd Street
98433 Joint Base Lewis-McChord Washington
Meeting: #4810
 Military Public Standard Workplace 

Gig Harbor, Washington – Thursday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
5500 Olympic Drive Northwest
98335 Gig Harbor Washington
Meeting: #3089
Public Standard

Sumner, Washington – Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
15116 Gary Street East
98390 Sumner Washington
Meeting: #4301
Public Standard

Finally, not everyone will be able to attend in-person support meetings. It may be that their schedule is irregular or especially tight. Or they may just not feel comfortable discussing their addiction face-to-face.

But no matter what the reason, there are still quite a few ways to get the support they need to recover. And an online support group is one of the most flexible options.

These meetings can take place in a variety of formats: real-time chat groups, email, online forums, Skype video calls. And all you need to attend is a computer/smart device and an internet connection.

Below are some of the best options to help you get started.

Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

While support alone can go a long way towards building a sober lifestyle, the overwhelming majority of addicts will simply need a higher level of care to quit for good. That’s where professional treatment comes in.

Professional treatment programs are designed to help addicts overcome their substance use disorders using proven therapies and treatments delivered by knowledgeable addiction experts. These treatments range from administering specific medications, providing evidence-based therapies, and even supporting patient health with more holistic activities.

In the end, a professional program is the absolute best way to ensuring the best odds of long-term recovery and preventing relapse.

In addition to a higher rate of recovery, there are a few other benefits to these programs to consider. Below are some of the most notable.

  • Usually includes 24/7 medical monitoring for the most dangerous stages of recovery (usually detoxification)
  • Provides emotional and motivational support to help patients deal with the ups and downs of staying sober
  • Can help identify co-occurring disorders which can make it especially hard to stay in recovery
  • Typically offer a range of amenities to make withdrawal more comfortable
  • Connects patients with a support system that they can continue using long after graduating from the program

Picking out the right kind of program can be tough. And part of the problem is learning to understand the different types of programs available.

In general, professional programs can be broken down into two particular types: detoxification programs and rehabilitation programs.

DetoxificationThis is the initial stage of treatment, and it's when the addict first gives up their substance of abuse. Over time, their body has likely become physically dependent on it. And when it's dropped altogether, it can cause a range of uncomfortable side effects known as withdrawals. Some of the most common include:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Cold sweats
  • Muscle aches
  • Tremors

In many cases, these symptoms can be so uncomfortable that patients end up reverting back to their substance abuse just to get a bit of relief.

A professional detoxification program helps keep patients from relapsing while at the same time making these symptoms far less severe. On top of that, these programs also monitor patient health around the clock, and both prevent and treat any dangerous complications that may arise.

RehabilitationAfter detox comes rehabilitation. And while detox is concerned with the physical side of addiction, rehabilitation is more focused on the mental side. Through counseling, group talk sessions, and behavioral therapies, these programs help patients build more healthy lifestyles that don’t involve substance abuse.

There are also a couple of different types of rehabs to choose from. 

  • InpatientInpatient programs typically last for about 30 days and offer the highest level of care. Patients are required to stay on the campus grounds for the duration. And as a result, they usually eat, sleep, and receive treatment all in the same centralized location. Think of it as a recovery retreat of sorts. And while this type of program usually offers the highest rate of success, it can be quite disruptive to normal day-to-day life.  
  • Outpatient An outpatient program focuses more on flexibility. Rather than treating patients throughout the day, an outpatient program uses treatment sessions in the evenings several times a week. These programs (usually about 3 months long) allow patients to go through their days like normal while still getting the support and treatment they need to recover.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) An IOP attempts to provide patients a higher level of care while still offering the flexibility of outpatient. Treatment sessions take place in the evenings still but are longer and occur more frequently throughout the week. These programs tend to last around 3 months too. 

Lakewood Area Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Making the commitment to go to an alcohol and drug rehab program is a big step. But it is one that most people are glad they took. There is truly no substitute for professional treatment because it is essential to understand and treat the root cause of the addiction.

For many people, they started using as a way to self-medicate the symptoms of a co-occurring disorder like anxiety or depression. They need professional help in order to recover because they may need medications or other interventions. It makes such a big difference, which is why we highly recommend it.

The SAMHSA treatment locator tool tells us that there are four addiction treatment programs in Lakewood. All of them offer outpatient services.

There are around 33 drug and alcohol rehab programs within 10 miles of Lakewood. These all offer a mix of inpatient and outpatient services.

Information on Our Outpatient Program at Ashwood Recovery

Our outpatient program at Ashwood Recovery is designed to meet the multi-faceted needs of our clients. We recognize the fact that no two addictions are the same. That is why we have taken the time to produce a comprehensive program that can help many people.

We offer three levels of care that include traditional outpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment. We also provide our clients with a range of services that can help them, depending on their needs, such as:

  • Family therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Medical intervention (when necessary)
  • Relapse prevention
  • Group therapy

People who live in Lakewood, Washington may find it more convenient to visit one of our sister locations. Northpoint the Evergreen has two offices in Seattle and Bellevue. They provide many of the same outpatient services that we do, here at Ashwood Recovery.

Help For Those Seeking Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment

When a person has never gone through any type of professional treatment before, they often need a higher level of care. Our closest facility to Lakewood is Northpoint Washington, which is located in Edmonds.

At Northpoint Washington, they offer rehab and detox services. They treat both alcoholism and drug addiction with a high quality program and individualized treatment plans for all of their patients.

Their program runs for 28 days, and that encompasses both rehab and detox. Once a patient has finished their program, they will likely be referred to us for their follow-up appointments.

Health Insurance and Your Alcohol and Drug Rehab Benefits

One of the biggest reasons people put off going to rehab is because of finances. They assume that they cannot afford to go to treatment, so they never get any information about it. We want people to know that they can afford it if they have health insurance.

Your health insurance policy is required to provide you with addiction treatment benefits by law. Those benefits should cover both detox and rehab, at least partially. Many people find that their health insurance will completely cover outpatient treatment. There may be a co-pay for inpatient, but it should be minimal.

At Ashwood Recovery we are in-network with many of our local health insurance providers. Blue Cross of Idaho and Aetna are just two of the companies we have partnered with.

Ashwood Recovery: The Premier Option for Addiction Treatment Around Lakewood, WA

While there are quite a few treatment centers within Lakewood itself (at least 3), just because a program is close doesn’t mean it’s right for you. And in fact, making the choice to travel for addiction treatment can actually lead to a much smoother, and more successful, recovery.

That’s because doing so opens a host of benefits that might otherwise be out of reach. Higher quality treatments, for example, might be available in one program but simply aren’t offered in the facilities nearby. And that, of course, can make recovery far more likely.

At Ashwood Recovery in Boise, Idaho, we offer the absolute best quality of care in the Pacific Northwest area. Our nationally accredited intensive outpatient program offers both flexibility and a higher level of care for our patients. Each of our programs is specifically catered to meet the needs of the individual, and our staff-to-patient ratio is one of the highest in the area.

But we know that there’s no such thing as a perfect program that works for everyone. And your conversation with an addiction professional will be able to help you determine if Ashwood Recovery is right for you.

Our Closest Outpatient Location:

Our Closest Inpatient Location:

In the end, we’d love to be a part of your recovery. Addiction doesn’t have to be a lifelong disease. And at Ashwood, we can help. So, give us a call today for more information.

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