In addition to treatment, 12-Step meetings are widely available in the Richland area. Support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous can be very effective. Also, families can get help and support through Al-Anon and Alateen.
Recovering from an addiction can be very difficult, but it is possible with the right type of support. Though we are not affiliated with these programs, we believe in their missions. We have seen how they have helped people over the years, and we recommend them.
Thankfully, Richland is full of opportunities for alcoholics and addicts to get their lives back on track - making Richland safer and more stable, one decision at a time. If you’re looking to regain your own life from addiction or to help a loved one do so, we want to help. Below, we detail information such as:
For most addicts, alcoholics, or long-term substance abusers, the road to recovery should begin with a professional detox program followed by a rehab program.
Detox as a first step ensures that addicts’ bodies are free of the substance they’ve likely become dependent on. The process teaches their bodies to function without the substance, essentially addressing the physical side of addiction.
After detox comes rehab, which addresses the psychological side of addiction. There are two main types of rehab: inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment.
Inpatient treatment is what most people think of when they hear the word rehab. For inpatient treatment, patients live within a treatment facility as they learn to live without drugs or alcohol..
During a patient’s time at the facility, they will probably take part in many different kinds of therapy. They will attend group activities and individual sessions. They’ll likely enjoy a schedule full of activities to teach them various ways of filling their time and coping without the substance they’ve been addicted to. High quality rehab centers will also encourage patients in ways to improve their overall physical health, including staying hydrated, eating nutritious foods, and exercising regularly.
Inpatient treatment is shown to be the most effective addiction recovery method. This means that of all patients who complete a treatment program, those who have completed inpatient rehab are least likely to relapse in the future.
Outpatient treatment is actually quite similar to inpatient treatment. Almost all aspects of the treatment remain the same, but the patient continues to live in their own home or otherwise away form the facility. They only go to the facility itself for scheduled activities, meetings, and therapy sessions.
Outpatient treatment is usually the cheaper option between the two types of rehab. However, it does not provide the constant supervision and and encouragement that makes inpatient treatment so successful. It can, however, be ideal for those with other lasting commitments like work or school.
Unfortunately, addiction isn’t completely curable. Recovering addicts must take their recovery one day at a time to stay on track. Something that helps many recovering addicts long term is participation in a support group. These groups bring recovering addicts and alcoholics together to share their experiences and hold each other accountable in sobriety.
Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous also pair participants with a member who is further along with recovery, called a sponsor. Sponsors work alongside newer participants through the 12 steps to recovery. SMART Recovery groups instead follow a Four Point program, but with the same goal in mind.
It can be difficult to feel comfortable in such support groups. However, many experts say that you should try a group for several weeks before deciding that it won’t be helpful for you.
AA meetings in the Richland, WA area include:
Ball Rolling Step Sisters
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Lotus of the Moon
1386 Jadwin Avenue
How It Works
Thursdays at 8:00 PM
First Baptist Church
1107 Wright Avenue
Live and Let Live
Fridays at 6:00 PM
Richland Lutheran Church
901 Van Giesen Street
NA meetings in the Richland, WA area include:
Sundays at 10:00 AM
608 The Parkway
Sundays and Mondays at 7:30 PM, Tuesdays and Fridays at 6:30 PM
Northwest United Protestant Church
1312 North Sacramento Boulevard
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Church of Christ
7900 West Court Street
SMART Recovery meetings near the Richland, WA area include:
Sundays at 3:00 PM and Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
500 Amon Park Road North
Usually, those who love an addict or alcoholic are just as negatively affected by the addiction. Because of this, there are also support groups available for the friends and families of drug addicts and alcoholics. These groups let these loved ones come together to share experiences, learn more about what their friends and family members are going through, and learn important coping mechanisms and skills to prevent them from enabling those they love.
The most prominent of these groups are Al Anon, Nar Anon, and Alateen. Alateen caters specifically to older children and teens who are close to alcoholics. The group functions much like the other groups, but with an added emphasis on breaking generational cycles of addiction. This can prevent the young participants from following in the footsteps of the addict they know.
Al Anon meetings in the Richland, WA area include:
Monday Night Reality Check AFG
Mondays at 7:00 PM
Grace And Truth Community Church
1301 Bombing Range Rd
West Richland WA 99353
There are no Nar Anon meetings in the Richland, WA area at this time. However, click here for more information about starting a group in your area.
Alateen meetings in the Richland, WA area include:
Thursday Night Alateen
Thursdays at 7:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
418 N Yelm St
Kennewick, WA, 99336
Even though the peer support that is found in 12-Step programs is good, it is not always enough. Most people will find that they need to begin recovering by going through a quality rehab program. Afterwards, they may opt to attend AA or NA meetings to get additional support.
Alcohol and drug treatment offers a lot of help to people with substance abuse problems. Many facilities offer detox services in addition to rehab. Those who choose to go to treatment also have the benefit of working closely with experts who know how to help people recover.
Rehab is certainly an option to consider for anyone who is new to recovery. It helps to be surrounded by professionals who are determined to help them be successful.
The SAMHSA treatment locator tool can help people find addiction treatment programs in the Richland area. There is currently only one program in the city, and the next closest one is located just over four miles away.
When broadening the search, there are 27 different options for rehab all within a 50-mile radius of Richland. That means that people who want to go to treatment have plenty of options.
People often struggle with choosing between inpatient and outpatient programs. There are benefits to each, but it really comes down to what the person needs in order to recover.
Inpatient programs offer a lot of support, and their patients are usually monitored 24 hours a day. Staff members are on hand to help when issues arise, or in the event of an emergency. They provide many different therapy opportunities, such as group therapy and individual counseling sessions.
Outpatient programs can be similar, and some offer care that is on par with what is available at an inpatient facility. Those who are new to treatment might benefit from attending an intensive outpatient program. This type of rehab is best for people with plenty of support at home.
Our outpatient program was designed to specifically speak to the varying needs of our clients. We know that people recover differently, and they need treatment that meets them where they are.
We offer intensive outpatient treatment, partial hospitalization and a more traditional outpatient rehab. This allows our clients to begin recovering at the level they need. It also gives them the opportunity to “step-down” once they finish a program. For instance, many people will begin with an IOP, and then transition into outpatient rehab.
Richland residents may find that they need to find a rehab that is closer to where they live. We have two facilities in Washington that offer outpatient care. Our program, Northpoint the Evergreen, has two locations in Seattle and in Bellevue. Their services are very similar to ours, and they strive to provide their patients with the very best in treatment options.
Ashwood is an outpatient addiction rehab facility with locations in Boise and Nampa, Idaho. Our programs incorporate many different recovery techniques. We hope to tailor these techniques to the unique needs and recovery of each patient. Possible techniques include 12-step principles, group therapy, trauma resolution, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, EMDR, individual counseling, family counseling, and evidence based modalities.
“Ashwood Recovery has been more than a blessing to me. I thought I could conquer my 20 yr alcohol addiction all by myself, and did for 2 yrs. Until I relapsed..... Ashwood has saved my life. Besides genuinely be amazing, the staff has and still does continue to encourage me to be the best person I can be. I have never been happier in my life as I am today!! THANK YOU ASHWOOD RECOVERY FOR MAKING ME BELIEVE I AM TRULY WORTH IT!!!”
~ Julia Saunders on Facebook
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