There are also many other ways to recover from an addiction in the local area. In fact, there are a number of different support groups that can provide peer counseling. But unfortunately, many people are unaware that these options exist.
12-Step support group meetings can be a great way to get help to recover from substance abuse. Organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have free meetings that are held on a weekly basis. Many of their meetings are open, which means that anyone can attend.
Families often bear the weight of the burden when someone they love is addicted to drugs or alcohol. They may not know where to turn for help, and frequently resort to enabling behaviors as a way to cope. Al-Anon and Alateen is there to help hurting families, loved ones and teenagers. They also have weekly support group meetings, and attending them can be life-changing.
Though we are not affiliated with these programs in any way, we promote them for a reason. It is our goal to make sure as many people as possible know about the addiction recovery resources in the Shoreline area.
While Shoreline has their fair share of addiction, they also offer many different resources to help citizens overcome such addictions. Keep reading to learn more about:
For most addicts, alcoholics, or long-term substance abusers, the road to a successful recovery must begin with a professional detox program followed by a rehab program.
Completing a detox program ensures that addicts’ bodies can rid themselves completely of the substance they’ve become addicted to. More often than not, addiction happens simultaneously with physical dependence. The process of detoxification teaches the body to stop relying on the substance, addressing the physical side of addiction.
After detox the recovering addict should attend rehab rehab, which addresses the psychological side of addiction. There are two main types of rehab: inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment.
Inpatient treatment is exactly what most people think of when they hear the word rehab. During inpatient treatment, patients live within a treatment facility during recovery. They eat, sleep, relax, and receive treatment all in one place.
During a patient’s time within a treatment facility, they will take part in multiple different kinds of therapy. They will likely attend both group activities and individual sessions. They’ll probably have a full schedule of activities with a goal of learning ways to fill their time and cope without drugs or alcohol. High quality holistic rehab centers will also encourage patients to improve their overall physical health by staying hydrated, eating nutritious foods, and exercising regularly.
Inpatient treatment is shown to be the most effective addiction treatment 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.
However, everyone is different. Outpatient treatment can be equally successful for some. It’s important to know about both rehab options to choose what’s best for you.
Outpatient treatment is similar to inpatient treatment in most ways. Most aspects of the treatment itself remain the same, but patients continues to live independently of the facility. They only go to the facility itself for specific scheduled treatment activities.
Outpatient treatment is usually the cheaper option between the two types of rehab, but it does not provide the constant supervision and and encouragement that likely makes inpatient treatment so successful. It is usually the ideal option for those with lasting commitments like jobs or schooling.
There is no doubt that attending AA and NA meetings can be helpful during addiction recovery. But this is not where most people start out. Professional treatment is very highly recommended for anyone who is new to recovery.
Going to a quality drug and alcohol rehab program in the Shoreline area can have so many benefits. People are able to take the time to focus on doing what they need to do to recover. They also get to work with professionals who understand addiction and how to give people the support they need to be successful.
Unfortunately, addiction isn’t completely curable. Recovering addicts must choose not to use daily 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 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.
While these meetings may feel uncomfortable, experts say to try such meetings for at least a month before deciding they aren’t helpful.
AA meetings in the Shoreline, WA area include:
Sundays at 7:00 PM
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal
722 N 145th St
Broadview Wakeup, daily at 7:00 AM
Broadview as Bill Sees It, Sundays at 9:30 AM
12 + 12 Step Study, Sundays at 3:00 PM
Broadview Primary Purpose, Sundays at 7:00 PM
Broadview Noon, daily Monday through Saturday, 12:00 noon
Broadview Happy Hour, daily Monday through Saturday, 5:00 PM
The Phoenix Club
15011 Aurora Ave N
NA meetings in the Shoreline, WA area include:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10:00 PM
Ronald United Methodist Church
17839 Aurora Avenue North
Mondays at 7:40 PM
7935 Lake Ballinger Way
Edmonds, WA 98026
SMART Recovery meetings near the Shoreline, WA area include:
Saturdays at 7:00 PM
14724 1st Ave NE
Often, those who love an addict are just as negatively affected by the addiction as the addict themself. 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. They can also learn 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 like the other groups, but with kid-friendly language. There is also an added emphasis on breaking generational cycles of addiction.
Al Anon meetings in the Shoreline, WA area include:
Richmond Beach AFG
Mondays at 7:30 PM
Aurora Church of the Nazarene
1900 N 175th St
Highland Tuesday AFG
Tuesday 10:00 AM
St. Dunstan'S Episcopal Church
722 N 145th St
Nar Anon meetings in the Shoreline, WA area include:
Hope Lives Here
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
13047 Greenwood Ave. North
Seattle, Washington 98133
Alateen meetings in the Shoreline, WA area include:
Edmonds Alateen Serenity for Youth
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Edmonds South County Senior Center
220 Railroad Ave
Edmonds, WA, 98020
At Ashwood Recovery, we offer an excellent outpatient rehab program, and it is considered one of the best in the area. We have three levels of care, which allows us to better meet our clients’ needs.
In addition to Ashwood Recovery in Idaho, we also have two outpatient facilities in Washington State. Our treatment center, Northpoint the Evergreen, has locations in Boise and in Seattle.
Either of these would be a great option for someone who lives in Shoreline and wants to recover closer to home. They offer the same levels of care as we do, and many of the same services.
Quite often, people who are new to recovery want to begin by going to an inpatient addiction treatment program. Our closest one to Shoreline is Northpoint Washington, which is located in Edmonds.
Health insurance companies are required by law to provide their customers with addiction treatment benefits. Those benefits should help to cover the costs of both detox and rehab.
Every insurance policy is different, but at Ashwood Recovery, we are in-network with many of the local companies. This includes Blue Cross of Idaho, Aetna and many more.
It takes a lot of courage to make the decision to get help for an addiction. At Ashwood Recovery, you may be right on the brink of getting started. Up until now, you just didn’t know what your options were for rehab or local support groups. Now that you do, we want you to know that we are here to help you even further.
Do you have questions about drug and alcohol rehab in the Shoreline area? Do you need information about any other recovery options you might have? Please contact us.
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