Despite being a great place to live, Eastgate is not immune to the drug and alcohol addiction epidemic that has plagued Bellevue. Heroin and prescription opioid use are on the rise here. Many residents are overdosing and many more are seeking addiction treatment to help them overcome an addiction.
Anyone struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD) of any type should highly consider seeking professional addiction treatment. There are quite a few addiction resources in Eastgate. This guide will explore some of the options that are available.
Don’t hesitate to look for help by contacting alcohol and drug rehab centers in Eastgate, Bellevue. Most rehab programs start off with some form of medical detox. The types of medications that are prescribed will depend on one’s addiction and the severity of the addiction. Medical detox will stabilize patients and ensure that they have a comfortable recovery. This reduces the risk of relapse.
There are several different types of addiction treatment programs to choose from. The main ones to choose from include:
Bellevue, Washington has over 10 drug and alcohol treatment centers. These facilities offer both inpatient and outpatient care. They’re also easily accessible from Eastgate, Bellevue.
Going to a support group in Eastgate, Bellevue can really help with long-term recovery. Even after all of the physical withdrawal symptoms have passed, many people will still struggle with psychological withdrawal symptoms. Those who go to support groups at least once a week tend to be able to handle addictive behaviors better. They are less likely to relapse.
Recovering from alcoholism is never easy. It’s a lifelong journey, especially when considering the fact that many recovering alcoholics will relapse upon faced with a stressful situation. Those who go to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings at least three times a week tend to have a better shot at recovery. AA members tend to stay motivated and are more disciplined when it comes to their recovery. They are less likely to relapse.
AA meetings are faith-based meetings, which means that members need to put their faith in a power greater than themselves. This power does not necessarily have to be a religious figure. AA meetings in Eastgate, Bellevue are part of the 12-step program family. The basis of these meetings is centered around twelve specific steps and principles.
Sacred Heart Ch
Time: Sunday @ 7:30 PM
Group name: Clyde Hill Step Study
Location: 9460 NE 14th St
East Shore Unitarian
Time: Monday @ 7:00 PM
Group name: Heretics' Haven Secular
Location: 12700 SE 32nd St
Time: Tuesday @ 12:10 PM
Group name: Bel East Tuesday Lunch
Location: 150 112th Ave NE
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings were founded shortly after AA. Many people saw how successful AA was, and decided to take the same ideas to make NA. NA is designed specifically for those recovering from drug addiction. Many members were addicted to more than one substance at a time.
Like AA, NA meetings are faith-based. They follow the same twelve steps as AA. NA meetings are also free to join and attend. Members don’t need to sign up when attending, so they can maintain anonymity. Members can also choose when they would like to go to NA meetings. It’s okay to skip one or two. With that said, discipline is key to a successful recovery, and those who succeed in recovering usually go to at least three meetings a week.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Time: Sunday @ 7:00 PM
Location: 4315 129th Place Southeast., Bellevue
1.53 miles away
Eastside Alano Club
Time: Sunday @ 10:30 AM
Location: 12302 NE 8th Street., Bellevue
3.64 miles away
Overlake Park Presbyterian Church of Bellevue
Time: Friday @ 8:00 PM
Location: 1836 156th Avenue North East., Bellevue
3.72 miles away
Family and friends of alcoholics often have a hard time grappling with the addiction as well. They may live in denial or may feel angry or fearful about the situation. Al-Anon meetings help these individuals sort through their emotions and process what’s going on. They also offer a safe space for these individuals to be able to talk about what they’re going through.
Al-Anon meetings are faith-based, so members need to put their faith in a higher power. These meetings also follow twelve steps and principles, like with most 12-step programs. Members need to learn that they are powerless over the addiction and that they need to learn how to trust the process.
St Margaret's Episcopal Church
Time: Wednesday @ 8:00 PM
Group name: Newport Study AFG
Location: 4228 Factoria Blvd S., Bellevue
Newport Covenant Church
Time: Monday @ 7:30 PM
Group name: Coal Creek South Bellevue AFG
Location: 12800 Coal Creek Pkwy SE., Bellevue
Close friends and family of drug abusers often have a difficult time as well. They feel like they’re going through the wringer and can’t do anything to change the situation. Nar Anon meetings give these individuals a place to work through everything that they’re going through. They also connect people in similar situations, so that they can offer support to one another.
Nar Anon meetings are part of the 12-step program family. These meetings are faith-based although they’re not affiliated with any religious organization at all. They also follow twelve steps and principles.
St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
Time: Thursday @ 7:00 PM
Group name: Serenity Trail
Location: 4228 Factoria Blvd., Bellevue
1.6 miles away
It’s difficult for adults to deal with an alcoholic, so one can only imagine how difficult teenagers may have it. Alateen meetings are a mutual support group for people between the ages of 13 and 18 whose lives have been affected by an alcoholic. These meetings are led by teenagers and will discuss topics and issues that are relevant to this age group.
Alateen meetings help teens work through their emotions. They also give them a place to talk about what’s going on with their lives and find support among other people who are going through the same thing.
Time: Thursday @ 7:30 AM
Group name: Lake Hills Alateen
Location: 2650 148th Ave SE., Bellevue
0.9 miles away
Time: Monday @ 7:00 PM
Group name: West Seattle Alateen
Location: 3940 41st Ave SW., Seattle
11.6 miles away
Time: Wednesday @ 8:00 PM
Group name: Courage To Be Me Alateen
Location: 2400 8th Ave W., Seattle
11.7 miles away
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) meetings are part of a 4-point program that teaches members the recovery tools and skills needed to overcome an addiction. Members learn how to perform a cost/benefit analysis and how to practice the ABCs of REBTs for emotional upsets. These meetings are science-based, so members do not need to believe in a higher power.
SMART meetings are also free to join. There is no commitment involved with going to a meeting. These meetings can be used as a supplement or a replacement for other support groups.
Time: Tuesday @ 5:30 PM
Location: 12826 SE 40th Lane, Suite 203, Bellevue, WA 98006 USA
Mercer Island Martial Arts
Time: Wednesday @ 8:00 PM
Location: 2630 77th Ave., SE #106-108 , Mercer Island, Washington 98040, USA
Northpoint the Evergreen near Wilburton is our closest facility to Eastgate, Washington. We are about a 10-minute drive away. The Evergreen provides outpatient care for both drug and alcohol addiction.
Many people are hesitant to seek addiction treatment. They may feel ashamed of their addiction or embarrassed that they got themselves into such a predicament. Some people may have already tried an addiction treatment plan, but failed. The key to getting sober is to never give up. Continue to look for an alcohol and drug rehab facility that can help.
Here, at Northpoint the Evergreen, we can provide an attractive Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). IOPs are ideal for those who cannot take an extended leave of absence from work or school. It’s also a great option for those who need a little extra support after completing an inpatient treatment plan. Our IOP offers an intense amount of care and supervision.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to choosing an addiction treatment plan. Everyone responds differently to various plans. Due to this reason, it’s a good idea to try out several types to see what works for you. Contact us for more information on how we can help you overcome an addiction and get your life back on the right track.