The good news is that Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous are both available, and they can be very effective. Families are often hurt the most when a loved one is addicted. They can find support through Al-Anon, Alateen and other support groups.
We are not affiliated with any of these programs at all. But we want to promote them because they can work under the right conditions. They are just some of the addiction recovery resources that can be found in the Auburn area.
The road to a successful recovery from addiction, alcoholism, or substance abuse almost always begins with a professional detox program, followed by rehab.
Detox is a process that removes all traces of the substance from the addict’s body. The process teaches their bodies to function without the substance, little by little. This is necessary if the body has become physically dependent on the drug. The process controls, limits, or otherwise manages the uncomfortable and dangerous withdrawal symptoms caused by taking away or decreasing the substance too quickly or without help. Without completing detox entirely, a relapse is much more likely. Detox is important, but only addresses the physical side of addiction.
The other half of addiction is psychological. This is usually addressed after detox, in a rehab program.
There are two main types of rehab: inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment. Because addiction is different for each person, so is recovery. It’s important to learn about all types of rehab programs available to choose what’s best for you or your loved one.
Inpatient rehab is exactly what most people picture when they hear the word rehab. For inpatient treatment, patients live in the treatment facility while they recover. They eat, sleep, attend therapy, and take part in other activities all in the same place. Usually, patients are supervised at all times by trained medical professionals. This is usually coupled with limited contact with those outside of the facility.
During this time in rehab, the patient will probably take part in multiple kinds of therapy. These could be group or individual sessions. They will likely also have a full schedule to teach them various ways of filling their time and ignoring cravings for drugs or alcohol. Quality rehab centers will also allow for opportunities for patients to better their physical health with consistent hydration, good nutrition, and exercise.
Inpatient treatment is consistently shown to be the most effective addiction treatment method. This means that of all patients who complete an addiction treatment program, those who have completed an inpatient rehab program are the least likely to relapse.
This is an important fact to keep in mind. Equally important is the fact that successful treatment route looks different for everyone. There are other options if inpatient treatment isn’t right for you.
Outpatient treatment is similar to inpatient treatment in many ways. The primary difference between the two is that during outpatient treatment, the patient continues to live independently or otherwise away from the facility. They only go to the facility itself for scheduled appointments.
Outpatient rehab is usually cheaper than inpatient treatment because it only covers the cost of the treatment itself. However, it doesn’t provide the supervision and and encouragement that often makes inpatient treatment so successful. This can leave patients more susceptible to relapses.
Outpatient rehab can be ideal for those with lasting commitments such as work or school. It can also be a good choice for those who, for any reason, are at a lower risk for a relapse. This is especially true if the patient has a strong support system back home.
The SAMHSA treatment locator tool indicates that there are five addiction rehab programs in Auburn. There are a total of ten within 5 miles of the city.
But the surrounding cities offer even more options to those searching for drug and alcohol treatment. There are more than 220 of them within a 50-mile radius of Auburn.
Unfortunately, addiction recovery is never truly over. Recovering addicts must commit to recovery one day at a time. Many such recovering addicts find long-term help in the form of support groups or 12 step groups. These groups bring recovering addicts and alcoholics together to hold each other accountable even in the later stages of recovery. Participants in these groups learn coping mechanisms to combat cravings, how to make amends for past behavior, and the truth that they are not alone in this journey.
There are several support groups for addicts and alcoholics near Auburn, Washington. They include: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery.
Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Auburn include:
New Kent Fellowship Group
Wednesdays at 12 noon
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
All About Choices Group
Saturdays at 5pm
Auburn Business Park, Suite J
1833 Auburn Way N.
Narcotics Anonymous meetings close to Auburn, Washington include:
Sundays and Wednesdays at 12 noon
230 1th St. NE
Family of Grace Lutheran Church
Saturdays at 9pm
31317 124th Ave. SE
The SMART Recovery meeting closest to Auburn is:
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Calvary Community Church
15116 Gary Street E
Sumner, WA 98390
Another unfortunate truth of addiction is that alcoholics and addicts aren’t the only ones harmed by their drug and alcohol abuse. Usually, their loved ones’ lives are just as negatively affected.
Because of this, there are also support groups available for the friends and families of recovering and current drug addicts and alcoholics. These groups allow these loved ones to come together and find strength in shared experiences, learn more about what their friends and family members are going through, and learn to cope themselves. They may also learn skills to keep themselves from enabling those they love.
Alateen caters specifically to older children and teens who are close to alcoholics. The group works much like the ones for adults. However, there is an added emphasis on breaking generational cycles of addiction. It’s important to break these cycles so the next generation doesn’t give in to the same disease to which their older loved ones have fallen prey.
Al Anon meetings near Auburn include:
Auburn Sunday Night AFG
Sundays at 7:30pm
505 17th St. SE
Saturday Morning Open Breakfast AFG
Saturdays at 10am
112 E. Main St.
Nar Anon meetings near Auburn include:
Hope on the Hill
Thursdays at 7:30 PM
All Saints Lutheran Church
27225 Military Road South
The closest Alateen meetings to Auburn include:
Zion Lutheran Church
Wednesdays at 8pm
1305 17th St. SE
Alliance Bible Church
Mondays at 7pm
19320 SE 240th St.
Although 12-Step meetings can be helpful, the fact is that they are not right for everyone. Peer support is important, but many people find that they get better outcomes by going to professional treatment.
As we mentioned earlier, detoxing is often an important part of the recovery process. That is the first step, and it is one that should not be skipped. Afterwards, patients should be ready to move on to rehab to learn why they became addicted.
Many addicts actually suffer from mental health conditions as well as their addictions. This is called having a co-occurring disorder, and it is not something that is often addressed in AA or NA. For these individuals, recovering means getting treated for anxiety, depression, or any other mental illness as well.
At Northpoint the Evergreen, we offer a high quality outpatient program that has various levels of care. We recognize that our patients are all individuals with their own needs. That is why we provide an intensive outpatient program, partial hospitalization and a more traditional outpatient rehab.
Our client population is kept small to allow our staff to better serve our clients’ needs during recovery. We believe in personalized treatment plans because we believe that a targeted program is necessary for healing to take place.
Northpoint Washington is our inpatient program, and it is located in Edmonds, Washington. Their program runs for 28 days, and it includes everything from detox to group therapy.
We share a common vision with Northpoint Washington in that we believe patients should be treated as individuals. They provide treatment for both alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as other types of medical conditions as well.
For many people who are in need of detox and rehab, they believe it is impossible to go because of the cost. While it is true that it can be expensive to go to a quality rehabilitation facility, that does not mean it is unattainable.
All across the country, people with health insurance are able to go to substance abuse treatment. This is because of the Affordable Care Act, which was passed in 2010. Because of this new healthcare law, so many more people can now afford to get the help they need.
As far as benefits and coverage for addiction treatment, that tends to vary from person to person. It all depends on the details of the plan. In many cases, insurance companies tend to payout more for outpatient programs because their cost is lower. But someone who needs to go to inpatient treatment should also find that they have very good coverage.
If you’ve decided to get help for your addiction, Northpoint the Evergreen wants to provide just that.
Northpoint the Evergreen aims to be the best Intensive Outpatient Program there is. But most importantly, we never lose sight of our true goal - helping people get their lives back. We pride ourselves on treating every patient like an individual and developing a custom, evidence-based treatment schedule that is unique to your situation.
Still not sure if you need help? Consider taking one of our addiction quizzes or checking out the other resources on our website. Don’t avoid getting help because you’re scared - recovery is one of the bravest, healthiest, and best choices you can make.
Think that Northpoint the Evergreen at Bellevue could help? Contact us today.