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AA, NA and Al-Anon Meetings in Chubbuck, ID

Bannock County has one of the worst drug problems of any county in the nation. We want to connect Chubbuck residents with the addiction resources they need.

Out of the 3,007 counties in America, only 28 of them are on the DEA’s list of High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas. Unfortunately, Bannock County is on that list.

Essentially, this means that the Federal government recognizes Bannock County’s drug problem as one of the worst in the entire nation. It’s so bad, in fact, that the Federal and State governments have teamed up to limit the amount of drugs that pass through the area. In 2017, an organization called the Eastern Idaho Partnership was formed to fight the drug problem in Chubbuck and nearby cities.

But, addiction continues to devastate the community…

During the past decade, we’ve lost between 60 and 100 residents to drug overdoses each year. That statistic doesn’t even account for all of the Bannock residents who’ve experienced non-fatal overdoses. It doesn’t account for those who’ve been hospitalized for alcohol poisoning or even those who’ve died in alcohol-related car accidents.

It’s clear, therefore, that the addicts of Bannock County need help. By connecting the county’s residents with proper resources, we may be able to limit the number of deaths that occur there each year.

We’ve compiled this list of resources because we want to help.

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Narcotics Anonymous: Addiction Support in Southeast Idaho

NA is a fantastic resource for anyone who has an unhealthy relationship with drugs. This support group meets daily in nearly every city across America. In the meetings, addicts gather to discuss their experience with addiction. They talk about their progress, their slip-ups, and share whatever is on their mind.

The Narcotics Anonymous community in Chubbuck is tight-knit and very supportive. They’re eager to help their fellow members get sober. Like all addicts, each member of the group has done things that they regret and is working hard to be a better person. The group doesn’t judge anyone for their past behavior. They simply want to meet people who are also striving to stay sober.

At almost any time of day, there’s an NA meeting happening somewhere. The group gathers in church basements, cafeterias, restaurants, and town halls all over the world.

“Our disease involves much more than just using drugs, so our recovery must involve much more than simple abstinence.” - Narcotics Anonymous

There’s a particularly vibrant community of recovering addicts in Bannock County. If you’re looking for a meeting, here are some meetings in the area that might work for you:

Sunday

6:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
A-Frame
790 Northeast Main Street
Blackfoot, ID 83221
This is an open meeting. Wheelchair access.

7:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
Old Saint Joseph’s School
403 North Hayes Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
This is an open meeting. Members gather to discuss their sobriety efforts. Handicap accessible.
Meeting takes place in the basement.

Monday

1:15 PM
Friendship Club Meeting
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. Handicap accessible.

7:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
A-Frame
790 Northeast Main Street
Blackfoot, ID 83221
This is an open meeting. Wheelchair access.

8:00 PM
Friendship Club Meeting
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. Wheelchair access.

Tuesday

1:15 PM
Friendship Club Meeting
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open NA meeting. Great meeting for anyone who wants some extra support on Tuesday afternoons.

7:00 PM
Open AA Meeting
Central Christian Church
918 North 8th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting.

7:15 PM
Friendship Club Meeting
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open NA meeting. Wheelchair access.

Wednesday

1:15 PM
Friendship Club Meeting
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. Handicap accessible.

7:00 PM
Open Church Meeting
First Methodist Church
200 North 15th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. Although it’s held in a church, members are not required to practice a specific religion. Anyone who is committed to a drug-free life is welcome. Handicap accessible.

7:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
St. Paul Episcopal Church
72 North Shilling Avenue
Blackfoot, ID 83221
This is an open meeting. Enter the church through the door on E. Pacific Street. Wheelchair access.

Thursday

1:15 PM
Thursday Afternoon Group Discussion
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open, discussion-based meeting. Members gather to share their experience and discuss their progress in sobriety.
The meeting is held in the back room of the Friendship Club.

7:00 PM
Candlelight Meeting
A-Frame
790 Northeast Main Street
Blackfoot, ID 83221
This is an open meeting. It’s conducted by candlelight. It’s a calm atmosphere where members discuss their lives and experiences.

7:30 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
First Methodist Church
200 North 15th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open NA meeting. Wheelchair access available.

Friday

1:15 PM
Friendship Club Discussion
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. Members gather to discuss their lives and their experiences. Wheelchair accessible.

8:00 PM
Friday Night Discussion
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This NA meeting is open to all. Friday nights can be difficult for drug addicts. If you could benefit from some Friday night support, this is the meeting for you. Handicap accessible.

9:00 PM
Candlelight Meeting
A-Frame
790 Northeast Main Street
Blackfoot, ID 83221
This is an open meeting. It’s conducted by candlelight. This is a great resource for addicts who need some extra support on Friday nights.

Saturday

7:00 PM
Saturday Evening Discussion
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open NA meeting. Members are invited to share their story. Handicap accessible.

7:00 PM
St. Paul Episcopal Church
72 North Shilling Avenue
Blackfoot, ID 83221
This is an open meeting. Anyone who is committed to a drug-free lifestyle is invited.

Please note: All meeting times are subject to change. Occasionally, locations change as well. For the most up-to-date list of meetings, check out the official meeting schedule at NA.org. There, you can browse meetings by time, day, location, and type.

The Idaho State Journal recently profiled a recovering addict named Christopher on their website. While he is sober today, he spent many years battling an opioid addiction.

“At the height of his drug use, Christopher Day would melt and inject 15 or more 30-mg oxycodone a day,” Shelbie Harris, the article’s author, writes. Then, the article describes Christopher’s journey from an everyday prescription drug user to a full-blown opioid addict. He abused OxyContin, used heroin, robbed a liquor store, and eventually wound up in prison.

Like most addicts, he never had any intention of developing an addiction. However, after he became chemically dependent on pain pills, he had no choice but to buy them illegally. Eventually, his addiction grew so bad that he resorted to using heroin to feed the opioid cravings.

Fortunately, his prison sentence was the worst thing that happened. The CDC reports that roughly 72,000 Americans die from opioid overdoses each year. So in a sense, Christopher was lucky.

At the time of the article's publication, Christopher was sober for more than 5 years. He makes his living as an ironworker and is confident that he can continue to live a sober life.

Don’t let heroin, meth, or any other drug take your life away. There are plenty of addiction resources in Chubbuck and nearby cities that can help you overcome your habit.

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Alcoholics Anonymous: Battling Alcoholism in Idaho

Opioids and meth aren’t the only drug problems in Idaho. Alcohol is an equally bad problem.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 15% of Idaho residents drink to excess on a regular basis.

Additionally, statistics from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare show that roughly 2000 Idaho residents died in alcohol-related deaths during 2016. More than 14% of these deaths happened in Bannock County. These individuals died in different manners which range from car accidents and overdoses to assaults and suicides. All of them were reported to have excessive amounts of alcohol in their system when they died.

Unfortunately, only 3% of Idahoans seek treatment for alcohol.

It’s clear to us, then, that there is a problem in the community. But fortunately, there are resources that alcoholics can use to get clean.

One of the best resources for local alcoholics are the AA meetings in Chubbuck. These meetings are filled with recovering alcoholics who are eager to help others get clean.

AA is similar to Narcotics Anonymous except, as the name suggests, it caters specifically to those who have drinking problems. “The Program”, as it’s known to members, is based around the idea that alcoholics continue to drink because they lack connection. So, Alcoholics Anonymous provides a place where these people can connect to other addicts and the wider world around them.

Members of the organization work toward sobriety by completing a series of distinct steps known as The Twelve Steps. Each of these steps is designed to help the addict confront their past mistakes, accept their behavior, and work toward being a better person. Compassion, empathy, and willingness to change are key concepts in AA.

“When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away.” - Alcoholics Anonymous

There is a lively community of sober people in the Chubbuck area. They all gather at meetings to talk through their problems and listen to each other’s stories. Some have been sober for years while others have only been clean a few days. Each member has a different background, comes from different means, and has different goals from the next. However, the one thing they all have in common is a desire to live a sober life.

If you’re fighting a battle against alcoholism, don’t worry. You’re not alone. There are plenty of fellow alcoholics in your community who want to help.

These individuals meet regularly in Chubbuck and other surrounding cities. We’ve listed some meetings below that might interest you.

Sunday

12:00 Noon
Just for Today Big Book Solutions
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open Big Book meeting. Everyone is welcome. Members gather to discuss the Big Book and other AA literature. Wheelchair accessible.

7:00 PM
Chubbuck Sunday Night Group
Chubbuck United Methodist Church
5147 Whitaker Road
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. It’s a perfect meeting for anyone who needs some extra support on Sunday nights. Wheelchair accessible.

7:00 PM
Group 2
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. It’s a wheelchair accessible meeting.

Monday

12:00 Noon
Noon Discussion Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. Wheelchair access.

5:30 PM
Sundowners Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. Great meeting for those who want to start the work week off right. Wheelchair access.

7:00 PM
Looking Glass Group
Presbyterian Church
202 South 7th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

7:00 PM
Monday Night Women’s Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open, women-only meeting. If you’re a woman who is committed to getting sober, this is a great place to find support. Wheelchair accessible.

8:00 PM
Group 1
Trinity Episcopal Church
248 North Arthur Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
This is an open AA meeting.

Tuesday

12:00 Noon
Primary Purpose Group
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 North Garfield Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.

12:00 Noon
Noon Discussion Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. Wheelchair accessible.

5:30 PM
Sundowners Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. Wheelchair access.

7:00 PM
Spearhead Meeting
Hope and Recovery Resource Center
214 East Center Street
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is a closed AA meeting. Only committed members of the community are invited.
Closed meetings allow for smaller, more intimate gatherings. If you’d like to attend a closed meeting, go to some open meetings first. Then, talk to the coordinator about your interest in attending a closed meeting. They should be able to refer you to the folks who run the meeting.

Wednesday

12:00 Noon
Primary Purpose Group
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 North Garfield Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.

12:00 Noon
Noon Discussion Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. Wheelchair accessible. A great meeting for anyone who needs some midweek support.

5:30 PM
Sundowners Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. Wheelchair access.

7:00 PM
Group 2
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible.

Thursday

12:00 Noon
Primary Purpose Group
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 North Garfield Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.

12:00 Noon
Noon Discussion Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. Wheelchair access.

5:30 PM
Sundowners Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. Wheelchair access.

7:00 PM
Young People’s Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting for young people. A great opportunity for any teens and young adults who are trying to stay sober. Wheelchair accessible.

7:00 PM
Spearhead Meeting
Hope and Recovery Resource Center
214 East Center Street
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is a closed meeting. Only those who are committed to sobriety are invited. Wheelchair accessible facility.
Closed meetings allow for smaller, more intimate gatherings. If you’d like to attend a closed meeting, go to some open meetings first. Then, talk to the coordinator about your interest in attending a closed meeting. They should be able to refer you to the folks who run the meeting.

Friday

6:30 AM
Early Risers 2
Elmer’s Pancake and Steak House
851 South 5th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. A great meeting for alcoholics who need some support on Friday mornings. Wheelchair access.

12:00 Noon
Primary Purpose Group
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 North Garfield Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
This is an open meeting. Everyone is welcome.

5:30 PM
Sundowners Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. Great meeting for those who want to fight off cravings on Friday night. Wheelchair access.

7:00 PM
Looking Glass Group
Presbyterian Church
202 South 7th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. This is the perfect meeting for anyone who needs some Friday night support. The facility is wheelchair accessible.

8:00 PM
Group 1
Trinity Episcopal Church
248 North Arthur Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
This is an open AA meeting. If Friday nights trigger cravings in you, this is a great place to find some support.

Saturday

12:00 Noon
Noon Discussion Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. Wheelchair access.

5:30 PM
Sundowners Group
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open AA meeting. Great meeting for those who want to fight off cravings on Saturday evenings. Wheelchair access.

7:00 PM
Saturday Night Group 2
Friendship Club
745 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open discussion meeting. Members gather to discuss addiction and talk about their progress.

7:00 PM
Vision for You Speaker Meeting
St. Joseph Parish Hall
403 North Hayes Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
This is an open speaker meeting. Each meeting features a guest speaker who will discuss their experience in getting sober. Handicap accessible.

Please note: On occasion, meeting times change. Location times are also subject to change. For the most up-to-date meeting schedule, check out the official Idaho Area 18 AA website. They have a complete database of meetings in the Chubbuck region.

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Detox and Rehab: Companions to the Twelve Steps

The process of getting sober is different for everyone. Some folks are able to get clean simply by going to twelve-step meetings. Others (very few) don’t need any support at all. Experts don’t advocate for the cold-turkey approach, but it does work for some people.

Most of us, however, need extensive help throughout the process. Kicking a drug habit, after all, isn’t easy. Depending on how bad the addict’s habit is, they’re likely to experience some pretty severe withdrawal symptoms. Not to mention, the emotional side effects can be pretty painful, too.

Therefore, it helps to have as much support around you as possible while you’re weaning off of drugs. Fortunately, there are a ton of people who want to help. In Idaho alone, there are more than a dozen addiction treatment centers. Some of them specialize in a certain drug while others cater to every type of addiction.

These facilities are designed to make the process of getting sober as simple as possible. They’re some of the best resources available to addicts who live in the Chubbuck region.

Detox is one of the hardest steps in getting sober. But, in order for an addict to get clean, they must go through it.

During detox, the addict works to rid themselves of all the leftover drugs in their body. They do so by stopping drug use altogether. Once they cease use, their body starts to flush all of the excess chemicals out.

During this process, the addict is likely to experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and anxiety. Withdrawal is also accompanied by strong cravings.

Withdrawal symptoms are notoriously painful. This is why many addicts choose to detox in a professional facility. Drug detox centers like Northpoint Recovery are staffed with addiction specialists who can ease withdrawal symptoms and ensure the patient’s safety while they withdraw.

Another important step on the path toward sobriety is rehab. Drug rehab, or rehabilitation, is the process through which an addict retrains their brain to fight off drug cravings. Drug addiction is a serious mental illness, after all. So, in order to move forward to a healthier life, addicts must learn to manage their desires.

This can be a long, difficult process. As we’ve pointed out earlier, some addicts are able to get clean without going through a professional program. However, most people benefit from treatment at a professional rehab facility.

There, they work with counselors and addiction specialists to understand their addiction and develop psychological tools for managing cravings. Rehab patients also spend time with other recovering addicts. They share experiences and offer support, similar to twelve-step participants. This makes rehab a perfect companion to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

While the AA and NA meetings around Idaho are fantastic resources for local addicts, they may not be sufficient without professional treatment. Some addicts need detox and rehab to put them on track toward sobriety before these programs can be of benefit.

Al-Anon: Supporting Families in Chubbuck

Al-Anon is a twelve-step program designed for the families of addicts. After all, drug addiction and alcoholism can take a toll on the people around the addict, not just the addict themselves. The children, parents, spouses, and siblings of addicts often feel isolated and alone. So, Al-Anon provides them with a place that they can go to work through their feelings.

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The Al-Anon community in Idaho is a strong one. Nearly every day of the week, its members gather to talk about their experiences and offer advice to one another. Some members have relatives who are still in the grips of addiction. Others have lost their spouses and children to addiction. But, each member returns week after week for the comforting and supportive environment.

If you have been affected by the addiction of another person, Al-Anon could provide the support network you need. Here’s a list of meetings in the area:

Monday

12:00 Noon
Turn Around Meeting
Mandarin Restaurant
675 Yellowstone Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open Al-Anon meeting.

7:00 PM
Steps to Serenity
United Methodist Church
5147 Whitaker Road
Chubbuck, ID 83202
This is an open meeting.

Tuesday

5:30 PM
Courage to Change
Friendship Club Library
745 South 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open Al-Anon meeting.

7:00 PM
Bantello
Friendship Club
745 South 1st Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open meeting. Anyone who has been affected by the addiction of another person is invited.

Wednesday

12:00 Noon
Wild Bunch
Mental Health Specialists
210 West Burnside Avenue
Suite A
Chubbuck, ID 83202
This is an open Al-Anon meeting. It’s a great meeting for anyone who needs some mid-week support.

Thursday

7:00 PM
Serenity Group
Trinity Episcopal Church Parish
248 North Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83204
This is an open meeting. It’s held in the basement of the Church.
This meeting is not held on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Friday

12:00 Noon
Out-to-Lunch
Life, Inc.
640 Pershing Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83201
This is an open Al-Anon meeting.

Please note: All meeting times and locations are subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule, check out the official Idaho Area Al-Anon website. They have a fantastic database of all of the meetings in the state.

Alateen is a subgroup of the Al-Anon organization. It caters specifically to people under the age of 18. After all, children have different needs than adults. Alateen approaches the conversation in a slightly different manner than the adult group.

This meeting is highly recommended for any children who’ve been affected by the addiction of a parent or sibling.

Monday

7:30 PM
High Five Alateen
New Life Church
2170 12th Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
This is an open Alateen meeting. It’s open to anyone between the ages of 9 and 18.

*This meeting is slightly out of the way for Chubbuck residents. However, if you know a child who has been affected by the addiction of another person, this meeting could be very beneficial to them. The drive is worth it.

For other meetings in Idaho and surrounding states, head to the official Al-Anon website. There, you can search for Alateen meetings by time, day, and location.

Chubbuck Residents Fighting Addiction Together

Drug addiction and alcoholism are rampant in Idaho. However, we’re doing our part to help as many addicts as possible.

We offer professional detox and rehab services, as well as other resources, at the fairest possible price. For those who can’t afford treatment, we offer payment plans and work with most insurance providers to ensure that the addict gets the treatment they need.

If your drug or alcohol habit has become unmanageable, please call us. We can discuss potential treatment options or point you in the direction of other helpful resources. We want to help you get on the path to a happier, healthier life.

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