There are many drug and alcohol resources in Bend, OR. The road to recovery from addiction is a long one, but a rehab facility such as NorthPoint Recovery ensures that you never walk alone. Addiction is a disease, and rehab is the most effective and safest treatment for addiction. You don't deserve to suffer endlessly with drug or alcohol dependence, and you should know that addiction is not your fault. What you choose to do about your addiction, though, can change the course of your life.
Rehab isn't the right choice for everyone. Maybe you need time to save money for treatment, or perhaps you're independent-minded and want to try to go it alone. Some addicts want some extra support as they pursue treatment, or need assistance after checking out of rehab. Support groups located near your home can help you achieve lasting sobriety.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a century old, and remains the most popular and effective recovery program available for people who want to go it alone. The program relies on 12 steps in Bend, Oregon. By working these steps, you'll begin to put the pieces of your life back together by making amends, taking responsibility, and setting healthy goals. Even better, there are AA meetings every day, and you can attend a meeting without paying, without giving away any personal information, and without scheduling an appointment.
You can find several Bend AA meetings in the local area. They include:
Sunday Morning Serenity Group10am
New Beginnings Lunch Bunch Group12pm
Sober Design Group7pm
Attitude Adjustment Group7am
Eastside Early Risers Group7am
We are Not a Glum Lot Group12pm
Safe Harbor Group5:30pm
Chicks with Chips Group5:30pm
Rule 62 Group7:30pm
Men's Book Study Group7pm
Salty Bunch Group7pm
As Men See it Group7pm
Narcotics Anonymous relies on a similar model to AA, encouraging participants to work the steps and maintain permanent sobriety. While the group caters to addicts of all drugs, including heroin, cocaine, meth, and crack, it also offers groups designed to help addicts with specific addictions, such as marijuana and cocaine.
Drug addicts can find help and support through NA meetings in Bend. Here is a list for your reference:
Family members and friends suffer immensely when a loved one becomes addicted. They may spend months trying to convince the addict to seek treatment. Addiction sparks a roller coaster of relapse, lies, family conflict, and victimization. Many friends and family of addicts have been stolen from or lied to.
Al-Anon and Nar-Anon help loved ones learn to let go, focus on their own needs, and move past the pain of a loved one's addiction. These two organizations also offer companion programs, Alateen and Narateen, for teenagers affected by a family member's addiction.
The following is a list of Bend Al-Anon meetings for your reference.
Wednesday Noon AFG
Wednesdays at 12pm
680 NW Bond St.
Brown Baggers AFG
Fridays at 12pm
First United Methodist Church
680 NW Bond St.
Saturday Morning Speaker Meeting AFG
Saturdays at 8:30am
Trinity Episcopal Church
469 NW Wall St.
There are several Nar-Anon meetings in the Bend, OR area. Among them are:
Though the NA model is popular and effective, it doesn't work for everyone. Of particular concern to some people is the program's emphasis on a "higher power." Some groups also meet in churches or pray. For some addicts, the 12 steps feel like dogma, while others simply want a supplement to the help they get from NA. If you prefer an alternative support group, consider a Smart Recovery program: Smart Recovery Meetings.
You can find additional drug support groups in Bend here:
AA is virtually identical to NA, and like NA, it doesn't work for everyone. Some alternative local groups include:
It's possible that going to a support group isn't enough for you at this point in your recovery. This is actually true for most people who are new to quitting their use of drugs or alcohol. If you need professional help, it's important to get what you need to recover. We can help you determine exactly what that means for you here at NorthPoint Recovery.
You may find that you need inpatient treatment. If you do, we can assist you with that right here in our facility. If you would prefer to be treated on an outpatient basis, we can provide you with a referral. You'll find that we have a strong commitment to getting you the help you need, regardless of what it is.
Have you tried to quit using drugs or alcohol for a long time without success? If you have, it may be time to take a different approach to your recovery. Contact us today and let's talk about the different options that are available to you.