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Resources for Addiction Treatment in St. George Utah

St. George faces a serious drug and alcohol problem that undermines the health of individuals, families, and communities. Addicts are more vulnerable to crime, more likely to become violent, and often feel helpless in the face of their addictions. This is a real disease, and treatment at a rehab facility such as Northpoint Recovery is the single best option for handling this terrible illness. Recovery is possible no matter what you've done or how bad your addiction is.

Rehab is just one option for getting sober among an array of programs. Some people prefer to try going it alone before investing in a potentially costly rehab program. Others need some support from other recovering addicts after completing a rehabilitation program. Local support groups give you the chance to get clean in a nurturing, safe environment that's convenient to your home.

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Drug Abuse May Become Addiction

A person who is addicted is often unable to stop on their own. They may need the help of some resources that can assist them in learning how to stop using. In some cases, therapy may be necessary or even medications.

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If you’re abusing or addicted to a substance, you need to seek treatment for your condition. The brain has developed a dependence on the drug or alcohol, and it can’t function well without it. Even if you’re abusing and haven’t become addicted, you need to deal with the reasons behind the drug abuse. Otherwise, it will lead to addiction sooner or later.

The Difference between Abuse and Addiction

If you’re looking for help for your loved one who is using illicit drugs or taking prescription medications for longer than they should, you need to understand what drug abuse and addiction is so you know how to talk to them. When a person is abusing drugs, they are either taking prescription medications in a way other than how they were prescribed or they are using an illegal drug.

The person can stop but they choose not to. They like the way it makes them feel, so they continue to use even though it may hinder other activities. Over time, the brain will come to depend on the drug to feel right and function normally. When this happens, the person will need more of the drug to feel the effects. They are dependent on it for feelings of pleasure. This is when the person crosses the line to addiction. At this point, they aren’t able to stop using without help.

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Dealing with Overdose

If you are abusing drugs, you’re at a high risk for overdose. With some of these substances, the amount that causes an overdose is only slightly more than what you need to get high. The danger increases as your body develops a tolerance because it takes more to feel those euphoric feelings. The risk is also higher for those who combine substances. For instance, a person may use a prescription drug and drink alcohol. They may take heroin and cocaine or other drugs to increase the euphoric high or the length of time the drug lasts.

When you combine drugs, you’re less likely to notice the side effects which indicate you’ve used too much. They may make you less alert while slowing down your heart rate and breathing. You might become fatigued or sluggish. Some of these drugs have the same effect on the body. Combining them intensifies the effects to a dangerous level.

If your loved one is abusing drugs, you need to be aware of the risk of overdose. If they overdose on heroin and you have naloxone on hand, you can give the injection or nose spray to stop the symptoms of the overdose. You should also call 911 to get medical attention quickly. More first responders carry this medication with them for opioid overdoses.

With the case of cocaine or prescription drug overdoses, you need to call for emergency medical help. Some overdoses will lead to seizures or cardiac arrest. Provide as much information as you can about the person’s medical history and drug use. The quicker you get help for the person, the better their chances of recovery without permanent damage.

The nearest hospital for emergency care in St. George is Dixie Regional Medical Center. The address is 1380 E. Medical Center Dr. St. George UT. The phone number to contact them is (435) 251-1000.

You can also go to the Corner Clinic Urgent Care at 2351 S. River Rd. Ste. 5, St. George UT. The phone number is (435) 255-8334.

AA Meetings in St. George

Alcoholics Anonymous was created by a recovering addict who wanted to help other addicts rely on one another for support and motivation. The program is built around 12 steps that promote accountability, making amends, and long-term sobriety. Meetings are free, they happen throughout the day and on various days of the week, and they are completely confidential. You'll also have the option to select a sponsor you can call when you need some additional help. To find an Alcoholics Anonymous group near you, click here.

St. George AA Meetings List

Sundays

SASS Group
9:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
This is a closed meeting. The closest cross street is E. 640 N.
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Spiritual Alano Club
11:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Franks & Thanks
5:00pm
222 S. Main St.
St. George, UT
This meeting is located near 200 S.

Dixie Group
8:00pm
Grace Episcopal Church
1074 E. 900 S
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is S. 1100 E.
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Mondays

Rise & Shine Group
7:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Jaywalkers Group
6:00pm
Grace Episcopal Church
1074 E. 900 S
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is S. 1100 E.

Living in the Light Group II
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is closed and for women only.

Big Book Study Group
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting takes place in the small meeting room.

Tuesdays

Rise & Shine Group
7:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

High Noon Group
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Back to Basics Group
6:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This is a closed meeting.

Newcomers Group
8:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is for beginners.

Wednesdays

Rise & Shine Group
7:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

High Noon Group
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Red Road to Sobriety Group
6:00pm
Shivwits Band Building (Paiute Tribe)
US-91
St. George, UT
This meeting is located 7 miles west of Ivins, UT
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St. George 12x12 Group
8:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This is a 12 x 12 study, which means they focus on one step each week.

Thursdays

Rise & Shine Group
7:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

High Noon Group
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Tolerance Group
6:00pm
Grace Episcopal Church
1074 E. 900 S.
St. George, UT
S. 1100 E. is the closest cross street.

Thursday Night is All Right Group
8:00pm
High Noon Group
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Fridays

Rise & Shine Group
7:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

High Noon Group
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Candlelight Group
8:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Saturdays

Rise & Shine Group
7:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

High Noon Group
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Newcomers Stepping Stones Group
6:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Light it Up Group
6:30pm
Hopeful House
1300 Santa Clara Pkway
St. George, UT
This meeting is for men only. W. Circle Drive is the closest cross street.

St. George Speakers Group
8:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N.

Links to a few other local programs include:

http://www.utahaa.org/southwest.php

http://www.utahaa.org/resultscity.php?vcity=St.+George

http://www.utahaa.org/print_city.php?vcity=St.%20George

NA Meetings in St. George

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) builds upon the AA model while focusing on helping people recover from street and prescription drugs. Recovering addicts can also participate in drug-specific programs such as Cocaine Anonymous, Pills Anonymous, and Marijuana Anonymous. To find your local NA meeting, click here.

St. George, UT NA Meeting Information

Sundays

St. George Men's Spiritual Meeting
10:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open and involves discussion.

St. George Sunday Night Candlelight NA
6:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open, and topic based.

Hurricane Meeting
8:00pm
Heritage Museum Basement
Corner of State St. and Main St.
Hurricane, UT
This meeting is held in the basement at the rear of the building.
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Cedar City Dopeless Hope Fiends
8:00pm
Keep Coming Back Meeting Hall
1067 S. Main
Cedar City, UT
This meeting is open and it is topic based.

Mondays

St. George NA Rox
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open and includes basic text study.

St. George - The Kiss Meeting
6:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open, and topic based.

Circle of Hope
8:00pm
471 W. Telegraph
St. George, UT
This is an open meeting

Cedar City Dopeless Hope Fiends
8:00pm
Keep Coming Back Meeting Hall
1067 S. Main
Cedar City, UT
This meeting is open and it is topic based.

Tuesdays

St. George NA Rox
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open and includes basic text study.

St. George Steppin' Up
6:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is closed, and it is a Step study.

We Unite on Tuesday Night
8:45pm
Grace Episcopal Church
1072 E. 900 S. St.
St. George, UT
This meeting is open and it is a Step-Tradition meeting.
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Wednesdays

St. George NA Rox
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open and includes basic text study.

Circle of Hope
8:00pm
471 W. Telegraph
St. George, UT
This is an open meeting

Cedar City Dopeless Hope Fiends
8:00pm
Keep Coming Back Meeting Hall
1067 S. Main
Cedar City, UT
This meeting is open and it is topic based.

Thursdays

St. George NA Rox
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open and includes basic text study.

Living in the Moment
6:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open, and it is topic based.

Hurricane Meeting
7:00pm
Heritage Museum Basement
Corner of State St. and Main St.
Hurricane, UT
This meeting is held in the basement at the rear of the building.

Hope Without Dope
8:00pm
Keep Coming Back Meeting Hall
1067 S. Main
Cedar City, UT
This meeting is open and the topic is: It Works - How and Why.

Fridays

St. George NA Rox
12:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open and includes basic text study.

St. George Newcomers Meeting
Southwest Center
474 West 200 North
St. George, UT
This is an open meeting, held in room 208. There is a speaker on the 3rd Friday of every month.
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Live and Let Live
8:00pm
Keep Coming Back Meeting Hall
1067 S. Main
Cedar City, UT
This meeting is open and it is a discussion meeting.

 
Saturdays

Circle of Sisters
10:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is closed and it is for women only.

St. George Men’s Meeting
10:00am
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open, and it involves discussion. It is for men only.

Stepping Stones
6:00pm
Dixie Alano Club
559 N. 1060 E.
St. George, UT
The closest cross street is E. 640 N. This meeting is open, and it is a Step Study Guide.

Other local resources include:

http://meetings.intherooms.com/meetings/search?latitude=37.092349&longitude=-113.560972&proximity=100

Al-Anon Meetings in St. George

Addiction is a disease that can lead to profound selfishness even though it’s seldom the intention of the addict. They may steal from, abandon, or even attack loved ones. Friends and family can struggle for months, years, or even decades to get the addict they love to seek help. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon help family members and friends focus on their own well-being by setting boundaries, protecting themselves, and gaining insight into the nature of addiction. The goal of these programs isn't to get the addict in your life clean, but instead to help you cope with loving an addict. These programs also sponsor two spin-off groups, Alateen and Narateen, designed to provide assistance to teens who love an addict.

You can find a Nar-Anon family group near your home by following this link.

You can find a local Al-Anon meeting here.

Alternative Support Groups in St. George

No program is right for every addict, and NA is no different. NA encourages addicts to rely on a “higher power,” and some people feel uncomfortable by these vague religious references. Others prefer a supplement to the 12 steps as they complete a formal rehabilitation program. SMART Recovery offers an alternative model, and you can find a local meeting here.

SMART Recovery is a program that uses four components to overcome drug addiction instead of 12 steps. The focus is on taking responsibility for your own addiction and realizing you have the power to win this battle. You work through the process in your own time while meeting specific goals. The program uses scientific methods of addiction treatment to help people be successful. You can learn about it online through the website.

Another local resource for opioid addiction treatment is the St. George Metro Treatment Center. It’s an outpatient treatment center which provides medication and therapy services. For those who have a strong support network at home or a mild addiction, they may find outpatient programs are ideal for their situation. It’s also a good follow-up after attending inpatient rehab.

The address is:

St. George Metro Treatment Center
620 South 400 East, Ste. 404
St. George UT 84770

Another option is the Teen Risk Resource Center which focuses on teens who are addicted and their parents. The address for this center is 530 North 600 West, St. George UT. The phone number is (435) 632-7697.

Therapia Addiction Healing Center is a religious-based treatment center which offers specific programs for men and women as well as family treatment. The address for this center is 120 W. 1470 S. St. George UT. The phone number is (855) 652-4325.

AA is not a perfect fit for every recovering alcoholic. Secular Organizations for Sobriety offers online drug and alcohol support groups here.

Many of the local treatment centers in St. George provide help for both drug addicts and alcoholics. For instance, Drug Rehab St. George helps alcoholics begin the road to sobriety. This includes detoxification and relapse prevention. The address is 1770 Red Cliffs Dr. St. George UT 84790. The phone number is (435) 915-6959.

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How to Help an Addicted Loved One

If you’re the family member of someone who is abusing drugs or addicted, you may wonder what you can do. You can’t force them to get the help they need, but you can encourage them. It’s important for you to understand the power of addiction and how it affects the brain as well as other elements of psychology.

Many people who are addicted to drugs also have a mental illness. They suffer from co-existing disorders, which means they have a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. In fact, in many cases, the person started using drugs as a way to deal with the symptoms of the mental illness. At first, it probably seemed to help, and they felt normal for the first time in many years. However, the body became dependent on the drug, and it no longer worked to disguise the mental condition. In fact, it may have even made the symptoms worse.

People with co-existing disorders need to get help for the mental illness and the addiction. Otherwise, they are more likely to relapse down the road. Generally, neither condition can be cured but must be managed. While treating co-existing disorders is more complex, it’s possible for the person to live a productive life after treatment.

You can help with this situation by recognizing the signs of the mental health disorder and the addiction. You need to understand how the mind works and what it does when it’s affected by an illness. You may find it beneficial to take a class at a local college or university on psychology or mental health. As you learn about this condition, you are better prepared to help your family member maintain long-term recovery. Some options in St. George of colleges where you can take a class include the following:

Dixie State University
225 S. University Ave.
St. George UT 84770
(435) 652-7500
Stevens-Henager College
720 South River Road, Ste C-130
St. George UT 84770

While attending a college class won’t miraculously make your loved one’s addiction disappear, it can help you know how to support them when you understand what they’re going through.

Why Should I Seek Help for Addiction?

Many addicts are hesitant about seeking help. If you're like these addicts, you may believe that pursuing rehab or treatment is a sign of weakness, or that you're giving up control. Addicts are already controlled by their addictions. Denial is a powerful force that encourages you to delay treatment and deny your addiction. Waiting too long to seek treatment will only make the problem worse.

You may think you have everything under control. Perhaps you still have a job and go to work every day. Maybe you take care of your family, seeing that the kids get to school and attending their functions. Regardless of where you are in the cycle of addiction, the situation will grow worse if you ignore the problem.

Seek Addiction Help in St. George

For those who have already lost their families, job and home, they may wonder why they should even bother with treatment now. While they may not be able to undo the damage that’s been done, addiction treatment often includes family therapy and other resources to help you make a new start. You may not get the same life you had before, but you can have a successful, happy life when you receive help from addiction rehab.

There are numerous resources right in St. George and the surrounding area to help you deal with your addiction. You may wonder why you should consider a premiere facility like Northpoint Recovery, which is located in Idaho. There are several reasons why out of state treatment may benefit you.

First, a new location can give you a new perspective. Instead of being surrounded by old problems and triggers that remind you of why you’re an addict, you can make a clean start. Just going to a new city in another state can make you feel brand new and more dedicated to recovery.

Another reason to go out of state for addiction treatment is because it’s more difficult to leave. If someone brought you to the rehab center or the facility provided transportation, it will be harder for you to walk out. If you do leave, where will you go? You won’t know people or have family in the area to rely on. Staying at rehab is often easier than leaving when you’re in a new city.

Privacy is a third reason to choose rehab in another state. You’re less likely to know the other addicts, which means they won’t know you either and you won’t feel judged. You can enjoy a higher level of confidentiality in a different city than what you would get in your hometown. Suffering from an addiction isn’t something you necessarily want everyone to know about or to talk about with others. Addicts often feel vulnerable about this topic, especially once they begin recovery and must admit their condition.

Even though you may have many addiction options right in St. George, it may not be the best place for you to begin recovery. Instead, you may want to look at the benefits of attending a treatment center like Northpoint Recovery for inpatient rehab.

Why Should You Choose Northpoint Recovery?

If you’re looking for an addiction rehab center out of state, you should consider Northpoint Recovery. We are an inpatient drug rehab center located in the Treasure Valley part of Idaho. This is situated in the southwestern part of the state and offers beautiful scenery and close proximity to Boise.

We provide customized care plans tailored to your unique needs. Thanks to the highest staff to patient ratio in this region, you get the quality care you need to overcome your addiction and move forward with your life. We provide 24-hour nursing care for the support and supervision necessary in this battle. You can begin your journey with us through our detox program. Then, you can continue with our therapy groups, counseling and focus on health and nutrition.

While here, you’ll become part of the community through support groups and community outreach opportunities. You can go hiking, participate in yoga classes and work out every day. You’ll learn positive ways to deal with stress and life’s challenges instead of turning to drugs. If this inpatient program sounds right for you, contact us to learn more. Let us help you begin a new chapter in your life.

Our admissions coordinators are here to help you get started with treatment the right way. They'll verify your health insurance, help set up travel arrangements, and make sure your transition into treatment is smooth and hassle-free. Get started today and give us a call.

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