Algona, Washington Overdose, Support, & Treatment Addiction Resources

Part of the Seattle metropolitan area, Algona is surrounded by the suburbs of Auburn and has a population of just 3,185.

However, just because this community is small doesn’t mean it doesn’t have big city problems like addictive substances.

Fortunately, its close proximity to many other densely populated areas means it's also surrounded by so many different addiction resources that other communities just don't have.

This comprehensive guide to addiction resources in Algona, Washington takes a look at some of the best, from overdose help and local support groups to professional treatment options nearby.

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The Dangers of Overdosing

Overdoses are without a doubt some of the most destructive effects of struggling with a substance abuse problem. They can cause lifelong damage to both the body and the brain. And for many, a single night of overindulgence can lead to permanently debilitating conditions.

But on top of that, overdoses are also incredibly deadly too. Today, addictive substance overdoses are actually the number one killers of Americans under the age of 55.

Every day, 130 people die from an opioid overdose. Alcohol poisoning kills six additional people every day. And in 2017 alone, more than 70 thousand U.S. citizens died from a drug overdose – a 316% rise compared to 1999.

Overdoses are deadly and numerous – and they’re becoming more common with each passing year.

Today, then, it is more important than ever to know how to spot the signs of an overdose and understand what to do to treat them.

Not all overdoses look the same. And knowing what signs belong to what type of drug class is key. Below are some of the most common symptoms of overdose for some of the most widely-abused substances today.

Cocaine – A popular stimulant that's been around for quite a while, cocaine is highly abused, and the problem is getting worse. It can also be deadly when used in excess. Some signs of an overdose on this drug could include:

  • Seizures
  • Loss of awareness of surroundings
  • Loss of urine control
  • High body temperature, severe sweating
  • High blood pressure, very fast heart rate or irregular heart rhythm
  • Bluish color of the skin
  • Fast or difficulty breathing
  • Death

HeroinThis drug is perhaps one of the most well-known illicit substances today. And it’s as deadly as it is addictive. The signs of a heroin overdose usually include: 

AIRWAYS AND LUNGS 

  • No breathing
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow and difficult breathing 

EYES, EARS, NOSE, AND THROAT 

  • Dry mouth
  • Extremely small pupils, sometimes as small as the head of a pin (pinpoint pupils)
  • Discolored tongue 

HEART AND BLOOD 

  • Low blood pressure
  • Weak pulse 

SKIN 

  • Bluish-colored nails and lips 

STOMACH AND INTESTINES 

  • Constipation
  • Spasms of the stomach and intestines 

NERVOUS SYSTEM 

  • Coma
  • Delirium
  • Disorientation
  • Drowsiness
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements

Prescription Opioids – Prescription opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin are used to help treat pain in patients. But these drugs are also highly addictive and dangerous when abused. Some signs of an overdose on prescription opioids like OxyContin or Vicodin include:

  • Small, constricted “pinpoint pupils”
  • Falling asleep or loss of consciousness
  • Slow, shallow breathing
  • Choking or gurgling sounds
  • Limp body
  • Pale, blue, or cold skin

Alcohol – This legal addictive substance is widely available and ingrained in our culture. But it can and is deadly. In fact, as many as 6 people die every day from alcohol poisoning. Here are some of the signs to watch out for:

  • Confusion
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing (less than eight breaths a minute)
  • Irregular breathing (a gap of more than 10 seconds between breaths)
  • Blue-tinged skin or pale skin
  • Low body temperature (hypothermia)
  • Passing out (unconsciousness) and can't be awakened

Benzodiazepines – These prescription medications are used to treat mood disorders like depression and anxiety. But increasingly, they’re also being used and abused recreationally. And while they are in fact helpful in treating certain conditions, using them incorrectly can lead to some very serious health problems. Below are just a few signs of a benzo overdose to watch out for.  

  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Nystagmus (repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements)
  • Hallucinations
  • Slurred speech
  • Ataxia (lack of muscle coordination)
  • Coma
  • Hypotonia (overly relaxed muscles)
  • Weakness
  • Altered mental status, impairment of thinking
  • Poor memory
  • Shallow breathing
  • Low blood pressure

Crystal Meth – An incredibly powerful stimulant, meth is highly addictive and exceptionally dangerous. Some signs of a meth overdose include:

  • Agitation
  • Chest pain
  • Coma or unresponsiveness (in extreme cases)
  • Heart attack
  • Irregular or stopped heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Very high body temperature
  • Kidney damage and possibly kidney failure
  • Paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Stroke

Treating an overdose is all about getting the right kind of help and getting that help as quickly as possible. That’s why if you recognize the signs of an overdose, it’s crucial that you call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you do have to leave the side of the victim to do so, be sure to place them into the recovery position – a body position that can prevent serious complications like vomiting or choking.

The operators at 911 will be able to assist you by sending an ambulance to your location and also instructing you on which steps to take next (i.e., perform CPR, induce vomiting, etc.).

In order to better understand the situation, though, they’ll likely ask a range of questions about the victim and their condition. These may include:

  • What is the age, sex, height, and weight of the victim?
  • What drugs have they taken, how much did they take, and how long ago did they take them?
  • Did they have a legal prescription for the drugs?
  • Did they take any other substances at the same time?

The key to getting the right kind of treatment advice, though, is providing both accurate and honest information. If the victim is overdosing on heroin, for example, telling the operator that they took too much of their legal medication can actually end up costing them their life.

When the EMTs arrive, they’ll take over caring for the patient while also using special medications (like naloxone) to help treat the patient. They’ll also likely transfer them to a hospital for more extensive care.  

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Local Support Groups Near Algona, Washington

Unfortunately, so many struggling addicts just don’t get the kind of care and support they need to recover. Much of that is due to the inherent denial that often accompanies addiction. And in fact, as many as 94.3% of addicts don’t get help because they’re in complete denial about their substance abuse problem.

However, of the people who do recognize their own need for help, around 11% don’t end up getting it simply because they don’t know where to look.

But in Algona, there are plenty of local support groups that can help keep addicts on the road to recovery and headed towards a life of sobriety. Below are some of the best in the area.

Popular, supported by the science, and incredibly easy to find, Alcoholics Anonymous is without a doubt one of the most well-known support groups in the entire world. Its membership numbers are even estimated to be as high as 2.1 million.

Plus, these meetings are incredibly accessible. They’re free to attend, are founded on anonymity, and occur in so many cities both nationally and internationally.

And within Algona and the surrounding Auburn, there are quite a few meetings happening every day of the week.

SUNDAY

RENTON EARLYBIRDS
Sunday at 7:00 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN AWAKE
Sunday at 8:00 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

EVERGREEN SOUTH BREAKFAST
Sunday at 9:00 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE 9:15
Sunday at 9:15 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

FREEDOM TO CHANGE
Sunday at 10:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

GRUPO LA ULTIMA ESPERANZA
Sunday at Noon
Biz Park, Suite B
310 Auburn Way N
Auburn, Washington

NEW KENT FELLOWSHIP
Sunday at Noon
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOBRIETY SEEKERS
Sunday at 2:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE OLD HALL 2
Sunday at 3:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

NEW MIRACLE HALL
Sunday at 5:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

PSYCHIC CHANGE
Sunday at 5:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

4TH DIMENSION AA
Sunday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN ALKEES
Sunday at 7:30 pm
Holy Family Cath Church
505 17th St SE
Auburn, Washington

GRUPO LA ULTIMA ESPERANZA
Sunday at 8:00 pm
Biz Park, Suite B
310 Auburn Way N
Auburn, Washington

SERENITY AFTER HOURS
Sunday at 9:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

MONDAY

RENTON EARLYBIRDS
Monday at 6:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN AWAKE
Monday at 8:00 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE 9:15
Monday at 9:15 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

FREEDOM TO CHANGE
Monday at 10:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN GROUP
Monday at 10:30 am
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St SE
Auburn, Washington

NEW KENT FELLOWSHIP
Monday at Noon
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOBRIETY SEEKERS
Monday at 2:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE OLD HALL 2
Monday at 3:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

NEW MIRACLE HALL
Monday at 5:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

PSYCHIC CHANGE
Monday at 5:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

Rush Hour
Monday at 6:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
100 N St SE
Auburn, Washington

4TH DIMENSION AA
Monday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

Angels In Disguise Women
Monday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

STEP UP
Monday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

GRUPO LA ULTIMA ESPERANZA
Monday at 8:00 pm
Biz Park, Suite B
310 Auburn Way N
Auburn, Washington

SERENITY AFTER HOURS
Monday at 9:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

TUESDAY

RENTON EARLYBIRDS
Tuesday at 6:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN AWAKE
Tuesday at 8:00 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE 9:15
Tuesday at 9:15 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

FREEDOM TO CHANGE
Tuesday at 10:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

NEW KENT FELLOWSHIP
Tuesday at Noon
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOBRIETY SEEKERS
Tuesday at 2:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE OLD HALL 2
Tuesday at 3:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

The Feathered Healing Circle
Tuesday at 5:00 pm
Muckleshoot Phillip Starr Bld
39015 172nd Ave SE
Auburn, Washington

HORSEMAN'S GROUP
Tuesday at 5:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

PSYCHIC CHANGE
Tuesday at 5:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE FIRST 12 MONTHS
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Celebration Church
1039 22nd St NE
Auburn, Washington

4TH DIMENSION AA
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN STAG Men
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
St. Matthews Epis Church
123 L St NE
Auburn, Washington

GRUPO LA ULTIMA ESPERANZA
Tuesday at 8:00 pm
Biz Park, Suite B
310 Auburn Way N
Auburn, Washington

SERENITY AFTER HOURS
Tuesday at 9:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

WEDNESDAY

RENTON EARLYBIRDS
Wednesday at 6:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN AWAKE
Wednesday at 8:00 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE 9:15
Wednesday at 9:15 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

FREEDOM TO CHANGE
Wednesday at 10:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

NEW KENT FELLOWSHIP
Wednesday at Noon
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOBRIETY SEEKERS
Wednesday at 2:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE OLD HALL 2
Wednesday at 3:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

NEW MIRACLE HALL
Wednesday at 5:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

PSYCHIC CHANGE
Wednesday at 5:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

4TH DIMENSION AA
Wednesday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN GROUP
Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St SE
Auburn, Washington

GRUPO LA ULTIMA ESPERANZA
Wednesday at 8:00 pm
Biz Park, Suite B
310 Auburn Way N
Auburn, Washington

Grupo 26 De Noviembre
Wednesday at 8:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SERENITY AFTER HOURS
Wednesday at 9:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THURSDAY

RENTON EARLYBIRDS
Thursday at 6:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN AWAKE
Thursday at 8:00 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE 9:15
Thursday at 9:15 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

FREEDOM TO CHANGE
Thursday at 10:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

NEW KENT FELLOWSHIP
Thursday at Noon
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOBRIETY SEEKERS
Thursday at 2:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE OLD HALL 2
Thursday at 3:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

HORSEMAN'S GROUP
Thursday at 5:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

PSYCHIC CHANGE
Thursday at 5:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOMETHING NEW AT 302
Thursday at 7:00 pm
302 Recovery House
302 4th St NE
Auburn, Washington

4TH DIMENSION AA
Thursday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOUTHEND VETERANS
Thursday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

WHITE RIVER
Thursday at 7:30 pm
St. Matthews Epis Church
123 L St NE
Auburn, Washington

GRUPO LA ULTIMA ESPERANZA
Thursday at 8:00 pm
Biz Park, Suite B
310 Auburn Way N
Auburn, Washington

Grupo 26 De Noviembre
Thursday at 8:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SERENITY AFTER HOURS
Thursday at 9:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

FRIDAY

RENTON EARLYBIRDS
Friday at 6:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN AWAKE
Friday at 8:00 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE 9:15
Friday at 9:15 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

FREEDOM TO CHANGE
Friday at 10:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN GROUP
Friday at 10:30 am
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St SE
Auburn, Washington

NEW KENT FELLOWSHIP
Friday at Noon
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOBRIETY SEEKERS
Friday at 2:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE OLD HALL 2
Friday at 3:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

NEW MIRACLE HALL
Friday at 5:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

PSYCHIC CHANGE
Friday at 5:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOUTHEAST GROUP
Friday at 6:30 pm
Church of Nazarene
1225 29th St SE
Auburn, Washington

The Family Afterwards
Friday at 6:30 pm
Trotters Restaurant
825 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

4TH DIMENSION AA
Friday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

T.S.A.A.(Trauma Survivors)
Friday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

GRUPO LA ULTIMA ESPERANZA
Friday at 8:00 pm
Biz Park, Suite B
310 Auburn Way N
Auburn, Washington

Grupo 26 De Noviembre
Friday at 8:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SERENITY AFTER HOURS
Friday at 9:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SATURDAY

RENTON EARLYBIRDS
Saturday at 6:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN AWAKE
Saturday at 8:00 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

HOUR OF POWER Women
Saturday at 8:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE 9:15
Saturday at 9:15 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN WOMEN Women
Saturday at 10:00 am
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St SE
Auburn, Washington

FOURTH STEP WORKSHOP (2 HOURS)
Saturday at 10:30 am
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

Hope Starts Here
Saturday at 11:00 am
At Phoenix Rising
915 26th St NE
Auburn, Washington

NEW KENT FELLOWSHIP
Saturday at Noon
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOBRIETY SEEKERS
Saturday at 2:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

THE OLD HALL 2
Saturday at 3:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SERENITY IN SOBRIETY
Saturday at 5:00 pm
Auburn Business Park, Suite 2
4210 Auburn Way N
Auburn, Washington

NEW MIRACLE HALL
Saturday at 5:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

PSYCHIC CHANGE
Saturday at 5:30 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

4th Dimension AA (3rd Sat Spkr)
Saturday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

SOUTHEND VETERANS
Saturday at 7:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

GRUPO LA ULTIMA ESPERANZA
Saturday at 8:00 pm
Biz Park, Suite B
310 Auburn Way N
Auburn, Washington

AUBURN GROUP
Saturday at 8:00 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St SE
Auburn, Washington

SERENITY AFTER HOURS
Saturday at 9:00 pm
South County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd
Auburn, Washington

An offshoot of AA, Narcotics Anonymous takes advantage of a similar 12-step model to keep its members on the road to sobriety.

But rather than focusing entirely on alcohol alone, NA also helps substance abusers of all kinds overcome their addictive tendencies. That means heroin, crack, and/or meth users are all welcome to attend.

And just like Alcoholics Anonymous, NA’s 12 steps are backed up by evidence too.

There are plenty of NA meetings around to have a look at.

SUNDAY

Recovery Garage
Sunday at Noon
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Sunday at Noon
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Sunday at 4:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Recovery Garage
Sunday at 7:00PM
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Sunday at 7:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Unity Church Of Kent
Sunday at 7:00PM
218 State Avenue South
Kent, WA 98030-5922
Map
Open

Denny's Restaurant, Banquet Room
Sunday at 7:30PM
626 South Hill Park Drive
Puyallup, WA 98373-1423
Map
Open

MONDAY

Recovery Garage
Monday at Noon
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Monday at Noon
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Monday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Daffodil Bowl
Monday at 1:30PM
1624 E Main
Puyallup, WA 98372-3142
Map
Open

Rialto Apartments
Monday at 3:30PM
311 South 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3625
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Monday at 4:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Monday at 6:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Monday at 6:00PM
101 East 38th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
Map
Open

Kent Lutheran Church
Monday at 6:30PM
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032-5849
Map
Open

IHOP
Monday at 7:00PM
1044 Supermall Way
Algona, WA 98001-6537
Map
Open

Recovery Garage
Monday at 7:00PM
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Monday at 7:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Milton Activity Center
Monday at 7:00PM
1000 Laurel St
Milton, WA 98354-8887
Map
Open

Urban Grace Church
Monday at 7:00PM
902 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Map
Open

Sumner United Methodist Church
Monday at 7:30PM
901 Wood Avenue
Sumner, WA 98390-1438
Map
Open

Good Samaritan Hospital
Monday at 7:30PM
506A 14th Avenue SE
Puyallup, WA 98372-4683
Map
Open

TUESDAY

Recovery Garage
Tuesday at Noon
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Tuesday at Noon
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Tuesday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Recovery Cafe
Tuesday at Noon
1143 South Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Tuesday at 4:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Recovery Garage
Tuesday at 5:30PM
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

Tacoma Christian Reform Church
Tuesday at 6:30PM
2419 East 72nd Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
Map
Open

Recovery Garage
Tuesday at 7:00PM
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Tuesday at 7:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Nativity House
Tuesday at 7:00PM
1411 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405-4458
Map
Open

WEDNESDAY

Recovery Garage
Wednesday at Noon
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Wednesday at Noon
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Daffodil Bowl
Wednesday at Noon
1624 E Main
Puyallup, WA 98372-3142
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Wednesday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Recovery Cafe
Wednesday at Noon
1143 South Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Map
Open

Rialto Apartments
Wednesday at 3:30PM
311 South 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3625
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Wednesday at 4:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Shiloh Baptist Church
Wednesday at 6:00PM
1211 South I St
Tacoma, WA 98405
Map
Open

Kent Lutheran Church
Wednesday at 6:30PM
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032-5849
Map
Open

Recovery Garage
Wednesday at 7:00PM
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Wednesday at 7:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Playa Azul Restaurant
Wednesday at 7:00PM
1114 River Road
Puyallup, WA 98371-3830
Map
Open

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center
Wednesday at 7:00PM
405 West Stewart, Suite A
Puyallup, WA 98371-5164
Map
Open

Muckleshoot Recovery House
Wednesday at 7:00PM
39225 180th Avenue Southeast
Auburn, WA 98092-9768
Map
Closed

New Heights Christian Church
Wednesday at 7:00PM
21628 116th Avenue Southeast
Kent, WA 98031-2321
Map
Open

Timberlane Homeowner's Association
Wednesday at 7:00PM
19300 Southeast 267th Street
Kent, WA 98042-5083
Map
Open

THURSDAY

Recovery Garage
Thursday at Noon
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Thursday at Noon
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Thursday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Recovery Cafe
Thursday at Noon
1143 South Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Thursday at 4:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Recovery Garage
Thursday at 5:30PM
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

Unity Church Of Kent
Thursday at 6:30PM
218 State Avenue South
Kent, WA 98030-5922
Map
Open

Recovery Garage
Thursday at 7:00PM
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

Victory Fellowship
Thursday at 7:00PM
610 8th Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-4312
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Thursday at 7:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Brooklake Community Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
629 South 356th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003-8651
Map
Open

Saint Columba's Episcopal Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
26715 Military Road South
Kent, WA 98032-7011
Map
Open

Christ Episcopal Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
310 North K Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
Map
Open

FRIDAY

Recovery Garage
Friday at Noon
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Friday at Noon
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Daffodil Bowl
Friday at Noon
1624 E Main
Puyallup, WA 98372-3142
Map
Open

First United Methodist Church
Friday at Noon
621 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402-2301
Map
Open

Recovery Cafe
Friday at Noon
1143 South Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402-2005
Map
Open

Rialto Apartments
Friday at 3:30PM
311 South 9th Street
Tacoma, WA 98402-3625
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Friday at 4:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Brotherhood Church of God
Friday at 6:00PM
2124 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Map
Open

Recovery Garage
Friday at 7:00PM
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Friday at 7:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Grace Lutheran Church
Friday at 7:00PM
22975 24th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198-7109
Map
Open

Good Samaritan Hospital
Friday at 7:30PM
506A 14th Avenue SE
Puyallup, WA 98372-4683
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Friday at 9:30PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Closed

South King Alano Club
Friday at 9:30PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Closed

Christ Episcopal Church
Friday at 10:00PM
310 North K Street
Tacoma, WA 98403
Map
Open

SATURDAY

Recovery Garage
Saturday at Noon
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Saturday at Noon
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

People's Community Center
Saturday at Noon
1602 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Saturday at 2:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Saturday at 4:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Brooklake Community Church
Saturday at 6:30PM
629 South 356th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003-8651
Map
Open

Recovery Garage
Saturday at 7:00PM
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002-5052
Map
Open

South King Alano Club
Saturday at 7:00PM
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002-4245
Map
Open

Eastside Christian Church
Saturday at 7:00PM
5816 McKinley Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98404-2332
Map
Open

Kent Lutheran Church
Saturday at 7:30PM
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032-5849
Map
Open

Family of Grace Lutheran Church
Saturday at 9:00PM
31317 124th Avenue Southeast
Auburn, WA 98092
Map
Open

Unfortunately, many other people are hurt in the wake of an individual’s alcoholism. And many times, friends and family members of an addict also suffer from serious problems as a result.

Al-Anon is a 12-step support group designed to help these victims specifically overcome the negative fallout from a loved one’s alcoholism. And like other 12-step groups, there are quite a few to choose from in the surrounding area.

Auburn Sunday Night AFG
Sunday 7:30 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
505 17th St SE, Auburn, WA, 98002, USA
Enter through main church entrance on 17th St SE
1.7 miles away
Beginners
Handicap Access

Auburn Friday Morning AFG
Friday 10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St SE, Auburn, WA, 98002, USA
2.1 miles away
Beginners
Handicap Access

Auburn Wednesday Night AFG
Wednesday 7:30 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St SE, Auburn, WA, 98002, USA
2.1 miles away
Beginners
Handicap Access

Monday Morning Jump Start AFG
Monday 10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St SE, Auburn, WA, 98002, USA
2.1 miles away
Beginners
Handicap Access

Parents and Friends AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
St Matthew Episcopal
123 L St NE, Auburn, WA, 98002, USA
2.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Parents
Handicap Access

Saturday Morning Open Breakfast AFG
Saturday 9:30 AM
Trotter's Family Restaurant (upstairs)
825 Harvey Rd, Auburn, WA, 98002, USA
3.1 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Just For Today AFG
Monday 7:00 PM
Brooklake Community Church
629 S 356th St, Federal Way, WA, 98003, USA
AA meeting at the same time
3.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Milton Monday Night AFG
Monday 6:00 PM
Mission woods church
2003 Taylor St, Milton, WA, 98354, USA
3.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Alateen is an Al-Anon subgroup devoted specifically to providing the support needs of young people who have been negatively impacted by another person’s drinking problem.

For many, being surrounded by people their own age can play a big role in letting them open up about their experiences and helping them receive the support they so desperately need.

There aren't as many Alateen meetings happening in the area, but there are still quite a few to choose from.

Tuesday Night Survivors Alateen
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton Street, Fircrest, WA, 98466, USA
Age range 10-18.
12.7 miles away
Handicap Access

West Seattle Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
Tibbets United Methodist Church
3940 41st Avenue SW, Seattle, WA, 98116, USA
Age range 13-18.
20.9 miles away

Lake Hills Alateen
Thursday 7:30 PM
St Andrew's Church
2650 148th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007, USA
Age range 9-20. Downstairs
21.8 miles away

Similar to Al-Anon, Nar-Anon is the family group offshoot of Narcotics Anonymous. And also like Al-Anon, it’s focused on helping friends and family members of addicts take care of themselves and get the support they need to stay healthy.

However, there aren’t quite as many meetings nearby compared to Al-Anon. But even still, the closest ones are listed below.

Sundays In Sumner
Sumner United Methodist Church
901 Wood Avenue
Sumner, Washington 98390
Sunday
7:00pm

Hope On The Hill
All Saints Lutheran Church
27225 Military Road South
Auburn, Washington 98001
Thursday
7:30pm

"The Next Step"
Grace Lutheran Church
22975 24th Ave. S
Des Moines, Washington 98198
Enter the church through the lower parking lot.
Monday
7:00pm

For many individuals that grow up in an alcoholic home, functioning normally and staying healthy later on in life can be quite difficult. And though the traumatic incidences may not have happened for years, the repercussions can still cause problems decades later.

That’s what Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) is for. This 12-step group is geared specifically towards individuals that have been hurt by their parents’ drinking years ago and still struggle with the many problems that occurred as a result.

And around Algona, Washington, there are quite a few meetings happening nearby.

Washington, Puyallup ( Pierce) 
Monday 07:30 PM
Puyallup Valley Aca-Meeting is at the First Presbyterian Church. Parking available behind the church. Entrance to parking is on 4th Street. Enter through the back door.
412 W Pioneer, 98371
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Book Study, 
Non Smoking-Contact Meeting If U Need Wheelchair 

Washington, Tacoma ( Pierce) 
Tuesday 07:00 pm
The Big Red Book ACA group-Entrance near parking lot in back of church.
ZION CHURCH 3410 6th Ave, 98405
(English) , Discussion, Book Study, 

Washington, Tacoma ( Pierce) 
Friday 10:30 am
Tacoma Aca-Between Pearl and Mildred on 19th St, at TACID-TACID sign can be hard to see.
6315 South 19th St., 98466
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Book Study, Steps,
Non Smoking 

Washington, Tacoma ( Pierce) 
Thursday 07:00 pm
Tacoma Thursday Night Aca-TACID Building, located on South 19th Street between Pearl and Mildred streets next to TCC campus.
6315 S 19th Street, 98466
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Book Study, Steps, Wheelchair Access, Non Smoking,
Non Smoking 

Not everyone will respond to the 12-step model of recovery the same way. And for some, it just may not work at all. It could be the spirituality inherent in these programs. Or it could just be that it doesn’t quite mesh with their own idea of recovery.

If that sounds like you, don’t worry – there are 12-step alternatives. And SMART Recovery is one of the best. This secular program teaches members how to overcome cravings and avoid triggers using only evidence-based techniques and strategies that have been proven to work.

And on top of that, meetings are led only by certified instructors rather than members themselves.

There are a few SMART Recovery meetings happening in the Algona area. Below are some of the closest.  

Sumner, Washington – Tuesday 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
15116 Gary Street East
98390 Sumner Washington
Meeting: #4301
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Tacoma, Washington – 3rd Monday 5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
2215 Pacific Avenue
98402 Tacoma Washington
Meeting: #4867
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Tacoma, Washington – Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
1712 6th Avenue
6th Ave Ste 400
98405 Tacoma Washington
Meeting: #3950
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Tacoma, Washington -Wednesday 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
1712 6th Avenue
6th Ave.
98405 Tacoma Washington
Meeting: #4476
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Gig Harbor, Washington – Thursday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
5500 Olympic Drive Northwest
98335 Gig Harbor Washington
Meeting: #3089
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Lakewood, Washington-Sunday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
9600 Veterans Drive Southwest
98498 Lakewood Washington
Meeting: #3665
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While in-person meetings are without a doubt the best way to get support, there are other more flexible options available. And online support groups offer immediate access to help nearly any time of day.

Below are some of the best online support groups to look into.

Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

Although support is incredibly important as part of a recovery program, it alone often isn’t enough to keep a recovering addict from relapsing. And for the overwhelming majority of people, it is going to take a professional treatment program to help them stay sober for good.

A professional program connects recovering addicts with expert-level guidance, support, treatment, and medical oversight. It offers the absolute best chances of overcoming a substance abuse problem.

But there are a couple of other benefits to consider too.

In addition to a better success rate than trying to quit on your own, a professional program also offers:

  • A range of amenities to make recovery far more comfortable throughout
  • Access to treatments and special medications developed specifically for making quitting drugs much easier
  • 24/7 nursing care that can both prevent and treat life-threatening complications that may arise
  • A dedicated emotional and motivational social support network
  • Connections to aftercare programs to help keep patients clean long after graduating from the program

In general, there are two main types of professional treatment programs: detoxification and rehabilitation.

  • Detoxification – The first stage of recovery is sometimes considered the most brutal. That’s because when an addict stops taking a substance that they’re physically dependent on, it can cause a range of uncomfortable side effects known as withdrawals. These withdrawals might include:
    • Headaches
    • Muscle aches
    • Depression
    • Tremors
    • Nausea
    • Anxiety
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Paranoia
    • Hallucinations

And in many cases, recovering addicts end up relapsing just so they don’t have to experience these symptoms any longer.

A professional detox program helps keep patients from relapsing while also treating these symptoms to make the process far easier to get through. Plus, they also safeguard patients against serious complications, some of which can actually be fatal if left untreated. 

  • Rehabilitation – Rehab is more concerned with the mental side of addiction. To explain, over the course of an addiction, individuals develop certain behaviors and habits that become so ingrained that they can’t even control them. This is where the compulsive part of addiction comes in. And even though a patient may have made it through detox, if they don’t treat these behavior patterns, they’re incredibly likely to turn back to using again because of these compulsive behaviors. 

Through one-on-one counseling, group talk sessions, and behavioral therapies, rehabilitation helps patients overcome these compulsive behaviors and build new, healthier life strategies in their place.

There are three main types of rehabilitation programs.

  • Inpatient Rehab – These programs (typically about 30 days in length) require patients to eat, sleep, and receive treatment all in the same centralized location. This allows for a more focused recovery, but it can also make it hard to attend school or go to work at the same time.
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation – An outpatient program is quite a bit more flexible than inpatient. In these programs, patients will attend evening treatment sessions rather than ones that occur during the day. This allows them to fulfill other normal obligations while still getting treatment. However, this less-focused recovery can make relapse more likely as well. They’re usually around 3 months long too.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) – An intensive outpatient program strikes a balance between the other two types. Treatment sessions occur in the evenings (allowing for greater flexibility). However, they also last longer and occur more frequently too, giving patients a more intensive treatment than typical outpatient programs can offer. They’re usually around 3 months too.  

Unfortunately, there aren’t any treatment centers within Algona itself. And while there are quite a few to choose from in the surrounding areas, basing a program choice on proximity alone often isn’t a great idea.

And in fact, making the choice to travel for treatment can actually have some pretty substantial benefits, many of which can make recovery far more successful. Just some of these benefits include:

  • It can help solidify the commitment to recovery
  • Patients can focus solely on themselves
  • Travel offers time for reflection
  • There is no simple way to leave (making it harder to quit!)
  • There is much more privacy and confidentiality

As you can see, then, choosing to travel for drug rehab can be one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.

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