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Auburn, Washington Drug and Alcohol Addiction Resources and Treatment Options

“The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction and unless they have structured help, they have no hope.” – Russell Brand

Perhaps you’re facing an addiction or alcoholism, and you’re caught in a crossroads. You desperately want to quit using; you just don’t know how. If you live in Auburn Washington, there are a lot of addiction resources available to you.

Groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous can both be very beneficial to you. You may also want to consider therapy or local clinics in your area for help. There are so many places you can turn, so there’s no need to feel like you’re on your own.

The fact is, no one expects you to recover from your addiction or alcoholism without help. You have a better chance of being successful when you have support; be it professional, online or peer support. Let’s take a few moments and talk about all the different options that are available to you.

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What is Narcotics Anonymous?

Narcotics Anonymous is an organization that has been around since 1953. It was founded by a man named Jimmy Kinnon. He had a vision of helping drug addicts overcome their addictions. NA describes their program as a nonprofit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem.

Because of the nature of their organization, there are no fees for you to join or participate. You’re welcome to come to weekly meetings and just listen, or tell others your story. The sizes of the groups vary, and you can try different ones until you find the right fit.

NA is all-inclusive for anyone who suffers with any type of addiction, including alcoholics. They want anyone to feel free to come. They follow the 12 Steps of Recovery, and millions of people have benefited from attending meetings over the years.

NA meetings tend to be very informal. If your group is small, you may sit in a circle so that everyone can see each other. You’ll probably be a little scared the first time you attend, and that’s OK. Remember, everyone there was once in your shoes. They know what it’s like to feel put on the spot, and they’ll make you feel comfortable.

Every meeting is different. During some of them, the participants are free to talk and share, one at a time. Others may have special speakers, or they may be studying the Steps. Afterwards, you’ll probably have some time to talk with the other members so you can get to know each other.

Once you choose an NA meeting, don’t worry if you don’t feel comfortable there. You may want to give it more time, or you may want to choose another one in Auburn. It’s completely up to you.

There are many NA meetings in Auburn, Washington. You’ll find them taking place every day of the week, which makes it easy to find one that’s convenient for you.

Sunday

Recovery Garage
1:00 AM, 7:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM
230 1st St. Northeast
Auburn, WA
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South King Alano Club
11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Monday

Recovery Garage
7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM
230 1st St. Northeast
Auburn, WA
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South King Alano Club
6:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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IHOP
5:00 PM
1044 Supermall Way
Auburn, WA
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Kent Lutheran Church
7:30 PM
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA
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Tuesday

Recovery Garage
7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM
230 1st St. Northeast
Auburn, WA
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Recovery Garage
10:30 AM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM
632 West Main St.
Auburn, WA
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Auburn Foursquare Church
7:00 PM
325 East Main St.
Auburn, WA
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South King Alano Club
6:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Wednesday

Recovery Garage
7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM
230 1st St. Northeast
Auburn, WA
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Recovery Garage
12:00 PM, 7:00 PM
632 West Main St.
Auburn, WA
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South King Alano Club
12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Kent Lutheran Church
6:30 PM
336 2nd Ave. South
Kent, WA
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Thursday

Recovery Garage
7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:00 PM
230 1st St. Northeast
Auburn, WA
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Recovery Garage
6:30 PM, 7:00 PM
632 West Main St.
Auburn, WA
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Victory Fellowship
7:00 PM
610 8th St. Northeast
Auburn, WA
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South King Alano Club
6:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Brooklake Community Church
7:00 PM
629 South 356th St.
Federal Way, WA
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Saint Columba’s Episcopal Church
7:30 PM
26715 Military Road South
Kent, WA
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Trinity Community Church
7:30 PM
3807 Reith Road
Kent, WA
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Friday

Recovery Garage
7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM
230 1st St. Northeast
Auburn, WA
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Recovery House
7:00 PM
302 4th St. NE
Auburn, WA
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Recovery Garage
12:00 PM, 7:00 PM
632 West Main St.
Auburn, WA
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South King Alano Club
6:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:30 PM
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Presbyterian Parish
8:00 PM
10 South Main St.
Cerlew, WA
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Saturday

Recovery Garage
7:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 7:00 PM
230 1st St. Northeast
Auburn, WA
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Auburn Foursquare Church
7:00 PM
325 East Main St.
Auburn, WA
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Recovery Garage
3:00 PM, 7:00 PM
632 West Main St.
Auburn, WA
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South King Alano Club
12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 10:30 PM
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Kent Lutheran Church
7:30 PM
336 2nd Ave. South
Kent, WA
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Family of Grace Lutheran Church
9:00 PM
31317 124th Ave. Southeast
Auburn, WA
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Auburn Resources

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide organization that began in 1935. It was started by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. At that time, they felt that there was something lacking for people who desired to recover from alcoholism. They believed that recovery would be easier for people if they had peer support on an outpatient basis.

Since that time, AA has grown into every country in the world. Millions of people have been helped because of it, and it continues to be an asset for many alcoholics.

In order to attend an AA meeting, you only have to have a desire to quit drinking. You’re not required to pay any membership fees or dues. The meetings are led by other recovering alcoholics, and they follow the 12 Steps of Recovery. The meetings are all very different, just like with NA. Some may have speakers, or they may be called Big Book Studies. The groups may be big or small.

Some people say that AA tends to be a bit more formal than NA. However, the people are all very friendly with each other, and they enjoy it when new people come. You don’t have to worry about feeling out of place, or like you don’t belong. The other members will make sure you feel welcome.

You also won’t need to say anything during your first meeting if you’re not ready. You’re welcome to sit and listen to the speaker, or to others as they tell their stories.

Daily AA Meetings

These meetings take place at:

South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
14th St. NE is the closest cross street. These meetings are open.
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Renton Early Birds Group
7:00 AM

Auburn Awake Group
8:00 Am

The 9:15 Group
9:15 AM

Freedom to Change Group
10:30 AM

New Kent Fellowship Group
12:00 PM

Sobriety Seekers Group
2:00 PM

The Old Hall Group II
3:30 PM

New Miracle Hall Group
5:00 PM

Psychic Change Group
5:30 PM

New-Found Freedom Group
7:00 PM

Serenity After Hours Group
9:00 PM

Grupo La Ultima Esperanza
8:00 PM
301 Auburn Way N., Suite B
Auburn, WA
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting and it is open.
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Meetings on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Breakaway Study Group
4:30 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
14th St. NE is the closest cross street and this meeting is open.
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Meetings on Tuesday and Thursday

Horseman’s Group
5:00 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
14th St. NE is the closest cross street and this meeting is open.
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Sunday

Evergreen South Breakfast Group
9:00 AM
Auburn Fraternal Order of Eagles
702 M St. SE
Auburn, WA
8th St. SE is the closest cross street and this meeting is open.
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Grupo La Ultima Esperanza
12:00 PM
301 Auburn Way N., Suite B
Auburn, WA
This is a Spanish-speaking meeting and it is open.
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Sunday Night Dinner Bunch Group
7:00 PM
IHOP
1044 Supermall Way, Suite #1715
Auburn, WA
This meeting is open and Market St. is the closest cross street.
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Auburn Alkees Group
7:30 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
505 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
C St. SE is the closest cross street. This is a closed meeting and there is a concurrent Al-Anon meeting at this location.
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Monday

Auburn Group
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is closed and there are concurrent Al-Anon and Alateen meetings at this location.
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Step Up Group
7:00 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
14th St. NE is the closest cross street and this meeting is open.
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Angels in Disguise Group
7:00 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
14th St. NE is the closest cross street and this meeting is open.
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One Way Group
8:00 PM
All Saints Lutheran Church
27225 Military Rd. S.
Auburn, WA
This meeting is closed. S. 272nd St. is the closest cross street.
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Tuesday

The Feathered Healing Circle Group
5:00 PM
Muckleshoot Community Center
Phillip Starr Building
39015 172nd Ave. SE
Auburn, WA
Child care is available. SE 392nd St. is the closest cross street. This meeting is open.
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Auburn Men’s Group
7:00 PM
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
123 L St. NE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is closed, for men only. The closest cross street is 14th St. NE.
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Wednesday

Auburn Group
7:30 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is closed and there are concurrent Al-Anon and Alateen meetings at this location.
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Grupo 26 de Noviembre
8:00 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is Spanish speaking and it is open. 14th St. NE is the closest cross street. Map

Thursday

Women in Recovery Group
5:30 PM
All Saints Lutheran Church
27225 Military Rd. S.
Auburn, WA
Child care is available and this meeting is gay/lesbian supported. This is a meeting for women only. S. 272nd St. is the closest cross street.
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Something New at 302 Group
7:00 PM
302 Recovery House
302 4th St. NE
Auburn, WA
Auburn Way N. is the closest cross street and this meeting is open.
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South End Veterans Group
7:00 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
14th St. NE is the closest cross street. This meeting is closed.
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White River Group
7:30 PM
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
123 L St. NE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is closed. 1st St. NE is the closest cross street.
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Grupo 26 de Noviembre
8:00 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is Spanish speaking and it is open. 14th St. NE is the closest cross street.
Map

Friday

Auburn Group
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is closed and there are concurrent Al-Anon and Alateen meetings at this location.
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Southeast Group
6:30 PM
Church of the Nazarene
1225 29th St. SE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is open and the closest cross street is M St. E.
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Trauma Survivors Group
7:00 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is closed. 14th St. NE is the closest cross street.
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Bottles Empty Group
7:00 PM
Nine Lakes Baptist Church
1636 S. 330th St.
Federal Way, WA
This meeting is for young people and Pacific Highway S. is the closest cross street.
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Grupo 26 de Noviembre
8:00 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is Spanish speaking and it is open. 14th St. NE is the closest cross street.
Map

Saturday

Hour of Power Group
8:00 AM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
14th St. NE is the closest cross street. This meeting is open.
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Auburn Women’s Group
10:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is closed, for women only. Auburn Way S. is the closest cross street.
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4th Step Workshop Group
10:30 AM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
14th St. NE is the closest cross street. This meeting is open.
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All About Choices Group
5:00 PM
Auburn Business Park
1833 Auburn Way, Suite J
Auburn, WA
This meeting is open and 17th St. NE is the closest cross street.
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South End Veterans Group
7:00 PM
South King County Alano Club
1317 Harvey Rd. NE
Auburn, WA
14th St. NE is the closest cross street. This meeting is closed.
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Auburn Group
8:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
This meeting is closed and there are concurrent Al-Anon and Alateen meetings at this location.
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Al-Anon and Alateen for the Families of Addicts and Alcoholics

Al-Anon is an organization that was designed to provide support to the families of addicts and alcoholics. Sometimes we forget that the loved ones need help and encouragement too. This is why the work that they do is so important.

They also hold weekly meetings, and they’re located all over the country. Families can come and listen in or talk with the other participants if they feel comfortable. It feels good to have others listen and know that you’re being heard. It’s also comforting to know that you’re not the only one facing the challenge of having an addicted loved one.

Alateen is very similar to Al-Anon, but it’s specifically for teenagers and older children. They often feel more comfortable sharing with others their own ages about what they’re going through.

It’s easy to find Al-Anon meetings, that are in or around the Auburn area and there are several for you to choose from.

Sunday

Auburn Sunday Night AFG
7:30 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
505 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
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Monday

Monday Morning Jump Start AFG
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
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Just For Today AFG
7:00 PM
Brooklake Community Church
629 S 356th St.
Federal Way, WA
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Tuesday

Parents and Friends AFG
7:00 PM
St. Matthew Episcopal Church
123 L St. NE
Pacific, WA
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Wednesday

Auburn Wednesday Night AFG
7:30 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
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Friday

Auburn Friday Morning AFG
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
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Kent All Mens AFG
7:30 PM
Church of the Holy Spirit
310 3rd Ave. S.
Kent, WA
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Saturday

Saturday Morning Open Breakfast AFG
9:30 AM
Rainbow Café
112 E. Main St.
Auburn, WA
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Teens and older children are more than welcome to attend any Al-Anon meeting. However, they often feel more comfortable attending Alateen. Here is the information for the meeting in or around the Auburn area:

Auburn Wednesday Night Alateen
8:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
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What to do if a Friend or Family Member Overdoses

It can be very scary when you realize that someone you love has overdosed on drugs or alcohol. It’s common for people to almost feel paralyzed because they just don’t know how to respond, or what to do.

If you find yourself in this situation, please don’t try to handle the situation yourself. Your family member or friend needs immediate medical attention. The best thing you can do is to call 911. Explain that you suspect an overdose. That way, emergency services will come right away.

Alcohol poisoning occurs when someone drinks too much in a short period of time. They will show signs of it that can often be mistaken for the symptoms of being drunk. It’s important to know the difference between the two.

When someone suffers from alcohol poisoning, they may:

  • Suffer from hypothermia
  • Begin having seizures
  • Be very confused
  • Have problems with their coordination
  • Have irregular breathing patterns
  • Be vomiting regularly
  • Lose consciousness

If you suspect alcohol poisoning, call 911 immediately. Whatever you do, please don’t think that you can treat this on your own. Their condition won’t improve if they drink a lot of water or sleep it off. They need medical attention as soon as possible.

Once your loved one gets to the hospital, the staff will assess their condition. They’ll check their blood alcohol level (BAC) to determine what to do next. If they’re having trouble breathing, they may have a tube inserted into their windpipe. This will help them with their breathing. They will also probably get an IV. This will keep them hydrated and keep their blood glucose and vitamin levels at stable levels.

If they are having a hard time controlling their bladder, they may have a catheter inserted. Sometimes it’s necessary to pump patients’ stomachs, but this will depend on their BAC level.

The hospital will most likely admit the patient for more treatment. Afterwards, they will probably talk to the individual about considering alcohol detox and rehab.

A cocaine overdose needs to be treated right away in an emergency room setting. The first goal will be to stabilize the person’s breathing. The staff will then assess their heart and determine if they need to intervene. They’ll receive an IV, and any other treatments that the staff feel are necessary.

Once the patient is stable, they’ll be approached about going to rehab to get help. This is very important because another cocaine overdose could possible be fatal.

If your family member overdoses on an opioid drug like heroin or painkillers, they need Naloxone as soon as possible. This is a medication that is approved to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses. The paramedics can give it at the scene, and they may receive many more doses as a part of their treatment plan.

Naloxone is a very powerful drug that works by attaching to the opioid receptors. It can quickly save someone’s life, but it will also cause immediate withdrawal. Treatments can be administered to help with those symptoms.

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Should You Consider Drug and Alcohol Detox and Rehab?

Most experts agree that while other forms of support are good, there is no substitute for professional treatment. If you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, you should consider going to detox and rehab to recover.

Addiction treatment will give you the best chance of a successful, long-term recovery. You’ll be able to work with professionals who know exactly how to treat your type of addiction. You’ll also get specialized care that is designed to meet your unique needs.

For many addicts, going to a drug and alcohol detox is their first step in recovery. This method of treatment addresses your physical addiction. It helps them get through the withdrawal period with less severe symptoms. It can also assist them with avoiding many of the complications that can come with withdrawing.

There are different forms of detox. You may take medications to help you with your symptoms. You may also receive holistic treatments as well. Your doctor will talk with you about the methods that are best for you.

Once you’ve detoxed, you’ll go through a drug or alcohol rehabilitation program. This will address the psychological part of your addiction. You’ll learn why you became addicted and receive treatment for any co-occurring disorders.

It’s important not to skip rehab after detox. Unless you work on the reasons for your substance abuse, your recovery is unlikely. The two really work together to give you the best chance of being successful long-term.

How to Get Help for Your Addiction Right Away

At Northpoint Recovery, we know that it’s hard to take the next step and reach out for help. You may not be able to even imagine your life without drugs or alcohol. We promise you that your recovery is worth it, and this will be the best decision you ever made.

Have we offered you enough information about addiction resources in Auburn, Washington? Please contact us today if you have any questions, or if you’d like to talk about treatment.

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