Brier, Washington Addiction Resources

This complete guide to addiction resources in Brier, Washington lists out some of the best sources of support in the area, including overdose help, local support groups, and professional treatment info.

Located in between Lynwood and Bothell, Brier is a small community north of Seattle in Washington State.

And while its population was just under seven thousand in 2017, Brier’s close proximity to one of the state’s largest city means that it’s no stranger to dealing with addiction problems.

Unfortunately, many residents just don’t know where to turn to for help with their addiction. And in fact, as many as 11% of help-seeking addicts don’t get the support they need simply because they can’t find the right resources.

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The Dangers of Overdosing

Unfortunately, drug overdoses have now become a national epidemic in the United States. In 1999, nearly 17 thousand people died from a drug overdose. In 2017, more than 70 thousand Americans lost their lives to drugs. The problem is huge – and it’s only getting worse.

In fact, drug overdoses are now the number one killers of Americans under the age of 55.

As a result, it’s critical to know how to spot the signs of an overdose and how to treat it. Because today more than ever, you might just have to deal with one firsthand.

Not all overdoses look the same. And the better equipped you are to spot the signs of one, the better able you’ll be to help treat it.

Below are some of the most common signs of overdose among the most widely-abused drugs today.

Cocaine – One of the most well-known illicit drugs today, cocaine has long been used and abused. But it’s popularity is matched by its dangers too, and taking too much can easily become deadly. 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

HeroinWithout a doubt one of the most notorious drugs on the street today, heroin is at the forefront of the raging opioid epidemic. And when used, it can quickly and easily lead to an overdose. 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 – These drugs are usually prescribed to treat pain in patients. But medications like OxyContin and Percocet can be addictive as well as deadly. 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 – Legal, widely available, and culturally ingrained in much of current society, alcohol is abused more than most other addictive drugs. But alcohol poisoning can also be deadly. 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 – Some of the most well-known benzos are Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin. And while they do have legitimate medical use, these medications are becoming more highly abused with each passing year. Some of the most recognizable signs of a benzo overdose include:  

  • 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 – A powerful stimulant that’s also highly addictive, meth can cause serious side effects like paranoia, hallucinations, and even mania. It can also be quite deadly too. 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 effectively is all about getting help and getting help fast. That’s why if you notice the signs of an overdose above, you should call 9-1-1 immediately.

And if you have to leave the side of the victim to do so, be sure to place them in what’s known as the recovery position. This position can help cut down on the risk of serious complications like vomiting or choking. And this simple act can easily end up saving a life.

Once you’re connected to an operator, they’ll likely send an ambulance while also asking a few questions about the victim, their condition, and the situation as a whole. 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?

It’s critical that you answer these questions honestly and to the best of your knowledge. The more accurate the information is, the better able they’ll be to help you and the victim. Lying about whether the drugs were illicit, for example, can very easily lead to a worse outcome.

As you wait for the ambulance, the operator may also instruct you to administer CPR or perform other life-saving actions like inducing vomiting. Be sure to follow instructions as closely as you can.

Once the EMTs arrive, they will likely treat the victim with more extensive care and may use certain medications (like naloxone) to improve the outcome. They’ll probably also transfer the victim to a hospital.

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Local Support Groups Near Brier, Washington

For many addicts, a strong will and a desire to get sober aren’t enough to kick an addiction for good. And for most, it takes an enormous amount of both motivation and support in order to get clean and stay clean.

That’s where local support groups come in. These groups are typically free, widely available, and open to anyone looking to recover from their addiction. And they’re a great source of support in any recovery plan.

Thankfully, there are quite a few local support groups around Brier to choose from too. Below are some of the best.

The original 12-step group, Alcoholics Anonymous was first founded in 1935 and has since grown to more than 2.1 million members worldwide.

And given just how accessible these meetings are, it isn’t any wonder that so many people are taking advantage of it. That’s because membership is entirely free and open to anyone looking to get control over their drinking. And on top of that, they’re also completely anonymous.

Plus, the 12-step model is actually proven by hard science to be effective in helping maintain sobriety.

And luckily, there are plenty of AA meetings in the Brier area.

SUNDAY

ON AWAKENING @ LAC
Sunday at 6:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

TUG (THE UNITY GROUP)
Sunday at 7:00am
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

AM AA
Sunday at 8:00am
Fire Station #15
18800 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
Sunday at 10:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
Sunday at 10:00am
Marco's Restaurant
17525 Washington 99
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Sunday at Noon
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

AS BILL SEES IT
Sunday at Noon
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Sunday at 5:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

SOLUTIONS
Sunday at 6:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT
Sunday at 7:00pm
Mountlake Terrace Senior Ctr
23000 Lakeview Drive
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

WE ARE NOT SAINTS
Sunday at 7:00pm
Good Shepherd Baptist
6915 196th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE
Sunday at 7:30pm
Mountlake Terrace Library
23300 58th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

ST. JUDE'S
Sunday at 7:30pm
St. Pius X
22105 58th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Sunday at 8:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

8:07 CANDLELIGHT
Sunday at 8:07pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

GRUPO PLENITUD
Sunday at 8:30pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Sunday at 10:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

MONDAY

ON AWAKENING @ LAC
Monday at 6:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

TUG (THE UNITY GROUP)
Monday at 7:00am
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

AM AA
Monday at 7:00am
Fire Station #15
18800 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Monday at Noon
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

GUNNY SACK HILL
Monday at Noon
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Monday at 5:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

HAPPY HOUR
Monday at 5:30pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

LYNNWOOD MEN'S GROUP Men
Monday at 6:30pm
Marco's Restaurant
17525 Washington 99
Lynnwood, Washington

TUG (THE UNITY GROUP)
Monday at 7:00pm
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

SOCKO'S WAY
Monday at 7:00pm
Cloonan Ink
20928 61st Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

GRUPO CAMINO SEGURO
Monday at 7:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

EDMONDS GROUP
Monday at 7:30pm
Mountlake Terrace Senior Ctr
23000 Lakeview Dr
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

KEYSTONE MEN Men
Monday at 7:30pm
Maple Park Lutheran
17620 60th Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Monday at 8:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

MARTHA LAKE GROUP
Monday at 8:00pm
Martha Lake Baptist
17319 Larch Way
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Monday at 10:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

Last Call / Hootowl
Monday at Midnight
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

TUESDAY

ON AWAKENING @ LAC
Tuesday at 6:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

TUG (THE UNITY GROUP)
Tuesday at 7:00am
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

MID MORNING SOLUTIONS
Tuesday at 10:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Tuesday at Noon
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

GUNNY SACK HILL
Tuesday at Noon
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Tuesday at 5:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

COURAGE TO CHANGE
Tuesday at 5:30pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

Great Fact As Bill Sees It
Tuesday at 6:00pm
Good Shepherd Baptist
6915 196th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

TERRACE SPIRITUAL STUDY
Tuesday at 7:30pm
First Baptist
22800 56th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

ONE DAY AT A TIME
Tuesday at 7:30pm
St. Thomas More Parish
6511 176th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Tuesday at 8:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

ALANO 12X12
Tuesday at 8:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

BIRD'S EYE VIEW
Tuesday at 8:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

12 & 12 STUDY
Tuesday at 8:15pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

GRUPO PLENITUD
Tuesday at 8:30pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Tuesday at 10:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

WEDNESDAY

ON AWAKENING @ LAC
Wednesday at 6:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

TUG (THE UNITY GROUP)
Wednesday at 7:00am
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

AM AA
Wednesday at 7:00am
Fire Station #15
18800 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Wednesday at Noon
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

GUNNY SACK HILL
Wednesday at Noon
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Wednesday at 5:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

HAPPY HOUR
Wednesday at 5:30pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

CONSCIOUS CONTACT
Wednesday at 6:15pm
First Baptist
22800 56th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

GRUPO CAMINO SEGURO
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIG BOOK
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE NORTH
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Unity Ch
16727 Alderwood Mall Parkway
Lynnwood, Washington

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE WEDNESDAY
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

QUITTERS
Wednesday at 8:00pm
First Baptist
22800 56th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Wednesday at 8:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Wednesday at 10:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

THURSDAY

ON AWAKENING @ LAC
Thursday at 6:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

TUG (THE UNITY GROUP)
Thursday at 7:00am
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

MID MORNING SOLUTIONS
Thursday at 10:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Thursday at Noon
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

GUNNY SACK HILL
Thursday at Noon
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Thursday at 5:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

HAPPY HOUR
Thursday at 5:30pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

Great Fact 12&12 Study
Thursday at 6:00pm
Good Shepherd Baptist
6915 196th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ALDERWOOD GROUP
Thursday at 7:00pm
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

PATIENCE
Thursday at 7:00pm
Terrace View Presbyterian
4700 228th Street Southwest
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

THURSDAY 12 & 12 STUDY GROUP
Thursday at 7:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

THURSDAY LADIES CREW
Thursday at 7:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

GRACELAND
Thursday at 7:00pm
Refuge Ch
2609 Larch Way
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Thursday at 8:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

GRUPO PLENITUD
Thursday at 8:30pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Thursday at 10:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

FRIDAY

ON AWAKENING @ LAC
Friday at 6:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

TUG (THE UNITY GROUP)
Friday at 7:00am
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

AM AA
Friday at 7:00am
Fire Station #15
18800 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Friday at Noon
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

GUNNY SACK HILL
Friday at Noon
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Friday at 5:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

Happy Hour/living Sober
Friday at 5:30pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

DAMM (DA MEN'S MTG) Men
Friday at 6:45pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

WHAT ABOUT THE REAL ALCOHOLIC?
Friday at 7:00pm
Bethesda Lutheran
23406 56th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

SOCKO'S WAY
Friday at 7:00pm
Cloonan Ink
20928 61st Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

GRUPO CAMINO SEGURO
Friday at 7:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Friday at 8:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Friday at 10:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

LATE NITE WITH AA
Friday at 10:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

Last Call / Hootowl
Friday at Midnight
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

SATURDAY

ON AWAKENING @ LAC
Saturday at 6:00am
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

TUG (THE UNITY GROUP)
Saturday at 7:00am
Mt. Zion Lutheran
21428 44th Avenue West
Mountlake Terrace, Washington

AM AA
Saturday at 7:30am
Fire Station #15
18800 44th Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Saturday at 9:00am
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

SISTERS IN RECOVERY Women
Saturday at 10:00am
Good Shepherd Baptist
6915 196th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Saturday at Midnight
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Saturday at Noon
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

GUNNY SACK HILL
Saturday at Noon
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

YOUNG AT HEART
Saturday at 2:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

Q&A AA
Saturday at 4:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Saturday at 5:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

Great Fact Big Book Study
Saturday at 5:00pm
Good Shepherd Baptist
6915 196th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

YOUNG AT HEART
Saturday at 6:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

SPEAKERS MEETING
Saturday at 7:30pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Saturday at 8:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

ED-LYNN FELLOWSHIP
Saturday at 10:00pm
Ed-Lynn Fellowship Hall
19820 40th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington

LATE NITE WITH AA
Saturday at 10:00pm
Lynnwood Alano Club
4001 198th Street Southwest
Lynnwood, Washington

One of the first offshoots of AA, Narcotics Anonymous also follows a similar 12-step model. However, instead of focusing specifically on alcohol, NA also opens up its doors to addicts of all kinds. That means people struggling with an addiction to heroin, crack, meth, and even alcohol are all welcome to attend.

And like Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12 steps of NA are also evidence-based and proven effective.

Around Brier, there are quite a few meetings happening too.

SUNDAY

Rob's 125th St Grill
Sunday at 9:30AM
12255 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
Map
Open

12x12 Fellowship Hall
Sunday at 1:00PM
23718 Bothell Everett Highway
Bothell, WA 98021-9383
Map
Open

Edmonds Lutheran Church
Sunday at 6:00PM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
Map
Open

Saint John's Lutheran Church
Sunday at 7:00PM
5515 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103-5829
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Sunday at 10:00PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

MONDAY

Lynnwood Alano Club
Monday at 10:00AM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

Broadview Community Church
Monday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Monday at Noon
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
Map
Open

Bothell United Methodist Church
Monday at 7:00PM
18515 92nd Avenue Northeast
Bothell, WA 98011-2206
Map
Open

Edmonds Lutheran Church
Monday at 7:00PM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
Map
Open

Cascade View Presbyterian Church
Monday at 7:00PM
1030 East Casino Road
Everett, WA 98203-6537
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Monday at 7:30PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

Kirkland Congregational Church
Monday at 7:30PM
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
Map
Open

7935 Lake Ballinger Wy
Monday at 7:40PM
7935 Lake Ballinger Way
Edmonds, WA 98026
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Monday at 10:00PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

TUESDAY

Broadview Community Church
Tuesday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Greenwood Christian Church
Tuesday at 7:15PM
8018 Fremont Avenue
seattle, WA 98103
Map
Open

Bothell United Methodist Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
18515 92nd Avenue Northeast
Bothell, WA 98011-2206
Map
Open

Edmonds Lutheran Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
Map
Open

Kirkland Congregational Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
Map
Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Tuesday at 8:00PM
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
Map
Open

Ronald United Methodist Church
Tuesday at 10:00PM
17839 Aurora Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-4814
Map
Open

WEDNESDAY

Lynnwood Alano Club
Wednesday at 10:00AM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

Broadview Community Church
Wednesday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Fremont Baptist Church
Wednesday at Noon
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
Map
Open

Lynnwood Alano Club
Wednesday at 3:00PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
Map
Open

2115 N 42nd St
Wednesday at 7:00PM
2115 North 42nd Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Map
Open

Lake City Christian Church
Wednesday at 7:30PM
1933 NE 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98125-4131
Map
Open

United Methodist Church
Wednesday at 7:30PM
828 Caspers Street
Edmonds, WA 98020-2618
Map
Open

Kirkland Congregational Church
Wednesday at 7:30PM
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
Map
Open

Ronald United Methodist Church
Wednesday at 10:00PM
17839 Aurora Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-4814
Map
Open

THURSDAY

Broadview Community Church
Thursday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
Map
Open

Park Ridge Community Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
3805 Maltby Road
Bothell, WA 98012
Map
Open

Ballard First Lutheran Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
2006 NW 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98117-5715
Map
Open

Maplewood Presbyterian Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
19523 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-6105
Map
Open

Life Community Church
Thursday at 7:30PM
232 5th Avenue South
Kirkland, WA 98033-6505
Map
Open

Ronald United Methodist Church
Thursday at 10:00PM
17839 Aurora Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133-4814
Map
Open

FRIDAY

Lynnwood Alano Club
Friday at 10:00AM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
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Broadview Community Church
Friday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
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Fremont Baptist Church
Friday at Noon
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
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Lynnwood Alano Club
Friday at 3:00PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
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Edmonds Lutheran Church
Friday at 7:30PM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
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Good Shepherd Baptist Church
Friday at 7:30PM
6915 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
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Lake Washington United Methodist Church
Friday at 8:00PM
7525 132nd Avenue NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
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Fremont Baptist Church
Friday at 11:00PM
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
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Edmonds Lutheran Church
Saturday at 10:30AM
23525 84th Avenue West
Edmonds, WA 98026-8611
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Broadview Community Church
Saturday at Noon
325 North 125th Street
Seattle, WA 98133-8123
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Lynnwood Alano Club
Saturday at 5:15PM
4001 198th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036-6731
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Fremont Baptist Church
Saturday at 7:00PM
717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
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Kirkland Congregational Church
Saturday at 7:30PM
106 5th Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033-6164
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Fremont Baptist Church
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717 North 36th Street
Seattle, WA 98103-8804
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When it comes to addiction, the negative impacts can be incredibly destructive for the individual. But for friends and family members, the resulting problems can be just as bad.

That’s where Al-Anon comes in.

Al-Anon is a 12-step group devoted to helping those around an addict stay happy, healthy, and supported. And for many, it can be a vital force for healing.

There are quite a few Al-Anon groups around Brier. Below are some of the closest.

Wednesday Back To Basics AFG
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Bethesda Lutheran Church
23406 56th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043, USA
Meeting located in church office building (white brick); parking in back.
1.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Terrace View AFG
Thursday 7:00 PM
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
3215 Larch Way, Lynnwood, WA, 98036, USA
1.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

3rd Place Literature Study AFG
Monday 4:30 PM
Lake Forest Park Presbyterian
17440 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park, WA, 98155, USA
Enter through parking lot
2.0 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Mesh 2nd Saturday Speaker AFG
Saturday 7:30 PM
St David Emmanuel Episcopal Church
18842 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
Second Saturday of month only
3.1 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

North End Men's AFG
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
18842 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
3.1 miles away
Men

Richmond Beach AFG
Monday 7:30 PM
Aurora Church of the Nazarene
1900 N 175th St, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
3.5 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Bothell Monday Study AFG
Monday 12:30 PM
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
19540 104th Ave NE, Bothell, WA, 98011, USA
3.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Bothell Sunday Night AFG
Sunday 7:00 PM
Bothell First Lutheran Church
10207 NE 183rd St, Bothell, WA, 98011, USA
3.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Fragrance-Free

Alderwood AFG
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Maplewood Presbyterian Church
19523 84th Ave W, Edmonds, WA, 98026, USA
4.2 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

TGIF AFG
Friday 8:00 PM
Maplewood Presbyterian Church
19523 84th Ave W, Edmonds, WA, 98026, USA
4.2 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Lake City Monday Night AFG
Monday 7:30 PM
Lake City Presbyterian Church
3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, 98125, USA
4.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Bothell Monday Night AFG
Monday 7:00 PM
Parkridge Community Church
3805 Maltby Rd, Bothell, WA, 98012, USA
Behind church in annex building
4.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Beginners

Bothell Tuesday Niters AFG
Tuesday 7:15 PM
Eastside Four Square Church
14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA, 98011, USA
4.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Beginners
Handicap Access
Child Care

Highland Tuesday AFG
Tuesday 10:00 AM
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church
722 N 145th St, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
4.9 miles away
Beginners
Handicap Access
Child Care

Highlands Friday AM AFG
Friday 10:00 AM
St Dunstan's Church
722 N 145th St, Shoreline, WA, 98133, USA
Use back entrance
4.9 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Edmonds AFG
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Edmonds United Methodist Church
828 Caspers St., Edmonds, WA, 98020, USA
4.9 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

This Al-Anon offshoot is devoted specifically to helping young people negatively impacted by another person’s drinking. And when these individuals are surrounded by people their own age, it makes it significantly easier to open up and receive the support they so desperately need.

Alateen isn’t quite as common as other groups. But even still, there are quite a few groups taking place nearby.

Serenity Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
Parkridge Community Church
3805 Maltby Road, Bothell, WA, 98012, USA
Age range 14-18. Meets in building annex behind church
4.7 miles away
Handicap Access

Edmonds Alateen Serenity For Youth
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Edmonds South County Senior Center
220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds, WA, 98020, USA
Age range 12-21. Upstairs
5.5 miles away

Courage To Be Me Alateen
Wednesday 8:00 PM
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave W, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA
Age range 12-20.
10.9 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
15.0 miles away

Rock Solid Choices Alateen Alateen
Wednesday 3:30 PM
Bainbridge Public Library
1270 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110, USA
Age range 12-18.
15.4 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.
15.8 miles away

Discovering Choices Alateen
Thursday 2:45 PM
Poulsbo Middle School
2003 NE HOSTMARK ST, POULSBO, WA, 98370, USA
Age range 11-15. Meeting held in panther den.enter west end of building. pool theater side
16.5 miles away
Handicap Access

Healing Hearts Alateen
Monday 7:30 PM
First Baptist Church
1702 Main St, Lake Stevens, WA, 98258, USA
Age range 12-20.
18.6 miles away
Handicap Access

NA’s branch of family groups, Nar-Anon meetings focus on friends and family members of all types of addicts, not just alcoholics.

Topics covered in these meetings may involve enabling, interventions, and where to go for help finding professional treatment.

There are a few Nar-Anon meetings around Brier to consider. The closest ones are listed below.

Seeds Of Hope
Bothell United Methodist Church
18515 92nd Avenue Northeast
Bothell, Washington 98012
We do not meet on holidays.
Monday
7:00pm

Hope Lives Here
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
13047 Greenwood Ave. North
Seattle, Washington 98133
Entrance on Greenwood Avenue.
Wednesday
7:00pm

Ballard Nar-Anon
St. Paul's Church
6512 12th Ave. NW
Seattle, Washington 98117
The entrance to the meeting is located on 65th Ave., up the stairs in Room 2
Thursday
7:00pm

Growing up in an alcoholic home can have lifelong repercussions on children. And for years or even decades after the trauma, these individuals can still suffer from emotional, motivational, and functional problems.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) is a 12-step group devoted specifically to helping these individuals find the support they need.

And while meetings aren’t quite as numerous as other 12-step groups, there are plenty of ACoA meetings nearby to look at.

Washington, Lynwood ( King) 
Saturday 10:00 AM
Saturday 10am-Please park in the back and enter through the back door at the Lynnwood Alano Club, as the front door will be locked.
4001 198th Street SW, 98036
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Steps, Book Study, Fellowship Text, 
Non Smoking 

Washington, Lynwood ( Snohomish) 
Monday 07:00 PM
Lynwood Harmony Group-across from the Fred Meyers on 196th. Verdant Community Center, Second Floor
4710 196th St. S.W., 98036
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Steps, Book Study, 
Non Smoking 

Washington, Shoreline ( King) 
Wednesday 07:00 PM
Shoreline Wed ACA-Department of Human Services building
17018 15th Avenue NE, 98155
(English) Beginners, Open to all, Discussion, 

WASHINGTON, Bothell ( King) 
Saturday 08:00 am
Bothell Early Birds-First Lutheran Church in downtown Bothell WA
10207 NE 183RD ST, 98011
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Book Study, Speaker, Steps, 

Washington, Shoreline ( King) 
Monday 12:00 pm
From Hurting to Healing to Helping-Second building on the left. See purple door that faces the parking lot
Shoreline UU Church 14724-1st Ave NE, 98155
() Open to All, Discussion, Fellowship Text,
Read/Write/Share format 

Washington, Seattle ( King) 
Sunday 04:00 pm
Sandpoint Way-Sandpoint Community United Methodist Church Please park behind the church in the large lot. Signs will guide you to the meeting room.
4710 NE 70th St, 98115
(English) , Discussion, Fellowship Text, Book Study, Steps, Wheelchair Access, Non Smoking

While 12-step groups are a great source of support, they certainly aren’t the only option available. SMART Recovery is one of the best 12-step alternatives around.

These meetings focus on actionable and science-based techniques for overcoming cravings, avoiding triggers, and maintaining sobriety in the long-term.

And like AA or NA, there are plenty of groups to choose from.

Bothell, Washington Tuesday 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
10614 Beardslee Boulevard
98011 Bothell Washington
Meeting: #4207
Discussion Public

Shoreline, Washington – ***Family & Friends*** Saturday 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
14724 1st Avenue Northeast
1st Ave NE
98155 Shoreline Washington
Meeting: #4228
Family and Friends Public

Seattle, Washington – Friday 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
2111 North Northgate Way
N Northgate Way Suite 212
98133 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #3855
Public Standard

Seattle, Washington – ***NO MEETINGS DURING MARCH 2019*** 1st & 3rd Saturday 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
2111 North Northgate Way
N Northgate Way Suite 212
98133 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #4905
Public Standard

Seattle, Washington – ***Family & Friends*** – 1st and 3rd Thursday 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
4649 Sunnyside Avenue North
Sunnyside Ave. North Suite 347
98103 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #4413
Family and Friends Public

When it comes to flexibility, online groups are one of the best options for around-the-clock support.

So, whether it’s a full schedule, no means of travel, or just embarrassment, these groups can provide support for people who might otherwise have no way of getting it.

Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

While support is critical during recovery, it often isn’t enough to keep recovering addicts from relapsing in the long run. And in fact, as many as 60% of substance abusers end up turning back to old bad habits at some point in their lives.

However, just because the relapse rate is high, it doesn’t mean that recovery is impossible. And one of the absolute best ways of improving those odds is by enrolling in a professional treatment program.

A professional treatment program uses evidence-based therapies, medical-grade care, and proven strategies for keeping patients healthy, supported, and sober. And for many, it’s the only way to get on the road to recovery and stay on it for life.

Along with better odds of staying clean in the future, a professional program also brings with it a number of other benefits. Below are some of the most noteworthy.

  • It keeps your safety in mind by preventing and treating any serious complications that can pop up, some of which might actually be deadly.
  • It offers a range of amenities to make recovery far more comfortable.
  • It connects patients with a social support network – a vital part of a successful recovery.
  • It facilitates a smooth transition to aftercare programs to help solidify sobriety after leaving the program.
  • It helps patients develop healthier life strategies and abstinence techniques they can continue to use long afterwards.

There are two main types of programs: detoxification programs and rehabilitation programs.

Detoxification – A detox program is usually the first step on the road to recovery. These programs help keep patients safe and drug-free during one of the most trying stages – withdrawal.

When an addict quits their addictive substance, their body is assaulted by a number of physical and psychological side effects. These might include:

  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability

And in fact, some withdrawal syndromes (like with alcohol or benzos) can be incredibly deadly without the right kind of treatment.

Detox programs, then, help keep patients sober and safe.

Rehabilitation – After detox comes rehab. These programs can begin once the worst stages of withdrawal are over. But even then, recovering addicts are at risk of falling back into old bad habits and compulsive drug use.

These programs usually use a combination of one-on-one counseling, group talk sessions, and behavioral therapies to promote lasting sobriety. And without it, the overwhelming majority of recovering addicts will turn back to their former ways.

There are three main types of rehab programs.

  • Inpatient Rehab – This type of program is what most people imagine when they think of rehabilitation. Patients are required to stay in a centralized location for the duration of the program (usually 30 days). It’s like a recovery retreat. But for some, it can be too disruptive to normal daily obligations like school or work.
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation – These programs, which usually last around 3 months, offer much more flexibility. Patients are free to use their days as they wish. And on certain evenings throughout the week, they go in for treatment sessions that last only a few hours. For severe addictions, though, these programs might not offer a high enough level of care.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) – These programs offer flexibility while also giving patients a more focused recovery program. Treatment sessions occur in the evenings but are longer and take place more frequently throughout the week. 

Unfortunately, there aren’t any professional programs within Brier itself. And while there are a few programs in the surrounding areas, making the choice to travel away from your hometown for treatment might be the best recovery decision you can make.

Doing so offers a variety of benefits. In addition to opening up the door to higher quality programs, it can also:

  • Offer reflection time during travel
  • Give patients the opportunity to focus entirely on their recovery
  • Solidify the commitment to sobriety
  • Make it harder to quit
  • Offer more privacy and confidentiality

Our Alcohol & Drug Recovery Center

When it comes time to partner with a professional program, the key to a successful recovery is finding the right facility – not just the closest.

And at Northpoint Recovery, we’re proud to offer some of the most extensive and comprehensive addiction treatment services in the Pacific Northwest. Our Boise, Idaho facility provides both drug and alcohol addiction services with completely individualized programs designed to fit each patient’s unique needs.

On top of that, we’re also proud to be nationally accredited by the Joint Commission – proof of our commitment to providing only the best possible treatment options.

But even still, Northpoint Recovery isn’t right for everyone. And only a conversation with a qualified addiction professional will help you understand if you’re a good fit.

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So, reach out today to begin your journey towards recovery now. Addiction doesn’t have to be a lifelong struggle. And at Northpoint Recovery, we can help.

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