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“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!”

-Anne Frank

There are so many ways to recover from a drug or alcohol addiction. There are many resources available in Burien. Perhaps you’ve been struggling with your substance abuse problem for quite some time, but you feel stuck. You’re not sure what you can do, but you need to know what your options are.

The good news is that you’re definitely not alone. So many others have felt the same way you feel right now. They discovered how much help was there for them in Burien, and are in recovery. You can take the same exact steps in your own life. You just need to know where to start.

There are several organizations that are set up to help you reach your sobriety goals. We’d like to help you explore your options and choose the best route for your situation.

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Narcotics Anonymous Offers Help for Drug Addicts

For those who are addicted to drugs, their addictions can seem endless. They may try time and time again to quit, without success. This can make people feel that they’re trapped; imprisoned to their substance abuse problems.

Narcotics Anonymous was founded as a way to provide hope to these individuals. NA is a nonprofit fellowship for people who struggle with all types of addictions. This includes those who are alcoholics. They encourage weekly meetings with other recovering addicts as a way to offer encouragement and support.

You only have to meet one requirement to become a member – to have a desire to stop using. You don’t have to pay any fees or dues to participate in meetings. NA encourages people to give themselves a break and keep an open mind. They incorporate real-life solutions to meet people where they are and help them get and stay clean.

You may be surprised to learn that NA meetings are so laid back and non-formal. You don’t feel out of place at all, and everyone will make you feel welcome. You also won’t feel pressured to share your story until you’re ready. No one will make you talk in front of the group until you say you want to.

The people at NA meetings are all very open with one another. They learn very quickly that the meeting is a place where they can be frank about what they’re going through. It’s a safe place to share their feelings and struggles. The people are not quick to judge, because they’ve been through it all themselves.

If you’re new to recovery, the recommendation is to try and go to 90 meetings in 90 days. That might seem like a lot, but it helps to immerse yourself in the program. You’ll also get to meet new people are who are all focused on healing and getting and staying clean.

You can find many Burien NA meetings in your area. Don’t worry if you don’t like the first meeting you choose. All you need to do is keep trying different ones. Eventually, you’ll find one where you feel comfortable and supported.

Sunday

The Dog House
3:00 PM
13035 57th Ave. South
Tukwila, WA
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Cascade Behavioral Hospital
7:00 PM
12844 Military Road South
Tukwila, WA
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Monday

Sunrise Centers
7:00 PM
12650 1st Ave. South
Seattle, WA
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Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
7:30 PM
158 South 168th St.
Burien, WA
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Tuesday

Three Tree Community Church
7:30 PM
16261 1st Ave. South
Burien, WA
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Church by the Side of the Road
7:30 PM
3455 South 148th St.
Tukwila, WA
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Wednesday

Saint Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
7:00 PM
1005 Southwest 152nd St.
Burien, WA
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Thursday

The Dog House
6:00 PM
13035 57th Ave. South
Tukwila, WA
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Cascade Behavioral Hospital
7:30 PM
12844 Military Road South
Tukwila, WA
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Friday

Sunrise Centers
7:00 PM
12650 1st Ave. South
Seattle, WA
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Las Brisas del Mar
7:00 PM
501 South Sullivan, No. 5
Seattle, WA
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Alcoholics Anonymous and Your Recovery From Alcoholism

In 1935, two men named Dr. Bob and Bill W. founded Alcoholics Anonymous in Akron, Ohio. They started with one meeting between two alcoholics, and from there, the program grew. Today, it’s available in every country all over the world.

AA is self-supporting, nonprofessional and apolitical. Anyone from any race, gender and religious affiliation is welcome to attend the meetings. There are also no age or education requirements. The only necessity is to have a desire to stop drinking. The program doesn’t charge any membership fees or dues.

There are two different types of AA meetings – open and closed. Anyone can attend an open meeting; even if they don’t have a drinking problem. Closed meetings are reserved for members who are alcoholics only.

There are many different types of AA meetings. The most common one is a topic discussion meeting. The person who leads it will choose the topic, and members will take turns sharing their experiences. There’s no need for you to feel pressured into sharing during a meeting. If you don’t want to speak, you can just pass the turn to someone else.

You may feel more comfortable choosing a meeting that is for beginners when you’re new to AA. That way, there will be others there for their first times too. Even if you don’t attend a beginners meeting, try not to be too nervous. The other members will make sure you feel welcomed and comfortable.

You’ll notice that the people in AA tend to rely on a trust one another. Some of their deepest darkest secrets will be shared during their meeting times. You may even develop some new friendships when you become a member.

It’s very easy to locate Burien AA meetings, and there are many near you. This makes it convenient to find a day and time that works well with your schedule.

Daily Meetings

Easy Does it Group
12:00 PM
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd.
Burien, WA
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A New Beginning Group
5:00 PM and 7:00 PM
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd.
Burien, WA
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Grupo Camino Real
Sundays at 6:00 PM
Monday through Saturday at 8:00 PM
Suite 103
148 SW 153rd St.
Burien, WA
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Monday, Wednesday and Friday Meetings

Our Primary Purpose Group
5:00 PM
Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
15003 14th Ave. SW
Burien, WA
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Sunday

Easy Does it Group
9:00 PM
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd.
Burien, WA
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Monday

Grupo Burien
6:00 PM
445 ½ SW 52nd St.
Burien, WA
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Step XI Group
7:30 PM
Glendale Lutheran Church
13455 2nd Ave. SW
Burien, WA
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Tuesday

South End Tuesday, Too Group
11:30 AM
Little Pat’s Place
13611 Ambaum Blvd. SW
Burien, WA
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Principles Before Personalities Group
7:00 PM
Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Fireside Room
15003 14th Ave. SW
Burien, WA
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Fry Bread Group
7:15 PM
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St.
Burien, WA
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Wednesday

Wednesday Big Book Study Group
11:30 AM
Little Pat’s Place
13611 Ambaum Blvd. SW
Burien, WA
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Grupo Burien
6:00 PM
445 ½ SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA
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Burien Men’s Group
7:00 PM
Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
15003 14th Ave. SW
Burien, WA
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Thursday

Living the Solution Group
2:00 PM
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St.
Burien, WA
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Walk the Talk Men’s Group
5:30 PM
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
1005 SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA
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Spare Hour Group
6:00 PM
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St.
Burien, WA
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Sober Sisters of Seattle Group
7:00 PM
Highline Christian Church
14859 1st Ave. S.
Burien, WA
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Thursday Night Live Group
7:30 PM
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
1005 SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA
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 Friday

South End Friday Lunch Group
11:30 AM
Little Pat’s Place
13611 Ambaum Blvd.
Burien, WA
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Corrupted Youth Group
10:00 PM
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd.
Burien, WA
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Saturday

No Matter What Group
10:00 AM
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St.
Burien, WA
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Back to Basics Group
4:00 PM
The Solution Bookstore
207 SW 153rd St.
Burien, WA
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Easy Does it Group
9:00 PM
A New Beginning
15403 Ambaum Blvd.
Burien, WA
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What’s the Difference Between AA and NA?

There are a few subtle differences between AA and NA. Both follow a version of the 12 Steps, which we’ll go over in just a moment. However, they may use different methods to reach the same goal, which is getting sober or clean.

Some of the key differences include:

  • All of the participants in AA are alcoholics, whereas NA is for anyone with any type of substance abuse problem.
  • It may take longer to work through the steps in NA than it does in AA.
  • The meetings may differ in length. NA meetings may be an hour and a half long, and AA meetings are usually an hour long.
  • Both groups use different literature.
  • AA offers their members chips for achieving their sobriety goals. NA offers their members key tags for staying clean.

Whether you choose Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, the goal is to get support. You should opt for the group that will meet your needs and work best for you.

The 12 Steps of AA are as follows:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take a personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

You’ll notice that the 12 Steps of NA are similar, but there are some differences. They are:

  1. We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. We came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. We were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. We humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. We made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. We made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to addicts, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Help for Families is Available Through Al-Anon

Unfortunately, the needs of an addict’s family can often fall by the wayside. The struggles they face are very real, and families need to have a place to get support too. That’s why Al-Anon is such an important resource for them.

Al-Anon meetings are held on a weekly basis in various locations all over the country. Family members are welcome to come and listen to others share about their experiences. When they feel comfortable enough to talk with the group, they can also find the support they need.

Dealing with a loved one’s addiction can be such a troubling time. No one understands what it’s like until they’ve lived through it. Support groups like Al-Anon remind families that they’re not alone.

Attending Al-Anon can be so helpful, and there are many meetings in the Burien area. You can find them here:

Monday

Burien Turning Point AFG
7:00 PM
St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church
1005 SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA
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Monday at a Time AFG
1:30 PM
Highline United Methodist Church
10315 1st Ave.
Burien, WA
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Tuesday

Tuesday Reboot AFG – West Seattle
12:30 PM
The Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA
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Steps to Serenity AFG
7:00 PM
Des Moines United Methodist Church
22225 9th Ave. S.
Des Moines, WA
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Wednesday

Let it Begin With Me AFG
1:30 PM
Highline United Methodist Church
13015 1st Ave. S.
Burien, WA
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Thursday

Women Living in Focus AFG
6:30 PM
The Fauntleroy Church
9140 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA
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Friday

Burien Friday Night AFG
7:30 PM
St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
1005 SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA
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Saturday

Upward Bound Again AFG
10:00 AM
Genesis Global Spirituality Center
233 S. 156th St.
Burien, WA
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Teens and Older Children Can Get Support From Alateen

Even though teenagers and older children are always welcome to attend Al-Anon, they may not feel comfortable. It’s difficult to sit in a room of adults and share how you feel when you’re young. That’s why it’s so important for them to have a place they can go with others their own age.

Alateen meetings were created for just this purpose. They allow young people to meet together once a week and talk about the challenges they’re facing. It’s helpful for teens to know that they’re not alone, and these meetings get them the chance to make new friends too.

There are several Alateen meetings that are in or around the Burien area for you to choose from. If you know a young person whose life has been impacted because of addiction, these meetings can help.

Tuesday

Tuesday Night Survivors
7:30 PM
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
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Edmonds Alateen Serenity For Youth
7:30 PM
Edmonds South County Senior Center
220 Railroad Ave.
Edmonds, WA
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Wednesday

Courage to be Me Alateen
8:00 PM
Queen Anne Lutheran Church
2400 8th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA
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Auburn Wednesday Night Alateen
8:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
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Rock Solid Choices Alateen
3:30 PM
Bainbridge Public Library
1270 Madison Ave. N.
Bainbridge Island, WA
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Thursday

Lake Hills Alateen
7:30 PM
St. Andrew’s Church
2650 148th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA
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Discovering Choices Alateen
2:45 PM
Poulsbo Middle School
2003 NE Hostmark St.
Poulsbo, WA
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Are You at Risk for a Drug Overdose?

Anyone who uses drugs can be at risk for an overdose. There are two situations that could put you at a greater risk. If you’re using a drug for the first time, you could accidently take too much. Also, if you attempt to quit using without professional help, it could mean you’re in danger of overdosing if you relapse.

It’s helpful to understand the signs of a drug overdose, which is a medical emergency. They include:

  • Shallow breathing or no breathing at all.
  • Gurgling sounds or snoring during sleep (possible blocked airway).
  • Floppy arms and legs.
  • Blue fingertips or lips.
  • Unresponsiveness.
  • Feeling disoriented.
  • Becoming unconscious.
  • Chest pain.
  • Onset of seizures.
  • Painful headaches.
  • A high or low body temperature.
  • Symptoms of paranoia.
  • Irritability and agitation.

Are You at Risk for Alcohol Poisoning?

The problem with alcohol poisoning is that it often looks like drunkenness. This can cause bystanders to not take the situation seriously, which can have fatal consequences. If you regularly drink excessively, you could be at risk for alcohol poisoning.

The signs of this condition include:

  • Becoming unresponsive or even falling into a coma.
  • Having seizures.
  • Having signs of stupor
  • Excessive vomiting.
  • Mental confusion.
  • Slowed breathing rates.
  • A low body temperature.
  • A rash all over the body

What Should You do if You Suspect Alcohol Poisoning or a Drug Overdose?

If you believe that someone you love has overdosed on drugs, or has alcohol poisoning, act quickly. Even if you have doubts, it’s best to call 911. It would be better for you to contact them and be wrong than to ignore the situation and be right.

It is possible to survive a drug overdose or alcohol poisoning in many cases. But those who survive it usually only do because they were able to get medical help right away. You could save your friend or family member’s life.

The Benefits of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers

Most people with drug or alcohol addictions need to start their recoveries by getting professional treatment. Support groups and other forms of treatment can be helpful, but they’re often not enough in the beginning.

There are a lot of benefits to getting professional treatment, and they include:

  • Getting help for the physical part of the addiction.
  • Being able to address the root cause of the individual’s substance abuse problem.
  • Having access to a therapist who can provide specialized treatment and care.
  • Meeting others with similar addictions and getting support from them.
  • Being removed from the situation that led to the substance abuse.
  • Having time to focus solely on recovery.

This may be the first time you’ve thought about treatment, or you may have been in rehab before. Either way, everyone can benefit from going to rehab. There, you’ll have access to the tools you need to remain in recovery long-term.

For many people, a drug or alcohol detox is the first step in recovering from addiction. It’s necessary to address the physical aspect of it right away. This means getting help for withdrawals, and possibly avoiding any serious complications that can occur.

Your doctor will talk with you about the best way to treat your withdrawal symptoms. You will probably experience a combination of medical and holistic detox methods. Most experts agree this is the best approach.

After detox, you should continue on to a drug or alcohol rehab. This is where you’ll experience most of your therapy. You’ll work with a therapist in a one-on-one setting, as well as participate in group therapy sessions.

Your therapist will treat you for any co-occurring disorder you may be dealing with. These can be diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health conditions that frequently accompany addictions. For instance, if you are battling anxiety or depression, this could be the underlying cause of your addiction.

Going to a rehabilitation center is extremely important, and you’ll find that it’s very rewarding. It helps to talk about the issues you’re facing in your personal life, and taking this step now will contribute to your long-term success.

How to Get Started With an Addiction Treatment Program in Burien Right Away

You may be thinking that getting professional treatment sounds like the best option for you. If you are, we want to offer you our assistance, here at Northpoint Recovery. We’ve had the opportunity to work with so many people who were in situations just like yours. They had lost all hope, but before long, that hope was restored.

We understand that it can be scary to reach out for help. It may be reassuring for you to know that many of our staff members are recovering addicts themselves. They’ll put you right at ease because they know what you’re going through. They also know the best ways to help you.

The decision you make today could change the course of your entire life. We want to encourage you to make the right decision and get help. You don’t have to quit using on your own, and there are so many people waiting to assist you.

Have we answered all of your questions about addiction resources in Burien? Do you think you might want to begin a drug or alcohol recovery program? We’ll help you in any way that we can if you contact us.

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