Chelan, Washington Addiction Resources

Located on the southeast tip of Lake Chelan, Chelan is a scenic resort community at the edge of the Cascade Mountains in central Washington.

And while its population was only estimated to be around 4 thousand in 2017, this small community is no stranger to problems like addiction.

Unfortunately, many residents simply don’t know where to turn to for help. And as a result, addicts looking for support simply aren’t able to find it in many cases. But luckily, there are plenty of places in the community to find safety, support, and help towards sobriety.

This comprehensive guide to addiction resources in Chelan takes a deeper dive into some of the best resources in the area.

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The Dangers of Overdosing

Drug overdoses are some of the most destructive consequences of a substance abuse disorder. They can permanently damage organs, lead to severe mental problems, and may even result in death.

Overdoses on drugs and alcohol are on the rise, too. In 1999, about 17 thousand Americans died from a drug overdose. And in 2017, that number jumped to well over 70 thousand, a 316% increase in less than 20 years.

Part of the problem is the rise of fentanyl, a powerful opioid tens of times stronger than heroin. But other drug overdoses are increasing year over year as well.

It’s never been more important, then, to know how to spot the signs of an overdose while also knowing how best to treat one.

Not all overdoses look the same. And the more you understand the signs of different types of overdoses, the better able you’ll be to help when the time comes.

Below are some of the most common overdose symptoms for some of the most widely-abused drugs today.

Prescription Opioids – Most well-known as drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin, prescription opioids are helpful when used properly but incredibly dangerous when abused. Some signs of an overdose on prescription opioids 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

Crystal Meth – Meth use is growing year over year. And given just how addictive this drug can be, it isn’t any wonder that overdoses are on the rise as well. 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

Benzodiazepines – Benzos like Xanax and Ativan are increasingly being used recreationally. And when they’re combined with other drugs and alcohol, they can very quickly lead to a dangerous overdose. Some signs of a benzodiazepine 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

HeroinThis drug is quite possibly the most notorious illicit substance ever. And given just how addictive and just how deadly it can be, it isn’t any wonder. 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

Alcohol – While alcohol may be legal, it certainly isn’t harmless. And when consumed in excess or with other drugs, it can be life-threatening. 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

Cocaine – Cocaine is a popular stimulant that’s been abused for years. And for many, it can be a real problem. 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

The very first step of helping in case of an overdose is identifying the problem using the signs above. After that, it’s all about contacting emergency services as quickly as possible.

If you do notice the sings above, call 9-1-1 immediately.

The operators on the other end of the line will be able to send an ambulance to your location while also giving you instructions on how to treat the victim.

If you do have to leave the side of the victim though, be sure to place them into the recovery position to reduce the likelihood of many life-threatening complications.

The operator will also likely ask you a number of questions to get a better handle on the situation as well as the victim’s condition. Be sure to answer these questions honestly and accurately to ensure the absolute best outcome.

Some of these questions 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?

You may also be asked to administer CPR or perform other actions like inducing vomiting. Try to follow instructions as closely as you can.

Once the ambulance arrives, EMTs will treat the patient further with more comprehensive care. They may, for example, administer naloxone to help reverse the fatal effects of the overdose.

Speed and accuracy are key here. The faster you get help and the better the information you provide, the more likely the victim will be to survive.

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Local Support Groups Near Chelan, Washington

Support is a vital part of any recovery plan. And without it, it can be downright impossible to maintain the motivation necessary to stay on the road to sobriety.

Unfortunately, many struggling addicts just don’t know where to go to get this kind of support. In fact, a national survey found that as many as 11% of addicts who knew they needed help didn’t get it simply because they didn’t know where to find it.

Thankfully, there are quite a few local support groups in the Chelan, WA area. Below are some of the best.

Possibly the most popular support group in the entire world, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded all the way back in 1935. And since then, its membership has grown to more than 2.1 million.

AA was the first group to use the 12-step approach to recovery. These steps are meant to help members begin living a life of honesty, courage, and humility – along with sobriety of course. These steps are so helpful for sobriety that the National Institute on Drug Abuse even listed them as one of the few behavioral therapies that they specifically endorse.

Meetings are also especially accessible. Membership is free, open to all, and completely anonymous – and that can go a long way for diseases with as negative of a stigma as alcoholism.

In the Chelan area, there are multiple AA meetings happening every single day, too.

SUNDAY

Primary Purpose
Sunday at 10:00 am
0.5 mi away
Apple Cup Cafe
804 E Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816

Poco a Poco Se Va Lejos
Sunday at 7:00 pm
0.6 mi away
101 S. Bradley Chelan, Wa
101 S Bradley St
Chelan, WA 98816

End of the Road
Sunday at 7:00 pm
7.3 mi away
142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, USA
142 Pedoi St
Manson, WA 98831

MONDAY

Living Sober
Monday at 6:30 am
0 mi away
206 North Emerson Street, Chelan, WA 98816, USA
206 N Emerson St
Chelan, WA 98816

Friends of Bill
Monday at Noon
0.5 mi away
Apple Cup Cafe
804 E Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816

One Day at a Time
Monday at 7:00 pm
0 mi away
206 North Emerson Street, Chelan, WA 98816, USA
206 N Emerson St
Chelan, WA 98816

Reencuentro De Una Nueva Vida
Monday at 7:00 pm
20.8 mi away
319 Main St. Brewster, Wa
319 W Main
Brewster, WA 98812

TUESDAY

Two Rivers
Tuesday at 9:00 am
14.4 mi away
Entiat Library
14138 Kinzel St
Entiat, WA 98822

Poco a Poco Se Va Lejos
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
0.6 mi away
101 S. Bradley Chelan, Wa
101 S Bradley St
Chelan, WA 98816

Keep it Simple AA
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
0.1 mi away
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
120 E Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816

WEDNESDAY

Living Sober
Wednesday at 6:30 am
0 mi away
206 North Emerson Street, Chelan, WA 98816, USA
206 N Emerson St
Chelan, WA 98816

Reencuentro De Una Nueva Vida
Wednesday at 7:00 pm
20.8 mi away
319 Main St. Brewster, Wa
319 W Main
Brewster, WA 98812

Entiat No Name Yet
Wednesday at 7:00 pm
14.7 mi away
New Firehouse
2196 Entiat Way
Entiat, WA 98822

THURSDAY

Living Sober
Thursday at 6:30 am
0 mi away
206 North Emerson Street, Chelan, WA 98816, USA
206 N Emerson St
Chelan, WA 98816

Ladies of the Lake Women
Thursday at Noon
0.1 mi away
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
120 E Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA 98816

Poco a Poco Se Va Lejos
Thursday at 7:00 pm
0.6 mi away
101 S. Bradley Chelan, Wa
101 S Bradley St
Chelan, WA 98816

Basics on the Bay
Thursday at 7:00 pm
7.3 mi away
142 Pedoi Street, Manson, WA 98831, USA
142 Pedoi St
Manson, WA 98831

FRIDAY

Living Sober
Friday at 6:30 am
0 mi away
206 North Emerson Street, Chelan, WA 98816, USA
206 N Emerson St
Chelan, WA 98816

Poco a Poco Se Va Lejos
Friday at 7:00 pm
0.6 mi away
101 S. Bradley Chelan, Wa
101 S Bradley St
Chelan, WA 98816

Reencuentro De Una Nueva Vida
Friday at 7:00 pm
20.8 mi away
319 Main St. Brewster, Wa
319 W Main
Brewster, WA 98812

Forecaster
Friday at 7:00 pm
13.6 mi away
First Federated Church
224 W Ash St
Waterville, WA 98858

New Beginnings
Friday at 7:00 pm
0.4 mi away
Lake Chelan Community Hospital
503 E Highland Ave
Chelan, WA 98816

SATURDAY

Women's Meeting Women
Saturday at 10:30 am
15.7 mi away
243 Dawson St, Pateros, WA 98846, USA
243 Dawson St
Pateros, WA 98846

Poco a Poco Se Va Lejos
Saturday at 7:00 pm
0.6 mi away
101 S. Bradley Chelan, Wa
101 S Bradley St
Chelan, WA 98816

As Bill Sees It
Saturday at 7:00 pm
0.4 mi away
Lake Chelan Community Hospital
503 E Highland Ave
Chelan, WA 98816

Narcotics Anonymous was one of the very first offshoots of AA. It uses similar 12-steps as AA. But rather than focusing solely on alcohol, its doors are also open to substance abusers of all types. That means people suffering from problems with heroin, meth, cocaine, and even alcohol are all welcome to attend.

And just like AA meetings are open to all, free to attend, and 100% anonymous.

There are quite a few NA meetings happening near Chelan to choose from too.

SUNDAY

Club House at River's Edge
Sunday at 4:00PM
305 Magers Street
Twisp, WA 98862
Map
Open

Central Washington Hospital & Clinics
Sunday at 6:30PM
1201 S Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801-3201
Map
Open

Chelan Hospital
Sunday at 7:00PM
503 East Highland Avenue
Chelan, WA 98816-8631
Map
Open

MONDAY

United Lutheran Church
Monday at 11:00AM
203 South Chelan Avenue
Waterville, WA 98858
Map
Open

Church of the Nazarene
Monday at Noon
1011 South Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Map
Open

Leavenworth Senior Center
Monday at 7:00PM
423 Evans Street
Leavenworth, WA 98826-1225
Map
Open

Wenatchee Alano Club
Monday at 7:30PM
530 South Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801-3068
Map
Open

TUESDAY

Church of the Nazarene
Tuesday at Noon
1011 South Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Map
Open

North Shore Bible Church
Tuesday at 7:00PM
123 Wapato Point Parkway
Manson, WA 98831
Map
Open

Saint James Episcopal Church
Tuesday at 7:00PM
222 Cottage Avenue
Cashmere, WA 98815
Map
Open

First Presbyterian Church
Tuesday at 7:30PM
1400 South Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Map
Open

WEDNESDAY

Church of the Nazarene
Wednesday at Noon
1011 South Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Map
Open

Central Washington Hospital & Clinics
Wednesday at 7:00PM
1201 S Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801-3201
Map
Open

Wenatchee Alano Club
Wednesday at 7:30PM
530 South Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801-3068
Map
Open

THURSDAY

United Lutheran Church
Thursday at 9:00AM
203 South Chelan Avenue
Waterville, WA 98858
Map
Open

Church of the Nazarene
Thursday at Noon
1011 South Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Map
Open

Saint Luke's Church
Thursday at 6:00PM
428 King Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801-2846
Map
Open

United Methodist Church
Thursday at 7:00PM
206 North Emerson
Chelan, WA 98816
Map
Open

Wenatchee Alano Club
Thursday at 7:30PM
530 South Wenatchee Avenue
Wenatchee, WA 98801-3068
Map
Open

FRIDAY

Church of the Nazarene
Friday at Noon
1011 South Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Map
Open

Church of the Nazarene
Friday at Noon
1011 South Miller Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Map
Open

Methow Valley Masonic Lodge
Friday at 7:00PM
223 Highway 20
Twisp, WA 98856
Map
Open

Saint Luke's Church
Friday at 8:00PM
428 King Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801-2846
Map
Open

SATURDAY

New Song Community Church
Saturday at 10:00AM
1127 Grant Road
East Wenatchee, WA 98802-5242
Map
Open

Assembly of God Church
Saturday at 7:00PM
1520 McKittrick Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801-1119
Map
Open

While addicts themselves often go through so much suffering because of their substance abuse problem, the people around substance abusers are usually hurt in the process as well. And unfortunately, they rarely get the kind of support they need to heal.

Al-Anon is a 12-step group focused specifically on helping friends and family members stay healthy in the face of a loved one’s alcoholism. And it can be a vital source of support for many.

There are quite a few Al-Anon groups around to choose from.

Paths To Recovery AFG
Thursday 7:00 PM
Cashmere Presbyterian Church
303 Maple St, Cashmere, WA, 98815, USA
30.3 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

One Day At A Time AFG
Saturday 10:00 AM
Wenatchee Public Library Downstairs
310 Douglas Street, Wenatchee, WA, 98801, USA
This meeting meets on the first Saturday of the Month only.
32.0 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

TGIM AFG
Monday 7:00 PM
St Lukes Episcopal Church
428 King St, Wenatchee, WA, 98801, USA
32.2 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Wednesday Awakenings AFG
Wednesday 7:00 PM
Central Washington Hospital
1201 S Miller, Wenatchee, WA, 98801, USA
Conference room a and b in the cafeteria
33.2 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Upper Valley AFG
Monday 7:00 PM
United Methodist Church
418 Evans St, Leavenworth, WA, 98826, USA
34.4 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Twisp Friday Morning AFG
Friday 8:30 AM
Twisp Masonic Lodge #240
77 E 4th Ave, Twisp, WA, 98856, USA
36.4 miles away

Let Go And Let God AFG
Friday 7:00 PM
OKANOGAN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
231 3RD AVE S, OKANOGAN, WA, 98840, USA
41.3 miles away

Come As You Are AFG
Thursday 6:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
172 Ivy St SE, Ephrata, WA, 98823, USA
Look for al-anon sign
42.6 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Searchers For Serenity AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Catholic Trinity Center
327 Edmonds St, Omak, WA, 98841, USA
Meets at the narcotics anonymous meeting hall
45.3 miles away
Handicap Access

Alateen is an alcoholism family group tailored specifically to meet the needs of younger victims of another person’s drinking problem. These groups usually feature an adult meeting organizer while members tend to be anywhere from 9 to 20 years old.

Being surrounded by people of a similar age can make it much easier to open up about personal experiences and get the kind of support they need to heal.

Alateen meetings aren’t as common as others, but there are still a couple happening nearby.

Granite Serenity Alateen
Friday 1:00 PM
General Care Granite Falls at the Village
302 N Alder Ave, Granite Falls, WA, 98252, USA
Age range 11-19. In Cafeteria
91.7 miles away

Granite Serenity Alateen
Monday 7:00 PM
GenCare Granite Falls at The Village
302 N Alder Ave, Granite Falls, WA, 98252, USA
Age range 11-19. In Cafeteria
91.7 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.
95.5 miles away
Handicap Access

We Welcome You Alateen
Tuesday 7:30 PM
Immaculate Conception Church
1200 E 5th St, Arlington, WA, 98223, USA
Age range 11-19. Basement
100.0 miles away

Like Al-Anon, Nar-Anon is another 12-step family group devoted to helping friends and loved ones cope with another person’s addiction problem. But unlike Al-Anon, Nar-Anon addresses substance addictions of all kinds, not just alcoholism.

Meetings are far more limited, especially in the Chelan area. But even still, there are two meetings in particular somewhat nearby.

We Care
Perrie House
327 Edmonds St.
Omak, Washington 98841
Sunday
12:00pm

Saturday Survivors
East Omak
323 Edmonds Street
Omak, Washington 98841
Saturday
10:00am

For many, growing up in an alcoholic home can have seriously traumatic repercussions. And also for many, these problems can last long into adulthood as well.

Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACoA) is devoted to helping this specific group of people go on to live happy, healthy, and functional lives despite their past trauma.

And in around Chelan, there are quite a few ACoA meetings available.

Washington, Yakima ( Yakima) 
Friday 06:00 pm
Growing One Day at a Time-St. Michael's Church Library- corner of Yakima and South Naches Avenue. Enter through the main door on S Naches Avenue. ACA Daily Affirmations: Strengthening My Recovery Book 6-7:30pm Contact person: Paula at 509-930-2355
5 S Naches Avenue, 98901
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Using the ACA Daily Affirmation book -Strengthening My Recovery, 
Non Smoking 

WASHINGTON, Yakima ( Yakima) 
Tuesday 06:00 pm
From Cover to CoverStart Date: Jan. 17, 2017-St. Michael's Church Library on the corner of Yakima and South Naches Avenue. Enter through main door on S Naches Avenue. Library is the first door on the right. Uses the ACA Textbook (BRB) Meeting last from 6-7:30pm Contact Emily 509-895-7334 or email acayakima@gmail.com
5 S Naches Avenue, 98901
(English) Open to all, Discussion, Fellowship Text, Reading/Sharing from main ACA Textbook (BRB), 
Non Smoking 

Washington, Bellevue ( WA) 
Sunday 03:30 pm
Recapture, Dream, and Achieve!-We meet in the Salvation Army building. The meeting is upstairs (elevator available).
911 164th NE, 98008
(English) ACAs only (Closed), Discussion, Book Study,

Not everyone is going to respond to the 12 steps the same way. And for some, this model just might not work for them.

Luckily, there are quite a few 12-step alternatives available. And SMART Recovery is one of the best.

This group uses only evidence-based techniques and strategies for promoting sobriety and overcoming cravings. And on top of that, it is entirely non-spiritual – a big benefit for some.

In the Chelan, WA area, there are a couple of SMART Recovery meetings nearby.

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

Bellevue, Washington – Tuesday at 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
12826 Southeast 40th Lane
SE 40th Lane Suite 203
98006 Bellevue Washington
Meeting: #179
Public Standard

Mercer Island, Washington – ***On Hiatus*** Wednesday at 8:00 PM
2630 77th Avenue Southeast
98040 Mercer Island Washington
Meeting: #2812
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 – Thursday 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
425 Harvard Avenue East
98102 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #4213
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

Seattle, Washington – Monday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
205 2nd Avenue North
98109 Seattle Washington
Meeting: #672
Public Standard

Not everyone will be able to attend in-person support groups. Maybe their schedule is too full. Or they don’t have the means of transportation. Or they just don’t feel quite comfortable yet talking openly about their substance abuse problem.

No matter the reason, there are more flexible alternatives to the in-person groups above. And online groups are some of the best.

While online support groups alone aren’t often enough to fully recover from an addiction, these meetings offer a valuable source of support for many who may have never sought it out in the first place.

Below are just a few online support groups to help get you started.

Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

While support is a vital part of any recovery program, it alone often isn’t enough to make an addict put down their addictive substance for good.

In fact, the overwhelming majority of addicts will need a professional treatment program in order to stay sober in the long-term, not just for a few months at a time.

That’s because professional programs use evidence-based treatments and expert guidance to give patients the tools they need to quit for good. On top of that, their medical knowledge can help in both preventing and treating any serious health complications that might arise – some of which can be deadly.

Plus, they typically offer a range of amenities to make the recovery process far more comfortable along the way.

In addition to a better chance at long-term recovery, there are a few other benefits of a professional treatment program worth mentioning.

  • They may offer certain addiction medications that can reduce the severity of withdrawals and cravings.
  • They usually employ a 24/7 nursing staff in case of emergencies
  • They provide a more structured environment to help reduce stress and let patients focus on getting better
  • They help diagnose and treat co-occurring disorders which can make getting clean significantly harder.

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

Detoxification – Detox is stage one of addiction treatment. And it involves treating and managing withdrawals – the uncomfortable physical and mental side effects of quitting an addictive substance.  

Some of the most common withdrawals include:

  • Headaches
  • Tremors
  • Paranoia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For many, this stage can be the most grueling. And often, recovering addicts turn back to using just to get relief from these symptoms.

A professional detoxification program helps patients remain clean until these withdrawals have passed. They also offer a wide variety of treatments to help reduce the severity of these withdrawals, making it much easier to push through.

And finally, a detox program will also make sure that patients stay safe and healthy throughout the withdrawal process. This is especially important when it comes to drugs like alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines.

Rehabilitation – Rehabilitation comes next. And it’s where a lot of the real work begins. This program helps reverse the compulsive drug-seeking behaviors that have led addicts to where they are today. And without rehab, many will end up turning back to using soon after detox.

These programs use treatments like one-on-one counseling, group talk sessions, and various behavioral therapies.

There are three main types of rehab programs too.

  • Inpatient Rehab – This type of rehab usually lasts for about 30 days and requires patients to essentially “stay” at the facility. It’s like a recovery retreat, where eating, sleeping, and treatment sessions all take place in the same location. And while it offers a higher level of care, it can be hard to attend school or work at the same time.
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation – Outpatient is a bit longer – around 3 months. And rather than having patients stay at the facility, these programs hold treatment sessions in the evenings several times a week. It's a lower level of care, but it offers far more flexibility.   
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) – An IOP provides a more focused treatment regimen than outpatient while still giving patients the flexibility to attend day-to-day obligations. Treatments happen in the evenings, but they are often longer and take place more frequently throughout the week. It's also usually around 3 months long. 

There are two addiction treatment centers within Chelan itself. However, choosing the closest program doesn’t always mean you’re choosing the right one for you. And in fact, travelling outside of Chelan can end up being a great choice for anyone suffering from an addiction.

One of the biggest benefits of doing so is that it opens up the door to so many more choices. And with more choices, it’s even easier to find the program that meets your specific needs for recovery. That, of course, translates into a higher rate of recovery.

But beyond a better chance at success, there are a few other benefits to looking outside of Chelan for treatment. That’s because travelling for treatment can offer:

  • More advanced facilities and greater expertise in treating your specific type of addiction.
  • Better amenities to make recovery far more comfortable.
  • A new environment to help make it easier to adopt new life strategies.
  • More privacy and confidentiality.
  • A program that, due to its location, can make it less likely you’ll quit the program just because of a bad day.
  • A more solidified commitment to recovery.

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With the right support and professional treatment, addiction doesn’t have to be a lifelong problem. And while there may not be many local addiction treatment centers in the area, making the choice to travel for help can end up being the best recovery decisions you can make.

At Northpoint Recovery, we’re proud to offer the best addiction treatment services in the Pacific Northwest. Whether its drug rehabilitation or alcohol detox/rehab, our specialists are committed to giving each of our patients the absolute best chances at living a happy and sober life.

Our inpatient program in Boise, Idaho provides one of the best staff-to-patient ratios in the area along with fully individualized and empirical programs backed up by hard science. We’re even nationally accredited by the Joint Commission.

But not everyone will be a good candidate for our program. Only a conversation with a certified addiction specialist will help you find out if you’re a good fit.

In the end, we’re passionate about recovery. And if you feel just as strongly, we’d love to help you kick your addiction for good. So, call us today to get started.

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