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AA, NA and Al-Anon Meetings that are in or around the Kent, WA area

Aside from Seattle, Kent has the highest overdose rate of any city in West King County. If you’re currently dealing with a drug addiction or alcohol abuse problem, it’s time to get help.

Drug addiction is a big problem in Kent, Washington. According to the King County Department of Public Health, the city has one of the largest overdose rates in the county.

Between 2016 and 2017, 20 out of every 100,000 citizens died of an overdose. Only Seattle saw more overdose deaths during those years.

In the 2017 Overdose Death Report, the Department reports that death rates are climbing. Heroin, prescription opioids, and meth have all increased in popularity over the past decade. Alcohol is a worsening problem, too. It’s clear, therefore, that there is a need for more addiction resources in the area.

If we can get addicts to attend AA or NA meetings in Kent or another nearby city, we could prevent the overdose rate from climbing. We’ve created this list of meetings in the area in hopes that it will save some lives.

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AA Meetings in Kent: Fighting Washington’s Alcohol Problem

Alcohol abuse is a serious problem in Western Washington. It may come as a surprise, but the state actually has some of the highest alcohol consumption rates in the country.

Here are a few stats about alcohol abuse in WA:

It’s fairly common to see stories of college students overdosing on alcohol. The state’s many colleges and universities are a hotbed of alcohol abuse.

So many young people experience alcohol poisoning in Kent and other Washington cities that the state has begun taking preventative measures. In 2013, the state passed a “good Samaritan” law. This law states that minors who call 911 to report alcohol poisoning will not be charged with possession.

The intention in passing this law is to cut down on alcohol overdoses. At the time of the law’s passing, roughly 2,000 kids were hospitalized for alcohol abuse each year.

Whether you’re a teenage alcoholic or a veteran drinker, AA can help you overcome your problem. You’re not alone. There are hundreds of thousands of Washington residents who are going through the same thing. Luckily, there are plenty of resources to help alcoholics get sober.

“Our liquor was but a symptom. We had to get down to causes and conditions.” - Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book

12-step meetings are one place that addicts go to get help. In these meetings, addicts get together to talk about their experiences. Meetings are held in a number of different locations. Some meetings are held in churches, for example, while others are conducted in community centers.

Whatever the location, the goal of each meeting is to foster recovery. Everyone is invited as long as they are committed to getting sober.

Do you have a problem with alcohol abuse? Take one of our free online assessments:

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If you think you have a drinking problem, Alcoholics Anonymous can help you. We’ve compiled a list of meetings in the area to help you get started.

Sunday

6:30 AM
Kent Early Birds Group
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible. A great meeting for alcoholics who get up early on Sunday mornings.

9:00 AM
Solid Sobriety Breakfast
Golden Steer Restaurant
23826 104th Avenue Southeast
Kent, WA 98031
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible. The perfect meeting for alcoholics who want to start off their Sunday right.

4:00 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open, Spanish-speaking meeting.

7:00 PM
Southend Fellowship
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

Monday

6:30 AM
Kent Early Birds Group
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible. A great meeting for alcoholics who get up early on Monday mornings.

10:00 AM
Southend Fellowship
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

7:00 PM
Trades in Recovery
IBEW Local 46 Union Hall #1
19802 62nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

7:30 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open, Spanish-speaking meeting.

Tuesday

6:30 AM
Kent Early Birds Group
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible.

10:00 AM
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

12:00 Noon
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

7:30 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open, Spanish-speaking meeting.

Wednesday

6:30 AM
Kent Early Birds Group
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible.

10:00 AM
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

12:00 Noon
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

5:00 PM
Accept OHM
Associate Behavioral Health Center
841 Central Avenue North
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible.

5:00 PM
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

7:30 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open, Spanish-speaking meeting.

Thursday

6:30 AM
Kent Early Birds Group
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible.

10:00 AM
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

5:00 PM
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

7:30 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open, Spanish-speaking meeting.

8:00 PM
Kent Group
First Christian Church of Kent
11717 Southeast 240th Street
Kent, WA 98031
This is an open meeting.

Friday

6:30 AM
Kent Early Birds Group
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible.

12:00 Noon
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

7:30 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open, Spanish-speaking meeting.

8:00 PM
Green River II (No Slips Signed)
Kent Lutheran
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

10:00 PM
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

Saturday

8:00 AM
Kent Early Birds Group
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible.

10:00 AM
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

12:00 Noon
Un Dia A La Vez
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open, Spanish-speaking meeting.

12:00 Noon
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

7:30 PM
Un Dia A La Vez
JRB Multimedia
231 1st Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open, Spanish-speaking meeting.

10:00 PM
Southend Fellowship
321 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

Please note: New AA meetings pop up on a regular basis. There is always a chance that a certain meeting will be rescheduled or canceled, as well. Sometimes, meeting locations change.

Our list is not the most up-to-date meeting schedule. For the most recent schedule (or to find meetings in other cities), take a look at the official Western Washington AA website. Their search engine allows you to search meetings by time, location, and type.

Many addicts are scared of going to their first meeting. They’re afraid of what happens in them. As Jean-Paul Bedard writes, “The prospect of spending countless hours in damp church basements and community centers…doesn’t do so much to warm the soul.”

But, many addicts are surprised by how welcoming the environment is. The members do truly want to help one another.

AA is founded around the idea of compassion. It’s founders believed that addicts could learn to get sober by having empathy for themselves and others. The environment of each meeting reflects that goal.

“I still have days where I desperately want a drink, but I remind myself that no matter how bad I’m feeling and no matter what problem I have, if I pick up that first drink, I’ll still have that problem.” - Jean-Paul Bedard, HuffPost Blog

There are several different types of meetings. Most meetings are open discussion sessions. Addicts are invited to stand up and share their story with the group. They talk about their life, their addiction, and their recovery progress.

No matter the size of the group, the addict will be welcomed with open arms. The AA meetings in Kent, particularly, are warm environments where addicts can go for support.

More Resources for Alcoholics:

FAQ: How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

FAQ: How Do I Know if I’m an Alcoholic?

Drug and Alcohol Detox Guide

Kent Resources

NA: Battling Drug Addiction in Kent

While AA caters to alcoholics, NA is designed for drug addicts. Anyone who is or has been addicted to drugs is welcome to attend. Like Alcoholics Anonymous, the organization is focused around the 12 Steps.

Narcotics Anonymous welcomes people who are addicted to any drug. Whether your drug of choice is opiates, cocaine, meth, marijuana or something else, the door is always open. The meetings are very similar to AA meetings. Addicts share their stories and offer support to each other.

“People have all sorts of reasons for attending NA meetings, but the purpose of each meeting is to give members a place to share recovery with other addicts.” - Narcotics Anonymous, An Introduction to NA Meetings

The Kent NA community is a strong network of recovering addicts. Many members continue to attend meetings for years after they’ve gotten clean. Meetings are held every day of the week, so you can find support whenever you may need it.

Are you powerless over drugs? Take one of our free online addiction quizzes:

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Sunday

12:00 Noon
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open NA meeting. It’s handicap accessible. The Alano Club is on Bus Route #180.

4:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited. The Alano Club is on Bus Route #180.

7:00 PM
Unity Church Meeting
Unity Church of Kent
218 State Avenue South
South Kent, WA 98030
This is an open meeting.

7:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited. The Alano Club is on Bus Route #180.

Monday

12:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited. The Alano Club is on Bus Route #180.

4:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. Everyone is invited. The Alano Club is on Bus Route #180.

6:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible. The Alano Club is on Bus Route #180.

7:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible. The Alano Club is on bus route #180.

7:30 PM
Kent Discussion Meeting
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Avenue South
South Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

Tuesday

12:00 Noon
Recovery Garage Meeting
Recovery Garage
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open NA meeting. It’s handicap accessible. Recovery Garage is on bus routes #152, #180, #910, and #919. Enter through the garage door in the alleyway.

12:00 Noon
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. It’s handicap accessible. The Alano Club is on bus route #180.

4:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. It’s handicap accessible. The Alano Club is on bus route #180.

7:00 PM
Recovery Garage Meeting
Recovery Garage
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open NA meeting. It’s handicap accessible. Recovery Garage is on bus routes #152, #180, #910, and #919. Enter through the garage door in the alleyway.

Wednesday

12:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. It’s handicap accessible. The Alano Club is on bus route #180.

6:30 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Avenue South
South Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

7:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
New Heights Christian Church
21628 116th Avenue Southeast
Kent, WA 98031

7:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
New Heights Christian Church
21628 116th Avenue Southeast
Kent, WA 98031
This is an open meeting. The Church is wheelchair accessible.

Thursday

6:30 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
Unity Church of Kent
218 State Avenue South
Kent, WA 98030
This is an open, handicap accessible meeting.

7:30 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
Saint Columba's Episcopal Church
26715 Military Road South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting. It’s wheelchair accessible. This meeting is held in the portable trailer outside of the building.

Friday

4:00 PM
Alano Club NA Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open meeting. It’s handicap accessible. The Alano Club is on bus route #180.

12:00 PM
Recovery Garage Meeting
Recovery Garage
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open NA meeting. It’s handicap accessible. Recovery Garage is on bus routes #152, #180, #910, and #919. Enter through the garage door in the alleyway.

7:00 PM
Alano Club NA Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open, wheelchair accessible meeting. Take bus route #180 to the Alano Club.

7:30 PM
Just for Today Study
Grace Lutheran Church
22975 24th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198
This is an open meeting. It’s handicap accessible. This meeting is focused around the Big Book and other sobriety literature. Members will also share their experiences.

Saturday

7:30 AM
Recovery Garage Meeting
Recovery Garage
230 1st Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open, handicap accessible meeting. It’s a great meeting for people who want support on Saturday mornings. Recovery Garage is on bus routes #152, #180, #910, and #919. Enter through the garage door in the alleyway.

12:00 PM
Alano Club NA Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open, handicap accessible meeting. Take bus route #180 to the Alano Club.

4:00 PM
Alano Club NA Meeting
South King Alano Club
1317 Harvey Road
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open, wheelchair accessible meeting. Take bus route #180 to the Alano Club.

7:30 PM
Open Discussion NA Meeting
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

9:00 PM
Open Discussion Meeting
Family of Grace Lutheran Church
31317 124th Avenue Southeast
Auburn, WA 98092

This is an open meeting. This is a fantastic meeting for addicts who want support on Saturday nights.

Scheduling note: NA meeting times and locations change sometimes. This is not the most updated list of meetings.

If you’re looking for more meetings or want to stay up-to-date with scheduling changes, take a look at the Official Narcotics Anonymous website. Their search engine allows you to browse by time, date and location.

Narcotics (and AA) are both centered around the 12 Steps. But many first-timers are confused about that part. What are the “steps”? Why are they so important?

Well, these programs were designed as a system for getting sober. Their founders believed that all addict shared certain fundamental challenges. The steps were developed to help addicts overcome these challenges.

The steps are as follows:

  1. Admit to yourself that you’re powerless over drugs.
  2. Find a power greater than yourself.
  3. Give yourself over to that higher power. Let it help you to see the world more clearly.
  4. Take an intense inventory of your life, your beliefs, and your past choices.
  5. Take an inventory of everything you did wrong while addicted and admit that you did them.
  6. Declare that you want to be a better person. Declare that you’ll strive to be better in the future.
  7. Ask your higher power for help in becoming a better person.
  8. Take an inventory of everyone you’ve wronged while addicted. Become willing to make amends with those people.
  9. Make amends with all of the people on your list.
  10. Take a personal inventory regularly. Admit when you’re wrong.
  11. Pray to your higher power often.
  12. Embrace your life as a better person. Help other addicts in their battles with addiction.

These steps are shown to help narcotics addicts move past their addiction. By admitting their problem, taking responsibility and working to be a better person, addicts have an easier time getting sober (and staying that way).

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Here’s Where You Can Get Treatment for an Overdose

Drug overdoses and alcohol poisoning need to be treated quickly. The reason why so many people die from overdosing is that they don’t get treatment fast enough. You can save yourself or another person by getting proper treatment in time.

If someone if becomes unconscious after using drugs, call 911 immediately.

If the person is awake, bring them to the ER. There are several hospitals near Kent that treat alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses.

Al-Anon in Kent: Supporting the Families of Addicts

The addict is not the only person affected by their addiction. The people around them usually suffer as well.

When a parent, child, spouse, sibling or friend is ruining their life with drugs, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It’s easy to feel like their problem is our fault. When we want to change them, but can’t, we feel depressed and helpless.

“You didn’t cause it. You can’t control it. And you can’t cure it.” - Al-Anon

The community around Al-Anon in Kent is made up of people who are related to addicts. These individuals meet regularly to discuss their lives and share advice. The program helps family members to gain a clearer understanding of the problem. It helps them to start living a life that isn’t defined by someone else’s addiction.

If a family member’s problem with drugs or alcohol is impacting your life, it’s time to get help. Meetings are held here every day of the week.

Is your family member a drug addict? Are they an alcoholic? Take one of these free quizzes to get a clear answer:

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Sunday

7:30 PM
Auburn Sunday Night AFG
Holy Family School
505 17th Street Southeast
Auburn, WA 98022
This is an open Al-Anon meeting. It’s a perfect meeting for anyone who needs support on Sunday night.

Monday

7:00 PM
GFA Un Regalo Para Mi
St Matthew Episcopal Church
123 L Street Northeast
Auburn, WA 98022
This is an open, Spanish-speaking meeting.

Tuesday

7:00 PM
Vida Nueva GFA
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

Wednesday

7:30 PM
Auburn Wednesday Night AFG
King of Glory Anglican Parish
1305 17th Street Southeast
Auburn, WA 98002
This is an open Al-Anon meeting.

Thursday

12:30 PM
Sound Serenity AFG
Grace Lutheran Church
22975 24th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198
This is an open meeting.

Friday

7:00 PM
Vida Nueva GFA
Kent Lutheran Church
336 2nd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open meeting.

7:30 PM
Kent All Men's AFG
Holy Spirit Parish
310 3rd Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032
This is an open Al-Anon meeting.

Saturday

10:00 AM
Expect a Miracle AFG
Kent United Methodist Church
11010 Southeast 248th Street
Kent, WA 98030
This is an open meeting.

7:30 PM
Hear Speaker Meeting AFG
Hillside Church
930 East James Street
Kent, WA 98031
This is an open, discussion-based meeting. Attendees are invited to share their story with the group.

Note: Meeting times and locations are subject to change. Our list is not the most up-to-date catalog of meeting times. For the most up-to-date schedules, check out the Washington Area Al-Anon Family Group website. There, you can search meetings by time, day, type and location.

Beating Addiction in Washington State

Addiction, overdoses, and alcohol poisoning are huge problems in Washington. They’re a particularly big problem in King County and the western part of the state. Fortunately, there are resources available to assist addicts. These resources may be able to help us cut down on the number of overdoses that occur each year.

The Al-Anon, NA and AA meetings in Kent and surrounding cities are a great place to get help. The members of these communities have been through the process and come out on the other side. These people are eager to help others get clean.

If you or a loved one is losing the fight with drug abuse, it’s time to reach out for support. We highly recommend that you attend a meeting.

We also want you to give us a call. A member of our team will be waiting to assist you. We can discuss the nature of your addiction, recommend a meeting that suits your needs, and offer some advice on additional treatment. Your recovery is right around the corner and we want to help you get there.

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