Renton Washington is a vibrant city of abundant employment, recreation, theater, sports, and a high quality of life. Home to Renton Technical College and award-winning medical facilities, plus access to all of the newly developed parks and urban attractions on Lake Washington, Renton has much going for it. As with any town or city though, the common problem of drug and alcohol abuse still exists. Heroin, meth, ecstasy and cocaine, as well as alcohol abuse threaten the well-being of individuals and their families across every demographic. If your family is affected by drugs or alcohol, Northpoint Recovery can guide you to the local support you need.
Illicit use of prescription drugs like Oxycontin and the abuse of illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana rage across America among people of all backgrounds. Excessive use of beer, wine, vodka and other alcoholic beverages can spin out of control and devastate lives.
Even the "nicest" and most successful people can become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Most never dreamed that their use could result in an addiction that controls their life. In fact, the use of illicit and prescription drugs is so prevalent in the U.S. that in 2012, drug overdose caused more accidental deaths than motor vehicle accidents for people 25 to 64 years old. (Source: Centers for Disease Control).
If the use of drugs or alcohol has become a problem for you or someone you love, there are caring people who want to help you, not judge you. To learn more about sobriety and support in Renton, see the resources listed below.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a well-known and highly respected 12-step program with groups across the country. NA welcomes those who are maintaining their sobriety after completing a rehabilitation program, or may be where a new attendee first learns about rehab programs and what they offer. Attending NA meetings is free. For NA meeting times in or near Renton:
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is perhaps the best-known support group in the world. A fellowship of men and women all helping each other through their journey to get and stay sober, AA has spawned many subgroups to offer guidance and encouragement to family members as well. The 12 Steps taught by AA help people regain control of their lives, and reach and maintain sobriety.
AA Meetings in or near Renton:
Al-Anon and Alateen are there for family members, including children and teenagers, affected by a loved one's drinking or drug abuse. Free, warm and welcoming, Al-Anon and Alateen provide guidance with boundary-setting, self-care and living with a person who is recovering from or still living with addiction.
Online support groups: