Toppenish, Washington Addiction Recovery Resources

Located in southern Washington, Toppenish is a small, yet close-knit community situated within the Yakima Indian Reservation since 1907.

And while it may not be the biggest city in Washington, it is no stranger to big-city problems like addiction and substance abuse.

For example, nearly half of all vehicle-related deaths in the county involve alcohol.

And on top of that, the risk of Yakima county 10th graders using illegal drugs and marijuana is nearly 5% higher than the Washington State average as a whole.

But while addiction is obviously a problem here, so many residents simply don’t know where to turn to for help. And that means that many don’t end up getting the support they need to quit for good.

This guide to addiction resources in Toppenish, WA aims to address that need. It points out overdose safety tips, local support groups, and professional treatment options to give residents the help they need to kick their addiction permanently.

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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Meetings Near Toppenish, Washington

Overcoming an addiction takes work and dedication. But even the most resolute addict won’t be able to fight off the powerful cravings without the right kind of support to back them up.

That’s why finding a reliable and committed support group can end up being key to kicking a substance abuse problem for good. And luckily, there are plenty of local support groups to choose from in the Toppenish area.

Below are some of the best.

Perhaps the most well-known support group today, Alcoholics Anonymous was first founded in 1935 in Akron, Ohio. And since these early beginnings, its membership has expanded to nearly 2.1 million recovering alcoholics all over the world today.

One of the things about AA that has made it so successful is its accessibility. Meetings are easy to find, free to attend, and welcome to anyone who wants to get a better handle on their drinking.

It’s also the group that invented the 12-step model – an approach to substance use recovery that’s even backed up by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

There are a number of AA groups happening in and around Toppenish to choose from.

SUNDAY

Unity Group
Sunday at 9:00 am
12 West 1st Avenue Toppenish
12 W 1st Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Mt. Adams Women
Sunday at 5:30 pm
Toppenish Community Hospital
502 W 4th Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Unity Group
Sunday at 7:00 pm
12 West 1st Avenue Toppenish
12 W 1st Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Mt. Adams
Sunday at 7:00 pm
Toppenish Community Hospital
502 W 4th Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

MONDAY

Unity Group
Monday at 7:00 pm
12 West 1st Avenue Toppenish
12 W 1st Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Live Sobriety Group
Monday at 7:00 pm
618 Jefferson Avenue
618 Jefferson Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Mt. Adams
Monday at 7:00 pm
Toppenish Community Hospital
502 W 4th Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

TUESDAY

Unity Group
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
12 West 1st Avenue Toppenish
12 W 1st Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Live Sobriety Group
Tuesday at 7:00 pm
618 Jefferson Avenue
618 Jefferson Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

WEDNESDAY

Unity Group
Wednesday at 7:00 pm
12 West 1st Avenue Toppenish
12 W 1st Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Live Sobriety Group
Wednesday at 7:00 pm
618 Jefferson Avenue
618 Jefferson Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

THURSDAY

Mt. Adams
Thursday at Noon
Toppenish Community Hospital
502 W 4th Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Unity Group
Thursday at 7:00 pm
12 West 1st Avenue Toppenish
12 W 1st Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Live Sobriety Group
Thursday at 7:00 pm
618 Jefferson Avenue
618 Jefferson Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

FRIDAY

Mt. Adams
Friday at Noon
Toppenish Community Hospital
502 W 4th Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Unity Group
Friday at 7:00 pm
12 West 1st Avenue Toppenish
12 W 1st Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Live Sobriety Group
Friday at 7:00 pm
618 Jefferson Avenue
618 Jefferson Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Mt. Adams
Friday at 7:00 pm
Toppenish Community Hospital
502 W 4th Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

SATURDAY

Unity Group
Saturday at 7:00 pm
12 West 1st Avenue Toppenish
12 W 1st Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Live Sobriety Group
Saturday at 7:00 pm
618 Jefferson Avenue
618 Jefferson Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

Mt. Adams
Saturday at 7:00 pm
Toppenish Community Hospital
502 W 4th Ave
Toppenish, WA 98948

One of the very first offshoots of AA, Narcotics Anonymous is another 12-step group helping the residents of Washington to overcome their substance abuse problems. But rather than focusing purely on alcoholism, NA opens up its doors to any kind of substance abuser (i.e., heroin addict, crack addict, meth addict, etc.).

And in the same way as Alcoholics Anonymous, NA is open to all, free to attend, and widely available.

The closest meetings are listed below.

SUNDAY

Serenity Hall
Sunday at 6:30 PM
1422 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5602
Map
Open

Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
Sunday at 6:30 PM
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901-2726
Map
Open

MONDAY

Serenity Hall
Monday at 6:30 PM
1422 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5602
Map
Open

Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
Monday at 6:30 PM
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901-2726
Map
Open

Saint Timothy's Church
Monday at 7:30 PM
4105 Richey Road
Yakima, WA 98908
Map
Open

TUESDAY

Serenity Hall
Tuesday at 6:30 PM
1422 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5602
Map
Open

Moxee Farm
Tuesday at 7:00 PM
5009 Gamache Road
Moxee, WA 98936
Map
Open

Mountainview Christian Church
Tuesday at 8:00 PM
7105 Alpine Way
Yakima, WA 98908-1640
Map
Open

WEDNESDAY

Serenity Hall
Wednesday at 6:30 PM
1422 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5602
Map
Open

Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
Wednesday at 6:30 PM
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901-2726
Map
Open

THURSDAY

Serenity Hall
Thursday at 6:30 PM
1422 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5602
Map
Open

Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
Thursday at 6:30 PM
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901-2726
Map
Open

Mountainview Christian Church
Thursday at 8:00 PM
7105 Alpine Way
Yakima, WA 98908-1640
Map
Open

FRIDAY

Serenity Hall
Friday at 6:30 PM
1422 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5602
Map
Open

Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
Friday at 6:30 PM
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901-2726
Map
Open

Moxee Farm
Friday at 7:00 PM
5009 Gamache Road
Moxee, WA 98936
Map
Open

Apas Goudy Community Center
Friday at 7:30 PM
617 Larena Lane
Wapato, WA 98951
Map
Open

Saint Timothy's Church
Friday at 7:30 PM
4105 Richey Road
Yakima, WA 98908
Map
Open

SATURDAY

Serenity Hall
Saturday at 6:30 PM
1422 South 3rd Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902-5602
Map
Open

Saint Michael's Episcopal Church
Saturday at 6:30 PM
5 South Naches Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901-2726
Map
Open

Addicts themselves aren’t the only ones that suffer during an addiction. Friends, family members, and even acquaintances and coworkers all can experience negative impacts due to someone’s problem drinking.

And for them, there’s Al-Anon.

Al-Anon is another 12 step group devoted specifically to supporting those around an alcoholic. And these meetings have been a vital source of healing and guidance for so many people around the world.

There are quite a few Al-Anon meetings taking place in and around Toppenish too.

From Fear To Freedom AFG
Jueves 7:00 PM
Heritage University
3240 Fort Rd, Toppenish, WA, 98948, USA
Park in staff parking lot at west end of campus. alder building. conference room a.
4.2 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Steps To Recovery AFG
Wednesday 5:30 PM
Unity Church
401 S 8th Ave, Yakima, WA, 98902, USA
Entry from door in back by parking lot
17.9 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

Door to Hope AFG
Monday 5:30 PM
Grace Of Christ Presbyterian Church
9 S 8th Ave, Yakima, WA, 98902, USA
Enter south door and follow signs.
18.3 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Lunch Bunch AFG
Friday 12:00 PM
Vineyard Church
221 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Yakima, WA, 98901, USA
South entrance,upstairs
18.3 miles away
Handicap Access

Moving On AFG
Sunday 6:30 PM
Memorial Hospital
2811 Tieton Dr, Yakima, WA, 98902, USA
Classroom a
18.8 miles away

Family And Friends AFG
Saturday 9:00 AM
Wesley United Methodist Church
14 N 48th Ave, Yakima, WA, 98908, USA
South entrance. basement
19.7 miles away
Student & Professional observers welcome

New Life AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
St Timothy's Episcopal Church
4105 Richey Rd, Yakima, WA, 98908, USA
19.8 miles away
Beginners

Think About It Friday Night AFG
Friday 6:30 PM
Our Lady Of Lourdes Church
1111 W Fremont Ave, Selah, WA, 98942, USA
22.3 miles away

For young people especially, opening up to a group of people can be particularly hard. And that goes double when the people surrounding them are two, three, or even four times their age.

That’s where Alateen comes in. This group is focused on addressing the hardships of living with or loving an alcoholic when it comes to young people specifically.

It’s an offshoot of Al-Anon and, as a result, is centered on the 12-step approach to healing.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any Alateen meetings happening within 100 miles of Toppenish. However, you can always find other meetings in the surrounding areas by using their online meeting search function.

Similar to Al-Anon, Nar-Anon focuses on helping the friends and family members of substance abusers. And with their help, members can stay motivated and emotionally supported as they help their loved ones fight off their addiction.

However, there aren’t any meetings taking place within 100 miles of Toppenish. However, we’ve listed a few of the closest ones below.

Orting Family Group
United Methodist Church
109 Train St. SE
Orting, Washington 98360
Monday
7:00pm

Sundays In Sumner
Sumner United Methodist Church
901 Wood Avenue
Sumner, Washington 98390
Sunday
7:00pm

Hope On The Hill
All Saints Lutheran Church
27225 Military Road South
Auburn, Washington 98001
Thursday
7:30pm

"The Next Step"
Grace Lutheran Church
22975 24th Ave. S
Des Moines, Washington 98198
Enter the church through the lower parking lot.
Monday
7:00pm

Growing up in a home tainted by alcoholism can cause serious lasting trauma. And for many, this trauma can and does extend well into adulthood, resulting in functional problems that can make daily life quite difficult.

Adult Children of Alcoholics is a 12-step group devoted to helping these individuals heal from this past trauma and build a new and healthier life that they can be proud of.

There are several ACoA meetings happening nearby too.

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

Not all recovery options are based on the 12 steps. And this may be welcome news to those whose beliefs about recovery simply don't mesh well with this model of recovery.

SMART Recovery is one of the most popular and well-regarded 12-step alternatives available today. Meetings are based on the latest addiction science, run by certified instructors, and entirely non-spiritual in nature.

The two closest SMART Recovery meetings around Toppenish are located below.

Richland, Washington – Sunday at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
500 Amon Park Road North
99352 Richland Washington
Meeting: #563
Discussion Public

Richland, Washington – Wednesday 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
500 Amon Park Road North
99352 Richland Washington
Meeting: #4318
Discussion Public

Not everyone will be able to attend in-person meetings. Maybe their schedule is especially full, or perhaps they just don’t have access to reliable transportation. Whatever the reason, there are still options for getting the support that a recovering addict so desperately needs.

Online support groups are by far one of the most flexible options. These meetings take place through email, real-time chat rooms, or even via video teleconferencing. It just depends on the group.

And while online support groups alone probably aren’t going to be enough for a full recovery, they’re certainly a great place to start.

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The Dangers of Overdosing

While addiction can be so destructive on a variety of levels (social relationships, finances, career prospects), one of the biggest risks is to the addict’s physical health.

Drugs and alcohol can cause serious problems that can end up lasting a lifetime. And the threat is even higher when an overdose is involved.

To make matters worse, overdoses are becoming both more common and more deadly with each passing year.

For example, from 1999 to 2017, the number of fatal overdoses skyrocketed from around 17 thousand to more than 70 thousand across the country. And it isn’t just opioids that are causing the surge either (though they are definitely to blame). Stimulants, benzodiazepines, alcohol, and prescription drugs have all seen massive rises in deadly overdoses associated with them too.

That’s why now more than ever it’s so important to understand how to spot the signs of an overdose and how to treat one effectively.

Not all overdoses will look alike. Below are some of the most common signs of an overdose for some of the most widely abused drugs today.

Cocaine – A popular club drug known for its short yet potent high, cocaine can and does cause a slew of serious medical emergencies when abused. 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

Prescription Opioids – These prescription medications are by and large the cause of the currently-raging opioid epidemic. They’re powerful, highly addictive, and can be exceptionally dangerous. 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

Benzodiazepines – These drugs are usually used to treat mood disorders like depression and anxiety. But they can also be quite addictive and deadly when misused. 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

Crystal Meth – An extremely potent stimulant, crystal meth can drive users to act irrationally and dangerously. And when it’s taken at high doses, it can be particularly dangerous. 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

HeroinPerhaps the most notorious illicit drug today, heroin is highly addictive and is frequently the cause of numerous deadly overdoses every single day. 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 – It’s legal, widely available, and culturally ingrained in daily American life. But even still, that doesn’t mean it’s harmless. Here are some of the signs of alcohol poisoning 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

When it comes to treating an overdose, the key to a successful outcome is getting professional help as quickly as possible. As a result, if you spot the signs above, call 9-1-1 immediately. The expert on the other end of the line will be able to both send an ambulance to your location and instruct you on how best to treat the victim in the meantime.

If you do have to leave the victim alone, even for a minute, be sure to place them in what’s known as the “recovery position.” This simple step is one of the best ways to prevent serious and life-threatening complications like choking and vomiting.

The operator will also likely ask you a number of questions to get a better understanding of the situation. 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?

Honesty and accuracy are vital here. Do not lie. Doing so can have deadly consequences.

They may also ask you to perform CPR or administer other treatments like inducing vomiting. Try to follow instructions here as closely as you can.

Finally, once the EMT’s arrive, they’ll be able to take over treatment using special equipment and unique medications like naloxone. They’ll also likely transfer the victim to a hospital for more comprehensive care and observation.

In the end, acting quickly and answering questions honestly are the two best ways to ensure the best outcome possible.

Professional Treatment for The Best Recovery Outcomes

Support is an enormous part of the recovery process. And thankfully, there are so many different options in and around Toppenish to get that vital support.

But unfortunately, going to a local support group often won’t be enough to quit an addiction for good. It can help in the later stages of recovery, sure. But during those first few weeks and months after quitting, the overwhelming majority of addicts will simply need a higher level of care.

That’s where professional addiction treatment programs come in. These programs use evidence-based treatments and strategies to give recovering addicts the absolute best chances at a full recovery and a sober future.

Plus, they’re also run and supervised by licensed and qualified medical staff, ensuring that any medical emergencies are treated properly along the way.

In the end, a professional program is without a doubt the best way to safeguard your future sobriety.

It isn't just a higher recovery success rate that professional programs provide. And in fact, there is a range of other enormous benefits that these facilities also offer. Below are some of the most noteworthy.

  • 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 – This is the very first stage of any successful recovery program. It deals primarily with what’s known as withdrawal. This occurs as the body readjusts to functioning normally without the addictive substance in your system. And for many, these withdrawals can be exceedingly uncomfortable.

Some of the most common withdrawals include:

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

Withdrawals can end up being so bad that many addicts will end up turning back to substance abuse simply to get some form of relief.

A professional detox program will help reduce the severity of these withdrawals and may even shorten the duration of them as well. And that means a lower risk of relapse and a higher rate of recovery.

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 since they can often have deadly withdrawals without the right supervision.

Rehabilitation – This is the second stage of a professional program. And while detoxification is concerned with the physical side of addiction, rehab is more focused on the mental side.

With treatments like one-on-one counseling, group talk, and various behavioral therapies, these programs help eliminate the compulsive and self-destructive drug-seeking behaviors so common with addiction.

There are three main types of rehab programs too.

  • Inpatient Rehab – This kind of program usually lasts around 30 days and offers the highest level of care. Patients are typically required to stay on the campus throughout the course of treatment. And that means eating, sleeping, and receiving care all happen in the same centralized location. This will often result in a lower rate of relapse, but it can also be disruptive to normal daily life.  
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation – These programs will generally last about 3 months and offer a bit more flexibility. Treatment sessions often occur in the evenings rather than throughout the day. And that means patients are free to spend their days and nights as they wish. However, it may also mean a higher risk of relapse for some.    
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) – An IOP is designed to offer a higher level of care than relapse without sacrificing too much flexibility. Treatment sessions happen in the evenings still. But they’re usually longer and occur more frequently throughout the week too.

There are two addiction treatment centers within Toppenish itself. But even still, addicted residents here shouldn’t necessarily settle for just the closest programs. And in fact, deciding on the right facility for you is infinitely more important than just using the closest. Making the choice to travel outside of Toppenish, then, can actually end up being the best choice for long-term recovery.

That’s because doing so opens up the door to a range of higher-quality treatment options that residents may simply not have had access to before. They may have greater expertise in treating your specific condition and could even offer treatments that just aren’t available nearby.

And all of this, of course, translates into a more successful recovery.

But there are a few other benefits to travelling for treatment to consider too. Below are some of the best.

  • 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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