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Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Resource Guide for the University Place, WA Area

For those battling substance abuse problems in the University Place, Washington area, there are many drug and alcohol addiction recovery resources available. They include 12-Step meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. There are even ways to get help online, and families can get assistance through Al-Anon and Alateen.

The issue that so many people face is that they simply do not know where to turn for help. They may think that the only way to recover is by going to rehab, and while that is an option, it is not the only one. For this reason, we have put together this helpful addiction recovery resource guide for University Place and the local community. It provides information about AA and NA meetings, as well as Al-Anon and Alateen meetings. We have also included details about detox and rehab.

We want to mention that we are not affiliated with any of the programs we list below. We only provide them for informational purposes.

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What is Narcotics Anonymous?

For people with drug addictions, Narcotics Anonymous offers them a place to go and get the support they need. This organization was founded in 1955, and it is now available to people worldwide. Millions of people have gotten help with their addictions because of the work of NA.

Anyone with any type of addiction is welcome to attend their meetings. They are usually held on a weekly basis, but it is not uncommon for people to attend more than one meeting every week. The attenders have the opportunity to talk with others who understand their situations. They are free to share about their struggles and offer support and help to others as well.

Going to a University Place area NA meeting offers people so much support when they are working on staying clean and sober. There are several to choose from.

Daily Meetings

Recovery Garage
7:30 am 12:00 pm, 7:00 pm
230 1st St. NE
Auburn, WA
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South King Alano Club
12:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Meetings Held Monday Through Friday

First United Methodist Church
12:00 pm
621 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA
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Vashon Presbyterian Church
1:15 pm
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
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Sunday

Mary Mary’s
10:00 am
16511 Pacific Ave. South
Spanaway, WA
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Vashon Presbyterian Church
3:30 pm
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
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Harbor Covenant Church
6:00 pm
5601 Gustafson Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA
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Smoking Exodus
6:30 pm
1382 SE Lund Ave.
Suite 150
Port Orchard, WA
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Spanaway Lutheran Church
6:30 pm
16001 A St. South
Spanaway, WA
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Unity Church of Kent
7:00 pm
218 State Ave. South
Kent, WA
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American Lake VA
7:00 pm
9600 Veterans Drive SW
Tacoma, WA
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Denny’s Restaurant
7:30 pm
626 South Hill Park Drive
Puyallup, WA
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Monday

Daffodil Bowl
1:30 pm
1624 E. Main
Puyallup, WA
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Rialto Apartments
3:30 pm
311 S. 9th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Bethlehem Lutheran Church
6:00 pm
101 E. 38th St.
Tacoma, WA
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South King Alano Club
6:00 pm
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Vashon Presbyterian Church
6:30 pm
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
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Kent Lutheran Church
6:30 pm
336 2nd Ave. South
Kent, WA
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Harbor Covenant Church
6:30 pm
5601 Gustafson Drive NW
Gig Harbor, WA
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Manitou Park United Presbyterian Church
6:30 pm
6613 S. Cheyenne St.
Tacoma, WA
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Milton Activity Center
7:00 pm
1000 Laurel St.
Milton, WA
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IHOP
7:00 pm
1044 Supermall Way
Algona, WA
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Lake City Community Church
7:00 pm
8810 Lawndale Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Urban Grace Church
7:00 pm
902 Market St.
Tacoma, WA
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Good Samaritan Hospital
7:30 pm
506A 14th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA
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Sumner United Methodist Church
7:30 pm
901 Wood Ave.
Sumner, WA
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Tuesday

Recovery Garage
5:30 pm
230 1st St. NE
Auburn, WA
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Tacoma Christian Reform Church
6:30 pm
2419 East 72nd St.
Tacoma, WA
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Light of the Hill United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
11304 136th St. East
Puyallup, WA
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Dr. Spencer W. Shaw’s Office
7:00 pm
12851 Lala Cove Lane SE
Olalla, WA
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Nativity House
7:00 pm
1411 S. Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA
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Freedom Church
7:00 pm
224 166th St. South
Spanaway, WA
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North Mason United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
25140 NE State Rte. 3
Belfair, WA
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St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
540 School St.
Lacey, WA
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Mount Cross Lutheran Church
7:00 pm
8902 40th St. West
University Place, WA
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Wednesday

Daffodil Bowl
12:00 pm
1624 E. Main
Puyallup, WA
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Rialto Apartments
3:30 pm
311 S. 9th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Shiloh Baptist Church
6:00 pm
1211 South I St.
Tacoma, WA
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Kent Lutheran Church
6:30 pm
336 2nd Ave. South
Kent, WA
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St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
7:00 pm
1005 SW 152nd St.
Burien, WA
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Playa Azul Restaurant
7:00 pm
1114 River Rd.
Puyallup, WA
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Orting Christian Church
7:00 pm
112 Vamer Ave. SE
Orting, WA
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Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center
7:00 pm
405 West Stewart
Suite A
Puyallup, WA
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Bethany Methodist Church
7:00 pm
5634 South Park Ave.
Tacoma, WA
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Key Peninsula Lutheran Church
7:15 pm
4213 Lackey Rd. KP North
Lakebay, WA
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Thursday

Vashon Presbyterian Church
8:00 am
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
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Recovery Café
12:00 pm
1143 South Tacoma Ave.
Tacoma, WA
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Crossroads Treatment Center
4:45 pm
10828 Gravelly Lake Drive
Suite 204
Lakewood, WA
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Recovery Garage
5:30 pm
230 1st St. NE
Auburn, WA
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Unity Church of Kent
6:30 pm
218 State Ave. South
Kent, WA
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Victory Fellowship
7:00 pm
610 8th St. NE
Auburn, WA
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Brooklake Community Church
7:00 pm
629 S. 356th St.
Federal Way, WA
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Lakewood Methodist Church
7:00 pm
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Our Savior Lutheran Church
7:30 pm
11101 Bingham Ave. East
Tacoma, WA
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Saint Columba’s Episcopal Church
7:30 pm
26715 Military Rd. South
Kent, WA
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Christ Episcopal Church
7:30 pm
310 North K St.
Tacoma, WA
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Friday

Recovery Café
12:00 pm
1143 South Tacoma Ave.
Tacoma, WA
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Daffodil Bowl
12:00 pm
1624 E. Main
Puyallup, WA
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Rialto Apartments
3:30 pm
311 S. 9th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Brotherhood Church of God
6:00 pm
2124 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA
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Haven Center
7:00 pm
112 Train St. SE
Orting, WA
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Light of the Hill United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
11304 136th St. East
Puyallup, WA
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North Mason United Methodist Church
7:00 pm
25140 Northeast State Rte. 3
Belfair, WA
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Key Peninsula Lutheran Church
7:00 pm
4213 Lackey Rd. KP North
Lakebay, WA
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Manitou Park United Presbyterian Church
7:00 pm
6613 South Cheyenne St.
Tacoma, WA
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Grace Lutheran Church
7:30 pm
22975 24th Ave. South
Des Moines, WA
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Good Samaritan Hospital
7:30 pm
506A 14th Ave. SE
Puyallup, WA
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South King Alano Club
9:30 pm
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Christ Episcopal Church
10:00 pm
310 North K St.
Tacoma, WA
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Saturday

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
10:00 am
2109 College St. SE
Lacey, WA
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People’s Community Center
12:00 pm
1602 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA
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Drexel House
12:00 pm
604 Devoe St. SE
Olympia, WA
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South King Alano Club
2:00 pm
1317 Harvey Rd.
Auburn, WA
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Our Savior Lutheran Church
3:00 pm
11101 Bingham Ave. E
Tacoma, WA
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Vashon Presbyterian Church
6:30 pm
17708 Vashon Highway SW
Vashon Island, WA
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Brooklake Community Church
6:30 pm
629 S. 356th St.
Federal Way, WA
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Eastside Christian Church
7:00 pm
5816 McKinley Ave.
Tacoma, WA
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Mount Cross Lutheran Church
7:30 pm
8902 40th St. West
University Place, WA
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Kent Lutheran Church
7:30 pm
336 2nd Ave. South
Kent, WA
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Family of Grace Lutheran Church
9:00 pm
31317 124th Ave. SE
Auburn, WA
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University Place Resource Profile

What is Alcoholics Anonymous?

Alcoholics Anonymous has been around since 1935. It was the first 12-Step meeting of its kind, and they also meet on a weekly basis. Some people prefer to attend more than one meeting per week. The only requirement for attending AA is to have a desire to stop drinking.

At AA, they focus on all kinds of subjects. Some will go over the 12-Steps, while others will focus on one topic in particular. There are often special speakers and discussion sessions. It is a place for alcoholics to come and not feel judged but feel welcomed. Like NA, AA is available all over the world and millions of people’s lives have been changed as a result.

There are many AA meetings in the University Place area. This makes it easy for people to find one that will work well for them.

Daily Meetings

No Host Happy Hour
5:30 pm
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Meetings Held Monday Through Friday

As Bill Sees It
6:30 am
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Lakewood Lunch Brunch
12:00 pm
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Sunday

Another Lakewood Spiritual Breakfast
8:30 am
Bur’s Restaurant
6151 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Men’s Stag Meeting
10:00 am
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Living Sober Book Study
12:00 pm
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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We Agnostics and Atheists
6:00 pm
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St. West
University Place, WA
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Sunday Night Speaker Meeting
7:00 pm
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Monday

Farwest Luncheon
12:00 pm
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St. West
University Place, WA
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Reflections Group
7:00 pm
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
10630 Gravelly Lake Drive SW
Lakewood, WA
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Tuesday

Tuesday Big Book Thumpers
5:30 pm
Lakewood United Methodist Church
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
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The Hole in the Donut
6:45 pm
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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New Life Group
7:30 pm
American Lake Veterans Hospital Chapel
9600 Veterans Drive SW
Lakewood, WA
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Wednesday

Morning Reflections
9:00 am
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Farwest Luncheon
12:00 pm
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St. West
University Place, WA
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Wednesday Step Study
5:30 pm
Lakewood United Methodist Church
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Thursday

Grapevine Meeting
10:00 am
Crossroads Treatment Center
4928 109th St. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Heard it Through the Grapevine
6:45 pm
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Friday

Farwest Luncheon
12:00 pm
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St. West
University Place, WA
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Friday Night Group
8:30 pm
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Saturday

Westside Big Book Study
10:00 am
Pine Cone Café
7912 27th St. West
University Place, WA
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Men’s Stag Meeting
10:00 am
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Women of Wisdom
12:00 pm
Alacoma Club
6507 Montclair Ave. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Ladies Night Out
5:30 pm
Lakewood United Methodist Church
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
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What are Al-Anon and Alateen?

Families often have the most difficult time when someone they love has an addiction to drugs or alcohol. They may try to get them to stop using, but their pleas usually fall on deaf ears. This leads to a lot of emotional pain, and it can be hard for them to cope. Al-Anon is a source of support for them, and their work is so important.

Al-Anon holds weekly meetings in various locations for the families of addicts and alcoholics. These meetings are places where people can come and talk with others who understand their struggles.

Alateen is very similar, and it is actually a part of Al-Anon. The only difference is that it is for young people. They also hold weekly meetings, and it helps teenagers and young adults to know that there is a group of peers that they can talk to.

Attending a University Place area Al-Anon meeting can be so helpful for struggling families. There are several in the local area.

Sunday

Regroup AFG
5:00 pm
Bethany Presbyterian Church
4420 N. 41st St.
Tacoma, WA
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Monday

Sisters in Serenity AFG
11:30 am
Catherine Place
923 South 8th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Tacoma All Women AFG
5:30 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
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Serenity At Last AFG
7:30 pm
Gateway Point Business Park
2601 Jahn Ave.
Gig Harbor, WA
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Tacoma All Men’s AFG
7:30 pm
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
7410 S. 12th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Tuesday

University Place Daytime AFG
10:00 am
University Place Presbyterian Church
8010 27th St. West
University Place, WA
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Hope Love Compassion AFG
5:45 pm
Life Center
1717 S. Union Ave.
Tacoma, WA
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Narrows AFG
7:45 pm
First United Methodist Church
1018 Columbia Ave.
Fircrest, WA
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Wednesday

Tacoma Daytime AFG
10:00 am
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
140 E. 56th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Wednesday Morning Sunshine AFG
10:30 am
Light of Christ Lutheran Church
2400 SW 344th St.
Federal Way, WA
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Adult Children AFG
5:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
621 Tacoma Ave. South
Tacoma, WA
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Understanding Voices AFG
6:30 pm
Lakewood United Methodist Church
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Gig Harbor AFG
7:00 pm
Harbor Life Church
4417 56th St. NW
Gig Harbor, WA
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New Life AFG
7:00 pm
United Lutheran Church
1231 S. 76th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Thursday

The 3 Cs AFG
12:00 pm
Harbor Life Church
4417 56th St. NW
Gig Harbor, WA
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Just For Today AFG
5:30 pm
Fircrest Redeemer Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
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Sound AFG
7:45 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
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Friday

Yes AFG
7:00 pm
United Lutheran Church
1231 S. 76th St.
Tacoma, WA
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Saturday

Sharing Our Strength AFG
9:00 am
Serenity Hall
2609 Jahn Ave. NW
Gig Harbor, WA
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Rocky Bottom AFG
9:00 am
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
901 N. J St.
Tacoma, WA
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Courage Strength and Inspiration AFG
12:00 pm
Life Center
1717 S. Union Ave.
Tacoma, WA
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Sharing Our Horizons
6:30 pm
Lakewood United Methodist Church
6900 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA
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Likewise, there are a few different University Place community Alateen meetings.

West Seattle Alateen
Mondays at 7:00 pm
Tibbets United Methodist Church
3940 41st Ave. SW
Seattle, WA
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Tuesday Night Survivors Alateen
7:30 pm
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1001 Princeton St.
Fircrest, WA
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Auburn Wednesday Night Alateen
7:30 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
1305 17th St. SE
Auburn, WA
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Teenagers are also invited to join in with Alateen chat meetings, and they are taking place all throughout the week.

Nearby Universities and Colleges in University Place, Washington

For college students who are struggling with addictions to drugs or alcohol, they often have tremendous resources available to them. Colleges and universities often have counseling centers that will offer free or low cost counseling services to students, based on their needs, and there are several near University Place, Washington.

Tacoma Community College is located in Tacoma, Washington, which is very nearby. Their counseling services encompass professional, academic and personal counseling that can provide students with the support they need. Their services are free for students, and they've also been trained in drug and alcohol issues. To make an appointment for a session with a counselor, please call 253-566-6091.

Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is another college that is located in Lakewood, Washington, which is near University Place. They also have a counseling center than can assist students with many of the challenges they're facing in their daily lives. They offer a wide range of services, including personal counseling as well as crisis intervention. To make an appointment with a counselor, please call 253-864-3115. Students are also welcome to visit them in the Cascade Welcome Center.

Addiction Treatment is Available Through Northpoint Recovery

If you believe that you should begin with professional treatment, you can get help through Northpoint Recovery. We have one of the best drug and alcohol detox and rehab programs in the region. We can provide you with all of the support you need as you work on your recovery.

If you live in University Place, Washington, Northpoint Recovery’s facility is a little over eight and a half hours away from you by car. You can get there in a little over an hour by plane. You may find it refreshing to attend treatment at a location that is not near your home. Many of our patients prefer it because it gives them the opportunity for a fresh start.

To begin your treatment, we offer a free addiction assessment that can be done over the phone. We will talk with you about your substance abuse problem and get as many details as we can. Afterwards, we will offer you a recommendation and if you agree, we can move forward with verifying your insurance and setting up your admission date.

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Learn More About University Place, Washington’s Addiction Recovery Resources

It is normal to have a lot of questions about addiction resources; especially if this is the first time you have ever considered getting help. At Northpoint Recovery, we want you to know that we are here to help you. This is a lonely road to walk alone, but you do not have to go through this on your own.

Do you have questions about the drug and alcohol addiction recovery resources that are available to you in the University Place area? We are here to assist you. Please contact us today.

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