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Addiction Recovery Resources in the Ellensburg, WA Area

Ellensburg, Washington addiction resources

Ellensburg, Washington Addiction Resource Guide

Ellensburg, the county seat of Kittitas County, has its share of problems with drug and alcohol addiction. No matter what type of addiction you suffer from, recovery resources, like drug and alcohol rehab and detox, can be found in Ellensburg and the surrounding area. Trying to handle addiction recovery on your own can cause failure at best, and be potentially deadly at worst. This makes the help and support you can find in both inpatient and outpatient facilities, as well as group meetings and support groups, the most effective way to successfully beat a drug or alcohol addiction.

As home to Central Washington University, Ellensburg is the residence of many college students year around. This group of people is statistically most prone to experimentation, which can lead to ongoing misuse and addiction. Sometimes all that is needed is a little bit of peer pressure to get the cycle started.

Opiates and other prescription drugs are at the forefront of this epidemic. These are seen as the perfect way for students to unwind from a particularly stressful day of classes, without feeling like a hardcore drug user. Painkillers allow them to unwind, while drugs like Adderal and Ritalin provide the boost needed to get some last minute studying done. These problems have become so prominent that the county of Kittitas was recently awarded a $65,000 grant from the state to combat it.

If you or a loved one are struggling with any type of addiction, the resources found in this guide should provide you with what you need to get started back down the road to sobriety. Whether your interest lies in starting out with a detox program, or finding ongoing support groups to attend, the information here should help significantly.

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Northpoint Seattle provides an outpatient program with two convenient locations. The closest location is in Bellevue, while the other lies in the Northgate neighborhood of Seattle. In addition to standard outpatient treatment, both locations offer intensive outpatient programs, and even partial hospitalization programs.

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Support Groups and Recovery Meetings in Ellensburg, Washington

One of the single most difficult aspects of drug or alcohol addiction is keeping to the straight and narrow for the long run. While the intense feelings associated with detox are daunting, they do not last very long. Keeping yourself away from the bottle or the needle on an ongoing basis can, many times, feel like it is a battle that just never ends. 

The best resources available in keeping away from an addiction are support groups and recovery meetings. These gatherings consist only of people who are addicts or alcoholics, which makes it a much more comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Other meetings and groups are made up of loved ones of alcoholics or addicts that may be having a tough time as well. These meetings vary in nature, and are held at many locations and times of the day.

Information on Ellensburg Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an extremely popular organization that has helped alcoholics of all stripes to put down the bottle for good. With over 70 years of experience, AA has fine-tuned a 12-step program that has proven time and again to be effective at staying away from the bottle, even at the most trying of times. This program is based on faith, with an emphasis on surrender to a higher power. There are no conditions to meet to attend an AA meeting, other than just a real desire to stop drinking. 

There are a large number of AA meetings located in Ellensburg. As these are held on different days and times, there should be no trouble finding the perfect one for your situation.

Time: 6:00 PM
Group name: There Is A Solution
Location: Adult Activity Center 506 S Pine St

Time: 12:00 PM
Group name: Rocketed into the 4th Dimension
Location: Union Hall (above Youth Services) 213 W 3rd Ave

Time: 6:30 AM
Group name: 6:30 AM Group
Location: Palace Cafe 323 N Main St

Time: 7:30 PM
Group name: Emotional Sobriety
Location: Grace Episcopal Church 1201 E 8th Ave

Time: 12:00 PM
Group name: Grapevine Study
Location: First United Methodist Church: Room 3 210 N Ruby St

Information on Ellensburg Narcotics Anonymous

Another big name in addiction groups and meetings is Narcotics Anonymous. Just as AA is right for alcoholics, so NA is the place to meet if you have a drug addiction. While the 12-step program offered by NA is similar to the one at AA, it is geared specifically towards the trials and tribulations that come with addiction to various types of drugs. 

There are numerous NA meetings to be found directly in the city of Ellensburg.

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Church of Christ 408 South Maple Street
.86 miles

Time: 7:00 AM
Location: United Methodist Church 3rd Avenue & Ruby Street
.21 miles

Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Church of Christ 408 South Maple Street
.86 miles

Loving a person who is an alcoholic has its own set of difficulties. It can seem like many times there is just no way to cope with the pressure, and supporting the loved one properly feels nigh on impossible. This can build up over time, and ultimately manifest itself in very destructive ways. 

Al-Anon is like AA only for those who stand on the sidelines of the addiction. As with AA, these meetings are also made up solely of those who are experiencing these hardships. Support and a helpful shoulder to lean on are found at all Al-Anon meetings. 

There are a pair of Al-Anon meetings that can be found right in Ellensburg.

Time: 7:00 PM
Group name: Serenity Seekers AFG
Location: Grace Episcopal Church 1201 N B St

Time: 12:00 PM
Group name: Discovering Choices AFG
Location: First United Methodist Church 210 N Ruby St

Information on Ellensburg Nar Anon

Loved ones of drug addicts can find the same type of solace in Nar Anon meetings. These friends and family members can often feel powerless in the face of the addiction, and terrified that an overdose may happen. Nar Anon provides pointers, information, and a friendly and helping hand to make sure the support provided to the addict is on point and does not derail their loved ones' lives. 

There are no Nar Anon meetings held in Ellensburg. The closest ones require travel of around 80 miles.

Time: 7:00 PM
Group name: Sundays In Sumner
Location: Sumner United Methodist Church 901 Wood Avenue Sumner
80.7 miles away

Time: 7:00 PM
Group name: Orting Family Group
Location: United Methodist Church 109 Train St. SE Orting
78.2 miles away

Time: 7:00 PM
Group name: Serenity Trail
Location: St. Margaret's Episcopal Church 4228 Factoria Blvd. Bellevue
85.6 miles away

Information on Ellensburg Alateen

Alateen is a division of Al-Anon, whose sole dedication is to teens and young adults with an alcoholic family member or friend. Alateen members gather together to share their stories, and find hope and inspiration in dealing with their alcoholic loved ones. This is of special import to these impressionable youngsters, and can help them avoid mistakes that could have effects throughout their entire lives. 

Alateen does not offer any meetings in Ellensburg. The closest would require a trip to either Bellevue or Seattle.

Time: 7:00 PM
Group name: West Seattle Alateen
Location: 3940 41st Ave SW Seattle
94.7 miles away

Time: 8:45 AM
Group name: New Beginnings Alateen
Location: Eckstein Middle School 3003 NE 75th St Seattle
94.7 miles away

Time: 7:30 PM
Group name: Lake Hills Alateen
Location: St Andrew's Church 2650 148th Ave SE Bellevue
85.1 miles away

Information on Ellensburg SMART Meetings

SMART is a newer addition to the addiction-recovery arena. Rather than focus on a single type of addiction, SMART's 4-step program provides tools and insights that apply to all kinds of addictive behavior. In addition to face-to-face meetings, SMART has online resources including virtual meetings, message boards and chat rooms. 

To find the closest SMART meeting to Ellensburg, a trip out to Richland or Sumner is necessary.

Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Richland Community Center 500 Amon Park Dr. Richland

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Calvary Community Church 15116 Gary Street E, Sumner

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Richland Community Center 500 Amon Park Dr. Richland

Drug and Alcohol Rehab in the Ellensburg, WA Area

While the importance of outpatient support groups and recovery meetings cannot be understated, they are rarely the first step in and addict's road to recovery. Following a detox period, the next step is to find an inpatient or outpatient rehab program. These programs are usually pretty intense, and are packed full of the different types of therapy needed to help you keep your sobriety going in the long term. Only once the rehab step has been finished should support groups and meetings, such as AA or NA, be your primary source of alcohol or drug recovery treatment.

While there are many important decisions to make when selecting your drug or alcohol rehab program, the very first is likely to be whether to go inpatient or outpatient. As you can imagine, these two types of programs are very different. Many things must be taken into consideration when deciding which would best suit your needs and addiction. Taking a full and frank stock of your situation in specific will help you in making the correct decision.


An outpatient program consists of a particular amount of time where you come to the treatment facility on a part-time basis to receive therapy. Participants stay at home and either transport themselves, or have a service pick them up. This type of program is obviously the better choice for those with more personal responsibility, and are unable to be away from home for the program's length. This can also be a good choice for those whose addictions do not need round-the-clock care and attention.


An inpatient program is housed in a facility that has the capability for patients to live there on a full-time basis. During the program, which is usually a few weeks to a month in length, participants stay at the facility on a constant basis. Departure from the grounds is usually only possible with a staff member to act as escort. Days are usually filled with various forms of treatment and therapy, and there is very little idle time. These factors combine together to form the best option for those with more serious addictions to drugs or alcohol.

A total of seven different facilities dealing with alcohol and drug rehab can be found directly in Ellensburg. While all seven of these facilities provide drug addiction treatment, only two of these provide a treatment program for alcohol addiction as well. All of these rehab programs for both drugs and alcohol are outpatient in nature.

Northpoint Seattle

While not located directly in Ellensburg, one of the best options for outpatient drug or alcohol rehab treatment is Northpoint Seattle. Northpoint Seattlehas two convenient locations, one in Bellevue and the other in Seattle. Each of these locations provides a wide range of types of therapy, all tailored for each person's individual addiction. The Northpoint Seattle is also equipped to handle patients with a diagnosis of co-occurring disorder, also known as dual diagnosis.

Northpoint Washington

If your needs definitely include an inpatient program, Northpoint Washington is an excellent choice to consider. Northpoint Washington can be found in two locations, one in Edmonds and the other in Boise. Northpoint Washington can accommodate both drug addicts and alcoholics in our personalized inpatient program.

Those searching for relief from a drug addiction can find solace in Northpoint's drug rehab program. Our approach to drug addiction treatment is wide and varied, and offers different types of effective therapy options. Our program starts out with a drug detox phase, followed by the rehab program. Following successful completion of the inpatient program, an aftercare program is created. Every part of your drug addiction treatment is covered at Northpoint Washington.

Alcoholics can also find everything they need to reach a successful conclusion to their addiction at Northpoint Washington. This includes both medical intervention and natural and holistic therapy. Because the withdrawal for alcohol is both dangerous and difficult to handle, medicated detox may also be part of your program. We treat both regular addictions, and those with dual diagnosis (co-occurring disorder).

Health Insurance

Paying for any rehab out of pocket is just impossible for most people that need treatment. Health insurance plays a large part in most rehab programs, and both Northpoint Seattle and Northpoint Washington are proud members of many different health networks. You can even verify whether we accept your health insurance with a quick visit to our website.

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Northpoint Seattle

Northpoint Seattle is a leading resource in the battle to overcome drug or alcohol addiction. However, we completely understand that not all solutions work for each person. The specifics of each addiction are many times different, which might mean our recovery solution is not right for all individuals. Regardless, even if we are not the proper choice for you, we can definitely point you in the right direction. 

If you would like additional information online, please feel free to visit our Outpatient RehabDrug Rehab and Medical Detox information pages.

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