Substance Abuse Resources
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Bellingham Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Bellingham, Washington is the most northern city within the lower of the 48 states. Before Europeans settled in the area the oceanic climate of Bellingham was home to the Coast Salish people of the Lummi Tribes. The town experienced a gold rush when thousands of miners left California and put down roots in Washington. Whatcom (Bellingham’s prior name) grew almost overnight from a little mill village to a busy seaport.

Bellingham is the sixth largest metro area in Washington with convenient access to the San Juan Islands, the northern Cascade mountain range and Vancouver and Seattle. Bellingham has seen many different industries thrive within its borders including: coal mining, forestry and a technology boom.

There is a dangerous industry growing rapidly within the city limits of Bellingham: substance abuse. The Center for Disease Control estimates more than half a million Americans have lost their lives due to drug overdose between 2000-2014.

The pandemic of the misuse of drugs and alcohol is raging across the country at alarming rates. The widespread availability of illicit drugs and the misuse of legal substances are harming individuals with a tendency toward dependence. This guide will inform you of the resources available and what to expect when you get treatment for this devastating illness.

Do you prefer to speak with someone about your options for Bellingham, WA, drug rehab or alcohol rehab? Call The Recovery Village to speak with an intake coordinator who can give you more information about:

  • Bellingham alcohol rehab
  • Bellingham drug rehab
  • Bellingham drug detox
  • Bellingham alcohol detox
  • Bellingham treatment facilities
  • Bellingham treatment facilities
  • Inpatient drug rehab (Bellingham, WA)
  • Outpatient drug rehab (Bellingham, WA)

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You’re not alone in this struggle.

and a half million misusers of prescription drugs
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In 2013, there were 6.5 million people in America aged 12 or older that misused prescription medications. Substance misuse affects millions of people’s lives. Fortunately, many of them seek treatment at facilities like The Recovery Village. To find out how you can receive help for your drug or alcohol addiction, call us today.

Finding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham, Washington Alcohol Rehab Centers and Drug Centers

Addiction and alcoholism can affect anyone. No one is immune from this disease. The silver lining to this epidemic is that there are countless resources and advocates available to help people suffering from this crippling condition.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential Treatment Programs are also referred to as inpatient hospitalization or retreat-based therapy. Residential treatment programs are the most effective method of treatment for alcoholism and addiction. Due to the removal of enabling environments and people, the lack of accessibility to preferred substance and a medical team to prescribe a holistic plan with a variety of approaches.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Partial Hospitalization Program are like residential treatment programs in the services they provide to their patients. Individuals may be required to remain on-site as they complete their detoxification. Then they will commute to the facility daily for the group and individual cognitive behavioral therapies.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient Treatment Programs are the most flexible and the most difficult of these 3 options. Outpatient treatment program patients will remain living at home and may continue fulfilling their responsibilities to their family, career or education. However, there won’t be any enhanced supervision for the patient to protect them from relapse.

The misuse of drugs and alcohol are a serious illness which threatens and destroys lives. If you or someone you know is struggling with this disease, it is essential that you get the help that you deserve. A national treatment facility like The Recovery Village can help you.

Detox Centers

Detox isn’t going to be fun. It will be a lot easier and a heck of a lot more comfortable under the supervision of a psychiatric or medical team trained to fight against this condition. Detoxification is the physical cleansing of your body from illicit substances. Detox is an impressive accomplishment, but it is just one of several phases toward sobriety. A quality facility will ask their patients to commit to detox, individual and group counselling, skill-building and an aftercare program.

The detoxification facilities in Bellingham are convenient and provide similar services to national clinic, but national retreat-based therapies are the only method of treatment that will remove the entrapments and temptations of enablers and substances from the patient’s immediate environment. Don’t exchange convenience for life-long sobriety. People with cancer don’t choose their method of treatment on convenience. Alcoholism and addiction patients shouldn’t either.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Aftercare is just as important as the detoxification stage. In fact, aftercare is where the majority of the patients’ recovery is completed. Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery meetings are a treasure trove of fellowship and insight into the condition of substance dependency.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the oldest aftercare organizations in the country. AA has been helping alcoholics for over 80 years. Alcoholics Anonymous participants complete the 12 steps, attend meetings regularly and develop a Sponsor/Sponsored relationship with an AA member who has remained sober for a length of time. During meetings individuals will address the group. AA is a non-profit organization that prioritizes privacy. Alcoholics Anonymous operates from a spiritual perspective, but remains secular and unaffiliated with any religion or creed. Did you recently graduate from an alcohol rehab center in Bellingham, WA, or any other city? If so, AA meetings can help you stay in recovery. Below you’ll find a short list of AA meetings in the Bellingham area.

  • Bellingham
    Where:
    1932 Grant St.
    Bellingham, WA 98225

  • 2000 Old Gardener Rd
    Where:
    Sequim, WA 98382
  • St. James Presbyterian
    Where:
    910 14th St.
    Bellingham, WA 98002

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is the sister organization to AA. This non-profit fellowship was created in 1953 to help the growing number of Americans struggling with drug dependencies. Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held all over the world in churches or community centers that donate their space to help Narcotics Anonymous members heal. NA meetings are like AA meetings. There are no religious affiliations or fees. The group is private and open to those who are struggling with addiction. Narcotics Anonymous is a useful tool in sustaining sobriety. Regardless of where you received drug treatment, Bellingham, WA, NA meetings can help you stay in the world of recovery. Millions of people depend on this method of aftercare for much of their lives.

  • YMCA
    Where:
    1256 N. State St.
    Bellingham, WA 98225

  • YWCA
    Where:
    1026 N. Forest St.
    Bellingham, WA 98225

  • Oikos Fellowship Church
    Where:
    310 Gladstone St.
    Bellingham, WA 98225

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery meetings are a more recent development among the options for aftercare. SMART is an acronym for Self-Management and Recovery Training. SMART Recovery meetings engage in a conversation-based approach to fellowship. SMART Recovery’s program authority is scientific knowledge and rational thought in treating alcoholism and addiction. SMART Recovery follows a four point treatment plan that includes:

  1. Enhance and maintain motivation to abstain
  2. Cope with urges
  3. Manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  4. Balance momentary and enduring satisfactions

SMART Recovery does not have a sponsor system, nor do they engage in a spiritual approach to recovery. Here are the SMART Recovery meetings closest to Bellingham.

  • Follman Agency
    Where:
    910 South Anacortes St.
    Burlington, WA 98233

  • Center for Happiness
    Where:
    619 Commercial Ave.
    Anacortes, WA 98221

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

The United States spends millions battling drug cartels and helping the victims of alcoholism and drug misuse get well. Loved ones may not experience the discomfort of detox but they do suffer. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are fellowships for the family and friends of loved ones’ who struggle with addiction or alcoholism. Many members have lost a loved one to overdose; others mourn those lost to the condition. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are a support system for anyone affected by the ugly reality of substance dependency.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    St John’s Lutheran Church
    2530 Cornwall Ave.
    Bellingham, WA 98225

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    First Congregational Church
    2401 Cornwall Ave.
    Bellingham, WA 98225

  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    Healing Waters
    St Luke’s Community Health
    3333 Squalicum Pkwy.
    Bellingham, WA 98225

Travelling to a new city for recovery may be the most direct route back to sobriety and independence. The beautiful cities of the Pacific North West offer some of the best treatment programs in the nation. National facilities operate with bigger budgets, extensively trained staff, a commitment to the adaptive nature of research and respect for their patients’ comfort and privacy. Don’t rule out retreat-based therapy. While it may appear complicated on paper, scientifically, it is the easiest way to achieve the transformation required to live a sober life. If you don’t think that drug rehab in Bellingham, WA, or that a Bellingham alcohol rehab center would meet all of your needs, consider the options in the following cities:

Local Communities Served

  • 98225
  • 98226
  • 98227
  • 98228
  • 98229

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Bellingham was last modified: October 6th, 2017 by The Recovery Village