Substance Abuse Resources
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Gig Harbor Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Gig Harbor is considered the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula and is a popular destination for visitors because of the towns’ historic waterfront and neighboring state parks. Until 1940, Gig Harbor could only be reached with passage on a steamboat or through the difficult southern route circling Puget Sound and the Hammersly inlet. The town primarily relied on boat building, logging and commercial fishing industries for its subsistence. The town honors it’s seafaring roots during the Maritime Gig Festival. Community members gather in the middle of the bay to perform the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony.

Gig Harbor and Pierce County aren’t all eclectic shops and walks through emerald forests. There is an epidemic spreading through the heart of the Pacific Northwest, and it’s destroying lives, families and entire communities. The disease is substance abuse.

In December of 2016, two Gig Harbor men were arrested during a multi-state drug bust along with 19 others. Authorities believe the drugs were part of an organized crime syndicate transporting methamphetamine from Mexico and Arizona and along the coast into Washington. This two-year bust seized 44 pounds of methamphetamine, 50 guns and $50,000 in cash.

Those seeking drug addiction treatment in Gig Harbor, Washington have many options. This guide is a tool to help anyone struggling with this chronic condition. We will examine popular methods of treatment, medications and other resources available at a local and national level. If you would like to speak with someone about your options, call The Recovery Village to speak with someone who can give you information about:

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

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You’re not alone in this struggle.

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million abusers of prescription painkillers

Prescription medications are a serious problem for many. Opiates, stimulants, tranquilizers and benzodiazepines can all be extremely addictive. In a 2014 study by the Centers for Disease Control, it was reported that as many as 2 million people within the United States currently misuse prescription painkillers. There is hope for any of these people, however. Treatment is available via treatment centers like The Recovery Village. Give us a call today, and start your recovery journey.

Finding Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Gig Harbor, Washington

Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Gig Harbor, WA

It’s not easy admitting drug and alcohol misuse but once it is done, there’s no returning to destructive behaviors without the tiny acknowledgement begging you to take the next step toward recovery. The guide before you will discuss the basic layout of most rehabilitation plans and provide a better idea of how to choose a program that’s right for your individual circumstances. First up, we will discuss the big hitters.

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    Residential Treatment Programs

    Residential treatment programs are also known as retreat-based therapy or inpatient treatment. During residential treatment, patients will go through the detox monitored by a medical and/or psychiatric team. Patients will remain on site throughout the length of the program. Inpatient treatment is the most successful approach of recovery. Stresses, temptations and distractions are removed in retreat-based therapy to allow the patients the space, time and the quiet necessary to complete this important transformation.

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    Partial Hospitalization Programs

    Partial hospitalization programs share many attributes with residential programs. Patients remain on-site during their detoxification and then may return home once the toxins have been flushed from their system. Patients will be required to commute daily to the facility to complete treatment.

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    Outpatient Treatment Programs

    Outpatient treatment programs are the most flexible methods for recovery. Patients commute to the clinic for medical and psychological treatment on a daily basis. Outpatient treatment programs are convenient in they allow for the patient to fulfil their family, career or education responsibilities. However, outpatient care is the most difficult path to rehabilitation because the clinics’ staff cannot control the environment the patient is exposed to. Outpatient treatment programs approach the path to recovery as retreat-based and partial hospitalization do by asking patients to commit to detox, individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy.

Detox Centers

No one looks forward to detox. It can be uncomfortable, even dangerous without medical supervision. The days of the scary withdrawal symptoms are over. The psychiatric industry has made several innovations in the information surrounding addiction and how to alleviate the physical struggle so the patient can focus on healing mental and spiritual aspects of their recovery.

Quality programs will approach this disease from multiple perspectives and will host a plethora of treatments for the recovery from alcoholism and drug misuse. Detox is another big step toward sobriety, but it is just a step. Be cautious of any program whose only purpose is to aid the patient in detoxification. Substance dependency and alcoholism are symptoms. Recovery is discovering what they are symptoms of and finding healthy ways to cope.

Local resources may be convenient, but it’s vital to consider how exposure to environmental factors will impact your recuperation. Access to preferred substances, stress, enabling influences and temptation all pose serious risk to recovery. National retreat-based facilities like the Recovery Village provide all the amenities needed for this positive transformation while employing industry leaders who are committed to advancements in the treatment of alcoholism and addiction.

Recovery Meetings Near You

Believe it or not, aftercare is where the individual will complete the majority of their recovery. Aftercare fellowships like Narcotics Anonymous and SMART Recovery hold the patient accountable for their long-term sobriety and are there to help the individual return to the path if they relapse. People who remain committed to an aftercare program are much more likely to sustain sobriety than a person who doesn’t have a support system.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international, non-profit organization that’s been helping people stay sober for almost 80 years. AA meetings are groups who gather in a neutral space like a community center to address each other on the trials and triumphs in relationship to their sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings follow the 12 traditions. These traditions have a spiritual foundation, but refrain from affiliations with any specific religion or creed. AA meetings are free, private and appropriate for patients who have completed the detox and retreat-based phases of alcohol treatment. Gig Harbor offers meetings at various venues. Commitment to aftercare can make the difference between life-long sobriety or becoming a sad statistic.

Below is a list of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the area of Gig Harbor, Washington:

  • Harbor Methodist Church
    Where:
    7400 Pioneer Way
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

  • St Johns Episcopal Church
    Where:
    7701 Skansie Ave.
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

  • Eagles Hall
    Where:
    4425 Burnham Dr.
    Eagles Hall #280
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Narcotics Anonymous is a sister non-profit organization to Alcoholics Anonymous and was introduced in 1953 to help people suffering from the harmful effects of drug addiction. Narcotics Anonymous meetings share many characteristics with AA meetings including the following of the 12 steps to recuperation which have a spiritual foundation. NA members often team up with another member of the Narcotics Anonymous program as a sponsor. Sponsors are individuals who help new members abstain from misusing drugs. NA meetings aren’t associated with any particular religion or creed. NA meetings are private and free for anyone battling addiction. NA meetings are part of the necessary phase of aftercare and should be regarded just as crucial as detox is to sobriety. After receiving treatment at a Gig Harbor drug rehab center, you can take advantage of the many benefits of NA meetings.

  • Harbor Covenant Church
    Where:
    5601 Gustafson Dr. NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

  • Narcotics Anonymous Gig Harbor
    Where:
    2609 Jahn Ave. NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

  • First United Methodist Church
    Where:
    621 Tacoma Ave. S.
    Tacoma, WA 98402

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery hasn’t been around as long as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings, but it is becoming more popular every year. SMART Recovery doesn’t have a sponsor program and members engage in a group-wide conversation rather than addressing all the members at once. SMART Recovery focuses on balancing life through the 4 point program:

  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’s foundation is based within science and rational thought, instead of a spiritual approach like Alcoholics Anonymous. SMART Recovery meetings are suitable for patients who have completed detox and inpatient care. SMART Recovery meetings are similar to most aftercare programs in requiring a lengthy commitment to recovery. SMART Recovery discourages labels like “alcoholic” or “addict”.  Several Gig Harbor, WA, drug rehab centers and those in other cities offer these meetings as part of their programs.


  • Where:
    5500 Olympic Dr. N.W.
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

  • Olalla Recovery Center
    Where:
    Southeast Lakeway Blvd.
    Port Orchard, WA 98367

  • Hot Yoga at the Edge
    Where:
    5605 112th St. E.
    Puyallup, WA 98373

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

The harm alcoholism and substance reliance has on individuals holds consequences for the users’ family, friends, community and the country as a whole. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon groups are for the 2.1 million kids living with the consequences of their parents’ illnesses, the parents of overdose victims and the spouses of husbands and wives of people who are in the process of rehabilitation. Al-Anon and Nar-Anon are for anyone who needs a support system to aid them in their own journey. Here are the meeting options near you.

  • Serenity Hall
    Where:
    2609 Jahn Ave. NW
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

  • Harbor Life Church
    Where:
    4417 56th St. N.W.
    Gig Harbor, WA 98335

  • Pierce County NFG
    Where:
    St. Anthony Hospital (Milgard Center)
    11567 Canterwood Blvd. N.W.
    Gig Harbor, WA 98332

Alcoholism and drug misuse are serious conditions which require expert help and sometimes strong measures must be taken to aid the user in completing recovery. If you or someone you love is fighting against heroin, prescription opioids, methamphetamine, cocaine or benzodiazepines, it is best to consider a national rehabilitation facility that removes the constant barrage of temptations and stressful environmental factors which are triggers for alcohol or drug use. A national clinic like the Recovery Village gives the patient the atmosphere and amenities needed to reclaim their lives. Don’t be afraid to leave home in pursuit of recuperation, the ailment of a substance use disorder won’t heal on its own. People struggling with this chronic condition deserve the best care available to provide them with the best odds for life-long sobriety.

Local Communities Served

  • 98070
  • 98329
  • 98332
  • 98335
  • 98349
  • 98388
  • 98406
  • 98407

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