For many people, it takes a village to get through the various stages of addiction recovery. Support groups and 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous provide the foundation for peer support that can make a big difference in a person’s ability to make it through the difficult stages of early recovery. At AA and NA meetings, attendees have a chance to share their struggles and receive support and advice from their peers who have undergone a similar journey.

Because of the proven efficacy of these programs, many substance abuse treatment programs near Lakewood, including those at The Recovery Village®, incorporate NA and AA meetings as part of the program. There are also standalone meeting locations throughout the city to help those struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction.

AA Meetings in Lakewood, Washington

Alcoholics Anonymous has been around for decades, helping those who struggle with alcohol abuse and addiction begin a new life free of alcohol. AA meetings in Lakewood are open to anyone willing to work through the steps and live a sober life.

During Lakewood AA meetings, participants have a chance to share their struggles. Additionally, they work through the 12 steps, which are a set of principles that help to empower people to live a life free of alcohol. Although there is a spiritual component to the program, it does not adhere to any central religious dogma. AA members can tailor the steps to adhere to their own beliefs.

Lakewood AA meetings provide a safe space to unpack the triggers, struggles, and other problems that accompany life with alcohol addiction and trying to rebuild a life as a newly sober individual. Meetings are also a space to learn and practice coping skills to get through any triggers or problems that may arise.

Finding AA Meeting Near Me

There are many options for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. There are AA meetings in Lakewood in a variety of locations, typically in public spaces such as libraries, community centers, and churches. It may take time to find the right meeting for you, as meetings have their own unique atmosphere and feeling. Some may be better suited for those fresh out of rehab, while others may suit those who have years of sobriety behind them. However, all AA meetings in Lakewood will accept anyone with a desire to quit abusing alcohol into their fold.

When you search online for “AA meetings near me,” you may have a long list of choices. When you visit one or more to find your preferred meeting, ask these questions:
  • Who generally attends the meetings?
  • What is the schedule for the meetings?
  • Who leads the meetings?
  • What is the leadership style?
  • Does the meeting cater to a particular demographic (i.e. women, veterans, LGBT community, smokers, newly sober, etc.)
  • How many people generally attend the meetings?

It may take time to find the meetings you prefer, but it is important you continue to attend to get the support and advice you need to get through the difficult early days of recovery.

A few examples of meetings to get you started include:

Another Lakewood Spiritual Breakfast Group
Bur’s Restaurant
6151 Steilacoom Blvd. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

Alacoma Club
6507 Mt Tacoma Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

American Veteran’s Hospital Chapel
9500 Veteran’s Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

To find AA meetings in Lakewood, you can also visit the Alcoholics Anonymous website.

NA Meetings in Lakewood, Washington

Narcotics Anonymous is the second largest 12-step program in the world. It has been around since 1953, and it follows similar concepts to AA. However, the members of NA struggle with addiction to drugs rather than alcohol.

As with AA, NA meetings Lakewood are open to anyone. You do not have to adhere to any central dogma, religion, or political belief. However, you do have to have a true desire to stop using drugs and begin a life free of your addiction.

Narcotics Anonymous meetings provide a space to talk about the struggles with drug addiction and trying to live a life free of addiction, as well as find ways to heal the relationships destroyed by previous drug use. Lakewood NA meetings allow for open and honest discussion about the struggles with peers who have experienced similar things and may be able to provide advice as well as support.

NA meetings Lakewood are open to anyone and take place in many different locations, including libraries, parks, and community centers. During meetings, you can go through the different steps of the program to support your transition into a sober life.

Finding NA Meetings Near Me

There are many options for Lakewood NA meetings. As with AA meetings, you may need to try out a few NA meetings to find the right fit for your personality and situation.

You can search online or look at the Narcotics Anonymous website to find meetings.

A few options for Lakewood NA meetings include:

Alacoma Club
6507 Mt Tacoma Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98499

American Veteran’s Hospital Chapel
9500 Veteran’s Dr. SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

Brown Bag Lunch
6508 Montclair Ave.
Lakewood, WA 98499

If you feel you need more than a peer support group and a 12-step program, then contact The Recovery Village® to learn more about our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. We have multiple levels of care from inpatient to aftercare, and we incorporate AA and NA meetings throughout our programs.