“There are two kinds of loneliness, one you feel when you are alone, and the other you feel in a crowded room, when you realize you’re the only person who knows what it’s like to be you.” -Atticus.

This quote describes how you might feel if you are addicted to drugs or alcohol, or if you are working your way through recovery alone. Groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) were created to offer understanding and support for you, and for anyone struggling with addiction.

AA and NA meetings in Redmond offer a safe place for you to share your story with others who are also battling addiction. Listening to and receiving support from your peers can give you the courage to move forward in recovery. Likewise, sharing your story with others can help them move forward. Following is a summary of AA and NA meetings, and how to locate them.

You may attend your first AA or NA meeting as part of a substance abuse treatment program in Redmond, but there are also many standalone meetings in the area for those who are not actively involved in a rehab program at present.

AA Meetings in Redmond, Washington

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are helpful for anyone battling alcohol addiction. If you desire to enter treatment, AA meetings in Redmond can help. Also, if you are currently in rehabilitation, or have already completed treatment, Redmond AA meetings offer ongoing support.

Led by a counselor or group leader, AA meetings revolve around a set of principles, referred to as the 12 steps. Focusing on these 12 principles empowers members to lead healthy, fulfilling lives, free from alcohol addiction. Redmond AA meetings are not religious but are spiritual in nature.  Also, depending on the group leader and participants, the topics discussed and tone of each AA meeting will vary.

AA meetings in Redmond are open to anyone regardless of education, religious beliefs, or political affiliations. There are absolutely no requirements for participation in Redmond AA meetings, other than your struggle with addiction. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are held at various locations throughout the city, including community centers, churches, and homes.

Finding AA Meeting Near Me

You can use an online search engine like Google to find “AA meetings near me.”

When researching AA meetings in Redmond, there are some important things to consider:
  1. Meeting location. Aside from driving distance, the meeting location can affect the tone and atmosphere of the meeting.
  2. Co-ed groups. When searching for AA meetings in Redmond, you may find some groups are co-ed while some are not.
  3. Non-smoking. If you are a smoker, there may be meeting locations that allow smoking.
  4. Group leader. The person leading the meeting controls the topics of discussion and how the meeting is conducted. You may prefer one group leader over another.
  5. Group size. Meetings may vary by the number of attendees.
  6. Is the meeting just for alcoholics? Some meetings may also be open to people struggling with other types of addiction or family members of addicts.

In addition to searching online, the Alcoholics Anonymous website offers information and locations for AA meetings in Redmond.

Here are a few meeting locations to get you started:

Keep It Simple
United Methodist Church
16540 NE 80th
Redmond, WA 98052

Recovery ‘R’ We
VFW Hall
4330 140th Ave. NE.
Redmond, WA 98052

Tons of Grace
Assembly of God
16601 NE 95th St.
Redmond, WA 98052

NA Meetings in Redmond, Washington

Founded in 1953, Narcotics Anonymous supports anyone struggling with drug addiction. If you are addicted to drugs (e.g. opioids, heroine, etc.), Redmond NA meetings can help you step into recovery and support you during and after rehabilitation. By tailoring the 12-step principles used by Alcoholics Anonymous to drug addiction, Redmond NA meetings help you expel your dependence on drugs to live a life free of addiction.

There is no requirement for participation in Narcotics Anonymous meetings other than your desire to stop using drugs. Na meetings in Redmond focus on the merits of keeping an open mind, the willingness to change, and practicing honesty to help you achieve and maintain sobriety. Narcotics Anonymous is the second largest 12-step organization, and NA meetings in Redmond may be found throughout the city. Typical locations for Redmond NA meetings include libraries, parks, community centers, and churches.

Finding NA Meetings Near Me

When searching online for “NA meetings near me,” you will find many options. Because Redmond NA meetings vary by location, participants, group leader, and topics of discussion, you may have to attend several to find one best suited for your needs. Also, keep in mind that it is important to find a meeting that supports your level of recovery.

You may also find NA meetings in Redmond on the Narcotics Anonymous website. There you will find it easy to locate NA meetings by zip code.

Here are a few meeting locations in Redmond:

Faith Lutheran Church
9041 166th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Overlake Presbyterian Church of Bellevue
1836 156th Ave. North
Bellevue, WA 98007

Bellevue New Group
St. Luke’s Church
3030 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

The Recovery Village is also a helpful resource when searching for AA and NA meetings in Redmond. The Recovery Village can help you or someone you love who is battling addiction. We offer many options for addiction recovery, and peer support is important for success.  Twelve-step group therapy is a key component of all our treatment programs, and we can help you get started today. Contact us to begin your journey to recovery.