Going through drug or alcohol addiction recovery can be difficult and lonely. However, support groups are available, and these can bring a wellspring of hope and healing. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are groups that have helped and continue to help countless people with drug and alcohol addiction. Here, you can join others on the same journey, though they may be in different places on the path to recovery. Through sharing experiences, struggles, and triumphs, support and recovery are readily available. A group leader or licensed counselor facilitates Tacoma AA meetings and NA meetings and helps those struggling find the healing and recovery they need.

NA and AA meetings are available through recovery programs and addiction treatment centers in Tacoma as well as in standalone locations where you can find peer support throughout the city. If you are seeking long-term healing from alcoholism or narcotics addiction, you can find it in an NA or AA group meeting.

AA Meetings in Tacoma, Washington

The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is always free and is open to anyone dealing with alcohol abuse and addiction. The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. These meetings are spiritual in nature but are not religious. Here, members look to the 12-step program, which is a set of principles to help let go of the obsession to drink and find empowerment to lead fulfilling, alcohol-free lives. Tacoma AA meetings are prevalent throughout the city and the surrounding area so you can easily find one where you can unload the heavy weight of addiction.

Whether you are new on this journey and this is your first step toward recovery or you have been through treatment and are living a sober life but still looking for support, you can find what you need in an AA meeting. Because of the varied levels of recovery, everyone can offer something and everyone can learn from others, too. This is a beautiful way to find support, and your group can be your network of encouragement and healing. It is important, though, to find the right Tacoma AA meeting for you.

Finding AA Meeting Near Me

There are many AA meetings throughout the Tacoma area, but this can make it hard for some people to choose the right one. Meetings are usually held in community centers, houses of worship, or homes. Sometimes it helps to ask questions because things like group demographics, meeting times and locations, and group leaders all make a difference.

Here are some questions you may want to ask:
  • Who leads the meetings and what is his/her background?
  • Who usually comes and how many people attend?
  • Where and when is the meeting held?
  • What is the average size?
  • What is the format of the meeting?

The best way to know if the meeting will be a good fit is to attend. Sometimes it takes a couple of times to feel comfortable. You may also like to try a few different groups to see what feels best. The more comfortable you are in a meeting, the more successful your recovery can be.

You can always look on the Alcoholics Anonymous website for help in finding AA meetings in Tacoma.

Here are a few locations to get you started:

The Cornerstone Crew
Urban Grace Church
902 Market St.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Men at Work
Leos Church
710 S. 13th St.
Tacoma, WA 98405

Monday Miracles
Shakabra Java
2618 6th Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405

NA Meetings in Tacoma, Washington

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is the second largest 12-step program. This group is open to anyone who is struggling or has struggled with drug addiction. Like AA meetings, Tacoma NA meetings are always free and easy to find. The one requirement is the desire to leave drugs behind and live a clean life. Group members provide each other with encouragement and support to stay strong through this journey.

NA meetings in Tacoma use the same principles used in AA to help members let go of their addiction to drugs, no matter what the drug is. Here, people are encouraged to be honest and open-minded and maintain the desire to change. An NA meeting is a safe place that is judgment-free; others understand what you are going through.

A support network can be a vital component to sobriety. Whatever your phase of recovery may be, an NA group can provide stability and support. Just like with an AA meeting, it may take a few tries to find the right meeting for you, but try until you find one. Tacoma has many options, and the network you find here will be worth it.

Finding NA Meetings Near Me

Like AA meetings, the dynamics of each NA meeting will vary and some will appeal to you more than others. Depending on the leader, the attendees, and even the time of day, you can find what works best for you. Maybe you want a meeting close and convenient, or maybe you want one a little farther where you will not be as prone to see someone you know. Maybe you would prefer a meeting in the evening or one early in the morning. You can try some out to find what you like. Whatever you need is available, and if you need help, look to the Narcotics Anonymous website for locations and information on finding meetings.

Here are some meeting locations in the area:

A Chair With Your Name On It
Our Savior Lutheran Church
E. Campus 3 11101 Birmingham Ave. E.
Tacoma, WA 98446

We Are Family
Christ Episcopal Church
310 North K St.
Tacoma, WA 98403

Noon Fly
813 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way
Tacoma, WA 98446

At The Recovery Village, we know how essential peer support groups can be. No matter where you are in recovery or how intense your treatment plan is, you can benefit from a 12-step program and the support found in NA or AA meetings. Please call The Recovery Village for more information on this or any other treatment options. We can help.