Anonymous (12-Step) Groups
All groups listed in this section have support groups meeting in
Seattle. Some have groups meeting in surrounding communities as well.
In general, 12-step groups ask for donations at meetings, but no one
is turned away for lack of funds.
Alcohol / Drug Help Line
Substance abuse treatment referral in Washington State. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.
Alcoholics Anonymous - Greater Seattle Intergroup
5507 Sixth Ave. S., Seattle 98108
For those seeking sobriety (or information about AA).
Al-Anon Family Groups
206-625-0000 (staffed 24 hours)
For relatives and friends of alcoholics (people who have been affected
by someone else's drinking) in Seattle/King County. Also groups for teenagers.
425-244-1150 (info line)
1-800-723-1923 (info line)
For addicts seeking recovery.
Nar-Anon Family Groups
206-626-7171 Help Line
For relatives and friends of drug addicts.
24-hour hotline. For persons addicted to drugs.
206-264-5045 - 24 hr. help/info line
For persons with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and obesity.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
12-step program for anyone who suffers from overeating, undereating, bulimia, or obsession with food, weight or body size.
On their web site, click "Meetings" on top menu to find a local meeting.
Marijuana Anonymous, Seattle chapter
206-414-9270 info line
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
There are a particularly large number of 12-step meetings at
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 6512
12th NW, Seattle 98117 in Ballard. For further information, phone
206-783-6733 (Tue., Wed., Thu. 9 a.m. - 12 noon) or you can leave them a message through their site, to which they will reply by email.
Related Seattle Crisis Resource Directory topics:
Other related topics:
- National web site for
- Washington State Al-Anon Statewide Al-Anon listings (web site only). For relatives and friends of alcoholics (people who have been affected by someone else's drinking) in Washington State. Also groups for teenagers.
- Re-entry anonymous is a 12-step group for people "struggling with a life destroyed by incarceration and the consequences thereafter as a result of their criminal past, addiction to a life of crime, and the challenges of ex-offender reentry." No local Seattle group, but there are several national conference call phone meetings weekly.
- 12 Step resources
for the Deaf and hard of
DC-based Stanice Anderson maintains
a good collection
of links for 12-step programs. Her
own site seems a bit in a gray
of 12-step culture, since members of 12-step groups are theoretically not
supposed to give their last names or present themselves as experts of any
kind. Nonetheless, Ms. Anderson is hardly alone in doing so.
- Essence of Recovery
interesting collection of resources, including chat-room style on-line 12
- The online 12 Steps CyberCafe.
- NA Chat is an extensive Narcotics Anonymous site.
- There are a lot of other 12-step resources both on and off the web.
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