Residential Addiction Treatment Focused on Healing Core Issues

Dual diagnosis non 12-Steps program specializing in alcohol & substance abuse and other conditions.

The Clearing is a dual diagnosis residential treatment center specializing in alcohol abuse, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other conditions. Recovery takes on a whole new meaning here. You’ll depart our program with authentic empowerment, clarity, freedom from the bonds of addiction and other debilitating challenges with mastery of the tools and strategies to achieve the life you want.

We focus on the underlying core issues that cause addiction and other limiting behaviors. With core issues healed, you‘ll eliminate anxiety, depression, hopelessness, low self-esteem, and the the need for substances to cope. You’ll be amazed with how simple, powerful, intellectually engaging and transformative this work is for you.

Call us to discuss your personal situation: (425) 275-8600

The Clearing Residential Treatment Center

Listen to co-founder Betsy Koelzer explain our unique approach to healing issues at their core.


When You’re Ready. The Clearing Difference

We take an entirely different approach by identifying, addressing and healing issues at their core. Participants join in a group for an immersive 28-day program in an extraordinary recovery center located on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington.

  • Evidence-based
  • Focus on underlying core issues causing addiction, not just abstinence
  • Specializing in dual diagnosis
  • Work, not vacation
  • Addiction treatment guarantee

Free Download: Healing Underlying Core Issues

You are not alone:

  • More than 25% of adults in the United States suffer from a major mood disorder such as depression or anxiety.
  • Over 20 million people each month use substances to excess.
  • 50% of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime.

Learn how we take a different approach and heal underlying core issues: 

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Together, we work with people who want to transform and save their lives. Our gentle yet profound body of work will lead to authentic healing of the issues causing life to feel overwhelming. We are not a camp, and we don’t have a pool or volleyball courts – but we do have a challenging and powerful program that has shown amazingly high success rates. Come ready to alter your life.



Non 12 Steps Recovery Program

The Clearing is a 12 Steps alternative inpatient treatment program. Our Program is one of empowerment and personal responsibility – absolutely free of shame and guilt.  We teach Participants to work with mainstream psychological strategies and counseling techniques blended with the Principles of Spiritual Psychology to address underlying issues at their core.


Unparalleled Addiction Treatment Success

Our graduates have had tremendous success. Over 80% of our graduates report being free of their addiction. Compare this with some measures of about 5% for typical 12 Step programs.

Addiction Treatment Program Guarantee

Unlike the vast majority of residential treatment centers, The Clearing provides an addiction treatment program guarantee. We can’t guarantee the future of any specific individual, but we stand behind and guarantee the quality of our program.


The Clearing is located 75 miles north of Seattle on 64 beautiful acres on San Juan Island, WA.