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Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in Washington State (WA)

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Dual-Diagnosis-treatment-centers-washington-stateIf you have a dual diagnosis, then it’s imperative that you choose an addiction recovery program that specializes in dual diagnosis treatment. To aid in your research, we've created a comprehensive list of dual diagnosis treatment centers in Washington state. 

What is Dual Diagnosis?

Dual diagnosis is a term that's used when a person has a mood disorder - such as anxiety or depression - and a problem with alcohol, drugs, or some other substance addiction. As such, individualized professional counseling hours, treatment modalities, and program philosophies are key criteria for anyone seeking treatment for substance addiction, but they are particularly important for individuals with dual diagnosis.

Dual Diagnosis Information

Doing extensive research on addiction treatment options is a daunting prospect at the best of times. But if you’re already in the midst of an intensely difficult period in your life, it may feel close to impossible.

That’s why we created this comprehensive list of dual diagnosis treatment options available within Washington State. Here's an overview of the resources accessible nearby, as well as a sense for key criteria such as amount of individual counseling hours, length of program, and treatment modality (addiction treatment approach).

We’ve divided this information into:

  • Outpatient Addiction Treatment Centers
    In outpatient treatment, individuals typically live at home and commute to therapy and meetings,
  • Inpatient Addiction Treatment Centers  
    In inpatient treatment programs, participants live on-site for a period of time at the treatment center.

Many rehabs list dual diagnosis support on their websites and other online profiles though they may lack essential elements of care. Not all facilities are created equal.

The best dual diagnosis treatment involves a significant amount of individual counseling hours with a professional therapist. Why? Because qualified therapists are trained to use evidence-based, proven techniques to help you address the underlying core issues that drive addiction.

Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in Washington State

  1. Avalon Center
    An outpatient-only recovery program located in Seattle, WA, Avalon Center employs dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) along with other healing therapies. DBT is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder.
  2. A Positive Alternative
    Located in Seattle WA, A Positive Alternative emphasizes personal empowerment and choice as keys to recovery, and 90% of participants are self or therapist-referred rather than court ordered.
  3. Excelsior Youth Center
    An outpatient non 12-Step rehab program and school in Spokane WA serving individuals ages 10-21.
  4. Free by the Sea
    An Ocean Park, WA residential recovery program with both inpatient and outpatient options.
  5. The Sanctuary at the Lake
    Connected to the Lake Chelan Community Hospital in central Washington, The Sanctuary at the Lake offers outpatient counseling and medication monitoring for chemical dependency and dual diagnosis addictions.
  6. Family Therapy and Recovery
    This Renton, WA program focuses on health-promoting relationships and offers behavioral health services.
  7. New Life Addiction and Recovery Services
    Offers adolescent, individual, and couples counseling for the Auburn, WA area.
  8. Amen Clinics Northwest
    Bellevue, WA-based outpatient addiction treatment including brain scanning technology.
  9. Alternative Counseling
    Kent, WA-based counseling practice with a focus on drug and alcohol addiction.
  10. Spokane Therapist
    Spokane, WA therapist with a focus on anxiety and addiction issues.

Outpatient Dual Diagnosis Options in Washington State Summary

Name

Program Length

Addiction Treatment Modality

Mental Health Modality

Cohort-Based (Y/N)

Amount of Individual Counseling

Amount of Group Counseling

Avalon Center

Varies

Psychotherapy / Counseling

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Offers both cohort-based and individual tracks

Individualized assessment and sessions available

Varies

A Positive Alternative

Not Specified

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy

Motivation Enhancement

Yes

Not Specified

Not Specified

Excelsior Youth Center

Varies

Group Therapy

Positive Behavioral Reinforcement

Yes

Varies

Varies

Free by the Sea

30, 60, or 90 days

12 Step; Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy

DBT and CBT

No

Not Specified

Not Specified

The Sanctuary at the Lake

28 days

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy; Family Therapy

Behavioral Therapies

No

Not Specified

Not Specified

Family Therapy and Recovery

Weekly sessions

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy; Family Therapy

Family Systems, CBT, Play Therapy

No

Weekly sessions (time varies)

n/a

New Life Addiction and Recovery

Weekly sessions

Psychotherapy / Counseling from a Christian perspective; Group Therapy; Family Therapy

Not Specified

No

Weekly sessions (time varies)

n/a

Amen Clinics NW

Not Specified

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy; Family Therapy

SPECT

No

Varies

n/a

Alternative Counseling

Weekly sessions

Psychotherapy / Counseling

MRT, Behavioral Therapy

No

Varies

n/a

Spokane Therapist

Weekly sessions

Psychotherapy / Counseling

Behavioral Therapy, Supplements

No

50 minute sessions, 8-10 sessions

n/a


Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in Washington State

  1. Lifeline Connections
    A Vancouver, WA based inpatient program providing professional counseling and support for those with chemical dependencies and mental health concerns.
  2. SKAGIT Recovery Center
    A chemical dependency treatment center based in Mount Vernon, WA.
  3. Free by the Sea
    An Ocean Park, WA residential recovery program with both inpatient and outpatient options.
  4. Gray Wolf Ranch
    This Port Townsend, WA based outdoor adventure and recovery program is for young men only.  
  5. Hotel California By The Sea Bellevue
    Bellevue, WA-based rehab program for men only, with a speciality in alcohol abuse.
  6. The Sanctuary at the Lake
    A holistic, non 12 Step rehab near Lake Chelan in central Washington, The Sanctuary at the Lake offers an inpatient treatment center for individuals with co-occurring disorders.
  7. Cascade Behavioral Health
    Located in Tukwila, WA, this program offers 30-day inpatient treatment for depression, alcohol abuse, and drug addictions, among others.
  8. Cascade Heights Recovery Center
    Located in Spokane WA, this 90-day inpatient treatment program takes a holistic approach to addiction recovery.
  9. The Center: A Place of Hope
    Located in Edmonds, WA, The Center is a Christian-based inpatient treatment program with a focus on substance abuse, depression, and eating disorder recovery.
  10. The Clearing
    (that’s us!): Located in Friday Harbor, WA, The Clearing is an inpatient dual diagnosis treatment center. The 28 day program is rigorous with over 120 hours of individual counseling and a focus on evidence-based healing techniques that address the underlying core issues of addiction.

Inpatient Dual Diagnosis Options in Washington State Summary

Name

Program Length

Addiction Treatment Modality

Mental Health Modality

Cohort-Based (Y/N)

Amount of Individual Counseling

Amount of Group Counseling

Lifeline Connections

Not listed

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy; Medically-Based Detox

CBT, DBT, Cognitive Processing

Yes

Not Specifed

Not Specified

Skagit Recovery Center

Not Specified

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy

Behavioral Therapy

No

Not Specified

Not Specified

Free by the Sea

30, 60, or 90 days

12 Step; Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy; Family Therapy

DBT and CBT

No

Not Specified

Not Specified

Gray Wolf Ranch

5 months

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy

Adventure Therapy, Behavioral Therapy

Yes

Approximately 2 hours/day

Approximately 4 hours/day

Hotel California By The Sea Bellevue

Not Specified

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy; Family Therapy; Medically-Based Detox

CBT/DBT

No

Not listed

Not Specified

The Sanctuary at the Lake

28 days

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy; Family Therapy

Behavioral Therapy

No

Not Specified

Not Specified

Cascade Behavioral Health

1-2 weeks

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy; Family Therapy; Medically-Based Detox

Behavioral Therapy

No

Varies

n/a

Cascade Heights Recovery Center

90 days

12 Step; Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy

Behavioral Therapy, Life Coaching, Art Therapy, Music Therapy

Offers both cohort-based and individual tracks

Approximately 1 hour/ week

Approximately 5 hours/day

The Center: A Place of Hope

3-4 days to 8 weeks

Psychotherapy / Counseling; Group Therapy; Couples Therapy in a Christian-based context

Behavioral Therapy in a Christian-based context

No

Varies

Varies

The Clearing

28 days

Spiritual Psychology / Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Object Relations, Reality Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, NLP, Gestalt, and more.

Yes

120 hours over 28 days

Approximately 2-3 hours/day


Not All Dual Diagnosis Treatment is Created Equal

Remember, the key criteria for true dual diagnosis treatment are as follows:

  • A commitment to treating addiction and mental health issues in a holistic manner, caring for the whole person;
  • A proven method for addressing the underlying core issues that fuel and drive addictive behaviors;
  • A focus on breaking the addictive cycle and teaching participants how to create healthier habits;
  • A set of concrete, measureable, professional supports (specifically, individual counseling hours with a qualified mental health professional).

As you consider different treatment options, don’t be afraid to ask questions. When you find a program that you think might be a good fit, call for more information and be sure to ask specifically about dual diagnosis. If the answers you get don’t match up with what you now know is essential in dual diagnosis treatment, keep looking. There is real help available for you.

For more information on The Clearing's approach to Dual Diagnosis, download our free eBook, Healing Underlying Core Issues:

Free eBook Download:  Healing Underlying Core Issues

 

Caroline McGraw

This post was written by Caroline McGraw

In addition to her work as "the voice of The Clearing", Caroline Garnet McGraw writes about getting past perfect and rising up real at A Wish Come Clear. Visit and receive a free copy of Getting Real & Letting Go: A Collection of Quotes for Recovering Perfectionists.

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