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Seattle Addiction Treatment and Medical Detox Options

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Choosing a medical detox facility may be the first step you need to take on your road to recovery.

Medical detox itself comes in a variety of different forms and your medical detox program will be tailored to your own specific, individual situation and relates to the substances you’ve been using.

In brief, medical detox is a process in which your body is monitored by medical professionals as it rebalances itself after the excessive use of alcohol or drugs. A medically-supervised detox is critically important because of the body's chemical balance; trying to do a medical detox on your own could cause critical damage your health, or, in extreme cases, be fatal. Your medical detox program depends entirely on which substance or substances and what amount your body has become accustomed to ingesting. Your medical detox program could range from outpatient pharmaceutically-managed ‘tapering’ to inpatient managed full medical detox.

Seattle Addiction Treatment and Medical Detox

Here are a set of options and some information on a few providers to help in your Seattle addiction treatment research. A bit more on each medical detox provider is included below the table. Review the information and call us for assistance in selecting the medical detox program that’s right for you.

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No. Addiction Treatment & Detox Center Location Cost Avg Stay for Treatment (days) FIELD6 Phone Comments
        Alcohol Drugs    
1 Recovery Centers of King County Seattle, WA $250 / day 3 5 206-325-5000 A private, non-profit public service agency and United Way Partner Agency
2 Swedish Ballard Seattle, WA See comments 3 8 206-781-6209 Cost depends on length of stay.
3 Coleman Institute Seattle, WA Alcohol treatment: $3-$4K; Drug treatment: $7.5K 3 3-8 206-923-8995 Multiple locations nationwide. Specialize in Naltrexone implants.
4 Highline Medical Center Tukwila, WA $800 3-5 3-8 206-248-4787 Free for pregnant women.
5 Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle, WA $1,150 3 6+ 800-500-6395 Multiple locations; leading alcohol treatment program
6 Fairfax Hospital Kirkland, WA $1,000 5 7 800-435-7221 Symptoms management approach to detoxification

Recovery Centers of King County

Recovery Centers of King County (formerly Central Seattle Recovery Center and South King County Recovery Centers) provides Central Seattle and South King County residents with a continuum of care for those who suffer with alcoholism or other drug addiction. RCKC is a private, non-profit public service agency and United Way Partner.

Substances treated

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates, sedatives, and other controlled substances

Inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment: Inpatient

Swedish Ballard

Swedish Medical Center is a highly-regarded multi-discipline hospital and health facility in Seattle. Swedish Ballard is a satellite location in Seattle's historic Ballard neighborhood. Their team includes physicians who specialize in addiction medicine, specially trained nurses and state-certified chemical dependency counselors. Psychiatrists are also available for consultations. Dietitians, spiritual counselors and occupational or recreational therapists may also work with patients in addiction recovery.

Substances treated

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates, sedatives, and other controlled substances

Phone 206-781-6048

Inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment: Inpatient

Coleman Institute

The Coleman Institute has developed a suite of unique programs that help people detoxify and stabilize, with a high claimed success rate. They have been a pioneer in the use of Naltrexone Implants, which provide a steady dose of the opiate-blocking drug Naltrexone to address withdrawal symptoms. Locations in Seattle, WA; Richmond, VA; Barboursville, WV; Los Angeles & Orange County, CA; Chicago, IL; Tampa, FL; and Austin, TX.

Substance treated:

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates
  • Suboxone
  • Methadone

Inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment: Inpatient and Outpatient

Highline Medical Center

Medical detox is done on an inpatient treatment basis where patients can be monitored by the medical team during the withdrawal process. An addictionologist (a physician who specializes in addiction medicine) leads a team of professionals, including nurses and counselors, in providing treatment to patients during the medical detox process.

Substances treated:

  • Alcohol
  • Opiates [heroin, methadone, OxyContin, codeine, Demerol, Vicodin, Percocet, etc.]
  • Sedatives [including Klonopin, Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Librium, etc.]
  • Other controlled substances (cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, hallucinogens, club drugs, etc)

Inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment: Inpatient

Schick Shadel Hospital

Schick Shadel Hospital’s evidence-based substance abuse treatment program has helped thousands of men and women recover from addiction and regain their lives. Located in a quiet, peaceful environment just minutes from SeaTac Airport in Seattle, Schick Shadel Hospital serves communities in and around the state of Washington, including Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Nevada, California, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Canada.

Substances treated:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine / Crystal Meth
  • Marijuana
  • OxyContin
  • Heroine
  • Other opiates

Inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment: Inpatient

Fairfax Hospital

Fairfax Hospital utilizes a symptoms management approach to medical detox. This approach provides oral medications to treat adverse reactions to medical detox. Medically-managed detoxification reduces discomfort and medical risks associated with substance withdrawal.

Substances treated:

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids (OxyContin, Oxycodone, heroin)
  • Benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin)

Their program begins with a complete physical exam and chemical dependency assessment by our clinical team. Physician and nursing care is focused on safety through 24-hour observation and vital signs monitoring.

Inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment: Inpatient

Beyond Seattle Addiction Treatment

We’re here to help you find the right medical detox program for you. These are Seattle addiction treatment centers, but we can help you with reputable medical detox programs in most areas.

About The Clearing

The Clearing is a residential treatment center located on beautiful San Juan Island, Washington. We created The Clearing in response to the pervasiveness of treatment centers that focus more on luxury than modern, evidence-based therapy.

Our approach is based on healing the underlying core issues that cause addiction. If you'd like to learn more, contact us, or download our free eBook:

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Joe Koelzer

This post was written by Joe Koelzer

Joe Koelzer is a co-founder of The Clearing. He has years of counseling experience and a master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. After observing how depression and substance abuse impacted his wife’s life, Joe realized how broken our current system is for addiction and related mental health treatment. He witnessed firsthand how an evidence-based approach coupled with Spiritual Psychology saved Betsy and enabled her to gain control of her life. In co-founding The Clearing, Joe realizes his dream of creating and sharing this innovative approach with others in a structured clinical setting.

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