When my daughter was younger, she’d love to watch Veggie Tales. I had a copy of one of her favorite VT videos. The title: Larry Boy and Fib from Outer space. The premise of the story line focused on dishonesty vs. honesty. Each time Jr. Asparagus told a lie, Fib grew larger and larger. At the end, Fib became quite big and caused trouble for Jr. Asparagus. It was only when Jr. Asparagus realized he needed to tell the truth. more..
Partnership Opportunities for Community Based Organizations, Groups and Institutions serving King County Community Members
Therapeutic Health Services offers medically assisted treatment with Suboxone prescription. As part of our mission, we believe that those who are opioid dependent (prescription or illicit) may benefit from either a MAT-Methadone or MAT-Suboxone treatment program. We combine this with counseling and psychosocial support. We conduct treatment under the direction of a qualified physician (according to the Drug Addiction Treatment Act). What’s the difference between Suboxone and Methadone? Methadone is typically provided through our dispensary and is generally for those more..
Alcohol/Drug outpatient group treatment guidelines and sessions Therapeutic Health Services is committed to patients’ success in treatment. We recognize the importance of group therapy, individual counseling, and/or Medically Assisted Treatment (Methadone and Suboxone). The overall goal is for each patient to develop a healthy and sustaining recovery based program. One of the benefits of treatment is the group therapy where patients meet to share their own personal experiences. They can also process the challenges of recovery, substance use, and have more..
In 2012, Washington State voters approved an initiative (I-502) that legalized the use of Marijuana. Since this occurred, individuals have asked: Why are asking about my use of marijuana? This question may be elicited from the substance use history on the assessment. While Therapeutic Health Services recognizes the implementation of I-502, there are still issues that arise from continued cannabis use. This is specific to treatment for substance use and the question for those who carry a medical marijuana card. more..
When it comes to the outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program, one of the requirements is attending a minimum of 2 sober support meetings each week. This is usually required for those individuals who are recommended to attend a Deferred Prosecution, Intensive outpatient, and relapse prevention. Those with an outpatient recommendation for treatment may be advised to explore attending sober support meetings. If probation is involved, it might be recommended as part of one’s treatment program at the time of more..
Addressing substance use disorder through drug and alcohol treatment and recovery The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), through Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) held a National Summit on recovery in 2005. The focus of this summit concerned the movement toward a recovery-oriented system of care. Those who participated in the summit developed a working definition of drug and alcohol treatment and recovery: “Recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a process of change through which an more..
Intensive Outpatient Treatment or Deferred Prosecution? What type of drug and alcohol treatment is right for you? A very common situation when attending a scheduled assessment is the possibility of petitioning the court for a deferred prosecution. Working with these individuals, the attorney typically requests a 2 year deferred treatment program. In some cases, an individual takes a deferred prosecution on a first time DUI offense. Here is what you may want to know regarding the 2 year Deferred Prosecution more..
Therapeutic Health Services Pregnant & Parenting Women’s Program Offers a parenting group called Nurturing Parenting. Nurturing Parenting uses an evidence-based curriculum. The program admits clients who are parenting and/or pregnant and are engaged in treatment for substance abuse. Treatment for pregnant women can be challenging but is a huge step in rehabilitation and reunification of the family. Nurturing Parenting works on building and establishing trusting relationships between parent and child. It also explores the hardships and successes of parenting during more..
In my office, I have a picture One that I had found at a local thrift store. It is a simple picture of a Bicycle and a caption that reads: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Patients comment on this picture. Drug and alcohol treatment and recovery are the same way. To keep our balance, we want to keep moving forward in order to maintain a steady and vibrant pace. Moving backwards more..