The first thing you need to know about addiction recovery Is that it doesn’t happen overnight. Recovery can take many years and even after a long period of sobriety, relapse is always a possibility. Betty is a patient at Therapeutic Health Service’s Summit Branch. Her story of recovery highlights the time it can take to reach recovery and what it takes to get there. Betty became a patient of THS in 1981 She was 30 and pregnant with her daughter. more..
THS is hosting Alcohol/Drug Information School (A/DIS) at two of our branches, Summit and Eastside, once monthly through to December 2019. These courses help individuals make more informed decisions about substance use. What is Alcohol/Drug Information School? The Alcohol/Drug Information School classes offered through Therapeutic Health Services meet the requirements set forth in the Washington State Administrative Code (WAC) in conjunction with Washington State Courts, Probation, and the Washington State Dept. of Licensing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more..
It Starts Small One of the scariest aspects of opioid use is how easily it can slip into your life and change it forever. What’s worse, you can become addicted after taking just a few pills. Sometimes you’re hooked after being on pain medication for a small injury. Something sends you to the doctor: a broken toe, a sprained wrist, wisdom teeth removal. You’re sent home with a prescription: oxycodone, hydrocodone or codeine. You take your medication and before you more..
A Hard Start Debra had a hard start in life. She was born addicted to heroin, her parents were both users before she was born. At the age of 13, Debra decided she was going to try heroin. Debra asked her father to shoot her up. He begged her not to. Debra told him, that if he didn’t give it to her, she’d go find someone who would. So he shot his 13-year-old daughter up with heroin. Debra had been more..
Care isn’t a cure, it’s a process. A person in care has to go through many challenges in treatment. Trauma-Informed Care and “Seeking Safety” helps guide care to ensure patients can recover and move toward leading better lives.
Your Information. Your Rights. Our Responsibilities. This notice describes how medical information about you may be used and disclosed and how you can get access to this information. Please review it carefully. Effective Date: Jan 1, 2018 LAYERED SUMMARY TEXT – Your Rights You have the right to: • Get a copy of your paper or electronic medical record • Correct your paper or electronic medical record • Request confidential communication • Ask us to limit the information we share more..
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..
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..