Opioid Use Treatment2023-04-13T10:53:17-07:00

Opioid Use Treatment

Addiction is America’s #1 health care problem. Therapeutic Health Services (THS) is a nationally accredited, non-profit organization offering a wide range of treatment options for individuals, youth and families struggling with substance use. THS is a different kind of rehab, we provide evidence-based Opioid Use Treatment using medications like Methadone and Suboxone® along with strengths-based counseling and support. Since 1972 we have helped people in Seattle, Everett, Bellevue, Shoreline, King, and Snohomish counties recover from addiction. Lives are restored and hope is renewed as our patients begin to lead the lives they were meant to live.

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The “Gold Standard” in Opioid and Heroin Addiction Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment plus evidence-based counseling is recognized as the most effective means of treating opioid addiction, using methadone and other medications to help patients move past their dependence. Therapeutic Health Services has been providing this powerful combination of recovery support for almost 50 years. Complete the form at the bottom of the page to be connected to care. If you want to hear more about how successful our pathways to recovery are, please check out our patient success stories here. These stories of compassionate care and effective treatment show the change in life our services can bring.

With Opioid Use Treatment at THS, people can end their dependence on heroin, fentanyl, prescription pain killers, and other opiates that are keeping them from living their best lives. Our goal is to help anyone get the support and care they need to stop using.

NOTE: Therapeutic Health Services is now accepting MAT walk-ins at a variety of our locations! Click here to learn more and find out when and where you can come in for a walk-in.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between Suboxone and Methadone?2021-07-22T20:38:03-07:00

Methadone is typically provided through our dispensary and is generally for those patients who are high risk for chronic severe opioid dependence where individuals inject more than a gram per day. Methadone is also a full agonist where it requires medically supervised withdrawal and maintenance that is in tandem with additional treatment and psychosocial support.

Suboxone has the combination of Naltrexone and Buprenorphine and is antagonist (Naltrexone) and partial agonist at the mu-Opioid Receptor. It is a prescribed medication where the treatment is focused on prevention of potential relapse due to opioid dependence that is either moderate to severe, and generally beneficial for those individuals who smoke or intermittently inject heroin that is less than a gram per day. Suboxone is also medically supervised through withdrawal management.

What’s different about methadone?2021-07-22T20:25:34-07:00

Like other opioids – heroin, Vicodin®, oxycontin®, Vicodin® or fentanyl – too much methadone can be harmful. Unlike these drugs, methadone effects start slow and take time to reach full effect. Methadone stays in the body much longer than other opioids. MAT clinical staff will start a patient on a low dose of methadone and will gradually increase the dose over time. This increases the total amount accumulated in the body.

Program Features

Medication Is Just the Beginning

We provide Medication-Assisted Treatment with medications like Methadone or Suboxone®. Patients are assessed by one of our physicians to determine which medication and dosage level are appropriate. Used appropriately with our care, Methadone and Suboxone® eliminate withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings. With this relief, the real work of recovery can begin.

Counseling That Works, Delivered by People Who Care

Evidence-based, proven and effective interventions form the basis of counseling at Therapeutic Health Services. Our experienced team of counselors helps patients explore recovery tools and develop the skills they need to meet their goals. We recognize that treatment is not a linear process, sometimes our patients stumble. We’re here with a helping hand (and no judgement) to get them back on their feet and on the pathway to recovery.

Affordable, Accessible Care

We accept all Medicaid/Apple Health plans, Medicare and most private health insurance plans for our Opioid Treatment Services. We provide self-pay, payment assistance and sliding-fee scale options based on a patient’s income where the cost of care is adjusted to match a patient’s income.

Recovery Starts With an Assessment

Every new patient at THS takes time with a counselor to explore the challenges they’re facing and how we can support the recovery process. The assessment shapes an individualized treatment plan outlining the patient’s health goals. Treatment plans play to the patient’s unique needs and strengths, while helping the individual in recovery to build on their own resiliency.

Watch the video here to learn about taking the First Step to Recovery.

I’m able to get up every day, go to work and I don’t need help from anybody. I know without treatment, it would be a downward spiral for me. I consider my counselor to be a friend, because I know I can come to them with anything I’m struggling with and I won’t be judged. Treatment is always worth a shot, give sobriety a chance.


You’re able to come off opiates safely on your own time. I never thought it was possible, but I did it. It’s just so much better living a clean life.

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