Are You Struggling With Alcohol or Drug Addiction? THS Can Help
If you or someone you know or care about is suffering from alcohol or drug (Methamphetamines, MDMA “ecstasy/Molly”, Cocaine, etc.) addiction it’s time to ask for help. While local and national news highlight the growing numbers of people who are addicted to meth and other drugs, THS understands that these numbers are real people whose lives and futures are at stake.
The evidence-based Substance Use Disorder treatment program at THS provides compassionate support for patients diagnosed as abusing alcohol, opioids, or other drugs. The goal is to prevent more serious involvement in the future. THS empowers patients by providing the tools they need to make positive lifestyle changes. THS supports patients to grow beyond the negative impact of alcohol, opioids, or other drugs.
Treatment programs at THS are based on an initial assessment and are tailored to meet the unique needs and strengths of the individual patient. This includes variations in the length and intensity of treatment. Patients who do experience relapse are not excluded from the program, rather their individual needs are reassessed, and treatment is modified to better serve them
Alcohol & Other Drugs Program
Our evidence-based Alcohol & Other Drugs Program consists of three phases plus a relapse prevention group. Placement in any phase is based on information obtained in the initial THS assessment. Patients work with their counselors to craft an individualized treatment plan based on their identified strengths and overall treatment goals.
In addition to individual sessions with a counselor, group counseling sessions play a critical role throughout the therapeutic process. Interactions with peers in these groups enhance and reinforce life skills and help patients build a support network based on sharing feedback and personal experiences.
Alcohol & Drug Information School (A/DIS)
THS’ Alcohol & Drug Information School (A/DIS) is designed to inform individuals about the impact substance use has on the individual, family and community. A/DIS is provided as an eight-hour class, once per month on a Saturday. THS follows a curriculum mandated by the Washington Administrative Code including pre-testing, post-testing and a certificate of completion.
Court-Ordered Substance Abuse Assessment
If you need an assessment or counseling to satisfy a court mandate or any other legal issue, we can help with that as well. Visit here to complete our Get Help form, someone will contact you within 24 hours to schedule an appointment. You can also visit our locations page to call one of our branches to set up an appointment.
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What are the steps to enrolling in drug and alcohol treatment? The first step is to contact and schedule a drug and alcohol treatment assessment. You can do this through the front desk of any of our branches. Just call the number listed on the THS Locations page. You can also complete our Drug & Alcohol Get Help Form. A clinician will then contact you within 24 hours. We schedule all assessments for 120 minutes. In addition, if your assessment more..