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FINDING THE BEST TREATMENT FOR YOU

 

Treatment for addiction is different for everyone: the same steps that work for one person might not work for another. In taking the first step on the journey to recovery, this page has a number of resources to help you locate treatment options available near you.

KNOW YOUR OPTIONS

GET HELP NOW

 

If you or a loved one are in crisis, call the Washington Recovery Helpline at 866-789-1511.

Helpline staff and volunteers are available 24 hours a day to provide emotional support and connect you with local treatment resources and services in Washington State.

Treatment in Washington State

 

Here in Washington State we have a number of treatment resources to support you or a loved one on the journey to recovery. These include both tribal and non-tribal programs.

To find mental health and substance use services available by tribe, visit The National Portland Area Indian Health Board’s website which provides information for tribes in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

You can also locate Fee-for-Service Substance Use Treatment Agencies for American Indians and Alaska Natives by county. Phone numbers for fee-for-service agencies can be found in the directory for all certified mental health and substance use services in Washington State. This general directory is also a good resource for non-tribal substance use services available. All information is listed by county.

For substance use treatment services, you can also contact a Washington state-certified behavioral health organization directly.

Preventing an Overdose

 
Visit http://www.stopoverdose.org to learn more about what you can do in an overdose situation. Here you can watch a training video about how to respond in an overdose situation. You can also find Naloxone in Washington State, the drug that can reverse an opioid overdose. You can also find out about Washington’s Good Samaritan Overdose Lawswhich provide general legal protection for those trying to help in a medical emergency to prevent overdose.

To find a doctor that provides addiction treatment:

 

One way to approach treatment is to work with a doctor you trust to develop a treatment plan. To find a physician near you who is certified specifically in addiction treatment, use the Find a Doctor Tool created by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Just enter your zip code and the number of miles away you are able to travel into the search box on the left.

To find more information about a behavioral health treatment center, use SAMSHA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Locator to see what services a center offers in each state. 

For medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction, SAMSHA also has a treatment locator specifically for programs using buprenorphine as part of a whole-patient approach to treatment. Learn more about Buprenorphine as a treatment option.

If you or your loved one is a Veteran, please know that the VA also offers substance abuse treatment services. To find substance abuse treatment available through the VA by state, use the VA’s substance use treatment locator.

The Quick Screen tool from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) can also help you learn more about addictive patterns. Although developed for clinicians, this tool can help you as a patient or family member to start a conversation with a doctor about substance abuse and treatment options.