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Alcohol Addiction Treatment in Washington

Where Can I Find Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers in Washington?

Whenever somebody is struggling with alcoholism, it is far easier to treat the problem with help. If you are or know somebody who is struggling with this disorder, there are facilities in the state that can help. There are 396 facilities in the state that treat substance abuse and 299 of them treat clients who are struggling exclusively with alcohol.1

seattle washingtonAmong the treatment facilities are 346 outpatient, 64 residential, and 11 hospital inpatient facilities to help people struggling with varying degrees of addiction.1

Within the American Addiction Centers (AAC) network, the closest facility is Laguna Treatment Hospital, located in Orange County, CA. It is a chemical dependency recovery hospital that offers research-based clinical and support services for people who struggle with drug or alcohol addiction. Known for its therapeutic setting, it is ideal for patients on the path toward recovery.

All levels of care are available at the facility, ranging from medical detox to intensive outpatient treatment. The facility staffs 70 addiction professionals, registered nurses, licensed marriage and family therapists, and a recreational therapist.

You can look for other programs in Washington using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) list for rehabilitation facilities, which you can find here.

Where Can I Find Medical Detox Centers in Washington?

In Washington, you will find 176 non-profits, 158 for-profits, and 62 local, state, federal, and tribal government facilities.1

Depending on how strong your physical dependence is to alcohol, your reaction to alcohol withdrawals can be mild or life-threatening. Some of the symptoms are  irritability, anxiety, agitation, high blood pressure, raised heart rate, seizures, and delirium tremens, and there is a risk of death.2

For this reason, enduring alcohol withdrawal alone is very risky. In a medical detox center, there is medical supervision to treat the discomfort and health and safety risks of alcohol withdrawal. This process of medically treating complications that arise from alcohol withdrawal while allowing your body to eliminate it from your system is called medical detox.3 Physicians are on-site at all times to manage health and offer care.3

You can find detox facilities throughout Washington by searching the SAMHSA directory here.

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in Washington?

You will need to check with your insurance provider to see if they cover treatments for addiction and if they will do so out of state because not all plans do cover it. Some popular providers include:

Why Choose American Addiction Centers?

American Addiction Centers (AAC) is a network of addiction treatment facilities that offers a 90-day promise, quality care, and an alumni support system. The 90-day-promise holds facilities accountable by offering an extra 30 days of treatment to anybody who relapses within 90 days of finishing treatment as a patient in an AAC facility.

The alumni support system continues to provide support to patients after they have completed treatment by regularly checking in on them to see how their recovery is going as well as offering fun gatherings and events.

State-Funded Insurance (i.e. Medicaid)

In the U.S. there are 72 million people who are on Medicaid, a federal government healthcare coverage program.4 The program is for low-income adults who need assistance getting health coverage as well as their children, people with certain kinds of disabilities, and the elderly. Despite being funded by the government, each state runs a separate Medicaid program.4

If you were turned down by Medicaid in the past you may be eligible in Washington now even if your circumstances haven’t changed. This is because when the Affordable Care Act was passed the rules of admission were changed to include people with higher incomes and more assets. While not all facilities will take Medicaid, there are 267 facilities in Washington that do, making up 67.4 percent of the facilities in the state.1

Check your eligibility here.

Washington Alcohol Use Statistics

  • There were 178 Washingtonians killed in 2017 in a drunk driving accident, making up 32 percent of the motor vehicle fatalities in the state.5
  • Each month there are about 1,392 binge drinking episodes in Washington.6
  • Each year there are about 373 cases of Alcohol Use Disorder in Washington.6
  • Roughly 489 Washingtonians need but do not receive treatment in a special facility for substance abuse each year.6

Find Alcohol Treatment in a Different State

If you would rather attend an alcohol treatment center outside of Washington, there are many different options near you in states throughout the nation.

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