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Author: Marcel Gemme

LONG-TERM RESIDENTIAL DRUG TREATMENT PROGRAMS IN WASHINGTON STATE

Washington State has every reason to be very concerned about making sure that the drug addicts that call the state home get the help that they need. The number of drug-related deaths in the state has always been high, above the national average, and recently, that number has started to increase.

The recent increase in drug-related death merely proves that the state really does have a need for as many drug rehabilitation programs as it can get. The more rehabilitation programs there are, the better the state's chances are of eventually being able to reverse the amount of drug use and drug-related deaths that it is currently dealing with.

Although there are several different types of drug-related treatment programs in the state, the best ones, or at least, the ones that usually have the highest success rates are the residential treatment programs. The residential programs are set up so the individual does not have any outside distraction and can focus on overcoming their illness. Some of the programs are long-term programs, while others only last the standard 28 days and should be followed up by a good-quality outpatient drug program.

The goal of a majority of the drug rehabilitation programs in Washington State is to deal with both the psychological as well as physical fallout that is always related to a drug addiction. This is done through detoxification and counseling. When the person emerges from the program, they will have the skills, they need to help them ignore triggers that would have caused them to turn to drugs in the past.

When an addict decides that they need help, or if they are forced into getting help, they need to make sure that the residential treatment program that they enroll in is experienced with the type of drug that the person uses. Different drug addictions usually require a slightly different treatment approach.

Sources: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/mediareleases/2010/pr10021.shtml
http://www.usnodrugs.com/Washington/City-List

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Here is a list of the different Long Term programs in Washignton. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Long Term Residential Drug & Alcohol Treatment in Washington

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 October 2014 19:16