Psychiatric Services in Washington State
Individuals battling mental health disorders and conditions find it challenging to achieve long-term sobriety. The reason is that dealing with both substance abuse and mental health issues at the same time requires extra effort and additional stamina on the part of the affected individual if they are to achieve and maintain a drug-free and addiction-free life. Free by the Sea is located in the State of Washington. We offer psychiatric services for individuals who are receiving treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.
Serving the Pacific Northwest, including Washington (Seattle), Oregon (Portland), and Alaska.
When a person courageously makes the challenging decision to stop abusing alcohol and drugs, a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation is the first step. In fact, in the majority of circumstances, these individuals have never received a full psychiatric assessment while they were sober. For this reason, immediately following detox, one of the first steps a person should take is to have a psychiatric evaluation done since it will provide a clear picture of the factors that may have led to the person’s addiction. During this assessment, an individual’s cognitive, emotional, and physical health is measured. Based on the information ascertained, a treatment plan can be created that takes co-occurring issues into consideration.
Why Are Psychiatric Services Important?
In many instances, codependency and bipolar disorder work together to fuel addiction. Individuals dealing with these mental health issues attempt to self-medicate by using drugs and alcohol. Only programs that address the challenges of co-occurring conditions, such as addiction coupled with mental health disorders, can offer long-term recovery treatment. By using a combined treatment approach, individuals are taught how to manage their addiction and their mental health issues without falling back on substance abuse.
Many individuals have no clue they are struggling to overcome both their addiction and a mental health problem. Most only realize that if they abuse drugs, they feel better, and the negative emotions they experience are subdued. These individuals may be battling extreme anxiety, accelerated levels of stress, or major depression. Sadly, when an individual is facing these challenges, they may be unaware that there are healthy ways to address their emotional issues. Granted, using addictive substances provides immediate but temporary relief. In the long term, substance abuse will only exacerbate the original problem. Self-medicating creates a spiral behavioral pattern where a person consistently needs more of a particular substance to avoid the uncomfortable emotions connected with the mental health challenges. Over time, the individual is both psychologically and physiologically dependent on the substance. Treatment programs that take a holistic approach focus on treating the entire person rather than just focusing on one aspect of the individual’s life.
Free by the Sea is a beautiful campus, located on the Long Beach Peninsula in Ocean Park, WA. Our community of dedicated professionals are committed to provide care to all individuals with dignity and respect. Client centered care respectful of individual needs and concerns is the foundation of our approach. We adhere to evidence-based practices which are focused on successful outcomes for long term recovery. Services provided include:
- 77 treatment beds.
- Professional staff including psychiatrists, addictionologist and psychologist.
- Medical team includes Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse and Physician’s Assistant
- Masters level addiction counselors.
- High quality evidence-based addiction treatment, including gambling.
- DBT, CBT, EMDR and trauma informed treatment addresses underlying issues of addiction that include depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationships.
- Relapse Prevention, Life Skills, Addiction education provided in groups and individual sessions
- Twelve step meetings include celebrate recovery, wellbriety, dual disorder and AA/NA/GA
- We offer residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient levels of care.
- Peaceful and safe setting located on five acres facing the Pacific Ocean.
- Multi-sport areas that include volleyball/basketball courts and an exercise room.
- Nutritionally designed meals to restore health
Don’t Wait. Call Today.
You have many reasons why you want to get into a treatment program and take steps to stop the destructive cycle that addiction creates. Addiction creates a cycle that produces negative consequences, not just for the individual who is addicted to a substance, but also for their friends and family. People living with addiction have difficulty forming solid relationships because the addiction takes a heavy toll on the individual’s loved ones.
If addiction and the underlying mental health issues are not addressed, the end result will be disastrous for the individual. If not treated, addiction will eventually lead to a person losing absolutely everything they hold dear. This includes friendships, employment, self-esteem, and a whole host of other issues. We urge you to contact us now at 907-331-0724 to learn more about how we at Free by the Sea Can help you to address your problem head-on and begin the process of recovering from the downward spiral that is the cycle of addiction.
Contact Free by the Sea
Our Free by the Sea facilities are located in the beautiful State of Washington. Our goal is to create and design customized treatment programs that will address the addiction and mental health needs of every single one of our residents individually. We offer counseling for both men and women. Group therapy is also available. In harmony with our goal of providing long-term, permanent addiction treatments, our discharge planners work with you to make arrangements to see to it that you have aftercare services once you have left our facility. Individuals can schedule a consultation with our Free by the Sea team to begin treatment programs. Contact us today. Let us work with you to help you begin traveling down the road that leads to recovery.