Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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Cocaine Addiction Treatment Center & Hospital near Seattle

Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital helps men and women struggling with cocaine addiction gain the tools they need to find lasting sobriety. Serving the greater Seattle area, Cascade is the leading provider of substance abuse treatment for adults and older adults.

What is Cocaine Addiction

What is cocaine addiction

Cocaine is an addictive pain killer that is extracted from the coca scrub plant found in South America. This drug is the most powerful stimulant that comes from a natural source. Due to its numbing effects, it was originally used as anesthetic agent for some surgeries. However, medical professionals eventually realized how addicting this substance was, which lead to the development of safer anesthetics. While cocaine is no longer used in the medical community, it is now commonly used on the streets as an illegal recreational drug.

Recreational cocaine is also known as “powder”, “snow”, “nose candy”, and “coca,” and can be found in a white powder or an off-white chunky substance. Cocaine can be snorted, injected into veins or muscles where it is released directly into the bloodstream, or smoked. Crack is a form of cocaine in which the hydrochloride has been removed through being heated with baking soda and water. When cocaine is smoked or injected, the user receives a large dose of the drug and the effect is felt almost immediately. While the initial effects are intense, these feelings quickly subside.

If you are currently struggling with a cocaine addiction, let the compassionate staff at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital in Tukwila near Seattle help you reach your recovery goals. At our cocaine addiction treatment center, we have years of experience helping men and women just like you realize that you can kick your addiction and learn to live a clean, sober, and happy life. We know right now that you may feel as if everything has spun out of control, but we are here to assure you that you can get control of your life back. Let the compassionate staff at our cocaine abuse hospital near Seattle help you reach your recovery goals.

Why Seek Treatment for Cocaine Abuse

Why seek treatment for cocaine addiction at Cascade

After a prolonged period of cocaine abuse, an individual will eventually develop an addiction and dependency. Those who continuously abuse this drug develop a wide array of health consequences, such as respiratory problems, lung trauma, higher risk of stroke, higher blood pressure, and harder arteries. Overdose can lead to seizures, cerebral hemorrhage, stroke, and respiratory failure. In severe cases it can lead to heart failure and death.

Due to the many different treatment options available at Cascade, we are able to provide each individual with a personal treatment plan that is customized to fit their needs. All staff members take the time to get to know not only the patients, but also their families, on a personal level. This intimate care setting creates a bond of trust between patient and staff.

Our staff is composed of leading health care experts that are sincerely concerned about the welfare of each patient. There will be no judgment passed as each team member listens to your concerns and specific issues you may be facing. The innovative techniques we have created are here to provide you comfort and education, as well as empower you as the unique individual you are.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy and benefits

We have a strong belief that in order for treatment for an addiction disorder to be successful, the whole person needs to be treated and not just the presenting symptoms. A cocaine addiction will affect you physically, emotionally, and mentally. Our model of care encompasses a holistic approach to treatment so that we can address the needs of the entire individual. Each one of our patients has rights, responsibilities, and choices when it comes to their health care. Additionally, each patient has unique physical, emotional, intellectual, and cultural needs. The approach to treatment at our hospital inspires our patients to become involved in their own mental health care.

Treatment for Cocaine Abuse

Treatment at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital for cocaine addiction

We work hard to provide optimized mental health treatment that will not cause too much interference in the outside lives of our patients. Before any treatment procedures can begin, a comprehensive assessment needs to be conducted to determine your personal treatment needs. This assessment will determine how dependent you have become on cocaine and if you have any other mental health concerns.

If necessary, you will begin the treatment process on our detoxification unit. All patients on this unit are closely monitored throughout the entire withdrawal process by a medical physician and a team of nurses, in order to ensure their safety. This process is done to gradually remove all drugs from your body so that you are able to fully participate in the therapeutic process.

Sometimes medication is used during addiction treatment to help get symptoms under control until the person is able to more effectively cope with life’s stressors. Medication is usually used during the detoxification process to help with the unpleasantness of withdrawal symptoms. Over time, medication may be able to be decreased or completely eliminated. Others may need longer-term medication to help with the symptoms of a co-occurring disorder. All medication decisions and management will be determined by your treatment team. In addition to any medication that may be used, we also use a number of other therapeutic techniques.

Individual sessions at our treatment center give patients time to speak with a counselor one-on-one. This time may be used to discuss any concerns or issues you may have and topics that you may not want to share in a group session.

Groups are held at our hospital on a daily basis and focus on a wide range of topics as they relate to your addiction. Through group sessions you can meet others who are struggling with addiction, learn what has helped them, and get the additional support needed.

Family involvement is strongly recommended and encouraged throughout the entire treatment process. Many times when an individual is struggling with an addiction, family relationships become strained. Families will work with a counselor to help reestablish lost bonds and get everyone on the same page about the treatment process. Additionally, family members will come to Cascade once a week and meet without the patient to gain a better understanding of their loved one’s addiction and to learn what they can do to be supportive.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a technique used at our cocaine addiction treatment center in therapy that will help you to identify the negative thoughts you have about your cocaine abuse. Once you have processed these thoughts, you will learn how to replace them with more positive ways of thinking, which will lead to healthier behavior.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is another common technique that helps you learn how to accept past events that you no longer have any control of so that you can move past them. Additionally, you will learn some emotional regulation skills and how to increase your tolerance for those stronger emotions you may not be able to control.

Depending on your specific treatment needs you may be participate in some of the following experiential programs:

  • Acupuncture
  • Medication
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise programs
  • A.A. and N.A. meetings
Continuing Care

Continuing care – what comes next?

Upon completion of care at our inpatient treatment center in Tukwila near Seattle, you will now begin to transition to your next phase of treatment. Before you are discharged, you will meet with a counselor who will help you design your aftercare plan so that you are able to move seamlessly from one phase of the recovery process to the next. Some individuals will begin an outpatient program that is flexible enough to allow individuals to be able to still meet their work and school obligations, while getting the continued treatment they need. The outpatient program uses techniques such as group therapy, family therapy, and informational lectures. Patients are taught skills such as stress management, relapse prevention, and life skills. Patients will enter the community with an outpatient program that will continue to work with them for up to two years. In order to establish a relationship of trust, individuals will work with the same personnel throughout the whole program. Others may be at the point where they are ready to discharge home and will be given necessary referrals so that they can continue to get support from traditional outpatient therapy.

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