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

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • This restriction has 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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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Meth Addiction Treatment Center & Hospital near Seattle

Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital helps men and women struggling with meth 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 Meth Addiction

What is meth addiction

Methamphetamine is a highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. Meth was originally developed from amphetamine to be used in nasal decongestants and bronchial inhalers. Today this substance can be found in powder form, which can be dissolved in water or alcohol. Most of the meth found on the streets is made with over the counter ingredients, such as pseudoephedrine, and easily obtained, hazardous chemicals such as acetone or ammonia.

Meth can be smoked, snorted, injected, or orally ingested. Smoking or injecting meth leads to the fastest high, since these methods allow the drug to get into the bloodstream quickly, resulting in an immediate intense rush that lasts for only a few minutes. Snorting and orally taking this drug also produce a rush, though it is not nearly as intense. Methamphetamine is used in a “binge and crash” pattern because the pleasurable effects disappear before the drug concentration in the blood significantly decreases, causing the user to take more of the drug.

Methamphetamine use results in tolerance to the pleasurable effects of this substance, causing an abuser to need higher doses of the drug in order to get the desired effect. After a prolonged period of time, an individual will become addicted and perhaps dependent on this substance. Everything in their life now revolves around their next high.

As one of the best meth addiction treatment centers in Tukwila near Seattle, Washington, we have helped many men and women, like yourself, overcome their addiction problems and go on to live a sober life. You no longer have to suffer alone, we can help you get your life back on track.

Why Seek Treatment for Meth Abuse

Why seek treatment for meth addiction at Cascade

Methamphetamines will not only adversely affect your health, but will cause destruction in every area of your life. Meth can cause a number of cardiovascular problems such as irregular heartbeat and increased blood pressure. Chronic abusers may experience anxiety, insomnia, confusion, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. There can also be a number of psychotic symptoms that develop, such as paranoia, hallucinations, or delusions. These can last for months or years after an individual has quit using. Meth can be a dangerous, unpredictable, and lethal drug. Without proper treatment the effects will only get worse over time.

At our treatment center, we understand how scared you may be about deciding to seek care at a hospital. We know that the idea of facing withdrawal symptoms or opening up about the feelings you have been masking with your addiction can be overwhelming. Additionally, you may feel as if you are going to be judged for your addiction behavior and looked down upon for letting this get so out of hand. The compassionate staff at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital is not here to judge you, we are here to make you feel safe and understood while you work to get your life back.

Our meth abuse care offers a variety of treatment options that will allow us to design a care plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Your entire treatment team will make it a priority to get to know you and your family on a personal level. Our leading healthcare experts are truly dedicated to your overall wellbeing and your recovery process.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy and benefits

We take a holistic approach to the treatment process because we firmly believe that in order for addiction treatment to be successful, the entire individual needs to be focused on, not just the signs of addiction. Meth addiction will not only affect you physically, but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually as well. Our innovative treatment is designed to provide you with comfort and education, as well as empower you to take an active approach in your recovery.

Treatment for Meth Abuse

Treatment at Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital for meth addiction

As one of the best treatment centers for meth abuse near Seattle, we work hard to provide every man and woman who walks through our doors with optimized mental health treatment. Our meth addiction treatment provides each patient with initial stabilization, a variety of therapeutic methods, and a number of experiential programs designed to treat the whole person. Upon arrival at our hospital, you will first undergo a comprehensive medical and psychological assessment, which will help our staff determine your treatment needs. The results of this assessment will be used to create your treatment plan. Some additional methods we use may include:

Detoxification: If needed, your first stop in the recovery process will be detoxification, which is designed to effectively and safely remove all toxins from your body. Throughout this process you will be monitored on a 24 hour basis to ensure for your safety. Medication may be used throughout this process in order to help relieve some of the withdrawal symptoms that you may experience. We want to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: This technique is used to help patients identify their negative thoughts that may have in some way added to the development of their meth addiction. Once these thoughts have been identified, you can then work on replacing them with more positive ways of thinking, which can in turn help alter your behavior for the better.

Dialectic Behavioral Therapy: This is a common technique used to help patients learn how to accept past experiences that are no longer under their control. This allows you to move on with your life instead of dwelling on the past.

Individual Therapy: Individual sessions at our treatment center allow individuals to meet one-on-one with a counselor to discuss in depth any concerns they may have. This is also a time where an individual can unearth the underlying problems that may have caused the methamphetamine abuse.

Group Therapy: Our group sessions at our hospital are designed to provide our patients with education about addiction and allow them the time to process emotions surrounding their own addiction. Through groups patients can support each other while at the same time learning from the experiences of others.

Family Therapy: Family is a huge part of the recovery process for individuals who are struggling with an addiction. Through family sessions the family can learn more about their loved one’s addictions and can have a chance to express how the addiction has affected them. These sessions can help mend broken family relationships and allow everyone to get on the same page about the treatment process. On Wednesdays family members can meet without the patient, which allows them more time to process their own emotions and to learn what being addicted to meth means.

We also provide a number of experiential services that are there to help the healing process. Some of these programs may include:

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

Continuing care – what comes next?

At Cascade, we are dedicated to providing you with continuity of care to make sure that you continue to be successful with your recovery when you move on to the next step of your treatment. Before discharge you will meet with an aftercare planner who will help you determine what is best for your next phase of treatment. If you still need somewhat of a structured environment we offer an Intensive Outpatient Program that allows patients to get treatment, while allowing you to get back to the responsibilities of your daily life. Our IOP is a 12-step program that offers group sessions, as well as family therapy. For those ready to return home, community resources to help them continue the recovery process will be provided.

Serving Seattle

Serving the Greater Seattle Area

Our inpatient treatment center for meth addiction and related disorders (like depression and trauma) is located in Tukwila near Seattle, Washington which allows for us to serve residents from all over SeaTac, including Renton, Burien, and Des Moines. Our treatment center is staffed 24 hours a day by admissions counselors who are standing by to answer your questions. Call us today.

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