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First Things First 123

First Things First 123 in Olympia, WA

First Things First 123 is a drug rehab program that offers tailored evidence-based treatment approaches, aftercare support, and different levels of care to help individuals achieve their sobriety goals with the help of experienced professionals.

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

About First Things First 123

First Things First 123 is a community-based outpatient substance abuse treatment facility in Olympia, Washington. It specializes in providing individual and group counseling and other services to individuals and families struggling with addiction and substance abuse. FTF123 also provides medication-assisted treatment, relapse-prevention planning, and education for those in recovery. The facility is designed to offer a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment for individuals who are working towards sobriety.

At First Things First 123, clients can participate in individual counseling sessions and work with a trained and certified counselor to identify areas of struggle and develop individualized treatment plans. Group counseling sessions are offered as well, and are designed to help clients learn from their peers and gain support from their peers who have similar experiences. Clients can also access detoxification and medication-assisted treatment services with the help of experienced and knowledgeable staff who are trained in the latest treatments and techniques. Additionally, the facility offers specialized programming and activities to support recovery, including wellness activities, expressive therapies, and vocational support services.

First Things First 123 is accredited by CARF International and is also licensed by the State of Washington as an outpatient substance use disorder treatment provider. The facility also has a peer recovery support program, an alumni program, and offers an array of online webinars and workshops for clients to access from the comfort of home. FTF123 also has earned multiple awards and recognitions, including the Washington State Department of Health Quality Center (QC) award, and multiple titles and commendations from the Washington Association of Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention.

  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 18 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Using both legal medications and illegal substances in order to maintain an addiction is substance abuse. Illegal substances can become addictive after a single use. If you are obtaining legal medications illegally, you may be suffering from substance abuse.

Fortunately facilities like First Things First 123 in Olympia, WA are here to help.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

Opioid addiction treatment facilities in Washington, like First Things First 123 cover both illegal and prescription opioids abuse. Most plans include detoxification and subsequent medications to ease the process. Behavioral therapies and counseling are also necessary to resolve the root cause of addiction.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) comprise regular visits to the Washington facility that provides the therapy. IOP is suitable for patients who have been treated in residential treatment programs. First Things First 123‘s patients gradually get back to their routine life.

An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction, or a co-occurring disorder. The patient must attend the Washington facility for their therapy and other programs but are able to return home each night. The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of First Things First 123‘s program is complete.

Treatment is just the first step to maintaining sobriety. After treatment, aftercare support at First Things First 123 helps the individual adjust to a life without substances. This support may involve a sober living home in or near Olympia, WA, career counseling, or educational assistance. This is when a relapse prevention plan begins to take shape.

First Things First 123‘s Therapies & Programs

Spousal relationships bear the brunt of alcohol and drug dependence. It becomes critical to submit the relationship to couples therapy to prevent straining it further. Some facilities like First Things First 123 in Olympia, WA offer couples therapy options to manage intimate partnerships amid the recovery process. Other couples-focused treatment plans can provide the patient and their partner tools to get things back to normal.

Results have proven the positive impact of family therapy on a recovering patient’s journey to sobriety. Patients at First Things First 123 in Olympia, Washington who receive generous support from their loved ones have better chances of completing their recovery process and maintaining their sobriety.

When family members are more proactive and involved in the treatment procedure, it encourages the patient to advance his or her progress. Moreover, it shouldn’t be ignored that genetics play a role when it comes to addiction, so it’s better to approach the problem as a unit. Also, with proper education, family members can help an individual avoid addiction triggers and guide him or her in making lifestyle changes necessary for his or her sobriety.

Group therapy may occur on an inpatient or outpatient basis and involves groups of clients who have no pre-existing relationships outside the group. Group therapy differs from support groups in two primary ways: group therapy is a kind of psychotherapy and is moderated by a professional therapist at First Things First 123 in Washington.

It has been said that unhealed trauma is the root of most addictions. Trauma therapy is a way of addressing trauma while in a safe situation in order to heal. Healing past traumas and introducing coping strategies are strong foundations for sustained recovery from addiction. This may involve individual or group counseling or both, in a Olympia, WA facility. Other forms of therapy have been proven to assist in healing past traumas.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps those who attend First Things First 123 understand how their feelings, beliefs, and thoughts affect their behaviors. DBT is particularly useful for people with self-harming behaviors, as well as those with substance abuse disorders. DBT teaches people how to tolerate distress, regulate their emotions, and how to become mindful.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the underlying thoughts and behaviors that caused the problem of addiction in the first place and may cause a relapse. Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders, and if not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders.

CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern by cognitive restructuring. In simple terms, it helps to remove negative thoughts and provides long-term benefits. Also, CBT promotes self-awareness, self-control, and healthy ways to respond to negative thoughts. It can be administered as a mono-therapy as well as a part of combination therapy.

Contingency Management is a type of behavioral therapy rooted and based on the concept of operant conditioning. This type of treatment offered by First Things First 123 in Olympia, Washington intends to give positive compensations in response to a patient’s behavior. It can be inferred that this treatment has been effective in curing and lessening a scale of profound issues.

Payment Options

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  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Location & Contact

    First Things First 123 Location and Directions
    1905 4th Ave E
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Phone Number
    (360) 388-0600

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    First Things First 123 Location and Directions

    1905 4th Ave E
    Olympia, WA 98501
    (360) 388-0600


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Children (0-12), Teenagers

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

  • Smoking Allowed
  • Ownership
    Privately Owned

    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated November 25, 2023

    Olympia, Washington Addiction and Treatment

    Washington's substance use, abuse, and addiction rates have followed the trends of the rest of the over the past years. Methamphetamine abuse is the biggest threat to Washington. Heroin-related overdoses increased by almost 450% from 2006 to 2016. 20% of all annual deaths in Washington are somehow drug and/or alcohol-related. Drugs are widely abused in Washington because they are easily trafficked in and out of the state.

    Olympia, the capital of Washington, is a picturesque city nestled at the southern end of Puget Sound, offering residents a wealth of outdoor activities, a thriving arts scene, and a peaceful environment conducive to recovery. However, the city has seen a 15% increase in opioid overdose deaths from 2020 to 2021, with fentanyl being involved in 44% of those deaths in 2022, and methamphetamine-related overdose deaths rising by 50% from 2020 to 2022.

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