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Friends of Youth

Friends of Youth in Issaquah, WA

Friends of Youth is a multi-service organization that provides a variety of community-based programs and services, including addiction and substance abuse related services, for youths and families in the greater Seattle area.

  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis

About Friends of Youth

Friends of Youth is a multi-service organization that has been serving youths and families in the greater Seattle area since 1951. Located in Issaquah, Washington, the organization provides a wide variety of community based programs and services for young people and their families. These services include prevention and mental health counseling, step-down living programs, transitional living programs, drug and alcohol treatment, and referral services. In addition, they offer a variety of specialized programs such as mentoring, outdoor education, job skills training, and independent living.

Friends of Youth provides an array of addiction and substance abuse related services, including comprehensive assessments, individual and family counseling, relapse prevention planning, and 12-step support groups. They also provide a wide range of outpatient services including individual, group, and family therapy, and they provide detoxification services in an inpatient setting. In addition, they offer a family program that provides education, support and guidance to help families learn how to help their loved ones in need of addiction treatment.

Friends of Youth holds accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and is also licensed by the State of Washington’s Department of Health. They have been recognized for their outstanding service and commitment to excellence with awards from The Seattle Foundation, The King County Mental Health Citizen’s Advisory Board, the Washington State Department of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and the American Red Cross. In addition, they have been honored with the Exemplary Mental Health Program Award by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

  • 2 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 2 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 9 Therapies & Programs

Conditions and Issues Treated

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Issaquah, WA

Conditions such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder are part of mental illness. This may occur that opioid abuse and vice versa are induced by mental illness. Diagnosing a concurrent diagnosis or co-occurring condition at Friends of Youth is essential to understand the addiction better.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Outpatient programs are the standard for addiction treatment. About 9 in 10 U.S. adolescents entering addiction treatment enroll in these programs, so you’re not alone in Issaquah, WA. Treatment is delivered in different settings – offices, clinics, and primary care clinics.

Facilities offer a variety of services, such as individual and group counseling and family therapy. During the sessions, you work with a team of experts that include: General physicians, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, and Psychologists. The main goals of outpatient recovery programs are to help addicted individuals reduce drug use and addictive behaviors, eventually becoming entirely sober.

Friends of Youth‘s Therapies & Programs

In addiction recovery at Friends of Youth, therapy plays a significant role. This helps patients get to the root of their addiction and discover how the problems that contributed to their use can be handled better. Therapy can be performed in a group and one on one settings. The patient interacts with the therapist in a one-on-one atmosphere during individual therapy. This encourages them to reflect on the underlying addiction problems and develop ways to avoid potential future abuse.

Recovering from addiction involves recovering relationships as well. One of the most common areas of stress and damage during addiction is in intimate relationships. Couples therapy at Friends of Youth can rebuild trust and joy that may have been damaged. Addiction involves everyone in the family, not only the addict.

Family roles can change in damaging ways that may require professional help to rebalance. Successful intimate relationships can decrease the chances for relapse by ensuring a healthy environment after rehab in Issaquah, WA.

Addiction and alcoholism affect the entire family. For this reason, family therapy is vital to a person’s recovery from addiction. In contrast to couples counseling, family therapy at Friends of Youth may include siblings, children, parents, and other significant people in the recovering person’s life. Family support is one of the most important pillars of recovery.

In group therapy, the patient undergoes sessions with other patients at Friends of Youth who are dealing with similar problems. The members of the group interact with each other and talk freely about their issues at scheduled sessions. Group therapy reduces the feeling of loneliness and improves the coping skills of the patients. You are not alone in Issaquah, Washington.

Many people turn to drugs and alcohol as a way of processing trauma that has affected them in the past. Trauma can include abuse, neglect, the loss of a loved one and other unpleasant incidents. Trauma therapy at Friends of Youth helps patients process trauma. It gives them the tools to deal with it in a healthier manner.

Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that focuses on eliminating specific negative thoughts such as suicidal thoughts that can potentially lead to an individual inflicting self-harm. It is useful in the treatment of patients exhibiting uncontrollable emotions, intense mood swings, and borderline personality disorders.

The term “Dialectic” means the integration of opposites. In the substance abuse context, DBT refers to accepting the patient’s addiction and working to change their thoughts and behavior. It improves life skills such as controlling the intense emotions without reacting impulsively, resolving the interpersonal conflicts effectively, and promoting awareness about self and others.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) examines the relationship between a patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Friends of Youth aims to establish a healthy response to thoughts and feelings as an alternative to turning to drugs and alcohol. It also promotes healthy communication between addicts and those around them. It is and effective therapy for people suffering with all types of addictions.

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

    Friends of Youth Location and Directions
    Address
    414 Front St N
    Issaquah, WA 98027

    Phone Number
    (425) 392-6367

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    Friends of Youth Location and Directions
    Location

    414 Front St N
    Issaquah, WA 98027
    (425) 392-6367

    Accepting

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

    Modality Couples, Family, Group, Individuals

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    Listed July 6, 2021

    Updated November 25, 2023

    Issaquah, 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.

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