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Thunderbird Treatment Center

Thunderbird Treatment Center

  • Seattle, WA
  • Accredited
  • Drug Detox
  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient

Thunderbird Treatment Center, located in Seattle, Washington, has been dedicated to treating substance abuse since 1996. Specializing in both addiction and mental health disorders, the center emphasizes a comprehensive and compassionate approach, offering individualized treatment plans that integrate cultural practices unique to the Indigenous community.

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  • Inpatient Program: Previously offered a 45-day intensive inpatient program addressing severe substance abuse issues.
  • Indigenous Practices: Treatment included traditional Indian medicine such as sweat lodges and talking circles.
  • Comprehensive Care: Provided individual and group counseling, case management, and access to medical and dental services.
  • Facilities: Dorms with private showers and bathrooms, medical supply rooms, and laundry facilities were available.

Thunderbird Treatment Center specializes in treating alcoholism, drug addiction, opioid addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders, particularly benefiting the Native American community and those seeking culturally attuned care.

  • 2+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 4 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 6 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 28 Therapies & Programs

Accreditations

State License

SAMHSA

Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

Recovering from any type of substance abuse is a long process, but it is one of the most worthwhile and life changing events any addicted person will ever go through. This is a combination of detoxing the body, rehabilitation, and recovery. There is also therapy, aftercare, and support during the entire process.

While substance abuse can take over a person’s life, it is something that can also be overcame by professionals at Thunderbird Treatment Center in Seattle, WA

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment at Thunderbird Treatment Center

With so many people struggling with opioid addiction, opioid addiction treatment is more critical than ever before. Patients often take opioids when they face a painful injury. When someone begins taking opioids such as Vicodin or oxycodone differently than how the medications were prescribed, this points to opioid addiction.

Stopping these types of medications abruptly is not safe. That is where opioid addiction treatment at Thunderbird Treatment Center in Seattle, WA comes in. Most opioid addiction treatment facilities start with detox and move to rehabilitation services while providing medical support during the process.

Getting over an opioid addiction takes time and determination, but with the right support and resources, those struggling with opioid addiction can recover and move forward with their lives.

Levels of Care

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

Detox is a drug rehab process that begins before the actual drug rehab treatment. It is used to remove any residual toxins left in your body (and brain) after using drugs, and it is used with the intent to help you or your loved one complete drug rehab.

If you are addicted to opiates like heroin, methadone, or prescription painkillers, you will detox with medication. This is because the withdrawal symptoms are often more intense and uncomfortable for an opiate addict than for someone who has abused or is dependent on other drugs, like cocaine.

Inpatient rehab programs like what’s offered at Thunderbird Treatment Center in Seattle, WA are ideal for covering all the bases that surround one’s addiction. It’s considered the most comprehensive approach to care for people afflicted with addiction. Patients live in a facility where they have access to therapy and medical care 24/7.

Outpatient treatment is treatment that occurs when a patient is not checked into a rehab facility. The patient may show up for therapy sessions, go through detox and engage in other therapies to help them recover. However, they will do so while they live at home in Washington.

Outpatient therapy provided by Thunderbird Treatment Center is usually recommended as a follow up to inpatient therapy. It helps patients adapt to their normal lives after treatment. In some cases, it can also be an alternative to inpatient treatment. People may choose this route if they are unable to leave their jobs, children or if they don’t have the money for inpatient treatment. However, inpatient treatment is the best way to recover from addiction.

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

Help with aftercare applies to the follow-up care provided after the initial recovery program offered by Thunderbird Treatment Center in Seattle, Washington. The level of support for aftercare plays a vital role in avoiding relapse and in maintaining sobriety. Aftercare support is tailored according to the patient’s needs.

Therapies & Programs

Individual professional counseling or individual therapy refers to the one-on-one interaction between a patient and his or her counselor. Individual therapy allows for more privacy, one that group interactions can’t provide. Therefore, it becomes easier for a person to unload and become more open to his or her counselor.

Another benefit of individual therapy at Thunderbird Treatment Center in Seattle, WA is that all sessions aim to speed up a single person’s progress. It makes it easier for the counselor and the patient to deal with the central issues, which are likely the culprits of substance addiction.

Once the roots of the problems are addressed, it becomes less challenging for a recovering patient to maintain sobriety and brush off temptations.

Families are not always as supportive as they could be, but by opting for family therapy, many recovering addicts are able to understand their addiction and get the support they need to get sober. These therapy sessions at Thunderbird Treatment Center in Seattle, WA involve all members of the family who play a role in the recovering person’s daily life. They work together to overcome past issues, avoid triggers, and remain strong and supportive of each other.

In group therapy, the patient undergoes sessions with other patients dealing with similar problems under the guidance of a trained counselor. The members of the group interact with each other and talk freely about their issues. The recovery of members of the group from the problems that they face gives the patients confidence that they can also overcome their addiction.

Group therapy at Thunderbird Treatment Center reduces the feeling of loneliness and improves the coping skills of the patients. Group therapy provides patients with continuous feedback from other members. The group dynamics ensure that members start having some structure and routine in their lives.

Trauma therapy zeroes in on traumatic incidents that a Thunderbird Treatment Center patient in Seattle, Washington has encountered in the past, recent or not. It’s been widely known that trauma can make an individual resort to alcohol or other substances to mask their troubles. The goal of trauma therapy is to help the patient see beyond the trauma and move forward.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a method of individual and/or group counseling that focuses on acceptance and change. DBT can be very effective in developing coping strategies for negative emotions.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a way of addressing concerns through talking. Talking through issues can identify sources of discomfort or unhealthy thoughts. CBT is a healthy way Thunderbird Treatment Center addresses some behaviors which may be bringing unintended consequences in a persons life.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a type of cognitive therapy. It is based on the principle that irrational thoughts are responsible for the emotional and behavioral changes in addiction. The therapy starts with identifying the underlying irrational thoughts. These thoughts are then challenged and opposed logically and then replaced with positive thoughts.

Life skills pertain to the skill sets a person should possess to become successful in life. Examples are time management, budgeting, and social abilities. Life skills therapy highlights the fact that addiction recovery is more than just a person’s ability to go through their day-to-day without resorting to substance use. Patients in recovery should also be given the tools to thrive. Life skills training provides recovering alcoholics and substance users a chance to learn new things that can help them land a job and function well in society. The new learnings they acquire can motivate them to live with a goal-oriented and sober lifestyle once they leave the facilities at Thunderbird Treatment Center in Seattle, Washington.

The 12 step program is the treatment method used by Alcoholics Anonymous, but it can apply to any type of addiction. It outlines the 12 steps addicts should take on the path to recovery. Steps include admitting you have a problem and making the decision to turn your life around. A belief in a higher power and making amends to others are also part of the program.

Contingency Management (CM), also known as “Motivational Incentives,” is a type of behavioral therapy rooted and based on the concept of operant conditioning, which refers to the behavior shaped in its consequences. This type of treatment intends to give positive compensations in response to a patient’s behavior, such as proper medications and undergoing various drug tests. It can be inferred that this treatment has been effective in curing and lessening a scale of profound issues, which include impulsive behaviors, rebelliousness, and even drug and substance abuse. Given its capability of successful remedy, Contingency Management can also be used alongside other treatment styles at Thunderbird Treatment Center in Seattle, Washington or even in stand-alone approaches.

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

    Thunderbird Treatment Center Location and Directions
    Address
    9236 Renton Ave S
    Seattle, WA 98118

    Phone Number
    (206) 722-7152

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    • Gender
      Female, Male
    • Age
      Adults (20+), Teenagers
    • Modality
      Family, Group, Individuals
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  • Ownership
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    Helpful reference information for Thunderbird Treatment Center, a drug treatment center in Washington located at: 9236 Renton Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, including phone numbers, official website, and more. Listed briefly is an overview of Levels of Care, Therapies Offered, Issues Treated, and accepted forms of Payment Methods.

    Listed May 26, 2020

    Updated June 24, 2024

    Seattle, 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.

    Seattle, an isthmus city between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, offers diverse outdoor activities like hiking in Olympic National Park and kayaking on lakes. The city boasts a thriving arts scene, from the Seattle Opera to cutting-edge galleries, and a vibrant music culture as the birthplace of grunge. In King County, there were 141 opioid-related deaths from January 2022 to October 2023, with 90% involving Fentanyl.

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