Whatcom Community Detox

Whatcom Community Detox

Drug Rehab Center in Bellingham, Washington

About This Bellingham, WA Facility

Learn more about Whatcom Community Detox from this summarized breakdown.

Since 1963, Whatcom Community Detox, a Non-Profit treatment facility, has helped struggling addicts with sobriety in Bellingham, Washington. Providing 3 levels of care and 6+ drug treatment methods, individually covered below. Treatment here is not covered by most insurances, but alternative payment plans are available.

If you're struggling with drug and alcohol addiction in Bellingham, WA, it may seem hopeless. Luckily many rehab options are available to help you get on the road to recovery.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • Accreditations
    Not SAMHSA Listed
    Not Approved
    Not CARF Accredited
    Not Found
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Drug Rehabilitation at Whatcom Community Detox

    Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Opioid addiction treatment facilities like Whatcom Community Detox support people struggling with opioid dependency, which covers illegal and prescription opioids. People often abuse prescription opioids to get high instead of adhering to a medical provider’s directions. Addiction forces people to crave for opioids impulsively without factoring in the dangers these drugs bring to them.

    Most opioid addiction treatment plans include detoxification and subsequent medications to ease the process. However, that’s only the beginning. Behavioral therapies and counseling are also necessary to resolve the root cause of addiction. This overall approach decreases the likelihood of falling off the wagon. In some instances, therapies can be done at home.

    Addiction, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Grief, Life Skills / Life Coaching, Men's Issues, Opioid Addiction, Trauma and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) 

    Levels of Care Offered

    Whatcom Community Detox offers a variety of treatment.

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

    Drug Detox

    Detox is the stage of recovery where the drugs or alcohol are fully removed from your body. As you stop using, your body metabolizes the last dose or drink and starts sending triggers to your brain to get more. These cues lead to cravings. If additional substances are not obtained you begin to go through withdrawal. Your body begins to reset chemical pathways and other metabolic processes begin which can be extremely uncomfortable.

    There are two different ways to detox, with medications and without. Depending on your level of addiction and what you are using, you may need medical supervision. For many drugs and alcohol, the acute phase of detox can be completed in a number of days. Cravings and certain longer-term withdrawal symptoms may remain for longer as your body completely rids itself of the drug and relearns how to function without it.

    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.

    Aftercare support plays an important role when sustaining a patient’s full recovery at Whatcom Community Detox. Patients also receive assistance in making living arrangements in halfway houses. Career counseling is available for those who want a fresh start. There are also local community programs in Bellingham, WA such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

    Whatcom Community Detox‘s Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual.

    Individual Therapy

    During individual therapy at Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington, the person in recovery meets with a therapist one-on-one to go over the situation and learn from their mistakes. The counselor or therapist will use this time to address causes of an addiction, triggers, any type of mental issue or dual diagnosis, and aftercare plans. They will help fill in any gaps in future plans to give the person the best chances of attaining and maintaining long-term sobriety.

    Group therapy is a type of counseling at Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, WA that occurs between a bunch of strangers. The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious.

    As a means of managing pain that has plagued them in the past, many individuals turn to drugs and alcohol. Assault, negligence, the loss of a loved one, and other unfortunate events may involve trauma. This treatment, offered and administrated by Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, WA provides individuals the resources to cope with past traumas healthily.

    12 Step Program Facilitation (icon)

    Alcoholics Anonymous is the original 12-Step program that established the model that other 12-Step programs, like Narcotics Anonymous, follow. 12-Step programs are support groups that are led and run by members of each group. These groups use the “Big Book,” which contains the 12-Step philosophy of recovery and ongoing abstinence from drugs or alcohol.

    Nutrition Therapy focuses on improving the emotional and physical health by diet, or Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). A diet low in certain nutrients can contribute to feelings that can trigger addiction or relapse. To cure the body and discourage addictive behavior, diet therapy encourages healthy eating.

    Life skills training helps the recovering person gain the skills and confidence necessary to function well in the world. Life skills training focuses on practical activities like cooking, job seeking, social interactions, and money management. This kind of training at Whatcom Community Detox helps fill in the gaps caused by addiction with useful, immediately usable skills.

    12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare, Anger Management, Assertive Community Treatment, Contingency Management, Detox, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Discharge Planning, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Intervention, Life Skills, Matrix Model, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), Motivational Incentives / Interviewing, Naloxone and overdose education, Nutrition Therapy, Pain Management, Recreational Therapy, Relapse Prevention, Sober-Living / Half-Way, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy

    Payment Options Accepted

    For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Whatcom Community Detox Location and Directions
    Address Information2030 Division Street Suite B
    Bellingham, Washington 98226 Phone Number360-676-2020 x5 Meta DetailsUpdated January 17, 2023
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    Whatcom Community Detox Location and Directions
    Location

    2030 Division Street Suite B Ste B
    Bellingham, Washington 98226

    Facility Type

    Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Opioid Addiction

    Ownership
    Non-Profit
    Language
    English

    Bellingham, Washington Addiction Information

    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.

    About 6.5% of Bellingham, Washington, residents aged 12 and over reported using illicit drugs. The rates of underage drinking are also high in Bellingham. 27% of all car accident fatalities in Bellingham involved alcohol. The city is home to several different industries that can be stressful, which may lead some residents to turn to drugs as a way to cope with the stress.

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