The Schick Shadel Approach
Schick Shadel claims a #1 success rate for treating alcoholism*. How do you back up that statement?
Is the counter conditioning approach supported by research?
What is Schick Shadel’s position on pain management therapy and medications?
I’ve tried 12-step programs before. Is Schick Shadel’s program based on the 12-step concept?
Does Schick Shadel follow guidelines set by national addiction groups?
Yes, we endorse the public policy positions set by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, which state:
- Patients in need of treatment for alcohol and other drug-related disorders should be treated by qualified professionals in a manner consistent with professionally accepted practice guidelines and patient placement criteria.
- Self-help should not be substituted for professional treatment, but should be considered as a complement to treatment directed by professionals. Professional treatment should not be denied to patients or families in need of care.
- Insurers, managed care organizations and others should be aware of the difference between self-help fellowships and medical treatment.
- Self-help groups should be recognized as valuable community resources for many patients in addiction treatment and their families. Addiction treatment professionals and programs should develop cooperative relationships with self-help groups.
My Stay at Schick Shadel
How will I be invoiced for my stay?
How long is the treatment program?
Is my treatment individualized?
Do you accept insurance?
Can I maintain contact with my family and work while at Schick Shadel Hospital?
What do I bring, and what should I leave at home?
Schick Shadel Hospital is a medical environment, so think of it just as you would when you are admitted to any hospital.
Note: Space is limited at our facility, so we encourage you to keep this in mind and pack light for your stay. We recommend bringing only what could fit in a carry-on (same as airlines). We provide many of the items you will need, such as the scrubs and robes you will wear during your stay, so you do not have to pack many clothes. Schick Shadel Hospital also disallows firearms.
Note: Schick Shadel Hospital reserves the right to refuse admission to patients who are on certain medications and dosages at the time they arrive. Discuss this with your admission team so we can adequately prepare for your stay.
If you will be bringing prescriptions, you must bring them in their original bottles.
- We request that you only bring sealed, over-the-counter medications, and only in the amount you will need for your stay.
- No vitamins or supplements. We will provide anything we determine is necessary after an evaluate by our team of trained medical professionals.
All patients should bring a legal photo ID. If you are using medical insurance, please bring your medical insurance card or any paperwork with your insurance information. If you belong to a union or are military personnel, bring your union card or military ID.
- We provide hospital scrubs and robes, which patients are required to wear while in detox and treatment. Street clothes are not permitted, so you will not need more than what you wear into the facility on your first day and what you will go home in after your treatment.
- You will need to bring undergarments. We can do laundry for you, but it is suggested that you bring 10 - 13 sets of undergarments to use during your stay.
- In addition to the street shoes you wear when you admit, we suggest packing a pair of slippers, sandals, or flip-flops so you have something comfortable to wear when walking around inside the hospital.
- If you plan to use the exercise equipment, please bring tennis shoes or sneakers.
We suggest leaving jewelry and large amounts of cash at home. We will store valuables in a safe, but if you don’t need it while you are here, it should be left at home.
- While basic toiletries are available upon request, we recommend you bring the items that you regularly use to make your stay more comfortable.
- We suggest patients bring their own pillows, which may be more comfortable than our standard hospital-issued pillow with a plastic liner.
Prescriptions and Vitamins
Any prescription medications and vitamins must be in the original bottle or container, and the correct amount must be previously filled for your entire stay. Prescription medication must have the current pharmacy label with the doctor’s name and telephone number, and vitamins must have the original label.
Cell Phones, Laptops and Electronic Devices
- You may bring your cell phone. Don’t forget to bring your charger.
- We have Wi-Fi throughout the hospital, so you may bring a laptop or notebook computer. Don’t forget your power cord.
- You may bring personal work or studies to do in your spare time, but this cannot interfere with your treatment.
- You may bring DVDs to watch in your room or the lounge in your spare time. We do have a small selection of DVDs that can be checked-out.
- You may bring books and magazines to read. Again, we have a small library with a general selection of books, magazines, and newspapers for patients to read.
- Each room has a TV and phone, as well as WIFI.
- We offer both an exercise room, as well as a lounge where patients can watch movies together or play games. The lower level has a ping-pong table for patients to enjoy, and a library with a warm, inviting fireplace. Curl up in one of our comfortable, wing-backed leather chairs to enjoy a book or magazine, or entering your thoughts in a journal.
- While Schick Shadel provides patients with three meals each day in our dining facility, a snack area is open 24/7 for coffee, tea, juices, popcorn, crackers and fruit.
- Ordering in a pizza or meal is permitted, and we encourage patients to bring a small amount of cash for their stay. We cannot provide debit card withdrawals or cash advances.
Schick Shadel Hospital is a medium-sized, handicapped-accessible facility, and we offer both private and semi-private rooms.
Located just minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac), the hospital is in a quiet environment, set down the hill away from any street noise. We encourage patients to use the walking path that surrounds the property, with many areas set up for reflection and quiet contemplation. We offer both a smoking deck with a fire pit and heaters, as well as a gazebo area for non-smoking patients.
While onsite parking is limited, we provide off-site parking at no charge. We’ll even pay for your cab ride to and from the facility to drop off or pick up your car.
Schick Shadel Hospital policy does not allow e-Cigarettes or “vape” cigarettes due to recent data about their harmful effects. We offer several smoking cessation options.
Smoking is permitted on the designated smoking deck. If you smoke or chew tobacco, bring enough for your stay, as it’s not sold on campus.