Our Treatments

Serving Patients Nationwide at Our Seattle Center

Schick Shadel offers safe and effective medical chemical dependency treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

We offer the following drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs:

Our extensive research and experience has found that counter conditioning (retraining the memory against the pleasurable aspects of using alcohol or drugs) produces excellent recovery results, so it forms the foundation of our drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment programs.

Schick Shadel Hospital Treatment Programs

Schick’s #1 success rate for treating alcoholism* is the basis for the Schick Shadel treatment of other drug dependencies, including marijuana, opiates (oxy, oxycodone, OxyContin, Vicodin, including other prescription painkillers), crystal methamphetamine, and heroin.

Treatment consists of days alternating between medical counter conditioning treatment under medical supervision, and relaxing, minimal-sedation rehabilitation interviews and relaxation therapy.

Some of the treatments we offer include:

  • Medical counter conditioning (Emetic or Faradic)
    • Emetic treatment is used for alcohol counter conditioning, unless not advisable due to individual patient medical limitations.
    • Faradic counter conditioning is administered for patients who are not appropriate for chemical counter conditioning, as mentioned above.
  • Professional counseling and education
  • Rehabilitation interviews (minimal sedation)
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Comprehensive pharmacy and laboratory services

Rehabilitation interviews, also called "minimal sedation sessions," are the most popular component of Schick Shadel's treatment. The purpose of these sessions is to monitor the level of conditioning occurring in treatment, and to identify potential counseling issues. Also of great benefit is the use of patient-directed “positive affirmations” during these sessions.

*#1 success rate for treating alcoholism based on results of a verified survey of former patients (success being measured as total abstinence for one year and assessed by self-evaluation), as against published success rates from verified, comparable studies of other medical institutions