Medical Cocaine Addiction Treatment

Caring for Patients in Our Seattle, WA Medical Facility

In addition to the use of counter conditioning, the Schick Shadel Hospital Cocaine Treatment Program integrates the use of counseling, physical conditioning, and relaxation therapies. Moreover, medical personnel is always available 24-hours a day.

The following treatment methods are involved in our program:

  • Counter conditioning: either through chemical therapy (emetic) or electrical therapy (faradic).
  • Counseling and educational meetings are available for patients.
  • Rehabilitation interviews that employ minimal sedation therapy
  • Relaxation therapy sessions
  • Comprehensive pharmacy and laboratory services

How Counter Conditioning Works

Counter conditioning creates powerful results by retraining the mind to respond with apathy or even displeasure to cocaine, breaking the patient free from the cravings of addiction. Schick’s #1 success rate for treating alcoholism* is the foundation for the Schick treatment of cocaine. With 80 years of development and 65,000 patients treated, our methods have been rigorously tested and refined to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Schick Shadel Hospital cocaine rehab alternates between counter conditioning therapy and minimal sedation in conjunction with relaxation therapy. The rehabilitation interview sessions are a popular aspect of the cocaine treatment program because they provide a great deal of personal insight to patients, and they provide a good deal of respite from the rigors of counter conditioning therapy.

The use of the slight sedation helps monitor the level of conditioning occurring in treatment, and it allows counselors to identify potential issues in patients’ ongoing recovery. Counseling is supported through the use of patient directed, “permissive affirmations” during these sessions. Incorporating these affirmations can potentially help patients attain their personal goals for recovery.

*#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.