Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery at
Schick Shadel

At Schick Shadel Hospital, our innovative, nationally-recognized counter conditioning treatment is based on our 80 years of experience working with alcohol and drug addiction, including marijuana, meth, cocaine, opiates including OxyContin and oxycodone, methamphetamines, and drugs like heroin. Our understanding of addiction is built on a history of helping 65,000 patients achieve freedom in sobriety.

Most recovery programs, particularly 12-step programs, only use counseling to combat addiction. However, we provide an alternative to 12-step programs, as we believe addiction is fought on two fronts: physiological and psychological.

  • Physiological addiction is a result of the brain’s physical chemistry becoming warped by addictive chemicals, creating a fundamental, bodily need for those substances.
  • Psychological addiction is the resulting emotional dependence on the euphoria or sedation that addictive substances provide. It is often partially a result of the environment of the patient.

Recovery Programs in the Seattle Area

Schick Shadel’s counter conditioning program addresses the physiological addiction with medical treatment, so patients can focus all their strength on conquering psychological addiction through counseling. Our hospital offers individual and group counseling over the course of the 10-day inpatient program. We also offer Schick Shadel support groups throughout Seattle and via teleconference.

In addition to counseling, Schick Shadel also offers intensive educational lectures for patients. The lectures address how to recover successfully, how to live with sobriety, and how to prevent relapse.

In addition to providing counseling and recovery services to patients in the Seattle area, Schick Shadel offers continuing care resources, such as connections to counselors in each patient’s neighborhood and appropriate recovery meetings that are a fit for each patient’s needs. We treat patients from all over the United States and the world. Recovery/support services, because we provide an alternative to 12-step programs, do not require patients to be with us in person to benefit from them.

Explore our recovery pages for information about distance counseling, support groups, and continuing care. Lifelong sobriety is achievable, and you can begin recovery today.