The Rising Need for Effective Addiction Treatment in Seattle
As the addiction crisis is growing throughout the state of Washington, there is an especially urgent need for effective addiction treatment in Seattle. In 2017, Washington reached a record high of 742 overdose deaths involving opioids. The sharpest increase occurred in cases involving heroin, with a rise from 60 deaths in 2010 to 306 deaths in 2017. Deaths involving synthetic opioids (such as fentanyl) rose from 59 deaths in 2013 to 143 deaths in 2017.1 More than half of those overdose deaths happened right here, in the Seattle metropolitan area.2
On top of the rising opioid addiction crisis, Seattle has also been named as Washington’s most drunken city. Throughout the U.S.,1 in 8 adults struggle with alcohol use disorder3 and an estimated 1 in 10 deaths among working-age adults is due to excessive alcohol use.4 However, in the Seattle metropolitan area, more than 1 in 5 adults engages in alcohol abuse.5
Addiction Recovery Takes Work
If your life is gripped by alcohol or drug addiction, you only need to change one thing to get better – everything.6 Addiction is not something that you can simply ease out of. It takes work, and you shouldn’t do it alone.
Substance abuse changes the brain so that people become dependent just to feel normal. Addiction is like a chronic, progressive disease that requires intensive treatments and continuing aftercare.7 In some cases, withdrawal symptoms from alcohol addiction can even turn deadly if the person undergoes detox without medical supervision.8
Schick Shadel Hospital is one of the top providers for addiction treatment in Seattle.9 It’s the only inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation hospital in the U.S. that utilizes medical science and aversion therapy (counterconditioning) to successfully treat addiction. Our approach eliminates the addictive cravings in the brain, which has helped more than 80,000 of our patients to successfully recover over the past 80 years!
Part of our formula for success is the full suite of services that we offer to help people regain control over their own lives. We provide medical detoxification supervision that helps to ease the discomfort of withdrawal. After detox, our proven 10-day addiction treatment program effectively removes the cravings and retrains your brain to eliminate dependency.
An independent study by the University of Washington found that 69% of our patients that completed the 10-day program are still sober one year after treatment.10 Not only is our 10-day program the most effective addiction treatment in Seattle, but people come from all over the country to get the help that they need. After more than 80 years of service, we still stand by our promise: give us 10 days, and we’ll give you back your life!
1 Washington Opioid Summary. (2019). Drugabuse.gov. Retrieved 13 May 2019, from https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids/opioid-summaries-by-state/washington-opioid-summary
2 Drug overdose deaths continue to increase – King County. (2018). Kingcounty.gov. Retrieved 13 May 2019, from https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/news/2018/May/9-overdose-deaths.aspx
3 Grant, B., Chou, S., Saha, T., Pickering, R., Kerridge, B., & Ruan, W. et al. (2017). Prevalence of 12-Month Alcohol Use, High-Risk Drinking, and DSM-IV Alcohol Use Disorder in the United States, 2001-2002 to 2012-2013. JAMA Psychiatry, 74(9), 911. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2017.2161. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapsychiatry/fullarticle/2647079
4 CDC Press Releases. (2016). CDC. Retrieved 13 May 2019, from https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0626-excessive-drinking.html
5 Alcohol abuse: The drunkest city in every state. (2019). usatoday. Retrieved 13 May 2019, from https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/11/21/alcohol-abuse-drunkest-city-every-state/884359001/
6 Alcoholism and addiction: 8 things you need to know | Provided by Bayview Recovery . (2019). The Seattle Times. Retrieved 14 May 2019, from https://www.seattletimes.com/sponsored/alcoholism-and-addiction-8-things-you-need-to-know/
7 Addiction as a Disease. (2016). Center on Addiction. Retrieved 14 May 2019, from https://www.centeronaddiction.org/what-addiction/addiction-disease
8 (2019). Pubs.niaaa.nih.gov. Retrieved 14 May 2019, from https://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh22-1/61-66.pdf
9 10 Best Drug Rehab Centers In Washington. (2019). DrugRehab.org. Retrieved 15 May 2019, from https://www.drugrehab.org/the-best-drug-rehabs/10-best-drug-rehab-centers-in-washington/
10 Elkins, R., Richards, T., Nielsen, R., Repass, R., Stahlbrandt, H., & Hoffman, H. (2017). The Neurobiological Mechanism of Chemical Aversion (Emetic) Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder: An fMRI Study. Frontiers In Behavioral Neuroscience, 11. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00182. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnbeh.2017.00182/full?utm_source=F-NTF&utm_medium=EMLX&utm_campaign=PRD_FEOPS_20170000_ARTICLE