Whatcom Community Detox
- Addiction rehab treatment center in Washington
Westwood Behavioral Health Ctr is a licensed and accredited non-profit drug and alcohol treatment center located in Van Wert, OH. Specializing in services such as Drug Addiction, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Alcoholism, Opioid Addiction and more, Westwood Behavioral Health Ctr can help you or a loved one struggling with addiction. This facility has accreditations such as SAMSHA, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Westwood Behavioral Health Ctr treatment programs, therapy approaches and more, read on.
2026 Division Street, Suite 100
Bellingham, Washington, 98226
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About Whatcom Community Detox
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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Alcoholism is one of the most common addictions in Washington. Alcohol addiction (often referred to as alcoholism or alcohol use disorder) is characterized by a deep craving for alcohol and the inability to quit drinking regardless of any adverse effects. Alcohol use disorder ensues when the chemical changes from long-term alcohol use drive the brain to acclimate to normal functions creating a dependency. Many people who struggle with alcoholism find it challenging to quit without the help of a treatment facility such as Whatcom Community Detox. The alcoholism treatment at Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington is designed to give you the support you need to quit drinking once and for all.
Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by a physical and psychological dependency on drugs. Drug addiction occurs when extensive drug use causes changes in a person’s brain chemistry, resulting in uncontrollable cravings to use regardless of the adverse effects. The only way to overcome drug addiction or other addiction disorders is to receive addiction treatment. Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington offers many treatment options for those struggling with drug addiction. If you or someone you love is struggling with drug addiction, get help as soon as possible. Prolonged drug use can result in a destructive addiction cycle where you must continue using drugs to avoid distressing withdrawal symptoms. Regardless of your situation, help is available in Bellingham, Washington.
Several treatment options are available in Bellingham, Washington to treat individuals with dual diagnoses. In addiction treatment, a dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorder or comorbidity, is when someone suffers from two or more disorders at the same time, such as a drug use disorder and depressive disorder. Integrated treatment for a mental illness and substance use disorder is generally most effective for someone struggling with a dual-diagnosis disorder compared to separate treatments for each condition. Treatment of dual-diagnosis disorders at Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington includes knowledgeable addiction treatment professionals providing effective services that treat the whole person and supports overall health and recovery.
Opioids/opiates are among the most addictive substances worldwide. Prescribed for various medical needs, opioids encompass a large class of prescription drugs such as morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone, and illegal substances such as heroin and opium. People who misuse opioids can develop an opioid addiction very quickly. Opioid addiction, also known as an opioid use disorder, is a condition in which someone compulsively seeks the drug. In Bellingham, Washington, there are many treatment options to choose from for an opioid/opiate addiction. The most effective form of opioid addiction treatment is drug detox, followed by inpatient drug rehab. Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington offers opioid addiction treatment tailored to your unique needs and situation.
Substance abuse refers to the act of misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance abuse problems can refer to illicit drugs — such as heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine — or legal drugs, such as alcohol or prescription medications. Substances frequently abused in Bellingham, Washington include alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates/opioids, hallucinogens, and more. The main difference between substance abuse and drug addiction is that individuals with substance abuse problems can quit or change their unhealthy habits. In contrast, addiction is a disease in which someone can’t just stop using when their addiction causes them harm. People engaged in substance abuse put themselves at risk for developing a substance use disorder, a severe mental health condition that can make it difficult for people to stop using drugs or alcohol on their own. Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington works to address substance abuse and help people to build fulfilling lives in recovery.
Levels of Care Offered at Whatcom Community Detox
This facility offers a variety of treatments.
Many addiction treatment options are available in Bellingham, Washington for those struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. These include inpatient drug rehab, outpatient treatment, dual diagnosis treatment, ongoing support groups, and various therapies. Addiction treatment programs are different for each person and can be customized based on individual needs and circumstances. The highly-effective addiction treatment at Whatcom Community Detox aims to tackle several aspects of substance use disorders to help individuals gain the skills needed to sustain long-term recovery. Various therapies are offered in addiction treatment at Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington, such as individual and group therapy sessions.
Aftercare programs are extensions of addiction treatment that are integrated into life after rehab. Attending addiction treatment is the first step in the recovery journey. However, individuals generally attend treatment for a short period (between 30-180 days) when compared to the years spent in addiction recovery. The aftercare programs at Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington are used to support clients in their recovery journeys after the primary course of treatment is complete. After graduating treatment, clients work together with the staff at Whatcom Community Detox to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan and have the option to participate in continuing services to help support their recovery.
Supervised drug detox at Whatcom Community Detox is the first step toward recovery for those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Drug detox is the process of clearing the body of drugs, alcohol, and other toxins. This process can take around 7-14 days and takes place under the supervision of medical professionals at Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington. Given that some detoxes are more challenging than others, the staff at Whatcom Community Detox will carefully assess you on an ongoing basis incorporating layers of safety protocols to keep you safe and comfortable throughout drug detox. Medication-assisted treatment is often incorporated during drug detox to ease the pain and discomfort associated with withdrawal.
Inpatient Drug Rehab
As the highest level of care offered in addiction treatment, inpatient drug rehab provides structured treatment programs and therapies designed to address all aspects of a person’s addiction. During inpatient drug rehab at Whatcom Community Detox, clients live on-site in their substance-free addiction treatment facility in Bellingham, Washington, and receive 24-hour medical care and therapeutic support from addiction treatment professionals. Inpatient drug rehabs are an excellent option for those battling addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder. Within this type of drug rehab program, people can focus their energy entirely on recovery while surrounding themselves with like-minded peers.
Residential treatment programs at Whatcom Community Detox provide patients with 24-hour medical care and support while working to overcome their substance use disorders and associated mental health disorders. During residential treatment in Bellingham, Washington, patients undergo different therapies to confront the challenges of conditions related to substance use disorders, alcohol abuse, and more. Inpatient rehab is known to be the most effective treatment option that you can receive for drug and alcohol addiction. Generally, the average length of stay in inpatient rehab is between 30-days and 180-days and beyond. Your stay will be very busy with various treatment aspects each day.
Therapies, Programs & Treatment Approaches
A detailed list of the methods used to care for each individual.
12-step facilitation therapy is a behavioral therapy that fosters abstinence from drugs and alcohol by promoting and facilitating the dynamic engagement of clients in a 12-step recovery program. 12-step facilitation at Whatcom Community Detox and other treatment centers operate under the assumption that addiction is a chronic and progressive illness with biological, psychological, and spiritual facets, all of which are addressed as a person works through the 12 steps. Getting involved in a 12 step program in Bellingham, Washington offers the opportunity to begin forging connections with other individuals in recovery looking to remain sober.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy that helps people understand how their thoughts affect their behaviors. While partaking in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), participants learn to recognize and reframe self-defeating beliefs. This shift in thinking often results in more meaningful connections and reduced addictive tendencies.
Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists works with a group of individuals at once. AT Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington group therapy sizes range between 5-20 people and generally have commonalities, such as a specific condition or shared life experience. Group therapy sessions are used in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs under the guidance of a licensed therapist. While in group therapy in Bellingham, Washington, participants engage in dialogue focused around a theme or specific struggle. Depending on the nature of the group setting, a therapist may actively lead group discussions and have a particular plan or theme for each session.
Drug and alcohol addiction interventions are carefully planned by family and friends with a professional interventionist to help their loved one understand the severity of their addiction and how it is affecting not only their own life but those around them. During an intervention, the group will gather in a familiar place to meet the individual and strategically express their concerns and feelings towards their loved one’s battle with addiction. The goal of an intervention is to help the individual recognize the harmful effects their substance use problem has on all aspects of their life and agree to seek the professional help they need. At Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington, the intervention specialists are experienced in conducting successful addiction interventions that focus on helping family members and friends effectively convey their concerns for their loved ones and urge them to seek the professional help they need. An intervention in Bellingham, Washington, can be the difference between life and death for those suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic approach used to motivate participants to change destructive behaviors. At Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington, motivational interviewing is utilized in tandem with motivational enhancement therapy to support individuals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction to build confidence in their recovery.
Substance Use Disorder Education
Substance use disorder education, also known as substance abuse education or drug education, is important for those struggling with addiction as well as their loved ones. Substance abuse education at Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, Washington aims to teach individuals about drug and alcohol abuse, how substance abuse affects the mind and body, and how to be supportive during detox, rehabilitation, and recovery. Substance abuse education in Bellingham, Washington can also involve counseling education for the individual abusing drugs or alcohol as well as family and friends.