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Addiction Treatment in Washington

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Audrey Grimm, RN

Audrey Grimm, RN

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Nick Sparrow

Nick Sparrow


Addiction & Treatment in WA

Significant percentages of people in Spokane and across Washington State are affected by drug or alcohol problems. Some people are clinically addicted, while others suffer from serious, non-addicted substance abuse. If you develop either of these problems, an addiction treatment center in Washington can help. Centers of this type offer a range of options for addressing the short- and long-term effects of substance problems. In this way, they support your return to lasting drug and alcohol sobriety.

Successful substance detoxification is also crucial to your ability to recover from addiction. At Sequoia Detox Centers, we specialize in detox from all of the most common addictive substances. Our customized combination of medication and therapy helps boost your chances of establishing a firm footing for your recovery efforts.

Contact Sequoia Detox Centers today to find comprehensive full continuum treatment and drug and alcohol detox services in Washington.


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Addiction, Substance Abuse, and Substance Use Disorders

The term “substance abuse” refers to a chronic disorder that alters the function of your brain. The changes in your brain are long-lasting. For this reason, anyone who has recovered from addiction can potentially relapse at a later time. Addiction is also marked by a compulsive drug-seeking behavior, i.e., an involuntary urge to find and use a given substance. (Under this definition, alcohol is considered a drug.) That urge leads to a disregard for the consequences of drug-seeking behavior. 

Addiction was once viewed as a distinct, separate mental health condition. Now, addiction is one form of a more extensive illness called substance use disorder (SUD). The second condition included under the SUD definition is non-addicted substance abuse that significantly impairs your ability to function. 

All people affected by a substance use disorder have two or more of 11 possible addiction and substance abuse symptoms. These symptoms can be broken down into four categories:

  • An inability to control your participation in substance use
  • Significant impairment of your ability to function socially
  • Patterns of use that pose a clear risk to you or someone else
  • Indications of a physical dependence on drugs or alcohol

When you’re diagnosed with a SUD, it doesn’t matter if your symptoms are addiction-related or substance-abuse related. In fact, you can develop both problems at the same time. However, addiction symptoms indicate that you may have a severe case of substance use disorder. 

To learn more about addiction, substance abuse and SUDs, talk to the professionals at Sequoia Detox Centers.

What Our Clients Have to Say


As someone that previously utilized other detox/treatment centers in the in the Spokane area and out of state, Sequoia was by far the most comfortable and effective experience of them all. While the private rooms and other amenities are great, the comprehensive and personalized medical care from Dr. Knutsen, the counselor, pharmacist, and RN/CNAs are the true reason for the 5 star rating. I appreciate all Sequoia did to get me started on the right track.

Sarah J.

My name is Sarah and I highly recommend this detox center. They helped me so much I can't even tell you. I went from hell to heaven in a matter of days. I instantly felt safe when I got there. It is medically assisted but they do not force medication you do not want. The food was all catered. They are a private doctor owned facility and the people are really there to help. It was unlike any treatment facility I have been to in the past. I was there 5 days and am now 11 days sober. I could not have done it without their help.

Liliac L.

I had a wonderful experience at Sequoia Detox Center. The place is very clean and the staff was extremely helpful. They helped me through my issues and with their location being private it allowed me to focus on me and my road to recovery. Thanks SEQUOIA!


What Are the Signs that You Have a SUD?

How can you tell if you or someone you know has a diagnosable addiction or serious substance abuse case? Definite proof that a SUD is present comes only through an official diagnosis. However, you might be able to spot physical, behavioral or psychological signs of the condition. These signs may prove essential in convincing yourself or a loved one that treatment is needed. Physical indications of a substance use disorder include such things as:

  • A decline in grooming habits or general physical appearance
  • Unexplained changes in how much food you eat or how much you sleep
  • Rapid changes in your weight
  • Loss of normal body coordination
  • Eyes that are bloodshot or have dilated or constricted pupils
  • Muscle tremors
  • Problems speaking clearly

Common behavioral signs include:

  • A sudden change in daily routines or friendship groups
  • Unusual problems at work, at school, or while at home
  • An increased tendency to lie or act in secretive ways
  • Repeatedly doing dangerous things while drinking or using drugs
  • Money problems or involvement in theft

Emotional or psychological signs that a SUD is present may include:

  • An unexplained or unusual lack of motivation
  • Rapid or frequent mood changes
  • Bouts of anxiety, fear, or paranoia that don’t have a reasonable cause
  • Unexplained episodes of heightened energy
  • Personality changes or an altered outlook on life

None of these things are definitive signs that a substance problem exists. But as a rule, the more of them you notice, the greater the cause for concern. 

Want more information on the possible signs of a SUD? Sequoia Detox’s experts are ready to guide and answer your questions.

How Addiction Treatment in Washington Can Help

Treatment can help you recover from a mild, moderate, or severe SUD. However, there is no such thing as a treatment option that works for everyone. For this reason, effective recovery plans are always customized to meet individual needs. 

There are multiple treatment options for all SUDs, whether their source is alcohol use or drug use. The most common treatments are various kinds of behavioral therapy or counseling. These modern options seek to help you understand and change dysfunctional behaviors common to addiction. Medication is also used as a SUD treatment option. However, not all substance problems respond to medication. It’s most effective for people who have an alcohol or opioid SUD.

Depending on the seriousness of your condition, substance recovery may take place in different kinds of programs. Available options include three different kinds of outpatient programs. You may also benefit the most from residential or inpatient treatment.

Contact the knowledgeable specialists at Sequoia Detox Centers for more on the methods used in addiction treatment in Washington and elsewhere.

Step 1 - Decide when you're ready

✓ Call or email us to begin your recovery ​

✓ Speak with our qualified staff to assess your condition and specific needs ​

✓ Coordinate a date and time to be admitted

Step 2 - Receive your assessment

✓ Visit our discreet location with payment and approved personal items ​

✓ Work with our medical and clinical staff to review your values and treatment goals ​

✓ Receive a physical exam to determine medication protocol options and length of stay

Step 3 - Begin Treatment

✓ After working with our highly trained staff, decide what medication regimen will be best for you and begin immediately ​

✓ Settle into your private room, personalize your meal plan, and participate in treatment activities ​

✓ Work One-on-One with clinical staff to determine your next steps

Step 4 - Continue your recovery journey

✓ Your clinical staff will provide multiple options for follow-up care, depending on your treatment goals ​

✓ Our staff will coordinate your admission and any travel and insurance considerations to ensure your recovery journey is not interrupted ​

✓ Move forward towards your goal of sobriety in the preferred partner setting that best fits your lifestyle

Seeking Detox Before Entering a Washington Addiction Treatment Center

Before you can enter a primary substance treatment program, you must first get drugs or alcohol out of your system. The process of achieving this necessary step is known as detox. In a medical detox program, you:

  • Stop taking drugs or drinking
  • Undergo an extensive evaluation of your current situation and needs
  • Receive the support needed to relieve the worst of your withdrawal symptoms
  • Get immediate treatment for any complications to withdrawal

You also learn about the importance of entering a treatment program when detox is done. Detox and primary treatment are both critical components in your efforts to achieve sobriety, avoid relapses and solidify your substance-free routine. 

Sequoia Detox Centers are a full continuum of care treatment facility that can help. Contact our admissions team today to learn more.


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Turn to Sequoia Detox to Help You Prepare for Addiction Treatment in Spokane

Addiction treatment in Washington or elsewhere is essential to your ability to reach stable sobriety. The treatment you receive will not only help you overcome clinical addiction. It will also help you address any symptoms of non-addicted drug or alcohol abuse. But before you can receive the benefits of treatment, you must go through substance detox. Supervised detox prepares you both physically and mentally to enroll in a suitable treatment program. 

At Sequoia Detox Centers, we feature a comprehensive selection of detoxification services. These services include both supportive care and medication. In addition, they include therapy options that help you understand addiction and the need for follow-up treatment. Every day, we support people from Spokane and other Washington communities in taking their first critical steps toward lasting sobriety. To find out more about how our drug and alcohol detox center in Washington can help, contact us today via phone, email, or our online form.

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