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The state of Washington is located just north of Oregon and borders the Canadian province of British Columbia. Washington’s proximity to Canada makes it a prime target for drug trafficking. Especially on Indian reservations where there are millions of acres of sprawling land.
Cocaine, heroin and marijuana are often smuggled into the state via sophisticated underground tunnels, private planes, boats, freight trains, buses, and postal carriers.
Despite the increase of drugs and drug-related violence in Washington, there is hope for residents of Washington State who are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.
Drug and Alcohol Rehab for Washington Residents
The Treatment Center is an accredited facility by the Joint Commission. Our board-certified medical doctors, nurses, and licensed therapists are with our patients throughout the recovery process.
Our compassionate staff provides evidence-based treatment to address our patients’ psychological, physical, and emotional needs. Here, we focus on their individual needs by offering a variety of treatments and services including:
• A safe drug and alcohol detox
• Individual counseling
• Group therapy
• Dual diagnosis treatment
• Faith-based treatment
• 12-step programs
• Court Liaison Program
• Relapse prevention
• Holistic pain therapies
• Family therapy
• Inpatient treatment
• Outpatient programs
• 24-hour alumni support
Substance Abuse in Washington
Most Commonly Abused Drugs
Admissions for Washington residents have increased. The most commonly abused drugs in the state include:
Washington State ranks third in the United States for the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Some of the methamphetamine supply is from California, Texas, Nevada, Arizona and Mexican cartels.
Throughout the state, many of the reports of meth lab incidents have been in decline. However, Pierce County reported 213 meth lab incidents between 2004 and 2012 and ranked ninth in the United States.
Marijuana is actually legal in Washington State. It was one of the first states to legalize pot in 2012. However, legalization has not slowed the process of higher quality and more potent marijuana from entering the state.
The most potent form, BC Bud, enters the state from the Canadian border. In Washington, the supply is much higher than the demand; therefore, marijuana is often sent to other states where it is illegal and sold at a higher price.
Opioid abuse is common throughout the state. Washington State ranks sixth in the United States for nonmedical use of pain medication by people 12 and older.
OxyContin, Methadone, and Xanax are the three prescription drugs most commonly abused. Many teens turn to prescription drugs because of the misconception that they are safer than street drugs.
In King County, the Seattle region, overdose deaths from heroin and prescription opioids has doubled in the past decade.
As the price of prescription drugs increases, the abuse of black tar heroin – a cheaper heroin – has risen in recent years. In King County, heroin admissions have increased for young adults ages 18-29 and have skyrocketed in other counties.
The rate of heroin use for young people in the above age group has surpassed alcohol as the drug with the most admissions in Washington State.
Club and Synthetic Drugs
The abuse of club drugs is rising steadily in Washington, especially among young people and teens. Drugs such as MDMA (ecstasy), Spice, K2, GHB, LSD, PCP and ketamine are commonly abused at rave parties and nightclubs.
The Road to Recovery Begins Now
Substance abuse does not have to destroy you, your career and personal relationships. With the proper treatment, the right support network, and alumni counselors available 24/7, you can beat your drug or alcohol addiction and thrive in recovery.
Begin a new journey on the road to recovery or help a loved one today, call us immediately at (206) 319-9435. Our admissions counselors are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.