Alcohol & Substance Abuse
Dependency Health Services provides outpatient chemical dependency and substance abuse services based on the specific strengths and needs of the individual. Professional counselors, showing warmth, respect and understanding, value the clients' right to make choices for themselves regarding their recovery. Every staff member of Dependency Health is dedicated to provide caring, ethical, and non-judgmental services to our clients and their families.
- Chemical Dependence Assessment: A comprehensive assessment that includes all major life areas.
- Stabilization Group: A pre-treatment group for individuals waiting to enter inpatient treatment or to determine appropriate level of care.
- DUI Services / Deferred Prosecution: Dependency Health Services is State Certified to provide DUI assessments and treatment for those seeking Deferred Prosecution.
- Intensive Outpatient: A 16-week individualized program addressing the addictive tendencies that are common among treatment clients regardless of the substance being abused.
- Early Recovery Skills Group: Introducing individuals to the basic tools of recovery and aiding in stopping drug and alcohol use.
- Relapse Prevention: A cognitive-behavioral approach focused on changing some ideas and behaviors regarding substance relapse.
- Family Education: A 12-week series presented to patients and their families in a group setting using power-point presentations, panels, and group discussions.
- Social Support Groups: Designed to help patients establish new non drug-related friends and activities, these groups are less structured and topic-focused than the relapse prevention groups.
- Adolescent Program: Family-Centered approach for adolescents with substance abuse problems.
- Smoking Cessation: Freedom From Smoking Clinic: A systematic approach to quitting tobacco use focusing on behavior change. The curriculum was developed and is presented free of charge through a grant funded by the American Lung Association of Washington, Yakima County. These Clinics are available to anyone in the community.
- Co-Occurring Disorder Programs: Chemical dependency and mental health services for individuals with co-occurring disorders.
- Substance Abuse: Individual counseling and education for individuals diagnosed with substance abuse rather than dependence thus requiring a less intensive model.
- Opiate Substitution Treatment: Physician prescribed daily doses of methadone, a legal, long-acting synthetic narcotic, is used to counter the effects of opiate addiction.
- Yakima - 402 South 4th Avenue (509) 248-1200
- Sunnyside - 1319 Saul Road (509) 837-2089
- Goldendale - 112 West Main Street (509) 773-5801
- White Salmon - 251 Rhine Village Drive (509) 493-3400
- Yakima Addictions Services (Opiate Substitution Treatment) - 402 4th Ave (509) 574-5111