Substance Use Disorder

Helping You Along the Path of Recovery

Overcoming substance use disorders — also referred to as chemical dependency, drug or alcohol dependence or drug or alcohol addiction — isn't something you should have to do alone. At MultiCare Behavioral Health, we can help you free yourself from your addiction and make a life-long commitment to recovery and wellness.

Why Choose Us

The MultiCare Behavioral Health Substance Use Disorder program is one of the largest chemical dependency treatment providers in Pierce County, and have served the community at a certified chemical dependency agency since 2011.

Our friendly and compassionate staff helps you achieve recovery while honoring your right to privacy. We also provide voluntary and court-ordered substance use disorder counseling.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Person-centered care: Recognizing that every person takes a different path to recovery, we customize treatment plans and take into account your unique goals and preferences.
  • Confidentiality: Like all our mental health programs, our Substance Use Disorder program offers the strictest level of confidentiality. We will protect your privacy to the limits of the law.
  • Expert therapists: Part of what makes our program unique is that  our team members are state-certified chemical dependency professionals or trainees. Our expert knowledge of substance use disorders, treatment planning and relapse prevention helps our patients break the cycle of dependence or addiction for good.  

How We Help

We offer two levels of outpatient treatment: intensive and aftercare. If you require inpatient care, we provide you with a referral to an external program. An initial assessment with our substance use disorder professionals will help us decide which path to treatment is the right one for you.

Our intensive outpatient program helps you break your addiction. Here’s what to expect:

  • It’s common for people who have a substance use disorder to experience physical symptoms when they first quit using (withdrawal). We offer guidance, support and, in some cases, special medication to help you overcome these symptoms.
  • We provide you with information about relapse prevention.
  • You participate in group therapy and individual therapy every week.

You transition to our aftercare program after you are able to demonstrate the skills necessary to maintain recovery on your own. Here’s what to expect from aftercare:

  • Every week, you participate in group treatment.
  • You receive individual therapy at least once a month.
  • You will be required to participate in random drug testing to confirm your abstinence.

Voluntary and court-ordered substance use disorder counseling services are also available through our program. Those services include:

  • Alcohol and Drug Information School (ADIS):  This one-time course provides information about drugs and alcohol and its effects on a user’s self, family and friends. The purpose of ADIS courses is to encourage responsible decision making.
  • Substance Use Disorder Assessment: This evaluation helps determine whether your alcohol and drug use is a problem in your life. If so, our state-certified chemical dependency professionals recommend the appropriate level of care or treatment.  
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Assessments: This court-ordered assessment can determine whether alcohol and drug use is causing problems in your life. If so, our state-certified chemical dependency professionals recommend the appropriate level of care or treatment.  
  • Deferred Prosecution Assessment: This court-ordered program is for people accused of a crime they committed while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If you successfully complete treatment, your case may be dismissed.

Contact Us

Our Substance Use Disorder services are available in convenient locations throughout Pierce County. 

Call the MultiCare Behavioral Health Access Center at 888-445-8120 for more information.