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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.

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

Treatment is based on our client’s medical necessity. Once, they no longer meet medical necessity and have reached their identified goals they are considered successful.

Services we provide are collaborative, meeting the client where they are and building a treatment plan together which improves the likelihood of success as the client is the expert in their care. Strategies we use to assist clients in meeting these treatment goals are harm reduction and abstinence-based models, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness, art therapy, relapse prevention, substance use disorder education, among other skills.

We offer two levels of outpatient treatment: intensive outpatient and outpatient. 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 you to decide which path to treatment is the right one for you.

What to expect in our outpatient program:
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, referral to withdrawal management services.

Structure of services and cadence could consist of individual and group sessions one time to multiple times per week.

  • Urine drug screens are used as a therapeutic tool to assist on your path of recovery

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

  • Substance Use Disorder Assessment: This assessment helps determine whether your substance use could be leading to problems 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 helps determine whether your substance use could be leading to problems in your life. If so, our state-certified chemical dependency professionals recommend the appropriate level of care or treatment. 
  • Clients must have all required documents and picture ID to complete mandated assessments
  • Urinalysis testing is part of all assessment appointments.

Our Locations:

MultiCare Behavioral Health Main Office
325 East Pioneer Ave.
Puyallup, WA 98372


MultiCare Chemical Dependency Services
2201 South 19th St., Suite 104
Tacoma, WA 98405


*Walk-in clinic hours are Monday Through Fridays, 8am-2pm. Call 253-697-8400 to initiate services.

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.