Substance Use Disorder Treatment

The Substance Use Disorders Team serves clients who may be, or are considering changing their use patterns, using substances in a safer manner, seeking medication assisted treatment (MAT), or working toward stopping use altogether. Using harm-reduction techniques and evidence-based practices, we serve each client using a low-barrier, individualized, strengths-based approach.

The team specializes in providing treatment for people living with co-occurring disorders, so is highly integrated with our mental health case management teams.

Assessment hours for substance-use disorder treatment services are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the following weekly schedule:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 9-10:30 a.m, 216 James Street
  • Thursdays: 9-10:30 a.m., 222 Wall Street, Suite 100

Learn more about harm reduction, visit the UW’s Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a promising way to treat opioid use disorder. MAT combines the use of medication with counseling and behavioral therapies to support people in their journeys of recovery. We launched a MAT treatment program with the lowest barriers in King County in 2018. Our program is designed for people who can’t travel to the same location each day or use traditional clinics. Treatment is available to people in our emergency shelters, outpatient programs and in supportive housing.

Read more about MAT here.→