Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Substance Use Disorder DataThe 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: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m, 216 James Street
  • Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 222 Wall Street, Suite 100

Eligibility Criteria

  • Adults, age 18+
  • Living in King County
  • Must have Medicaid or be able to pay independently

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.

In 2018, we launched a MAT treatment program with the lowest barriers in King County. 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, those in outpatient programs, and people in supportive housing. The program expanded in early 2019 so that we can provide services for even more people moving forward. We administered MAT to 27 people in 2018.