At Eastside Center for Family we provide an alternative, therapeutically based intensive outpatient treatment program commonly referred to as “rehab”. If you are reading this, chances are good that you or a loved one is needing help now.
Have you reached the point where you can no longer hide the effects of alcohol or drugs in your life? Do you have a partner or child whose substance abuse is making your life feel out of control? In our clinic, we view substance abuse as a misguided attempt to solve problems that for some has reached a point of addiction. These problems need real world solutions. This involves changing one’s thinking and relating, thereby helping people be more effective in their day-to-day lives. We do this by examining patterns of behavior and long-held, overarching themes.
Understanding the role that unmet needs, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), personality, learning styles, and emotions such as guilt, shame, and remorse play in relating to others, is essential to living more effectively. We believe that a sound and thoughtful assessment of each individual is where good treatment starts. This takes time and goes beyond a simple one-session process. We start with a conversation about what you want, what has helped you in the past, difficulties you are currently experiencing, and what change you would like to see in your life. We go on to schedule a mutual assessment of your substance abuse history that can take one or two sessions, so you can begin to uncover a pattern. Assessment is also occurring throughout the course of treatment. By the end of our 60-day intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP), you will have a plan in place to continue learning and implement support for ongoing improvement in your life.
We recognize that many people start treatment unsure if they really have a problem, and that is okay. Treatment is a fact-finding mission, not a life sentence. Treatment is a process to help you learn about yourself and the reasons behind your drinking or drug abuse, and to help you make decisions that deal with life more effectively. We are individualized and holistic in our approach. We teach mindfulness and meditation, and use best-practice therapy applications that do not incorporate the 12 Steps in treatment. Where you go for self-help support is also a fact-finding process. We encourage exploration of Buddhist Recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous, Smart Recovery, Women for Sobriety, Marijuana Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and so on. Our Intensive Outpatient Program is located next to downtown Bellevue, Washington in the Hidden Valley Playfield neighborhood.
We invite you to schedule a first appointment by yourself or with a supportive person; either way, you are invited here to change your life.