The state of Washington is no stranger to the substance abuse epidemic sweeping the nation. As of 2017, The National Institute on Drug Abuse found that deaths within the state from heroin and synthetic opioids were on the rise. Similar substances like methamphetamine, prescription drugs and alcohol are drugs of abuse in the state. People and families in La Center, Washington, are feeling the effects of statewide drug and alcohol abuse.

Although overcoming drug and alcohol use is challenging, there is hope. La Center’s close proximity to major metropolitan areas like Vancouver makes it possible for residents to get the help they need in a timely manner. Many treatments, settings for treatment and programs exist in the nearby area. The first step toward recovery is deciding which is most helpful to you.

La Center Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment

Drug and alcohol rehabilitation and treatment can take various forms. Programs often include strategies such as:

  • 12-step facilitation: 12-step programs are one of the most popular approaches to substance use management. These programs help people create positive networks, build awareness of personal behaviors and develop tools to prevent future substance use.
  • Brief intervention: Brief intervention treatment helps individuals understand how substance use puts them at risk. This type of treatment is typically successful for those who have not yet reached severe levels of dependence on drugs or alcohol.
  • Contingency management and motivational incentives: This type of treatment reinforces positive change by offering incentives for making healthy choices. The longer someone can go without substances, the more rewards they earn.
  • Motivational interviewing: Motivational interviewing allows individuals to work closely with mental health professionals to identify key areas that might encourage change.
  • Relapse prevention: Relapse prevention helps someone identify potential triggers of future use and develop a plan to seek support in those situations.
  • Anger management: Treatment such as anger management offers tools to help individuals cope with difficult emotions without substances.

At this time, these services are not located in the town of La Center, Washington. However, Vancouver offers multiple facilities with the services listed above to those who struggle with drug and alcohol use. The Recovery Village Ridgefield also offers comprehensive addiction treatment resources, including a standalone detox center. If you or a loved one is ready to take the first step toward recovery, you are just a short drive from help.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs and Treatment Centers in La Center, WA

For those in La Center, the nearby city of Vancouver has many detox programs and treatment centers. Facilities in the area offer detoxification from:

Medical detoxification and inpatient hospital services are also available. Located in nearby Ridgefield, The Recovery Village Ridgefield Detox Center offers medical detox treatment to anyone who wants to overcome drug or alcohol addiction.

La Center Residential Treatment Programs

An inpatient rehab facility is often called a residential treatment program. These facilities allow individuals to live on-site at a rehab center while getting treatment for substance use disorders. With 24-hour care, a person can focus on overcoming their dependence on drugs and alcohol. Inpatient alcohol rehab and drug addiction treatment in this setting is typically reserved for those who are most at risk.

During treatment, individuals can take advantage of the many treatment types listed above (12-step facilitation, brief intervention, contingency management, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and anger management) and more. Most residents commit to stays of approximately 30-60 days at minimum, depending on their needs.

Residents of La Center who seek residential treatment can do so at one of six centers in the Vancouver area. These centers include inpatient hospital programs, residential facilities and residential detoxification clinics.

La Center Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs are similar to inpatient care without a patient having to leave their home, depending on the facility’s requirements. In most situations, individuals meet at the treatment center for three to five days per week for several hours. They usually have access to services such as individual and group therapy, detox, yoga, nutrition education, medical care and more.

Partial hospitalization programs may be right for individuals who do not need constant care but still need additional support to reach their goals. Overcoming substance use disorder is a challenging process. Facilities that offer partial hospitalization programs combine a strong home support system with well-rounded recovery resources.

The town of La Center does not have partial hospitalization programs currently. Services of this nature are also not in the nearby metro area of Vancouver. To find partial hospitalization programs, consider searching in another nearby area.

La Center Outpatient Treatment Programs

Outpatient treatment programs are ideal for those who do not need constant care and who require minimal to moderate support to overcome their substance use. In this setting, individuals live and spend most of their time at home while traveling to daytime therapy, appointments, meetings or classes.

Outpatient drug treatment and outpatient alcohol rehab requires individuals to have a strong support system in their day-to-day life. It is often a good choice for those who have already had urgent risks addressed through residential or partial hospitalization programs. Outpatient care is also a helpful alternative if someone cannot access or afford more intensive care options.

Residents of La Center currently have two outpatient treatment programs in Vancouver. These facilities specialize in methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone treatment.

Sober Living and Rehab Aftercare Programs in La Center, WA

After primary levels of treatment, continuing care is important. Aftercare helps individuals prevent relapse and continue making a positive change in their lives.

Rehab aftercare facilities can provide services such as individual and group therapy, rehab alumni programs, prevention therapy, and sober living homes so that individuals in recovery have the highest chance for long-term success.

Residents of La Center, Washington, can find full support for sober living and aftercare programs, including drug rehab aftercare programs through one of five facilities located in Vancouver.

Specialized Treatment Programs in La Center, WA

Specialized treatment is available to those seeking help in La Center. Specialized treatment programs are designed for specific populations and use targeted treatment methods appropriate to their clients’ situations.

Like most substance abuse recovery supports, the closest available locations are in Vancouver. In Vancouver, people can find a variety of specialized treatment programs, including for:

  • Co-occurring mental health and substance use: There are three facilities in Vancouver that treat co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
  • LGBT: There is one facility in Vancouver that provides rehab for LGBT individuals.
  • Military and active duty military: There is one facility in Vancouver that provides targeted intervention for those in the military.
  • Veterans: There are two facilities in Vancouver that provide rehab for veterans.
  • Judicial system: There are three facilities in Vancouver that can assist those who were referred for treatment through the courts/judicial system.
  • Sexual abuse: There is one facility in Vancouver that specializes in treating those who are have experienced sexual abuse.
  • Trauma: There are two facilities in Vancouver that aim to treat those affected by trauma or provide rehab for PTSD related substance use.
  • Domestic and intimate partner violence: There is one facility in Vancouver that specializes in helping those who have experienced domestic and intimate partner violence.

At this time, Vancouver does not have specialized treatment programs that offer rehab for pregnant women. Likewise, women’s rehab centers and rehab for teens are not yet in the Vancouver area. Traveling for these kinds of treatment will be necessary.

What Is the Process Like in a Drug Detox and Rehab Facility?

When someone is ready to seek help for their substance use, one of the first questions they might ask is, “What is the drug treatment process like?” The answer largely depends on the level of care the person needs.

In terms of detox and rehab, the process is similar to the following:


The admission or intake phase occurs when you first arrive or first make contact with your chosen facility. At this part of the process, a counselor or other medical professional will ask you questions about your physical and mental health history, learn the details of your substance use and past treatments (if any) and try to understand more about the level of support you have in your personal life.

It is not unusual for this part of the process to take a few hours or days depending on your situation. The medical professional’s goal is to gather as much information about you prior to detox. This will help them decide what type of care you will need.


Detox occurs immediately after admission, for most people. Depending on individual needs, supervised detox may be required. It is important to help those in recovery detox safety to avoid harmful side effects like seizures. Once detox is complete, a referral can be made to the next level of care.

Transition to Further Rehabilitation

After detox, inpatient rehabilitation, partial hospitalization or outpatient treatment begins. You will work with your provider to determine what treatments will be most successful for you and commit to certain actions like drug testing and attendance during treatment.

To learn more about the rehab process, visit this information page from The Recovery Village.

Finding the Best Rehab Program For You

It is important to find the best rehab centers for you or your loved one. Finding the right facility, with the appropriate level of support, will be key to recovery. Each person is different and just because a certain type of care worked for one person, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right choice for everyone.

The best drug rehab centers are those that are accredited. Although no accredited programs currently exist in La Center, many can be found in Vancouver. Look for clean facilities and kind employees. Find a place that makes you feel comfortable when you ask questions and is open with you about the rehabilitation process.

Look for a facility that can meet all of your needs. If you struggle with substance abuse and another mental health disorder, such as anxiety or depression, or belong to a specific population, consider specialized treatment programs. Tackling underlying factors that contribute to your substance use will help you on your path to success. There is no perfect answer when it comes to how to find the best rehab center, but asking the right questions can help.

What Questions Should You Ask When Considering a Treatment Program?

One way to narrow down your choices when looking for the best program is to make a list of important questions and ask them to the facilities near you.

Consider questions like:

  • Do you accept insurance?
  • What is in the intake process like?
  • How many individuals are you currently treating?
  • Do you have experience treating my condition?
  • Can my family visit me?
  • Who will be in charge of my care?
  • How will decisions about my care be communicated to me?
  • Can you refer me to aftercare or sober living facilities?
  • What types of treatments do you specialize in?

Everyone has fears and concerns when they enter a rehabilitation program. Gather as much information as you need to develop a trusting relationship with your potential provider.

For more questions and answers about rehab, view the frequently asked questions about rehab with The Recovery Village.

Exploring Treatment Options Near La Center, WA

Vancouver is the closest metro area to find drug abuse treatment near La Center. There are many pros and cons to traveling for care.

Pros of Traveling for Treatment

Traveling for treatment, although more time-consuming, comes with perks. Many people find it helpful to get away from the environment where they started using substances. It creates a solid boundary between unhealthy past behaviors and new beginnings. Travel will also give you distance from influences in your life that might not be supportive in your goals toward rehabilitation. It can also be helpful to take some time away from personal stressors that might trigger future substance use.

Cons of Traveling for Treatment

Traveling for treatment can be difficult for many reasons. If you are a parent or care for others in some capacity, it might not be realistic to be gone for lengthy amounts of time. Traveling can also become expensive quickly if you are responsible for buying gas, food and other accommodations. Traveling for treatment will likely require the support and cooperation of a solid support system.

Additional Addiction and Rehabilitation Resources in La Center, WA

In addition to drug and alcohol rehab programs, other resources exist to help you or a loved one begin recovery. These resources may include recovery meetings, non-profit groups and hotlines.

Recovery Meetings Near You in La Center, WA

Several recovery meetings exist in and near La Center, Washington, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, SMART Recovery and family groups.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) groups are 12-step groups focused on recovery by relying on a higher power. These groups are open to anyone who wants to abstain from alcohol use.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in La Center, WA

  • Local AA Meetings

    La Center
    Evangelical Free Church, 111 E 5th, La Center, WA 98629

    Cornerstone Group
    6:8 Church, 8802 NW 9th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98665

    Rock Bottom Recovery
    2533 NE Andresen Rd. Vancouver, WA 98661

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings are open to anyone who struggles with drugs other than alcohol. Meetings are free to attend and provide support for people of all ages.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in La Center, WA

  • Local NA Meetings

    I Can’t-We Can
    Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church Basement
    426 E Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663

    No Matter What
    Woodland Presbyterian Church Basement
    726 Park St, Woodland, WA 98674

SMART Recovery

Another form of a support group, SMART Recovery is an alternative to 12-step programs like AA and NA and is a secular group. Anyone who struggles with drug or alcohol use can attend a SMART Recovery session.

SMART Recovery Meetings in La Center, WA

  • Local SMART Recovery Meetings

    Vancouver, WA
    10000 NE 7th Ave, Vancouver, Washington 98685, USA

    Recovery Resource Center Books and Medallions
    9317 NE Highway 99, Suite M, Vancouver, WA 98665 USA

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon

Al-Anon is open to anyone who has a friend or family member who struggles with substance abuse. These meetings provide support for loved ones of people in rehab and are open to the public. Nar-Anon meetings are also open to the public and offer support for anyone who knows someone who struggles with drug addiction.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in La Center, WA

  • Local Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

    Al-Anon meetings include:

    Tues Five Plus AFG
    Messiah Lutheran Church
    905 NW 94th St, Vancouver, WA, 98665, USA

    Hope AFG
    409 S Parkway Ave, Battle Ground, WA, 98604, USA

    Nar-Anon meetings include:

    You Are Not Alone
    1414 12th Avenue, Longview, Washington 98632

Non-Profit Organizations in La Center, WA

Several non-profit groups in and near La Center, Washington, may help people find recovery resources.

Non-Profit Organizations in La Center, WA

  • Columbia Non-Profit Housing

    Columbia Non-Profit Housing
    2500 Main St. #205, Vancouver, WA

  • Non-Profit Network

    Non-Profit Network
    9414 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA

  • Called to Rescue

    Called to Rescue
    1400 NE 136 Ave. Vancouver, WA

La Center, WA Substance Abuse Hotlines

For more information about substance use recovery call your local drug abuse hotline.

La Center, WA Substance Abuse Hotlines

  • Alcohol and Drug Helpline (Portland, OR)

    Alcohol and Drug Helpline (Portland, OR)
    (503) 244-1312

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline

    SAMHSA’s National Helpline

Many drug abuse hotlines are ready to help you take the first steps toward recovery 24 hours a day.

City of La Center, WA

La Center, Washington, is a town of approximately 2,800 residents. The town is primarily made up of family-led homes. The town boasts many features, including one of the lowest crime rates in the state of Washington, abundant recreational activity and an excellent educational system.

La Center’s airport is La Center View-Air (WA29). The coordinates of La Center are 45.8662° N, 122.6717° W.

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