Located in Clark County, the city of Washougal, Washington, is close to the Vancouver metro area. Like many cities around Washington and the country, Washougal feels the effects of substance abuse, including alcohol-related accidents and deaths and drug overdoses.

Recently, the Clark County Public Health office put a policy and standing order in place that includes a syringe exchange program, overdose prevention education, and naloxone distribution to people at risk for having an opioid overdose or witnessing one.

According to information from Clark County, opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in Washington. Deaths related to opioids have gone up substantially in Washington state and Clark County over the past decade.

The number of drug overdose deaths in Clark County was one of the highest in the state behind King, Snohomish, Spokane and Pierce Counties.

For anyone who struggles with drug and alcohol abuse, help is available and treatment can work. Resources exist for drug and alcohol rehab and detox in Washougal and nearby.

Washougal Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Treatment

Addiction is a chronic disorder affecting many aspects of a person’s life and the lives of the people around them. Addiction affects mental and physical health, relationships and someone’s lifestyle. When looking for detox and rehab programs, it’s essential that a treatment center addresses the complexity of addiction in a thorough, evidence-based way.

There are different levels of care available as well. For people with a dependence on substances, medical detox can help them as they go through withdrawal. Beyond that, rehab programs can include inpatient or outpatient treatment, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. There are also transitional housing and sober living house options, and support and recovery groups.

Addiction treatment may include just one approach, but more often someone will participate in several types of programs, which is known as participating in a continuum of care.

Drug and Alcohol Detox Programs and Treatment Centers in Washougal, WA

There are currently 34 substance abuse treatment programs located within 15 miles of Washougal, in cities including Portland and Vancouver. There are 11 programs within 11 miles.

The Recovery Village Ridgefield is also located near Washougal providing evidence-based detox care in a standalone detox facility. Of the substance abuse treatment programs in Washougal, two include detox care.

Washougal, WA Residential Treatment Programs

Three residential treatment programs are near Washougal in Portland and Vancouver. There is also The Recovery Village Ridgefield, which offers residential treatment.

Residential treatment means patients check into a treatment facility where they live and receive care for some time. The time spent in an inpatient alcohol rehab or drug addiction treatment program can vary from a few weeks to a few months or more, depending on the program and the person.

Within 15 miles of Washougal, there are five short-term residential treatment programs, and also five programs offering long-term residential treatment.

Washougal Partial Hospitalization Programs

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) includes many of the same therapies and treatments a person would receive in inpatient rehab, but you can return home in the evenings. Some of the things a partial hospitalization program might include are:

  • Comprehensive evaluation
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Group therapy
  • Medication management
  • Individual therapy
  • Recreational therapy like fitness or yoga classes
  • Family therapy

Five programs near Washougal offer partial hospitalization, including The Recovery Village Ridgefield.

Washougal Outpatient Treatment Programs

There are currently 32 outpatient treatment programs near Washougal, including in Vancouver and Portland. Five programs include outpatient detox options, and 25 programs are intensive outpatient, including The Recovery Village Ridgefield.

Outpatient treatment doesn’t require participants to live in the facility. Outpatient drug treatment and alcohol treatment allows participants to keep up with the responsibilities of their daily life such as school or work, and they can live at home. Participants are responsible for commuting to the treatment facility for scheduled sessions.

Sober Living and Rehab Aftercare Programs in Washougal

Aftercare and continuing care are integral parts of a full addiction treatment program. Options for drug rehab aftercare may include rehab alumni programs, going to sober living homes, and support and recovery groups. Social support should be integrated into aftercare, regardless of the specific approach someone follows.

When someone goes to treatment, their medical and clinical teams should be thinking about aftercare from the first day of the program. Aftercare can help someone not just develop new skills for life and avoid relapse but do so over the long-term.

The Recovery Village Ridgefield includes aftercare planning with all treatment plans.

Specialized Treatment Programs in Washougal

For the best long-term outcomes, choosing a rehab that fits your personal needs is essential. With that in mind, there are specialized treatment programs near Washougal.

Currently available specialized treatment programs in the Washougal area include:

  • 11 programs near Washougal in Portland and Vancouver offer rehab for teens and adolescents
  • 20 programs near Washougal offer rehab for women, and there are 11 programs with rehab for pregnant women
  • Six options that offer rehab for veterans are available near Washougal, and five programs work with the needs of active duty military
  • 11 options that include rehab for the LGBT community within 15 miles of Washougal
  • 22 rehab centers and substance abuse programs are available for people referred from the courts and criminal justice system
  • 20 centers near Washougal offer treatment for people who’ve experienced trauma, including rehab for PTSD

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

Knowing what to expect can prepare someone for addiction treatment, and help them transition into the process. The drug treatment process usually includes:

  • Intake evaluations: The first step of the process is an intake evaluation. This is when the staff and care team of a rehab center will learn more about a patient and his or her history with addiction, as well as any other relevant information related to mental or physical health care.
  • Medical detox care: After intake, a person’s individualized treatment plan can begin. This may include medical detox, where someone goes through withdrawal while receiving medical care and supervision.
  • Transitioning to inpatient or outpatient treatment: The next phase of a treatment program can include inpatient rehab, or in some cases a partial hospitalization program. For other people, an outpatient rehab program may be next.
  • Aftercare planning: Finally, aftercare planning will be implemented when someone completes their rehab program.

Find out more about what to expect in the rehab process and on this page from The Recovery Village.

Finding the Best Rehab Program for You

The best drug rehab centers will be generally well-qualified and will utilize evidence-based treatments. However, when it comes to how to find the best rehab center, you also have to think about your specific needs because even a well-qualified program may not meet your needs.

Factors to think about regarding the best rehab centers for you include:

  • Is specialized treatment available, if needed? For example, someone who is a victim of sexual abuse might prefer a treatment center that doesn’t offer programs for people with sexual addictions.
  • Is the staff qualified and credentialed?
  • What types of accommodations and amenities are available?
  • Is a continuum of care offered?
  • Where is the center located and would it require traveling?
  • What is the admissions process like and how long would it take to begin treatment after initially contacting the center?

What Questions Should You Ask When Considering a Treatment Program?

As well as the things listed above, consider the following questions when contacting treatment programs.

Is Your Treatment Facility Licensed and Accredited?

State-based licensing, as well as accreditation from independent organizations, indicates a high quality of care. For facilities providing mental health and substance abuse care, a certification from the Joint Commission for behavioral health is the highest credential available. Ask about not only the credentials for the treatment center but of the care providers and staff as well. For example, is there a full-time medical staff?

What’s the Treatment Philosophy and How Long Do Programs Last?

While the goal of any addiction treatment program should be a sustainable recovery, the way centers approach treatment can vary. For example, some may focus on medication-assisted treatment, while others may have a religious philosophy.

Rehab centers may also utilize the 12 steps as the foundation for their programs. As far as the length of a treatment program, these vary and may range from a few weeks to a few months or longer. Program length depends as much on an individual’s treatment plan as the center, in many cases.

How Much Will Treatment Cost and Is Insurance Accepted?

Some factors that influence the cost of treatment include whether the program is inpatient or outpatient, the length of a program and whether the center offers any amenities. Most rehabs do accept private insurance, but you may choose a center that’s in-network with your insurance provider.

What’s a Typical Day Like in Rehab?

Staying in treatment for long enough and completing a program is a strong predictor of long-term recovery. A person is more likely to stay in treatment and complete their program if they’re comfortable. Ask about what the accommodations are like, as well as what the daily schedule might look like in treatment.

Find more questions and answers with The Recovery Village’s frequently asked questions.

Exploring Treatment Options Near Washougal

Rehabs and treatment programs for addiction are available near Washougal. It’s also an option to leave the city or the state for treatment.

Advantages of staying close to Washougal for treatment may include:

  • No travel planning required
  • Insurance is more likely to cover an in-state rehab program
  • You’re close to your support system
  • Your family can visit you, and possibly be part of your treatment
  • Aftercare planning can be easier when you go to treatment near your home

What about going out-of-state for rehab? The benefits of traveling for rehab might include:

  • Creating a physical separation from an environment of active addiction
  • You can remove yourself from certain people and triggers
  • You have more types of programs available to you
  • If you’re further from home, you’re less likely to leave treatment early

Additional Addiction and Rehabilitation Resources in Washougal, WA

There are resources available in Washougal and nearby aside from private detox and rehab centers. There are support and recovery groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, as well as non-profit resources.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Washougal, WA

Recovery meetings are frequently included in rehab aftercare plans. They are an important part of relapse prevention, and they offer a continual connection to other people in sobriety. Social support is essential in most people’s recovery. Recovery meetings also provide consistency, stability, and accountability.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Washougal, WA      

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the most popular and well-known recovery groups. Groups are open to anyone interested in remaining free from alcohol. Participants can go to daily or weekly meetings and share with others. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings can feel like a natural fit for someone who’s completed rehab because the 12-step framework is often used in treatment programs.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings in Washougal, WA

  • Local AA Meetings

    Gateway Community Church
    Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
    1235 E. Street, Washougal, WA 98671

    St. Matthews Lutheran
    Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.
    716 Washougal River Rd., Washougal, WA 98671

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in Washougal, WA    

Narcotics Anonymous meetings are similar to AA because they are 12-step groups based on the idea of a higher power. The big difference between AA and NA is that NA is for people with addictions to substances other than alcohol, such as cocaine or opioids.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings in Washougal, WA

  • Local NA Meetings

    St. Matthews Lutheran
    Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
    716 Washougal River Rd., Washougal, WA 98671

    Wood Village Baptist Church
    Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
    23601 Northeast Arata Rd., Wood Village, OR 97060

SMART Recovery Meetings in Washougal, WA

Most 12-step programs are excellent for many people in recovery, but not everyone. Alternatives are available such as SMART Recovery, which is not based on a higher power or any spiritual or religious affiliation. Similar to AA and NA, SMART Recovery is about self-reliance and self-management to deal with addictive behaviors. Meetings occur in person, and online.

SMART Recovery Meetings in Washougal, WA

  • Local SMART Recovery Meetings

    Fridays, 6:00 p.m.
    21440 Southeast Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030

    Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
    4805 Northeast Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in Washougal

People who love someone with an addiction to drugs or alcohol feel the effects in nearly every way as well. There are support and recovery groups for loved ones to help them deal with a family member or friend who faces addiction. Al-Anon is an example. Al-Anon is a 12-step program for people who are affected by someone else’s drinking. Nar-Anon is a group for people affected by someone else’s substance abuse.

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings in Washougal

  • Local Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

    Local Al-Anon Meetings:

    Camas Friends Church
    Sundays, 7:00 p.m.
    1004 NE 4th Ave., Camas, WA 98607

    Local Nar-Anon Meetings:

    St. Henry’s Catholic Church
    Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m.
    346 NW 1st St., Gresham, OR 97030

Non-Profit Organizations in Washougal, WA

Along with private rehabs and substance abuse resources, non-profit groups in Washougal and surrounding areas can provide services and referrals.

Non-Profit Organizations in Washougal, WA

  • Free Clinics of SW Washington

    Free Clinics of SW Washington
    4100 Plomondon St., Vancouver, WA 98661

  • Columbia River Mental Health Services

    Columbia River Mental Health Services
    6926 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 9866

  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers Vancouver

    Sea Mar Community Health Centers Vancouver
    5501 NE 109th Court, Vancouver, WA 98662

  • Community Services Northwest

    Community Services Northwest
    PO Box 1845
    Vancouver, WA 98668

  • Catholic Community Services

    Catholic Community Services
    100 23rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Washougal Substance Abuse Hotlines

For someone who needs immediate help or services related to substance abuse or mental health, crisis numbers are available. For questions relating to substance abuse including treatment, The Recovery Village Ridgefield is available to take calls and answer questions.

Washougal Substance Abuse Hotlines

  • Clark County Crisis Line

    Clark County Crisis Line

  • Mental Health Ombudsman

    Mental Health Ombudsman

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline

    National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline

  • Lines for Life Alcohol and Drug Helpline

    Lines for Life Alcohol and Drug Helpline

  • The Recovery Village Ridgefield

    The Recovery Village Ridgefield

City of Washougal, WA

Located on the Columbia River, Washougal is in Clark County, Washington. Washougal is part of the entrance to the Columbia River Gorge, and you can see Mount Hood and the Cascade Mountains from the city. Washougal is often described as the crossroads to discovery in the Pacific Northwest. The city is less than 20 miles east of Vancouver and is home to parks like Beaver Park and Campen Creek Park. The estimated population of Washougal is around 15,700 people. The location of 45.5811° N, 122.3539° W.

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