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Substance Use Disorder Treatment Resources

What is medical detox?

Detoxification, or detox, is the process through which your body eliminates toxins from your system. In terms of addiction, detox refers to the initial stage of recovery. During detox, you stop using drugs or alcohol, and your system clears these toxic substances from your body.

Detoxing on your own can be dangerous because substances can cause severe withdrawal symptoms as your body breaks them down. Medically supervised detox helps to ensure your safety, manage withdrawal symptoms, and prepare you for the next stages of recovery.

Detox and Recovery


  • Cascade Behavioral Health Hospital, Burien. (206) 248-4787
  • Evergreen Health Recovery Center, Monroe. (360) 794-1405
  • Evergreen Recovery Centers, Everett and Lynnwood. (425) 258-3255
  • Providence Health Services, Everett. (425) 258-7390
  • Smokey Point Behavioral, Smokey Point. (844) 202-5555
  • Swedish Addiction Recovery, Ballard. (206) 781-6084  (ideal for pregnant women)
  • The Coleman Institute. (206) 781-6084 visit: thecolemaninstitute.com 
  • Northshore Family Practice, Bothell. (425) 424-2100 or visit northshorefp.com
  • Lakeside-Milam Recovery Center, Kirkland. (866) 587-3147 or visit lakesidemilam.org

Sober housing:

  • Seattle Sober Living. Structured recovery housing environment for independent adults participating in drug and alcohol recovery programs. (206) 714-5150 or visit seattlesoberliving.com
  • Odyssey Sober Living. Provides safe drug- and alcohol-free housing solutions. Visit odysseysoberliving.com
  • Oxford House. Self-run structure and self-supporting and drug-free home. (301) 587-2916 or visit www.oxfordhouse.org


Recommended Reading and Film List


  • Pleasure Unwoven by Kevin McCauley, MD


  • Addiction by Kevin McCauley, MD, and Cory Reich, MD
  • It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety by Debra Jay
  • Love First by Jeff Jay and Debra Jay
  • Setting Boundaries With Your Adult Child: Six Steps to Hope and Healing for Struggling Parents by Allison Bottke
  • Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts by Beverly Conyers
  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • Beautiful Boy; A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff
  • Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption by William Cope Moyers
  • The Dilemma of the Alcoholic Marriage by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.
  • Getting Your Loved One Sober by Robert J. Meyers, PhD, and Brenda Wolfe, PhD
  • Prodependence: Moving Beyond Codependency by Robert Weiss



Basic Resources for Sex/Porn Addicts

Twelve-Step Groups for Sex and Porn Addicts and Co-Occurring Substance Use and Sexual Behavior

General Information

  • The Sex and Relationship Healing website (sexandrelationshiphealing.com) has extensive free information and resources about dealing with and healing from sex addiction, porn addiction, love addiction, and other intimacy disorders.
  • The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists website (aasect.org) offers useful information about human sexuality.
  • The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers website (atsa.com) offers useful information about sexual abuse.
  • The International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (iitap.com) has contact information for therapists, listed by state, who are certified as certified sex addiction therapists (CSATs).
  • The Safer Society Foundation website (safersociety.org) offers useful information on sexual abuse.
  • The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health website (sash.net) provides contact information for knowledgeable therapists, listed by city and state, as well as information about upcoming sex addiction conferences and training events.
  • Trauma Made Simple (www.traumamadesimple.com) offers a variety of resources for trauma survivors. 
  • UnderstandingGay.org.


Resources for Loved Ones

Loved Ones of Sex/Porn Addicts

Twelve-Step Groups


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