Substance Abuse Treatment in Bellevue, Washington


Drugs are chemical substances with plenty of subcategories, like alcohol, prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines, tobacco, and illegal substances. Chemical substances disturb the natural balance in one’s body and brain, which can eventually lead someone to become addicted and need intensive addiction treatment.

Substance abuse refers to chronic drug abuse, as well as the possible physical dependence that can result from prolonged misuse.

Hotel California by the Sea’s recovery center in Washington State is here to help. We provide long term and short term substance abuse treatment to those who suffer from substance use disorders and dependence on substances

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Levels of Care offered at Hotel California by the Sea’s drug rehab in Bellevue, WA:

What Is A Substance Use Disorder?


A substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic brain disease caused by perpetual misuse of a specific drug or drugs. Someone with a substance use disorder generally will keep using their drug or drugs of choice, even though these substances may be harming them physically, mentally, spiritually, or financially.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) always has alarming results. SAMHSA determined that in 2017, 7.6% of our population, or 18.7 million people aged 18 or older, qualified for having a substance use disorder. 

That is 2 out of 25 people. Of that, 3.4%, or 8.5 million people, had both a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental illness.

Are You A Victim Of A Substance Use Disorder?


Our mind can play tricks on us, making it difficult to distinguish between truths and falsehoods. It is human nature to second-guess yourself and keep denying what might be right in front of you. Not admitting you may have suffered from an SUD can feel so much easier than having to admit you have a problem.

However, there is power in admitting that you have a problem. If you recognize you have a problem with substance abuse and take responsibility for your recovery, you can do something about it.

This list, published by the National Institutes of Health, might be able to help you ask yourself the hard questions about your substance use and identify whether you or a loved one may have a problem. Can you relate to any of the indicators of a substance abuse problem?

  • Unstable or erratic social life; changing friends or peer groups often
  • Spending significant time in self-isolation
  • Losing interest in favorite things
  • Not taking care of yourself, like not taking showers, changing clothes, or brushing your teeth
  • Being really tired and sad
  • Eating more or eating less than usual
  • Being very energetic, talking fast, or saying things that don’t make sense
  • Being in a bad mood
  • Quickly changing between feeling bad and feeling good
  • Sleeping at strange hours
  • Missing important appointments
  • Having problems at work or at school
  • Having problems in personal or family relationships

Having one or two of these markers or signs may not mean that you have a substance use disorder.  However, if you can answer yes to five or more, then the chances are pretty high that you might be abusing drugs.

Why Is It Hard To Stop Abusing Drugs?


Stopping a habit like biting your nails or swearing is not easy, but once you recognize the bad habit, put your mind to stopping it, and create a plan to help you succeed, it is easier to follow through on your goal.

Unfortunately, SUDs can be a whole different story. Many people relapse multiple times after getting sober, or experience multiple setbacks and intense cravings. A substance use disorder is a brain disorder. Drugs change how your mind works. One area in the brain that is often weakened and changed is an area called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.

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This vital part of the brain controls what they call our “executive functions”.  Some of these functions include the ability to access memory, initiate intentional actions, control mood regulation, practice self-control, make reasonable decisions, and to be able to stay focused on a task or objective.

So not only does your brain experience changes, but those changes make it even more difficult to stick to drug cessation, even if you really want to. 

This is where Hotel California by the Sea in Bellevue, Washington can help.  Built on a foundation of “integrity, ethics, passion, and innovation, HCBTS Bellevue has a treatment facility located less than ten miles from Seattle, Washington.

Amenities include:

  • Spacious and relaxing residential suites
  • Inviting public areas
  • Recreational facilities
  • Inviting kitchen and eating spaces.

Hotel California by the Sea-Bellevue will help you design for yourself a treatment recovery plan that will assist you in finding your way back from your substance use disorder.

Risks Associated With Repeated Drug Abuse


If you are considering drug abuse treatment, you may be experiencing medical issues, relationship difficulties, legal problems, financial woes, or mental health issues associated with excessive drug use. There are, unfortunately, many risks associated with using drugs and alcohol.

In 2018, there were more than 67,000 deaths from drug overdoses in the United States.

The risk of fatality, of course, the course is one very serious reason why getting clean can be important.  Along with a higher risk of death, there are many other medical impacts that can occur from drug addiction. For example, some consequences of addiction include:

  • The development of lung disease.
  • Contracting Hepatitis B and C.
  • Increased risk chance of stroke or cardiovascular disease.
  • The development of cancer.
  • Aggravation of a pre-existing mental disorder, or the emergence of a new mental health condition.

Not only are there many medical ramifications, but you also run a high risk of permanently damaging the important and often lifelong relationships you have.  You may have to deal with legal problems that stemmed from your substance abuse.  There probably are also financial and employment issues that you have to figure out.  Hotel California by the Sea-Bellevue is aware of all the issues you are facing.  Through our recovery programs, we can address these issues with you, as well as helping you through the withdrawal process and the recovery treatment phase.  Then, we will make sure that you have a continued recovery plan once you leave our treatment facility.

What To Do: HCBTS Bellevue Can Help


There could be no better time than now for you to seek the treatment you need for your substance use disorder. It is time to get on with your life, and drugs are preventing that from happening.

Hotel California by the Sea-Bellevue is prepared to stand with you against this obstacle called substance use disorder.  Let us show you all the programs and modalities you will have at your fingertips when you enter one of our inpatient or outpatient programs. 

To start, we have a withdrawal, or detoxification program.  This will allow you to rid your body of all the impurities from drug abuse.  Our knowledgeable and caring clinical professionals will be with you at every step of the way–you will never feel alone.

As stated earlier, about 1 in 12 people not only have drug abuse issues, but also other mental health issues.  At HCBTS-Bellevue we offer what is known as a dual diagnosis treatment program.  We recognize that substance use disorders do not always occur by themselves.  There are also mental health issues present for many of our clients.  We will help you develop an individualized plan that recognizes and addresses both the substance use disorder and an underlying mental health issue as well.

Once you complete the detox stage of your recovery, Hotel California by the Sea-Bellevue will help you create the recovery plan you need to give you the confidence, skills, goals, and tools you will need to succeed.

We offer science-based treatment options, such as psychoeducation, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing for PSTD and anxiety disorders, relapse prevention services, to name just a few of the treatments available for people who suffer from a substance use disorder.

In our state-of-the-art facility, you will have the chance to experience many different modalities of therapy. We conduct individual therapy, group therapy, and even family therapy for you and your loved ones.

Our very comprehensive addiction treatment center is waiting for you in Bellevue, Washington. We can give you all the tools you need to get back to the life you want and deserve! Call our admissions specialists today to find out more about substance abuse treatment in the state of Washington.

It is possible to recover from alcohol and drug addiction and stay recovered.
Hotel California by the Sea equips men, women, and young adults with the skills necessary to freely experience life without mind-altering substances. Contact us today to learn more about how our treatment programs make that possible.

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