Detoxification Services (Detox)
People who are alcoholic or addicted can get help for withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs. Detoxification is often the first step toward recovery for those who develop physical dependency
Detoxification from alcohol and other drugs is available in King County. The detoxification center medically supervises the withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs.
The goal of detox is to keep people medically stable and safe during the withdrawal, and then assist people to ongoing treatment and recovery. Individuals are offered the opportunity to be referred to inpatient or outpatient treatment after completing detox.
People usually stay between three to five days, but length of stay varies depending on the substance they have been using, how sick they become when they quit drinking or using, and other factors. A person may also stay longer if they are waiting to directly enter a treatment program.
King County contracts with Cascade Behavioral Health, (206) 244-0180, and Fairfax Hospital, (425) 821-2000 for this service. Call for information on admission criteria and bed availability.