In concert with the treatment team, participate in family sessions offered by treatment provider.

4-8 weekly drug prevention education classes

Continuing Care


Treatment Levels of Care

Contact your insurance provider to determine SUD in-network and out-of-network coverage benefits.   You should be given a list of in-network organizations which provide chemical dependency assessment and treatment services (Know Your Benefits).  Another resource to obtain assistance and information about assessment and treatment providers is the 24-hour Washington Recovery Help Line 

Call 9-1-1 if emergency situation (i.e. overdose)

Awareness of substance use disorder (SUD)

Navigating the Basic Treatment Model

Upon discharge from Intensive Outpatient (IOP), it often is recommended a patient enter a continuing care program to support his/her ongoing recovery program.  This generally involves weekly group meetings, random drug tests and possibly individual counseling. If there are recovery high schools or sober housing options in your area, find out if these programs would be a good fit for your loved one. 

May involve detoxification as a first step. The length of stay varies from 21 days to 90 days or longer depending on patient needs.  If patient is using multiple substances and other diagnoses are present, be sure to inquire about availability of medical staff, including a psychiatrist for medication management.  Upon discharge from an in-patient facility, it often is recommended a patient enter IOP to support his/her ongoing recovery program.

Generally meets 3 times per week in a group setting with random drug tests. Some programs offer individual counseling to patients.

Depending on individual need, contact your insurance provider about additional counseling benefits for family members.

Outpatient Education    

You realize there may be a substance use disorder (SUD) issue with a loved one and you’re not sure what to do next.  The following diagram, Navigating the Basic Treatment Model, will help guide you through the process.

If you suspect heroin and/or other opioids
(e.g. hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.) are
being used, obtain a naloxone (“Narcan”) kit
to prevent overdose…it saves lives.

Family Support

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Assessment Recommendations

With permission of your loved one, schedule an assessment with a licensed chemical dependency provider. One type of assessment used is the GAIN stands for “Global Appraisal of Individual Need” and is considered the gold standard for chemical dependency diagnosis and treatment recommendations.