Bellingham Comprehensive Treatment Center
3240 Northwest Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98225
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About Bellingham Comprehensive Treatment Center in Bellingham, WA
Bellingham Comprehensive Treatment Center (CTC), which is located in Bellingham, Washington, offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) on an outpatient basis for adults who have developed opioid use disorder. The comprehensive treatment center serves adults age 18 and older of all genders who have been struggling with addictions to heroin, prescription painkillers, and other opioids.
MAT is an evidence-based, research-supported approach to opioid addiction treatment that incorporates prescription medications and counseling. First offered decades ago in methadone clinics, MAT has been closely studied and has proved to be a highly effective means of helping adults achieve recovery from opioid addiction.
Adults who receive medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction at Bellingham CTC may receive a prescription for methadone or buprenorphine. They also participate in individual and group counseling sessions. This combination of services can help them end their opioid use and establish a foundation for long-term recovery.
What to Expect at Bellingham CTC
One of your first activities at our opioid addiction treatment center in Bellingham, Washington, will be to complete a thorough assessment. This will ensure that our team understands the full scope of your needs and is prepared to provide the care that will help you achieve and maintain recovery from opioid addiction.
Unlike methadone clinics that only offer one form of medication, Bellingham CTC can provide patients with either methadone or buprenorphine. Both of these medications are safe and effective for short- and long-term use. After your intake assessment, a member of our medical team will discuss your medication options with you, explain the features and benefits of methadone and buprenorphine, and recommend the medication that is right for you.
Individualized Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Bellingham, WA
The prescription medications that are provided at methadone clinics and other MAT providers can alleviate the distress of opioid withdrawal so that you can end your opioid use without experiencing the intense cravings and other potentially overwhelming symptoms that would otherwise occur. But methadone and other prescription medications cannot prepare you to make the lifestyle changes that will support your successful pursuit of long-term recovery from opioid addiction.
This is why patients who receive medication-assisted treatment at Bellingham Comprehensive Treatment Center also participate in individual and group counseling sessions. Counseling sessions are safe and supportive forums where you can gain important insights into opioid addiction and the recovery process, express your thoughts and feelings, share support with others who are working toward similar goals, and practice skills that will help you manage stress, communicate more effectively, and maintain your recovery.
When you begin your opioid addiction recovery journey at our center, you can expect to receive the personalized service and comprehensive support that will empower you to achieve and maintain recovery. When you’re ready to begin, our team is here for you.