Chemical Dependency in Seattle, WA

Chemical dependency describes the state in which someone is considered clinically dependent on a drug. This dependency has physiological implications. Island Assessment and Counseling offers addiction resources, including information about chemical dependency, for the residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah and the surrounding areas in Washington State so that they may better understand alcohol addiction and treatment.

What is Chemical Dependency?

Chemical dependency indicates that someone relies on drugs but may not show the other signs of drug abuse or addiction. This is one of the most difficult types of drug dependency to identify. The person may be high-functioning, so people are either unaware of the drug use or believe that it is solely recreational and well-managed. But a person who is chemically dependent needs drugs, and, therefore, also needs treatment.

What Do I Need to Know About Chemical Dependency?

Certain drugs are related to chemical dependencies, such as:

  • Nicotine
  • Amphetamines
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Alcohol
  • Opiates
  • Hallucinogens
  • Inhalants
  • Methamphetamine
  • Marijuana

A person may be chemically dependent if they:

  • Lie about their dependency on the drug
  • Require more of the drug to feel the same effect (build up a tolerance)
  • Have withdrawal symptoms when they don’t use the drug
  • Are unable to control the amount or frequency of use
  • Have an unrealistic perspective of the drug use
  • Have near obsessive thoughts about the drug
  • Understand the negative effects of the drug and continue use

What Do I Do if Someone I Know is Going through Chemical Dependency?

Chemical dependency is a clinical and emotional issue, so you or the person you know needs professional help. Contact [LINK] us to speak with one of our certified addiction counselors who can provide insight about the condition and recommend the best way of helping the person who is chemically dependent.

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost in Seattle?

We want to help people deal their addictions and chemical dependencies, so we have designed our program to be as affordable as possible. Island Assessment and Counseling accepts most insurance plans. You can pay for your portion of the cost with cash or credit cards. If you are uninsured or need help with your out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house payment plans.

Why Choose Island Assessment and Counseling

Island Assessment and Counseling offers addicts:

  • More than 22 years’ experience
  • State-approved facility for holistically-based programs
  • Staff includes Certified Counselors, Licensed Counselors, and Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Evidence-based practices, such as 12-step, motivational and cognitive behavioral therapy

Chemical dependency is a type of drug use that cannot be managed by the user. Fortunately, we can help with our addiction treatment programs and rehab services. Island Assessment and Counseling, conveniently located in Seattle and Oak Harbor, is a highly-rated counseling center serving the residents of Washington State. Our evidence-based programs help those who need rehab, dual diagnosis treatment and addiction treatment programs. We also offer addiction resources about chemical dependency for families and individuals who want to better understand drug and alcohol addiction. Please contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.


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