Since 1991, Colonial Clinic has provided adult outpatient substance abuse treatment for residents in Spokane County and the surrounding areas of eastern Washington. Located in the city of Spokane just west of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Colonial Clinic aims to promote long-term recovery by providing extended care for clients who remain together throughout treatment.
Treatment and Staff
Prior to beginning treatment at Colonial, all clients must take an eight-hour ADIS (alcohol drug information school) course. Following this course, clients are placed at either the intensive or the regular level of outpatient care.
Colonial Clinic offers a uniquely designed Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)—it is 12 months long and broken up into four phases. In the first phase, clients are assigned to a group of people that they remain with throughout the program. Colonial believes being in treatment with the same five to eight people and creates a solid bond and sense of support and trust. Phase one is five weeks long. Clients meet for group therapy five days a week, Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 am or from 6 to 8 pm, with individual therapy once per week. Group topics include physical affects of drugs and alcohol, family dynamics, responsibility, communication, relapse prevention, anxiety and depression, coping skills and anger management, with CBT as a primary treatment modality.
In phase two, clients attend two groups per week, from 9 to 11 am or from 6 to 8 pm, with a total of four individual therapy sessions. This phase is 12 weeks long. Phase three is also 12 weeks and clients attend group once a week with three individual therapy sessions. The final chapter, phase four, is five months long—clients meet once a month for individual therapy and once a month for group. Group topics for all phases remain similar. All clients are encouraged to attend outside support groups such as AA and NA during treatment.
The outpatient program is six months long and consists of 10 individual therapy sessions and group therapy once a week. As with IOP, clients must attend ADIS prior to starting the program. Outpatient groups also remain static for the duration of treatment—no new members are brought in and the counselors remain the same. Group topics are similar in scope to IOP.
The Colonial Clinic treatment team is made up of licensed substance abuse counselors and one Master’s-level therapist specializing in addiction. While Colonial Clinic does treat people with co-occurring disorders, there is no psychiatrist on staff for medication management.
The design of Colonial Clinic’s programs ensures that while some people may drop out of treatment, no unfamiliar faces are added. Colonial Clinic provides long-term care at a very reasonable price and an intimate sober community; not having to initiate anyone new during treatment could be a unique comfort at a time when there is already so much change.
910 N. Washington St. #210
Spokane, WA 99201
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