King County is helping open a new detox facility that will offer integrated treatment for mental health and substance-use disorder – including opioid addiction – that prioritizes bed space for people who are homeless.
The facility located in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will offer 33 detox beds and 40 intensive inpatient treatment beds. It will welcome residents who are at the city of Seattle’s Navigation Center, a dormitory-style facility for people who are homeless and need treatment for substance-use disorder.
“The partnerships we are creating will save lives and connect more people to the effective treatment they need to once again live a healthy, productive, meaningful life,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “We are doing more than providing additional beds. We are connecting entire systems so we can better confront challenges in mental health, addiction, and homelessness throughout our region.”
Recovery Place Seattle at Beacon Hill, which will be operated by Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care, will be the first detox facility in King County to offer treatment for co-concurring disorders. That will make it possible for the staff to better address the underlying cause of the client’s behavioral issue, whether it’s mental health or addiction.
The center will provide detoxification, medication-assisted treatment, residential treatment, and recovery services for people who are homeless and people who earn a lower income who also face mental-health crisis, substance-use disorder, and/or opioid addiction.
Links to Resource:
- News Release about the center from KingCounty.gov
- Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force recommends a comprehensive strategy that focuses on prevention, increasing access to treatment on demand and reducing the number of fatal overdoses.
- Recommendations video provided by the Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force
- Opioid Medication & Pain information sheet
- Final Report and Recommendations from Heroin and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force