Adult Outpatient Treatment:
Outpatient treatment services are appropriate for
the addiction of alcohol and other drugs.
Eligible adults receive a chemical dependency
assessment and referral to inpatient and/or
outpatient treatment services as appropriate.
Outpatient services include individual and group
counseling, education, and activities for adults and
As a result of the national Health Care Act, Apple
Health is the source for publically funded chemical
dependency treatment. You can apply at
services provided to
determine an individual's involvement with alcohol and
Chemical Dependency: See
substance use disorder.
Child Care Services: Licensed
childcare is provided through an approved off-site
childcare service for persons who are participating
in assessment and treatment activities, support groups, parenting
education and other support activities as part of the recovery
process and noted in the individual's treatment plan.
Persons who have both a substance use disorder and a
mental health disorder.
State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery)
Thurston/Mason County receives Federal and State
funding through this State agency.
Care and treatment in a residential setting, of
persons intoxicated or incapacitated by alcohol or
drugs during the period in which the person recovers
from the transitory effects of acute intoxication.
Detoxification services are available to individuals
seven days a week, 24 hours a day who are
experiencing alcohol and/or drug withdrawal
Financial Aid: Persons with
no income who receive Apple Health or other
publically funded services.
Publically funded chemical dependency treatment
Indigent patients: Persons
receiving a DSHS income assistance grant (e.g.,
TANF, SSI, or WA Apple Health). They are usually
identified by a Medicaid identification card. Food
stamp recipients are not considered indigent
patients unless they also receive one of the above
grant or medical assistance programs.
Inpatient Services: A residential
program which provides chemical dependency treatment
for persons in a 24-hour a day supervised facility.
Treatment includes a combination of education,
individual therapy, group therapy, and related
activities for persons and their families.
Intensive Outpatient: A
concentrated program of individual and group
counseling, education, and activities for persons and their family. (See adult and/or youth
Involuntary Commitment Services (ITA):
Services to identify and
evaluate alcohol and drug involved individuals to
determine if they are gravely disabled and requiring
protective custody, detention, or involuntary
Low-Income: Individuals whose gross
household monthly income does not exceed the monthly
income determined by 220% of the Federal Poverty
Guidelines as eligible for low-income services.
Opiate Substitution Treatment Services:
Provision of treatment services and medication
management (methadone, etc.) to individuals addicted
Pregnant and Postpartum Women and
Services: Services for women who are pregnant, postpartum during the first year after pregnancy
completion regardless of the outcome of the
pregnancy or placement of children, and men or women
who are parenting children under the age of six,
including those attempting to gain custody of
children supervised by the Department of Social and
Health Services, Division of Children and Families
If eligible for chemical dependency services, a
client may receive outpatient treatment, assistance
with childcare, as well as transitional housing
Prevention Services: Services
aimed at preventing or delaying the use of alcohol
and other drug use and abuse; and to reduce their
negative consequences and minimizing future needs
for chemical dependency treatment.
Prioritized Patient Categories:
Individuals in the following categories are
given priority status in this order for admission into treatment
1) Medicaid eligible individuals, 2) Pregnant injecting drug users,
substance users, and 4) Injecting drug users.
Substance Use Disorder:
problematic pattern of alcohol/drug use leading to
clinically significant impairment or distress as
categorized in the DSM 5.
SSI: Supplemental Security Income
- A federal entitlement from the United States
TANF: Temporary Assistance to Needy
Families: See financial aid.
TARGET (Treatment and Assessment Report
Generation Tool): The management information
system maintained by DSHS that retains demographic,
treatment, and ancillary service data on each
individual receiving publicly-funded outpatient and
residential chemical dependency treatment services
in Washington State, as well as data on other
general services provided.
Women's Services: See Pregnant
and Postpartum Women and Parenting Services.
Young adult: A person who is
age 18 through 20 years old.
Youth - A person age 10 through
Youth Outpatient Treatment:
Outpatient treatment services are appropriate for
substance use disorder in addition to treatment
for substance dependency for youth ages 10 through
20. Eligible youth may receive an
assessment and inpatient and/or outpatient treatment
services as appropriate. Outpatient services
include individual and group counseling, education,
and activities for youth and their families.
The age at which a youth
may self-refer for treatment without parental
consent is 13 years of age. Youth patients, who,
based on developmental needs, may be more
appropriately served in an adult outpatient