Social Services

ADATSA (Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment & Support Act) Services: Drug and alcohol assessment, intensive inpatient treatment, long term care residential, recovery house treatment, and outpatient treatment services for persons who are unemployable as a result of their addiction. As of January 1, 2014 ADATSA rolled into Apple Health medical coverage.  If you are seeking treatment, and donít have insurance or coverage at this time, or need coverage for treatment, please go to: to apply or you can call 1-855-WAFINDER (1-855-923-4633).  If you have Apple Health, you are COVERED for Substance Abuse Treatment, including Detox at publicly funded treatment programs.

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 their families.  

Assessment:  Diagnostic services provided to determine a client's involvement with alcohol and other drugs.

Chemical Dependency: An alcohol or drug addiction, or dependency on alcohol and one or more other psychoactive chemicals.

Child Care Services: Licensed childcare is provided through an approved off-site childcare service for patients who are participating in assessment and treatment activities, and support activities such as support groups, parenting education and other support activities when those activities are recommended as part of the recovery process and noted in the patient's treatment plan.

Co-Occurring Disorder:  Persons who have both a substance disorder and a mental health disorder. 

DBHR (Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery) Thurston/Mason County receives Federal and State funding through this State agency.

Detoxification Services: 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 symptoms. 

Financial Aid:  ADATSA, Disability Lifeline - U, Disability Lifeline - X, SSI, TANF, Title XIX - Public assistance available from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Community Services Office and the Federal Government.

Indigent patients: Persons receiving a DSHS income assistance grant (e.g., Disability Lifeline - U, Disability Lifeline - X, ADATSA, TANF, SSI) or medical assistance program (Categorically Needy, Medically Needy, Medical Care Services). They are usually identified by a medical coupon of 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 patients and includes room and board in a 24-hour a day supervised facility.  Treatment includes a combination of education, individual therapy, group therapy, and related activities for detoxified alcoholics, addicts, and their families.

Intensive Outpatient:  A concentrated program of individual and group counseling, education, and activities for detoxified addicts and their family. (See adult and/or youth outpatient)

Involuntary Commitment Services (ITA):  Services employed to identify and evaluate alcohol and drug involved individuals to determine if they are gravely disabled and requiring protective custody, detention, or involuntary commitment services. 

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 to opiates.

Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Parenting Services: Services designed for this population are for women who are pregnant, women who are 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 Services (DCFS). If eligible for chemical dependency services, a client may receive outpatient treatment, assistance with childcare, as well as transitional housing services.

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 services: 
1) Pregnant injecting drug users, 2) Pregnant substance abusers, 3) Injecting drug users, and 4) Parenting women.

Substance Abuse: Excessive use of addictive substances, especially alcohol and narcotic drugs.

SSI: Supplemental Security Income  - A federal entitlement from the United States (federal) government.

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.

Title XIX: The Federal welfare program that authorizes Medicaid (medical coupons) for families, children, aged, blind and disabled. (See financial aid)

Women's Services: See Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Parenting Services above.

Young adult - a person who is age 18 through 20 years old.

Youth - a person age 10 through 17 years of age.

Youth Outpatient Treatment: Outpatient treatment services are appropriate for substance abuse disorder in addition to treatment for substance dependency.  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.  Youth outpatient services are available for youth ages 10 through 20. 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 treatment setting.

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  • Prevention and Treatment Specialist
    Diana Cockrell: 360.867.2511
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    Tina Gehrig: 360.867.2509
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This page last updated: 08/18/14