Teen Drug and Alcohol Assessments and Treatment

Ryther provides a broad array of programs designed to address the individual needs of adolescents using drugs and/or alcohol and their families, as well as those with co-occurring mental health issues. We offer the Standard Drug and Alcohol Assessment as well as psychiatric, substance abuse and mental health assessments. Programs include Level 1 Outpatient Counseling, Level II Intensive Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment, Ryther’s Co-Occurring Program and Inpatient Treatment for Adolescent Boys.

For information or to make an appointment, please call us at 206.517.0234.

When you call us we will:

1. Determine if an assessment is needed
2. Check your insurance coverage and let you know of any restrictions or limitations
3. Schedule the first appointment to include evening hours Monday – Thursday as well as some on weekends

Ryther bills most insurance plans directly.

Standard Drug and Alcohol Assessments

Use Ryther’s targeted assessments for adolescent substance use disorders fulfils school and legally-based requirements for alcohol and drug assessments. Performed by Chemical Dependency Specialists and master’s level clinicians with training in substance use disorders and mental health, the assessment includes a urine toxicology screen. Assessments are offered at our Seattle and Bellevue locations.

Level I Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling

Individualized counseling is provided by a Chemical Dependency Professional experienced working with teens. Substance abuse and addiction for adolescents present unique challenges requiring a special emphasis through counseling on the development of refusal skills, examination of life choices and consequences, along with education based on the latest information about the impact of drugs on the developing brain. Ryther’s program meets all requirements for Level I chemical dependency treatment. This program is offered at both the Seattle and Bellevue locations.

Intensive Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment

Teens engage in three sessions each week, with two weekly groups that include brief psycho-education, DBT Skills and experiential therapy – including use of the low ropes course and climbing wall on campus - as well as one individual session. Enrollment is ongoing and clients may begin at any time. Duration of program varies with the individual’s treatment goals. This program meets requirements for Level II Intensive Outpatient Treatment and is currently offered only at the Seattle location.

Ryther's Co-Occurring Program

Our program is for adolescents and young adults with substance use and mental health issues. It is designed based on the latest research to identify and treat mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety or ADHD in adolescents with substance use. Treatment is guided by an adolescent psychiatrist and licensed clinicians experienced in addressing mental health and substance use issues. Our program is individualized and varies in length to achieve client goals. Ongoing monitoring includes urine toxicology. This program is offered at the Seattle location.

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Detailed Information about Ryther:

Facility Info
Language Assistance: ASL / Hearing Impaired
Payment Assistance: Sliding Fee Scale
Payment Options: Self Payment
State Financed Insurance
Private Health Insurance
Military Insurance (VA, TRICARE)
Residential Options: Residential Short Term Treatment
Outpatient Level I
Service Types: Substance Abuse Treatment
Mental Health OP
Special Programs: Youth
Treatment Types: Substance Abuse Treatment Services