ABOUT PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SERVICES – ST. PETER CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER
Located in Lacey, Wash., Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center has been offering outpatient services for adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse since 1986. Treatment options include an intensive outpatient program (IOP), outpatient program (OP), a monthly monitor group, individual and family counseling, an abuse education group, and a family program.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the facility’s website, all clients receive a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment upon admission to determine impairment (if any) that has been caused by substance abuse, and to develop an individualized treatment plan.
In addition to a la carte individual and group counseling, the IOP is offered during both daytime and evening hours. The highly structured program is evidence-based, and while program length varies depending upon each client, the average duration of treatment for is eight weeks for adults and up to 12 weeks for adolescents.
The outpatient program is typically divided into two groups: Relapse Prevention and Outpatient Level 1. Relapse prevention meets once per week for two-hours each session, for eight to 12 weeks. It’s designed to help individuals identify their own relapse cues and develop strategies to interrupt the relapse cycle before a drink or drug is consumed.
Outpatient Level 1 meets weekly for an hour and a half, for eight to 26 weeks, depending on client need. This group’s main goal to to help give stability and additional support to individuals while they apply learned skills and behavioral changes within their daily lives.
There is also a family program, which is considered a key component of treatment. Designed to engage the entire family system in the recovery process, all family members are encouraged to attend a designated group session at minimum of once per month, as well as individual sessions throughout the duration of treatment.
The center’s website notes St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center is licensed by the State of Washington and is approved by The Joint Commission. Treatment team members include **chemical dependency professionals.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the six alumni surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, five provided positive feedback. On average, they gave 4.8 out of five stars for treatment effectiveness.
Howard praised the nursing staff in a representative review, describing them as “respectful, empathetic, and professional in every way.”
While C.E.F. and B.P. gave the facility five out of five stars for its staff support. The one negative review came from an anonymous alum who gave the facility just one star for its treatment effectiveness and criticized the program for its reliance on AA.
The eight individuals who left reviews on Providence St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center’s unofficial Facebook page at the time of this writing provided an average 3.8 out of five stars.
“Best place ever!!! I did my detox through them,” Angie, the only individual who provided commentary on Facebook, wrote. “The staff is so gentle and comforting. It was nice to be around such nice friendly people when your going through a rough time and feel like death! I would definitely recommend providence!!!”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Of the three loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing, one gave the facility positive feedback, while the other two reviewers left mixed reviews.
The positive reviewer praised the facility’s medical staff and gave five out of five stars for its staff support, and its overall quality of mental health treatment.
The other two loved ones left mediocre feedback, awarding the facility mostly three stars are less across 15 different evaluated metrics. M.A.F. noted that the rehab needed to improve their holistic offerings, while an anonymous reviewer reported that the facility was overcrowded.
According to, the St. Peter Chemical Dependency Center accepts Medicaid, Access to Recovery vouchers, and military insurance.