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Substance Abuse Treatment in Olympia Assisted by Mental Health Agency
Addiction treatment in Olympia, Washington has been assisted by a local mental health agency dedicated to giving the people of Thurston County a chance to find the right form of substance abuse treatment.
By: Addiction Now
The Capital Recovery Center, originated in 1989, is a not-for-profit public agency that helps Olympia residents.
They provide the direction and the path for addiction treatment and peer-to-peer support.
Capital talks with their clients to solve their addiction treatment needs in the hopes that they can prevent tragedy. Between 2012 and 2016, there were 106 opioid-related deaths in Thurston County, according to the Washington State Department of Health.
Capital has two main projects, Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) and PEER Support, which offers peer recovery programs.
"Our superpower is that we are all peers," said Meta Hogan, manager of the PATH Program. "We've all been there, we know from experience that everyone has their own approach to recovery. We know that recovery isn't a strictly linear process and we're willing to work with someone wherever they're at with recovery."
PATH is an outreach and engagement program for homeless people who experience a mental health challenge.
"PATH is designed to connect with these individuals, develop trust, assess their needs, and refer them to appropriate mental health, housing, primary care services," Hogan said.