Our Programs

If you’re thinking about seeking help for your drinking or drug use . . . this may be a time when you’re feeling very discouraged. You may feel out of control about the amount or frequency of your drinking, embarrassed about your behavior under the influence, or discouraged about your efforts to change.

You may know that stopping drinking or drug use is in your best interest yet feel overwhelmed and unable to decide to stop and to stick with that decision. You may have tried to change before yet talked yourself right back into the problem.

That’s where treatment helps.

Trying to quit on your own is the hard way to do it. For some people it’s impossible.

You’re working at a disadvantage if you don’t know or haven’t mastered the psychological coping tools that research has shown work with abuse & addiction patterns. You must work at least twice as hard to achieve half as much when you try to figure out all the answers for yourself.

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel.

We can show you the short cuts, give you the hints, point you in the right direction-without telling you what to do. We work as partners with you to help you meet your goals.

Stopping drinking or drug use may seem simple, but it’s not.

Most people have other issues that muddy up the picture-so that you might not even know for sure if alcohol is the main problem.

Depression, anxiety, frequent or extreme anger, relationship problems, work dissatisfaction, stress, problems with goal setting-these frequently go along with heavy alcohol or drug use.

It’s very hard to figure out which came first and how they intertwine without expert help. That’s why all our therapists have such an extensive mental health background that complements their addiction expertise. A drinking problem doesn’t just stand on its own-it mixes in with the rest of your life. We believe it’s necessary for your well being that all these issues be addressed by professionals who are equipped to assist you with more than “just” your drinking.

“The integrity of the counselors, privacy, and structure of the program were great for me. The assurance of continuing care through continuing education. The overall approach to recovery through a non-12 step based program!”

— Female, 43

Contact Us

Contact Us

If you would like more information about our program or would like to arrange for an appointment please call 206-547-1955.

Please note—we are available by appointment only and groups are not open to the public. Please call us to set up an appointment to learn more about our program or to visit our offices.

Our program is located in a Historic Seattle Community Center in Wallingford—surrounded by 11 acres of gardens and park.

A Positive Alternative
4649 Sunnyside Ave N Suite 200
Seattle WA 98103

Located at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford
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