The Center for Substance Abuse Recovery is open

Your success is important to us. If you have been ordered by a court to seek treatment, if you aren’t sure where to begin, or you want help but you don’t know what to do, our staff is here to get you started. We can answer your questions, schedule an assessment, and develop a treatment plan that suits your individual needs.

Our Community Guide to Reopening

MDC is full of people committed to your success, and the ability to exceed health and safety expectations needed to deliver in-person service to everyone. As hopeful news stories about the economy opening up emerge, we remain committed to giving hope in times of crisis, care in times of need, and guidance in times of opportunity. We are ready to meet your needs.

Services at the Center

Substance Use Disorder Services

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) assessments for youth and adults, outpatient (1-2 times per week) and intensive outpatient groups (3 times per week on average), Individual SUD counseling, and peer recovery services.
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Mental Health Services

Counseling for those who have both a diagnosed mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, medication prescriptions management for those with mental health diagnoses, and mental health counseling
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Supported Employment Services

Supported employment specialists work with employers and clients to assist in filling job positions, build relationships with both, and assist in job search skills (e.g., resume building, interviews, etc.).
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Guiding Principles

Ensure the health and safety of our employees and community

Meet the needs of disadvantaged families and individuals

Adhere to guidance from state and local health authorities

Latest Updates

May 24: The Center for Substance Abuse (The Center) successfully reopened in-person services with health and safety protocols in place.


A: Schedule an appointment by calling (253) 593-2740 or emailing

A: Substance use disorder assessments and counseling, co-occurring treatment counseling services, psychiatric medication management, mental health counseling, and supported employment services are available in-person by appointment. Please call (253) 593-2740 to see what other services are right for you.

A: In order to receive in-person services from The Center, all individuals are encouraged to make an appointment. Services are offered at 721 Fawcett Ave #204, Tacoma, WA 98402 and all individuals will complete a health screening upon entry. 

A: We have expanded our services to better serve individuals. You now have access to treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, which specializes in treatment for individuals experiencing more than one mental health or substance abuse conditions.

A: Housing, education and employment services are available virtually. Rental assistance is available for Tacoma residents. Please continue to visit for the latest updates on MDC services.

Other Services

In addition to intake assessments, case management, random urinalysis, and individual and group sessions, services include: