Untreated mental and behavioral health conditions can lead to unemployment, homelessness, and despair. Once an individual’s needs are met they can begin to fulfill their personal goals of housing, employment, and education as they work toward self-sufficiency. MDC offers a wide range of services that address specific needs of homeless and low-income families and individuals.

When it’s time to recover, rebuild and find a path forward, you can count on us to meet you where you’re at. With care and compassion, we’ll advocate for your needs and hold space for your healing. With customized treatment plans, we’ll help you rise above what’s holding you back so you can find hope, stability, freedom and success.

The MDC Behavioral Health and Recovery program offers services to individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance use issues. This program focuses specifically on individuals in need of care for a combination of mental health and substance use concerns who currently reside in the city of Tacoma and have had no success accessing these specialized services elsewhere in our community.

Our Programs

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As part of the Center’s mission, we provide a variety of services to empower our community to overcome mental health challenges and substance abuse disorders–because you deserve to thrive. Whether you’ve been ordered by the court to receive treatment or you’ve chosen recovery for yourself, we’re here to help you get started with a treatment plan that works for you. Our compassionate, supportive counselors work with all those on the road to recovery. Services include community outreach, job training, counseling and placement into inpatient care or withdrawal management as needed.

MDC’s approach to treating co-occurring disorder is Two Diagnoses, One Team. Emphasis is placed on ensuring that clients maintain control of their treatment and goals.

Our objective at MDC is to assist individuals to return to their daily routine as soon as possible, and to recover the hopes and dreams they may have given up on.

Staffed with licensed clinicians using a holistic, human-centered approach, the Co-Occurring Program provides therapeutic intervention for those experiencing substance abuse disorders and mental health challenges simultaneously. Services include individual counseling and various group therapies:

Intensive Outpatient Psychotherapy (IOP)

  • Eight week Washington State Health Care Authority certified program

Outpatient Psychotherapy (OP):

  • Mindful Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
  • Seeking Safety Group

Additionally, the Co-Occurring Program screens and refers individuals to the MDC Supported Employment Program. With a variety of services tailored to serve the individual, the components of treatment may include the following:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Detoxification
  • Medication management
  • Illness education
  • Skill-building
  • Relapse prevention
  • Case management to assist with housing, education, employment and financial benefits

Recovery & Co-Occurring Services
721 Fawcett Ave, Suite 201
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: (253) 593-2740

Monday through Friday – 5 p.m.
Evening appointments available upon request

Recovery begins with the first step–more often than not, it’s the hardest one to take. For many, withdrawal is the beginning of the road to rebuild. Our goal is to provide a comfortable and therapeutic experience for all who start this journey with us.

We provide an initial medical assessment followed by monitored progress by trained nurses over the entirety of an individual’s stay. Meals, medications, and substance abuse counseling are included as part of the experience. From there, we guide guests to the next phase of their treatment to continue recovery.

Designed to respond to withdrawal management needs at any time, the Withdrawal Unit is open 24/7 with on-site nurses and technicians available to serve walks-ins.

Tacoma Detoxification Center
721 Fawcett Ave, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98402

Phone: (253) 593-2413