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Substance Use Treatment

A spectrum of integrated interventions, from education to recovery

Substance use and co-occurring disorders counseling and treatment.

All YES substance use and co-occurring disorders treatment programs are motivational and strength-based, addressing substance use in the context of the whole person. The programs are designed to assist youth and their caregivers in developing skills to reduce substance use, make thoughtful choices, and address contributing factors such as stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma, in order to create a life worth living.

Co-Occurring Disorders Counseling

Our skilled, dually-certified therapists work one-to-one with youth and their families to treat substance use disorders simultaneously with co-occurring mental health issues, such as depression and/or anxiety. This integrated approach to substance use treatment promotes long-term recovery by addressing not only substance use issues, but also their root causes.

Learn more about our co-occurring disorders services.

school-based services

Alcohol Drug Education Class (ADEC)

A three-hour intervention class that teaches youth and their parents/caregivers about the impact of substance use, including nicotine, alcohol, cannabis and other substances. The class is open to the community for a fee, with financial aid available.

Classes are offered the fourth Saturday of each month, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (currently virtual only)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Road to Recovery Groups

YES’ three phase Road to Recovery Groups embrace the content and philosophy of Seven Challenges therapy. Seven Challenges is an evidence-based approach designed to motivate youth over the age of 13, to evaluate their lives, consider changes they may need to make, and succeed in implementing those changes. Groups are offered in combination with individual counseling and family participation. Youth start in the phase that is relevant to their needs, determined at their assessment.

Phase 1 – Aware

A continuing, weekly program for substance use and co-occurring disorders clients that engages and educates youth equipping them to identify problems and solutions, and find motivation for positive change

Tuesdays 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Phase 2 – Seven Challenges Group

A continuing, weekly program for substance use and co-occurring disorders clients that assists youth to gain insight, learn skills, evaluate how their choices impact their lives and develop an action plan for a healthy life. Learn more about Seven Challenges.

Mondays 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Phase 3 – Life in Recovery

Weekly support for clients that provides professional facilitation by YES co-occurring therapists and peer support to develop skills to meet the challenges of living a life in recovery.

Mondays 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Parent/Caregiver Support Group

A weekly group for parents offered at the same time as the AWARE Group. This group presents information on substance use, mental health and other challenges facing their youth. The group assists parents/caregivers to effectively communicate with and support their youth in making positive changes while setting healthy boundaries, and practicing self-care.

Tuesdays 6 – 7:30 p.m.


A year-round sober activities program that provides cost-free opportunities for sober fun through social activities like bowling, indoor rock climbing, sporting events, escape rooms, hikes, visits to museums, and more!

Call 425-747-4937 for upcoming events.

High school students

In-School Prevention and Intervention

YES Chemical Dependency Specialists, trained in both mental health and substance use issues, provide in-school assessments, early intervention, prevention activities, referrals, and ongoing support for students in the Bellevue and Lake Washington School Districts.

Learn more about how YES is increasing access through school-based services.

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Additional Services

YES also offers substance use education for youth and parents/caregivers, and prevention programs throughout the community.

Visit our Facebook page for a list of events.

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