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Substance Use and Co-Occurring Conditions Counseling and Treatment

Since 1996, the mission of the Student Assistance and Treatment Program has been to ensure the safety, health and well-being of all students through programs that emphasize alcohol, tobacco, other drug and co-occuring conditions intervention and support programs in the Olympia School District. Beginning in January 2011, the Olympia School District received certification from Department of Social and Health Services and Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to provide Chemical Dependency Out-Patient Treatment Services.

Our comprehensive approach provides prevention education, intervention and out-patient treatment targeting the reduction of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use while addressing co-ocurring conditions among our youth. Our counselors provide services to students and families directly related to substance abuse and other risk-taking behaviors effecting success in school and beyond. Identified students receive formalized screenings, complete Bio-Psyco-Social Chemical Dependency Assessments, inpidual and/or small group education, treatment services, on-going counseling, recovery support services, and urinalysis testing. All services are provided in-district by Olympia School District Licensed Chemical Dependency Counseling Professionals.

Services We Provide

Prevention Education:

Assists students with alcohol and other drug education to enhance positive life choices while reducing at-risk behaviors.

Assessments:

Full chemical dependency assessments are provided by Licensed Chemical Dependency Professionals.

Indivualized Counseling:

Individual counseling is provided for those students who have exhibited substance use and/or co-occurring conditions, have requested individual sessions, or who are found to benefit more from an individualized program.

Intervention and Treatment: Identified students and families are provided assistance through inpidual and/or group counseling within the school-based outpatient chemical dependency treatment program.

Aftercare Support: Provides support to students returning to school from an intensive treatment program.

Urinalysis Testing:  While participating in treatment students are monitored with random drug testing.

Referral Services: Program counselors work in coordination with community resources to provide additional support when inpiduals are in need of in-patient treatment or specialized mental health counseling.

How To Refer

Referrals to our program may be made by staff, parents, students or other concerned inpiduals by contacting the number listed below or completing our confidential on-line referral form (click on the link below).

Our Community Connections

The development and implementation of our comprehensive program includes a strong community component. Community involvement includes on-going program coordination and communication with TOGETHER!, Thurston County Department of Health Preventiion/Intervention Programs, the Thurston County Courts, Community Youth Services, the Department of Social and Health Services. 

Students assessed to be in need of intensive outpatient, inpatient treatment, or mental health counseling are referred to licensed agencies specializing in these areas.

For further information, please contact:

Cindy Mitchell, CDP, Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist, Clinical Supervisor
E-Mail: cmitchell@osd.wednet.edu / Phone: 360-596-8547 / FAX 360-596-8581
1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA. 98501

Student Referral Form (online- no printing!)

Student Referral Form