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Daybreak has been successfully treating teens for drug and alcohol abuse for nearly 30 years. We are committed to serving teens and their families, and have become an innovative leader in the youth drug and alcohol treatment field.

If your family is struggling with the effects of teen drug abuse, Daybreak can help. We provide a safe, secure learning environment where kids can work on their problems. We can help your child develop skills that will help him or her manage their emotions, and understand those feelings which can lead to drug use.

Our Therapeutic Approach

Daybreak counselors are trained in two research-based methods of therapy which are deemed to be “Best Practices” by the mental health industry. They are Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Motivational Interviewing is a counseling approach based on the principle that all human behavior is motivated. It acknowledges that deciding to change is difficult and most people experience ambivalence when faced with difficult behavioral changes. It also acknowledges that people can perceive both the advantages and the disadvantages of altering their current drug use behavior.   DBT is an approach designed for people who have trouble controlling their emotions and behavior. Clients are taught and helped to use skills to help tolerate distress, manage their emotions, and be more effective in interpersonal relationships.

We operate Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment Programs in eastern and western Washington state, and serve teens from around the Northwest.   Together, Daybreak’s programs serve nearly 1000 adolescents each year.

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For Parents

When we ask teenagers what they want out of treatment, more than 90% say that they want to have a better relationship with their parents. Of course, they are not likely to tell you the whole truth if they think they might get in trouble or disappoint you. So you must be alert to the warning signs of substance use. Rather than assuming that kids will never become involved in problem behaviors, educate yourself about teen substance abuse and other behavioral or emotional problems. If there is any glimmer of a suspicion take time to  find out about the most appropriate actions and options.

If you have questions or concerns call 1(888) 454-5506 ext. 1003 or click the Information Request link and ask. We will answer.

“The path of development is a journey of discovery that is clear only in retrospect, and it’s rarely a straight line.” ― Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential

For Referents

If you are a medical practitioner, therapist, school counselor or other concerned professional that is desiring to assist a teenager into treatment you may find any or all of the following links very helpful:

Admissions - A description of our outpatient and inpatient programs and the admission processes

Payment Options- Overview of fees, insurance, and financial aid

Online Inpatient Admission Application - The easiest way to apply for admission to inpatient treatment

AdmissionsPacket6-2011 - Inpatient admission application (download PDF)

ReferralPacket6-2011 - Inpatient treatment information for parent and client (download PDF)

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