The Pierce County Alliance was originally incorporated as “The Pierce County Drug Alliance” in 1972 to coordinate local drug treatment services. Its name was changed in 1981 to reflect the broader range of programs undertaken by the agency.
In 1991, PCA partnered with the Pierce County Superior Court to plan and implement one of the first Drug Court Programs in the country. Since then drug courts have expanded nation-wide. We now provide treatment services for the Family Treatment Drug Court and have incorporated mental health services into our programs and added specialty treatment tracks for veterans and persons with gambling problems.
Most recently, PCA has added a medication assisted treatment (MAT) component to help reduce the impact of withdrawal for persons who have a heroin, opioid, or alcohol dependency.
PCA continues to pursue evidence-base practices for its programs and will undertake other promising practices that show promise in providing improved and more cost effective outcomes for our clients.
CERTIFICATION and AWARDS
PCA has been certified to meet the high standards of the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its behavioral treatment services.
Pierce County’s Drug Court Program, for whom PCA provides drug and alcohol treatment, was awarded “The Community Transformation Award” in 2014 by the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.