Treatment Services

JUDICIAL-RELATED TREATMENT

FELONY DRUG COURT

Established in 1994 in cooperation with the Pierce County Superior Court, County Prosecutor, and the Department of Assigned Counsel, PCA provides a traditional, adult drug court program for all eligible offenders.

The treatment regimen incorporates current, evidence-based practices to include trauma informed care, moral reconation therapy (MRT), relapse prevention, and life skills. The program also incorporates mental health treatment services.

Treatment lasts at least one year but more commonly, participants need 18 -24 months to complete the program successfully. Interested persons should seek further information through their defense counsel.

DEFERRED PROSECUTION

Persons who qualify for deferred prosecution by Pierce County Courts can receive treatment services through PCA’s adult outpatient treatment program (AOP).

FAMILY RECOVERY COURT

The Family Recovery Court was developed specifically to deal with families with dependency filings in Pierce County where the children are under the purview of the state because of their parent’s drug or alcohol dependency. The primary program goal is to attain family reunification by getting the parent through treatment, into recovery, and able to support a functional family in a healthy and nurturing environment.

Besides providing substance dependency and mental health treatment services, to include co-occurring disorders, the program incorporates supportive, ancillary services such as monitored visitation, assistance with shelter and transportation, parental skills training and family counseling.

DISTRICT COURT PROBATION

Persons on probation from the District Court can also receive treatment services through PCA’s adult outpatient treatment program (AOP).

MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT

Pierce County Alliance contracts with a medical professional to be on site several days a week to provide MAT services with Suboxone and Vivitrol.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an augmentation service to PCA’s treatment programs, providing medications that help to reduce drug cravings, improve treatment retention outcomes.

Persons who have an opioid use disorder may be eligible for medication assisted treatment.

ADULT OUTPATIENT (AOP) TREATMENT CENTER

PCA’s Chemical Detection Services (CDS) provides urinalysis and breath analysis in order to detect the use of alcohol or other substances. Used primarily for monitoring PCA treatment clientele for sobriety, these services are also available for private use in association with job applications, random drug tests by employers, or by individual request.

The collection of breath and urine samples are monitored by staff and all samples are processed and documented in a manner that meets legal, evidentiary standards. Laboratory testing processes also meet the requirements of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

Chemical Detection Services Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 12:45 pm

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Licensed mental health therapists provide assessments and individual and group counseling for clients with co-occurring or mental health disorders which includes trauma-informed care.

PIERCE COUNTY JAIL TREATMENT

PCA provides an in-jail SUD treatment program which includes individual assessments as well as individual and group therapy that is fully compliant with state requirements for outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment. Individuals may also access medication assisted treatment (MAT) services at PCA’s site following their release from jail.

ALTERNATIVE TO CONFINEMENT (ATC)

The Alternative to Confinement program provides case management and monitoring services for offenders as an alternative of confinement where the court has authorized the individual’s release.

ATC provides drug and alcohol assessments, referral to treatment and other support services as needed, as well as day reporting.