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2030 Division Street
Suite B
Bellingham, WA 98226


Service Setting

  • residential detoxification


  • no payment accepted


  • payment assistance (check facility for details)
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Primary Focus

  • Drug & Alcohol Treatment
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Services Provided

  • Detox
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Type of Care

  • Outpatient Treatment

About Whatcom Community Detox

Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, WA is an involuntary residential detox program for individuals who need help with drug and alcohol dependence. Often, patients are referred to this facility because they have been abusing substances for a long time and have not been able to safely recover another way. Bellingham is a coastal city where patients can relax and go through the process of detox as smoothly as possible.

The staff at this facility are highly motivated to help patients put an end to their substance dependence and also to help them transition into addiction treatment. The program works with several other facilities in under the Pioneer Human Services umbrella to help ensure all patients of Whatcom get the best care possible

About Whatcom Community Detox

Whatcom Community Detox in Bellingham, WA provides care to patients who are suffering from dependence on drugs and alcohol. This facility is a sub-acute or non-medical unit, so individuals with non-life-threatening symptoms usually find the care they need here. However, the program is intensive and patients receive 24-hour care and supervision, which is best for those with severe addictions and a high likelihood of relapse.

The staff works to motivate the patients to seek further treatment, rather than ending their recovery services with detox. In addition, they also connect patients with community referrals and other helpful resources in order to allow them to have the smoothest recovery journey possible.

The program provides the typical residential treatment options for drug and alcohol detox—such as medication and behavioral therapy—as well as community referrals and referrals to other programs within the Pioneer Human Services network. In addition, patients can expect accommodations and meals during their stays.

Patients who need intensive residential detox for drugs and alcohol abuse but are not in need of hospitalization should consider receiving treatment at this facility. In addition, patients who are referred to the facility by the criminal justice department can also expect to receive helpful treatment at this facility.

Treatment Options

The treatment options available at Whatcom Community Detox are the essential options associated with residential detox and withdrawal treatment, specifically

  • 12-step based counseling
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Motivational programing
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Medically-assisted opioid addiction tapering
    • The tapering program utilizes Suboxone, and patients are slowly tapered off the drug as they become stronger and their withdrawal symptoms become less intense.


Certain amenities are provided by this privately owned facility. Patients have access to beds and meals, as they are receiving residential detox care. In addition, the program offers

  • Referrals to mental health services
  • Referrals to substance use disorder treatment after detox
  • Services for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Involuntary detox program

Patients who are sent to this facility rather than to jail or prison can expect specialized treatment that is based on their specific needs and recoveries. In addition, the staff at this facility is aware of the need for patients to attend addiction treatment once detox has ended, and therefore, patients are referred to outside facilities, usually ones in the Pioneer Human Services network.


Individuals going through withdrawal and/or who are intoxicated are welcome to receive treatment at the facility. However, prospective patients must be medically stable. Other policies include

  • Patients can self-refer themselves to the center. Also, family and friends can refer patients, as can hospitals, law enforcement agents, mental health agencies, and criminal justice workers.
  • Designated smoking areas are provided for patients.
  • No payment is accepted at this facility.
  • Adults aged 18 and older are accepted at this facility. Both men and women can receive care in this program.

The staff at Whatcom believes every person has the potential to transcend their past actions and create a better life. This is the recovery process, and detox is just a part of this journey.

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