The Tri-Cities once again has an inpatient facility for people withdrawing from alcohol or drugs.
Lourdes Health has opened Desert Hope in Pasco.
The facility, with room for 12 clients, is at 1020 S. Seventh Ave. — in the same spot where Tri-Cities Community Health previously ran a similar operation.
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A ribbon-cutting for Desert Hope was held June 20, and the first client was admitted the next day.
“Since the detox center closed last summer, our jails, mental health clinics and emergency rooms have opened their doors to those dealing with addiction, but there needs to be a central location devoted to withdrawal management,” Dana Oatis, director of outpatient services at Lourdes Counseling Center, said in a news release.
Desert Hope has about 15 staffers, including chemical dependency professionals and withdrawal aides.
A typical client stay at the center will be three to five days. Upon leaving, the client will “be connected to the appropriate level of care,” which may include other treatment, according to information from Lourdes.
“We provide treatment interventions to help individuals identify where they are in the recovery process and what it will take for them to move forward.” Oatis said.
“We focus on who the individual is and what strengths and abilities they have. The therapeutic process is most effective when there is collaboration between the individual and the treatment staff to provide care that is person-centered.”
For more information on Desert Hope, go to yourlourdes.com/counseling-center.