Free by the Sea

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Free By The Sea is a true dual diagnosis addiction recovery center treating substance abuse, mental health and is the first and only residential treatment center addressing problem gambling disorders. Free By the Sea is located at Ocean Park, Washington.

Free by the Sea Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Dual diagnosis occurs when an addiction to drugs or alcohol is accompanied by a mental or emotional disorder. As some mental and emotional disorders can hinder a successful recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, seeking help for the disorder is vital to overcoming the addiction. When it comes to substance abuse, they use support groups to aid in treating co-occurring issues.

Rehab Services:

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Free by the Sea offer?

Medically Assisted Detox

Detox is the process of purging the body of any substances that a person has consumed to the point of addiction. The process of detox allows time for the drug and alcohol to be eliminated from the body so the person can move forward with treatment. Free by the Sea offers detox placement to the men and women in the State of Washington who are living with drug and alcohol addiction. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it’s important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Outpatient (OP)

Free by the Sea offers outpatient care and continuing support for clients who have graduated from their alcohol and drug rehab treatment program and live locally. The extension of treatment is ideal for individuals who want to maintain their sobriety over an extended period of time and need the reinforcement of a continuing care treatment program. Individuals reside off-campus and live their daily lives as usual, participating in treatment programs as recommended at the time of discharge or as determined appropriate by the client and their counselor.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Free by the Sea provides residential treatment for individuals working toward recovery from alcohol addiction and drug rehabilitation. Their residential treatment for addiction is designed to provide a safe, structured living facility for 30 to 90 days or beyond as needed. Residential treatment includes group therapy, one-on-one counseling, 12-step meetings, presentations, and educational group sessions.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. Free by the Sea offers treatment programs specifically tailored to fit each individual’s needs. Their program goes above and beyond what other programs do to provide their patients with the best possible care to be able to heal physically and rebuild their personal lives.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Family Program

Drug and alcohol addictions affect the entire family. Successful recovery is not just about healing the client, but also healing loved ones and the family bonds that can be tested during addiction. Free by the Sea offers an intensive four-day family program focused on helping this vital support unit establish a foundation for successful recovery not only for the client but the entire family.

Aftercare Support

Prior to leaving treatment, each client will receive an individualized discharge plan. The client’s success on his or her journey to recovery is of utmost importance, and they strive to equip their clients with a plan that will promote the greatest potential for life-long recovery.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. At Free by the Sea, their goal is to treat the mind, body, and spirit to restore the health of individuals suffering from substance abuse and the relationship with their families.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is one of the most effective practices out there today for helping individuals overcome mental health problems or substance abuse issues. This therapy has stood the test of time and is scientifically proven to be a very effective method for managing mental health and substance abuse issues. At Free by the Sea, they invite both individuals and their families to their facility in the State of Washington to experience the benefits that CBT has to offer.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Located in the State of Washington, Free by the Sea uses dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to treat alcohol addiction, drug addiction, and other mental health issues. Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Free by the Sea is taught by our Clinical Director Dr. Kevin McGinley. Dialectical behavior therapy provides a new approach to treating substance abuse and mental health issues. Free by the Sea is one of the few treatment centers in the country with a DBT program that integrates mental health with substance abuse treatments.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Equine Therapy

Equine therapy, aka equine-assisted therapy (EAT), is a form of experiential therapy that involves interactions and activities with horses. It does not necessarily involve riding horses, but all activities related to horses, such as feeding, grooming, haltering and leading them. A mental health professional frequently oversees the activities (often in conjunction with a horse professional), and helps patients process their thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns during and/or after the interaction.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a therapeutic modality originally developed to help process trauma. In an EMDR session, a patient is prompted to undergo eye movements that mimic those of REM sleep. This is accomplished by watching a therapist’s finger move back and forth across, or following a bar of light. The goal is repetitive sets of eye movements that help the brain reprocess memory, which can significantly reduce the intensity of remembered traumatic incidents. Associated memories can heal simultaneously, leaving patients significantly calmer, more stable, and more emotionally relaxed.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders include anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and dysfunctional eating patterns. Many psychologists and other mental health professionals consider eating disorders to be food addictions, meaning food is being used in an addictive way (similar to drug or alcohol addiction). Certain substance abuse treatment programs will have treatment for eating disorders as one of the services offered. An eating disorder may also present as a co-occuring disorder or dual diagnosis alongside drug and alcohol addiction.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Nutrition Therapy

At Free by the Sea, quality amenities are an important component of the healing experience they provide for their residents. All meals at their alcohol and drug treatment center are prepared on-site by a trained chef whose culinary skills were honed at some of the region’s finest restaurants. They also choose to purchase local ingredients for quality, freshness, and an authentic Northwest flavor. Nutrition is exceptionally important throughout rehab and recovery. Some may not realize just how much of a strain their body will go through, and having an ideal diet plan will make the process easier and more efficient.

Creative Arts Therapy

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.

Free by the Sea Highlights:

Free by the Sea is one of the most recognized addiction treatment programs in the country. They offer ongoing rehabilitation services to both men and women in the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, who are suffering from drug and alcohol abuse.
In addition to educational therapy, they offer recreational activities where clients will be exposed to meditation and art therapy as part of the recovery process. Free by the Sea also offers eating, activities, and classes (gender-specific).
Steps away from a sandy beach and the vast Pacific Ocean, their alcohol and drug treatment center is situated on five beautiful acres of waterfront property along Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula. Peaceful and serene, the setting for their campus is highly conducive to the addiction recovery process. And while they are a few short hours from their nearest major metropolitan neighbors — Portland and Seattle — their campus is far enough from the distractions of everyday life to offer their clients privacy, seclusion, and time for thoughtful reflection.
Ocean Views
Free by the Sea also offers a transitional treatment program for individuals who need continued alcohol or drug rehab support for up to one year but require a less structured approach. It is also ideal for clients who have previously received drug or alcohol rehab treatment.


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  • Monthly Fee: $15,000.00
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Cash payments accepted

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  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment