Rites of Passage

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Rites of Passage is a private rehab located in Shelton, Washington. Rites of Passage specializes in the treatment of mental health, substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

Rites of Passage Focus:

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.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

What does Rites of Passage offer?

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

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. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Animal Therapy

Animal therapy (aka pet therapy or animal-assisted therapy) can be very healing, as it allows patients to bond with animals, who give unconditional love. This is particularly useful for those who suffered trauma by the hands of people, who may be able to trust and form closer attachments to animals than humans at certain stages of rehabilitation.

Rites of Passage Highlights:

With a staff to student ratio of 1:3, sets Rites of Passage apart from other programs. The programs empower teens and young adults to break destructive habits, reconnect with their inner strength and resources, and make healthy choices. With the Wilderness Therapy Program for troubled youth located in beautiful Olympic National Park, Washington, and Bend, Oregon, Rites of Passage creates life-changing experiences for good kids who are making bad decisions.
Wilderness Treks in the Olympic and Cascade National Parks with Rock Climbing and Sea Kayaking Adventure Trips.
Rites of Passage Ranch is a therapeutic treatment center in Washington. With three- and six-month extended-stay continuing care programs, the Ranch provides students with a safe, stable and supportive environment for recovery.
The Ranch is “home base,” and students have a daily routine that clears away distractions and challenges them to confront their issues in a healthy way. An integral component of the therapeutic process is our solid wilderness adventure trek program, which guides students toward self-reliance, self-respect, patience and maturity. In addition to wilderness expeditions, we integrate equine therapy, holistic nutrition and transitional work programs that focus on long-term sobriety and spiritual wellness. Students develop and strengthen the physical, emotional, and social muscles they need to recover and chart a new course for their lives.
Success doesn’t happen overnight. Recovery is possible. These are two important things to remember when embarking on a stay at Rites of Passage NW. A long-term program can seem like a lifetime to a teenager in crisis. Here we create a plan tailored to each individual teen, and we include different stages of the program that teens can “graduate” from when they have completed. Our first stage, known as Phase 1, can often be the toughest part for a teenager. Being away from home, and being in a new environment with other teenagers can be rough. Being away from drugs and alcohol can also be tough too, and for these teens it was typically a daily habit. The first phase lasts roughly two weeks, and our teens can get acclimated to the flow of Rites of Passage NW, as well as getting comfortable with the staff and other teens that live here. The schedule can be tough at first. It is rigid and firm – however, we feel that this is part of what helps each teen realize and reach their treatment goals, and still have time to have fun and enjoy the activities that we offer.
During phase two residents will become integrated into the community through support groups. During this phase residents will be doing one on one therapy and group therapy. They will be meeting with an intensive outpatient group or with our chemical dependence staff members. Residents will continue their life skills classes and get to know the other residents. On weekends residents pick group activities and explore new activities to incorporate into their lives. Once residents embrace their treatment plans they will start to add in their community level activities to compliment their programs such as volunteering and education. We want residents to completely embrace their recovery before we add in other activities as we don’t want anyone to be distracted from their primary goal of recovery.
During phase three residents practice the skills they have learned in the day to day living of their treatment plans. This could include the residents being enrolled in school, attending 12 step meetings, and/or being actively engaged in the group dynamics at the ranch. This slowly happens through their practice and counseling by layering our therapeutic approach giving support every step of the way. Residents will be their primary force of motivation and will have found a new start to life. The weekends group activities continue and residents can keep exploring new activities to incorporate into their lives. Having fun is important in creating self care during and after our program.
During phase four residents will start to explore their aftercare options for reintegration into their lives. This might look like finding sober living options in our community to continue on with their new found passions like school or community. Residents might want to transition back to their home state or start at university. We would help them plan this transition. Our residents are performing at a new level of excellence at this phase of our program. Transitions can be difficult if there is damage that occurred prior to their arrival that we can help navigate. We help facilitate that transition and create a plan for success after their stay with us. This could consist of continuing therapy or locating support groups in the area the resident will be moving to and having someone in the local community take them to their first meeting there. During this phase we will ask residents to help mentor new arrivals by helping them navigate the daily ranch life routine or by introducing them at meetings. By residents giving back to each other and through community it reinforces the value system and new life they have created.
Luxury Accomodations
Day School Available for patients
Private rooms available
Sober living home or Halfway house


  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed


  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Cash payments accepted

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