Therapeutic Health Services
T/H/S History



Serving the Community for over 27 years

1972 Therapeutic Health Services founded originally as the Center for Addiction Services
1975 Therapeutic Health Services provided chemical dependency and support services for pregnant women - the firs program of its kind in Washington
1981 Therapeutic Health Services becomes a United Way of King County member agency
1984 Therapeutic Health Services becomes certified to provide alcohol treatment services in addition to chemical dependency services.

Therapeutic Health Services responds to community needs by opening a clinic to serve "non-traditional" drug abuse patients such as medical professionals, white collar workers and professional athletes

1986 Summit Treatment Center (now the Summit Branch) moves to larger quarters
1989 First Alvirita Little Award presented to New York City's Mother Hale
1990 Therapeutic Health Services merges with Central Area Mental Health - now the Rainier Branch. T/H/S becomes the first agency in Washington State to be licensed to provide both mental health and chemical dependency services.
1991 Therapeutic Health Services assumes management of the Midvale Branch in Shoreline (North Seattle.)
1992 Therapeutic Health Services offers patient housing
1993 Second Alvirita Little Award presented to the Drug/Alcohol 24 Hour Helpline
1994 Rainier Branch moves to larger quarters
1996 Therapeutic Health Services' chemical dependency treatment programs receive the highest level of national accreditation through CARF - The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
1997 Therapeutic Health Services celebrates 25 years of service to the community

Third Alvirita Little Award presented to Senator George McGovern

Therapeutic Health Services featured in nationally broadcast Japanese TV documentary on the worldwide drug problem

Focus on Families is recognized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as one of the nation's top ten effective prevention programs

1998 Therapeutic Health Services' Focus on Families program featured on nationally broadcast PBS series "Moyers on Addiction: Close to Home", produced and hosted by world-renowned journalist Bill Moyers

All three branches certified to provide both alcohol/drug services and mental health services. New Focus on Families program recognized by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (White House) as one of eight programs nationally showing promise in effectively dealing with drug prevention in children and youth.

T/H/S board completes letter of intent to merge with Eastside Recovery Services in Bellevue, Washington. Scheduled to become effective in autumn of 1999, T/H/S will be able to provide its effective, comprehensive services to the fast-growing communities east of Seattle.



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