Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with first responders and military, but PTSD can impact anyone who has survived a stressful life event. At Free by the Sea, located in the State of Washington, persons with a substance use disorder can undergo a holistic personality disorder treatment along with overcoming their addiction to alcohol and drugs. Free by the Sea has a variety of treatments, including safe medications, individual psychotherapy, and family counseling to help clients cope with their mental illness.
Serving the Pacific Northwest, including Washington (Seattle), Oregon (Portland), and Alaska.
The formal name for PTSD is post-traumatic stress disorder. It most commonly occurs in men and women who have experienced or witnessed something extremely traumatic and/or stressful. Serving in war, witnessing an individual be harmed, surviving physical or emotional abuse, living through a near-death experience… these are all events that may cause a man or woman to develop PTSD. Often, PTSD manifests in a physical reaction that may or may not include:
Sometimes an individual suffering from addiction is struggling with PTSD and has never been properly diagnosed. At Free by the Sea we offer dual diagnosis/co-occurring treatment, which addresses both addition and mental health concerns. We treat addiction and PTSD simultaneously, which increased the rate of success.
Free by the Sea is a beautiful campus, located on the Long Beach Peninsula in Ocean Park, WA. Our community of dedicated professionals are committed to provide care to all individuals with dignity and respect. Client centered care respectful of individual needs and concerns is the foundation of our approach. We adhere to evidence-based practices which are focused on successful outcomes for long term recovery. Services provided include:
Dual diagnosis and stress treatments are an ideal method for improving addition and PTSD. It’s important to ensure the individual receives treatment for both addition and any underlying mental health issues, including PTSD. Contact us for more information.
When an individual is ready to quit abusing alcohol or drugs and wants to treat PTSD, they can contact Free by the Sea at (360) 777-7050 for an evaluation. By spending time in a professional rehabilitation program in the State of Washington, an individual can focus on their recovery from substance abuse while improving their lifestyle to have a bright future.
Dr. Richard Crabbe joined our team in 2019 as our psychiatrist and medical director. He attended the University of Ghana Medical School where he became a Medical Doctor in 1977. From 1978 through 1984, he was a medical officer in the Ghana Navy and provided a variety of services from general medicine to surgeries. He received his Certificate in General Psychology from the American Board of Psychology and Neurology in 2002.