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History & Philosophy


Northwest Resources has been providing addictions treatment in Thurston and Mason County since 1993. We provide effective evidenced based alcohol and other drug dependency treatment services in both Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient treatment modalities. We additionally provide integrated mental health treatment, medication-assisted treatment, and educational services such as Alcohol & Drug Information School and DUI Victims Impact Panels. 


Northwest Resources offers a wide variety of help for those seeking treatment for addiction and mental health challenges. We do comprehensive and fair assessments and recommendations based on appropriate testing and professional interview with our certified counselors.


We have an excellent working reputation with the legal and justice systems. They rely on us to ensure their clients will not only get a fair assessment, but the results will get to them in a very timely fashion. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service with prompt response to our client’s needs both with reporting and treatment.

We have provided contracted services with the Mason County Drug Court for the last 3 years. We also have currents contracts with the Thurston County Health Department for Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services for clients with Medicaid.


Northwest Resources is a Preferred Provider with most major medical insurance companies and managed care companies. We take care of all your billing needs.



Northwest Resources philosophy is firm in its belief that Chemical Dependency is a primary disease with biochemical factors, genetic factors, environmental, psychosocial and spiritual factors that influence its development and manifestations. The disease is progressive and often fatal. Chemical Dependency is characterized by impaired control over drinking, drug use, eating, compulsive spending and or other life damaging behaviors, with use continued despite adverse consequences and distortions in thinking. The addicted/chemically dependent—can and will make the irrational appear to be rational.


NWR philosophy on treatment of the disease is firm in the belief that in order to be in recovery an individual has to move through the stages of change from pre-contemplative to contemplative preparation “action” and finally into maintenance. Many times a person can move back and forth, therefore needing ongoing assessment. The disease is a brain disease in its actions and changes one’s brain chemistry that can leave an individual with depression, social anxiety, panic and other mood disorders. Recovery does not have to be miserable and the brain damage most of the time may be repaired. This is why we have therapy that goes beyond talk therapy.


With this philosophy, all patients of NWR will address, in their treatment:

  • Their acceptance of having a disease/abuse issues

  • Their development of a recovery plan, including relapse prevention

  • Development of social clean and sober support-12 Step Program participation

  • Individual bio/psycho/social problems

  • Bio-Chemical Restoration



We envision a profound transformation in the treatment of addiction, making available nutrient therapy and other modalities for repairing core emotional, spiritual and physical deficits. Treatment will no longer be abstinence alone, but also the elimination of cravings and the creation of optimal well-being through biochemical restoration, 12 step program participation and emotional sobriety.



  • To achieve universal understanding that addictive/abusive behaviors are symptoms of biochemical imbalances.

  • To eliminate the concept that relapse is a necessary part of recovery

  • To establish a holistic approach with nutrient therapy as innovative integration of brain-body energy techniques that address the individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people suffering from addictive/abusive disorders

  • To raise public awareness that “for every drug that benefits a patient, there is a naturally occurring substance that can achieve the same effect”

  • To address the underlying causes of addiction/abuse and not just treat symptoms

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