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Schick Shadel Hospital

12101 Ambaum Blvd SW, Seattle, Washington, 98146
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About Schick Shadel Hospital

The Schick Shadel Hospital provides substance abuse treatment for men and women. Schick Shadel’s approach is not 12-Step based, but relies instead on controversial aversion therapy or counter conditioning. The ten-day program is designed to create strong feelings of physical discomfort and repulsion associated with the addictive substance.

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(57 reviews)
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I was a patient in 2012 and they saved my life. All other tried treatments never worked for me. Schick is different…it works. Period.
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It has been 10 years since I “recovered “. S.S. Program of aversion therapy worked For me. Was unpleasant … but so was I…very effective if one really has a desire to get sober and live real life. This place is the real deal thats why its been around for decades and has cured countless people of alcohol addiction. You need to commit yourself to getting out from the clutches of alcohol… If you are not committed and serious then don’t waste your money and time and prepare for death as it will most surely come to you sooner as an alcoholic. Peace to all and good luck. H Toronto
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I don’t understand the #3 ratings on Schlick hospital for alcoholism. I went to Schlick December 1981 and have never had another drink. I went to a different facility for a month and started back drinking 3 hrs after I left the place. I was mentally and physically addicted, had to detox 3 or 4 days before starting 10 day program. Had 5 treatments of Duffys bar 5 sodium pentathol sessions and I was cured. Things have changed there or they really didn’t want to quit, maybe someone sent them there or something. Schlick is # 1 in the world as far as I can say. I wrote this on my own as a happy satisfied non drinker and don’t understand poor ratings. Barry
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I was on staff for 6 years and always had favorable interactions with both staff and clients. Staff were experienced and knowledgeable, it was an aversion therapy treatment program and clients were taught how to reinforce their treatment if ever feeling like they were in need of support. Lack of other holistic practices.
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location was great. Weaknesses included: digging deeper into why, expense drained an already impaired family by the drinker...son been 3 times and still no success, getting divorced, been fired, basically on the streets today Everyone has to pull for your loved ones success, mostly them, but family and staff as well