Serving South King County of Western Washington State

Substance Use

Substance Use

Treatment, Intervention and Prevention Services (TIPS)

Nexus Youth and Families’ Treatment, Intervention and Prevention Service (TIPS) provides a continuum of programs ranging from prevention to aftercare. The overall goal of the program is to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse in our communities. TIPS has been a Washington State-licensed substance abuse treatment provider since 1983. Our prevention and treatment programs rely upon evidence-based best practice models of prevention, intervention and treatment.

TIPS provides these services in King and Pierce Counties, in schools and in our agency locations in Enumclaw and Auburn.

Treatment Services

Outpatient Treatment Groups
TIPS provides DASA Certified outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs for youth ages 12-18. Services are provided at agency sites and in area schools.

Family Based Services
TIPS’ services are family based and value the family as part of the youth’s recovery.

Individual Services
TIPS utilizes a combination of both individual and group services that empower youth to define an individual treatment plan.

School and Court Ordered Services
TIPS provides both school- and court-ordered substance abuse evaluations and treatment. These services are offered at our agency sites, area schools and at the juvenile probation offices in Kent.

Intervention Services

Substance Abuse Assessments
TIPS utilizes the nationally recognized Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) substance abuse assessment and ASAM patient placement criteria to provide accurate, comprehensive and reliable client assessment.

These evidence-based services are provided at our agency sites, schools and probation offices.

Student Assistance Program
The student assistance, prevention and intervention services provide school-based screenings, full assessments, at-risk social skills groups, classroom and community prevention and intervention groups, “affected others” groups and recovery support groups.

Drug Screens
School-ordered, court-ordered and private drug screens available by appointment.

Prevention Services

Project Alert
TIPS provides Project Alert, a prevention program for elementary and middle schools. Project Alert is a nationally recognized best-practice, skill-building prevention curriculum.

For more information on any of our services please contact us at (253) 939-6946