Inpatient & Outpatient Alcohol Rehab in Seattle
It might be difficult to convince someone who is addicted to alcohol and/or drugs to enter a treatment center in Seattle, WA. After all, Washington state ranks near the top as having more alcohol and drug-related incidents, including addiction, in the U.S.
However, Seattle has much more going for it than a stigma as a state primarily known for substance abuse. What first comes to mind in regard to Seattle is its prominent culture which is made up of many other cultures. Seattle, in short, is a melting pot of people from all over the world, which in and of itself, is a strong attraction of the city.
Another attraction – and it is drink-related, is coffee. Seattle has 1,118 coffee shops (424 of them are Starbucks). It’s as if coffee was invented in Seattle, which, in a sense it was as Starbuck’s originally started in Seattle. At any rate, with that many coffee shops in the city, it’s easy to stay entertained as well as warmed and amped up.
The Space Needle is a destination which offers commanding views of the city, though locals will tell you Smith Tower is the place to go for much nicer Seattle vantage points.
If you want to get closer to the nature-related aspects of Seattle, pay a visit to the Seattle Arboretum. The autumn months in particular show off the leaf and tree colors, especially when under a gray Seattle sky.
Or are you hungry? If so, head over to Pike Place Market, where once again, a variety of cultures demonstrate themselves through a worldwide cornucopia of food dishes and other specialties.
Seattle Art Museum (SAM) houses contemporary works of all media, which reflects a wide range of local, national and world creativity.
Music lovers should check out the Seattle Symphony for concerts and events such as Cirque du Soleil.
Lastly, did you know Seattle is comprised of two cities, the second of which is beneath ground? Take a tour of the Seattle underground that begins in Pioneer Square. You will learn why the Seattle we’ve come to know is not necessarily the original Seattle.
So, yes, Seattle, as could the whole of Washington, might have its place as a state where alcohol and drugs are taken to an excess. But there’s much more to the city than illicit using.
Seattle is contemporary, hip, and has much to offer in excitement, food and of course, coffee.