Health & Social Services

Behavioural Health
(Mental Health & Substance Abuse)

Substance Abuse Treatment Services

The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe Substance Abuse Agency is a state licensed agency (#144800) serving the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, and the surrounding communities of Snohomish and Skagit Counties.

We provide help for those suffering from the disease of addiction and the misery of craving. We believe that addiction can be treated, that recovery is possible, and that lives can be rebuilt.

We provide assessments and treatment for both adults and youth, and work with Washington Superior and State Courts, Dept. of Social and Health Services, Indian Child Welfare, Child Protective Services, Youth Probation, and locally with Darrington Schools.
For Medicaid clients, without their own transport, we can provide transport from home to treatment.


Adult and Youth assessments including DUI & Deferred Prosecution.

ASAM Level 1 outpatient treatment
Youth & adult:
-Weekly group
-Monthly individual sessions
-UAs and compliance reports as needed.

ASAM Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient Treatment
Youth & adult:
-Three sessions weekly, group and individual
-UAs and compliance reports as needed.
-Transfer to Level 1 after 12 weeks.


The Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe operates a bus service daily, and can also provide door to door individual transport for clients with Medicaid, without their own transportation.

Referral for Suboxone

For those in treatment for opiate addiction we can refer and co-ordinate suboxone support.

For Families

We recognize that addiction affects the whole family and provide family sessions, open to families of anyone in treatment.
We can assist with understanding the nature of addiction and recovery. Most importantly we can provide a safe place for families to express their own difficulties with their loved ones’ behavior.
Many families have been affected for a long time, without any opportunity to address the hurt and trauma that has been caused by someone suffering from addiction.
We provide an environment for families to voice their concerns.

External Recovery Resources

-- Alcoholics Anonymous
-- Al-Anon
-- Narcotics Anonymous
-- Nar-Anon
-- Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery Local Meetings:
Wednesdays 6pm
Glad Tidings Assembly of God
45631 HWY530, Darrington WA 98241

Fridays 6pm
Arlington Assembly of God
201 North Stillaguamish Ave, Arlington WA 98223

Our Staff

Harriet Yurchak, PhD
Extension: 220; Direct Line: 360-436-2836
Expertize: Psychotherapist

Zak Alder, MA, LMHC, MHP, SUDP
Direct Line: 360-436-0242
Expertize: Mental Health services, substance use disorder services, and co-occurring services (which is a combination of the two services).

My work with clients is a strengths-based approach in which we work collaboratively toward increasing the client’s strengths and skills as they move toward their desired goals.
My training has been strongly influenced by the idea of trauma-informed care which is grounded and directed by an understanding of the neurological, biological, psychological and social effects of trauma and the prevalence of these experiences in persons who seek and receive behavioral health services. Strengths-based, trauma-informed care means tapping into an individual’s innate resilience to aid them in their recovery.

Lyndee Retzlaff, BA, CDP, CCTP
Extension 255; Direct Line: 360-436-2212
Expertize: Substance Abuse counselling, individuals, groups, family support, assessments.

Clinical Supervisor | SUDP License
IATP Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
National Certified Addiction Counselor

Brenda Poitra, AALC, Reiki Master
Extension: 218; Direct Line: 360-436-2826; Cell: 360-391-4497
Expertize: Reiki energy treatment
As well as, Acupuncture (Anxiety-Stress-Stop Smoking-Weight loss-Headaches-Migraine-Energy-Pain management), Massage Therapy (Anxiety-Stress-Diabetes-High blood pressure-Pain management), Yoga (Anxiety-Stress-Flexibility-Diabetes-High blood pressure-Energy-Pain management), Tai Chi (Balance- Anxiety-Stress-Flexibility-Diabetes-High blood pressure-Energy), Martial Arts, Footbath Detox, Life Path Sessions

Our Address

5318 Chief Brown Lane, Darrington, WA 98241

Email Receptionist
Kilee McConnaughy

Call Us

+1 360 436 0131
866 214 7285 (toll free)