West Sound Treatment Center Bridges Gap Between Addiction and Treatment

Michelle Lamb, left, of the West Sound Treatment Center and Behavioral Liaison, and Kalina Harris chat in one of their client areas at the West Sound Treatment Center in Bremerton on Thursday, June 6, 2024.

After years of battling addiction in Kitsap County, Michelle Lamb knows how difficult it can be to get clean when you don’t know where to turn.

A simple return home, quick access to treatment or having someone to accompany you through the process, she says, can be the catalyst for people suffering from a dementia-related disorder. substance use to finally break the cycle. Lamb, now five years sober, is the head of West Sound Treatment Center’s new program that aims to be that spark.

The five-month-old Supportive Housing and Behavioral Liaison program aims to connect people released from prison or living on the streets with a substance use disorder to people with lived experience who can support them throughout their recovery process.