Royal Life Centers Washington
Royal Life Centers
Royal Life Centers offers addiction treatment centers in Lacey, Sumner, Spokane, and Mead. Tucked into some of Washington’s most scenic areas, clients begin their recovery in supportive and healing environments. Our treatment programs provide compassionate, innovative care from behavioral health and medical professionals who are experts in their fields. We’ll welcome you into our family and you’ll build strong bonds and friendships with other clients. Treatment is individualized and effective and teaches you the skills for long-term recovery.
8649 Martin Way E
Lacey WA, 98516
We at Royal Life Centers are proud to be one of 9 Wellbriety certified substance abuse treatment centers as it affords us the opportunity to honor the centuries-old traditions of holistic healing for any and all tribal members in need of substance use treatment.
Our Treatment Facility
What to Expect at Royal Life Centers
Royal Life Centers offers several convenient locations for addiction treatment in Washington State. With recovery centers in Spokane, Lacey, Sumner, and Mead as well as a full continuum of care, we provide evidence-based, compassionate treatment within some of the most beautiful areas in Washington. Many of our clients begin their recovery journey with medical detox and move into one of our residential treatment programs where they can have time and space away from everyday triggers and focus on themselves. As they gain a strong foothold in sobriety, they progress through different levels of outpatient care before transitioning into independence.
Levels of care at our Washington State rehabs include:
We offer medical detox at our Lacey, Spokane, and Sumner locations. The detox process is safe with a 24/7 medical team helping you eliminate drugs and alcohol from your system. We use research-backed medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and we monitor your comfort level and vital signs around the clock. You’ll detox in a spacious bedroom with cozy furniture and have access to inviting common areas.
Inpatient addiction treatment at our Sumner and Spokane locations provides you space away from triggers in a home-like environment. Set in beautiful areas next to rolling hills, lakes, and parks, you’ll experience the healing power of nature while engaging in a blend of traditional and experiential therapies.
Our residential inpatient programs in Washington are highly structured and focus on re-developing life skills and reintegrating into everyday life. You’ll attend groups five hours per day, every day, and have weekly individual therapy sessions.
We take a holistic approach to treatment that includes recreational activities, relapse prevention, education on gender-specific issues, trauma resolution, grief and loss, anger management, and 12-step meetings. You’ll work to restore health to mind, body, and spirit and increase your potential for long-term recovery and maintaining sobriety.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Offered at our Lacey and Mead locations, Royal’s partial hospitalization program (PHP) is the first of three 4-week phases of continuing care following detox and inpatient treatment. Our PHP is also a good option for clients that require similar structure as inpatient treatment but need to be home in the evenings. During partial hospitalization, you’ll participate in group therapy sessions Monday through Friday, six hours per day, and Saturday for three hours. PHP precedes intensive outpatient program (IOP), outpatient (OP), and sober living.
Our PHP is ideal for people who have a support network and are capable of moderate self-sustainability and relapse prevention. We’ll prepare you for independence by teaching you healthy coping skills, emotional regulation, and providing educational and employment assistance. These skills and resources are incredibly valuable in early recovery as you learn to maintain a healthy, sober life. Our 4-week partial hospitalization program prepares you for our intensive outpatient program (IOP), the next level of care, and is the first step back into society. Many people choose to live in our sober-living residences during this time.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Our intensive outpatient programs (IOP) in Lacey and Mead are the second stage of our continuing care programming. Following a 4-week period of PHP, many clients begin a 4-week period of intensive outpatient. You’ll participate in group therapy sessions for five hours Monday through Friday and for three hours on Saturday. You’ll eventually transition into move phase two of IOP, which includes three group therapy sessions per week, three hours per day.
During your time in intensive outpatient, you’ll attend weekly individual therapy sessions. You’ll hone the skills learned throughout your time at Royal and participate in job-readiness training that covers resume building, interview skills, and job placement. IOP provides education, resources, and skills that prepare you for a life of recovery outside of the treatment facility.
Our outpatient program is designed to accommodate clients transitioning out of a higher level of care and who are employed and moderately independent. Outpatient care acts as a support system, providing community, medical care, and resources to encourage growth in recovery as you become self-sufficient in everyday life. At this point, you’ve rebuilt much of your physical, mental, and spiritual health following detox, residential inpatient, PHP, and IOP and are ready to begin a life free of substance use. Outpatient is the most flexible treatment option. You attend monthly therapy sessions and weekly group therapy sessions on Sunday.
Our sober-living residences are available to current clients who have completed our inpatient treatment programs. We model the responsibility of paying bills and budgeting with low weekly rent for a nice apartment or home that is fully furnished with cable/internet and is accompanied by the safety and security of a sober-living staff nearby. Paying rent for sober housing begins after we help you find employment during outpatient treatment,
Washington State Leadership
Teresa Rorie, SUDP, BA
Executive Director - Washington
Teresa has been working in behavioral health treatment since 2008. She joined Royal Life Centers as a program director in 2017 and has since moved into the role of executive director. Teresa ensures programs and operations run seamlessly from start to finish. Prior to her position at Royal Life Centers, Teresa worked as a chemical dependency professional and clinical supervisor in addiction treatment facilities. She earned a bachelor’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in addiction from Grand Canyon University and is pursuing a master’s degree at Grand Canyon University as well.
Teresa is known for inspiring her team through positive reinforcement and endless support. Similarly, she offers regular encouragement to clients, guiding each through their journey of recovery and sobriety as a key motivator. In fact, Teresa’s motivation in life is to help others recover and begin a life of fulfillment and hope.
Ashley Whitley MSc, CCMA
Ashley joined Royal Life Centers in 2021 and is the program director of our Lacey detox and outpatient program. She holds a Master of Science in Mental Health and Wellness (MSc); a BS in Health Science in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care; and she is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership and Behavioral Health. Ashley is a certified clinical medical assistant (CCMA) and a certified transcranial magnetic stimulation technician. Her experience in addiction treatment is diverse and has included work in clinical operations, technician training, outreach, patient care, human resources, admissions, marketing, information technology, financials, and launching new treatment locations. Throughout her various roles, she’s collaborated with the full range of professionals in this field, including doctors, clinicians, CEOs, business development teams, administrative staff, and specialists.
Ashley’s passion is people, and her career perfectly aligns with her expertise and interests. Helping people in crisis and seeing them succeed fulfills her. In life outside of work, Ashley is a piano teacher, parent to two kids, and wife to an Air Force Master Sergeant who is currently deployed. She enjoys art, reading, video games, spending time with her kids and rescue pup, and summer camping trips to visit family in both Montana and Missouri.
Rick Rorie, SUDP
Mead & Spokane, WA
Rick oversees daily operations for our Mead outpatient program and our Spokane detox and residential programs. He ensures the effectiveness of groups and clinical practices, provides support and direction for BHT staff and supervisors, introduces new programs, and makes sure the needs of our clients are met by on-ground involvement in their treatment. Rick has worked in substance use treatment since 2008 in capacities such as: Program and Clinical Director, SUD Counselor, Residential Treatment Specialist, and Group Facilitator. He is certified in Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and working with gang-affiliated clients.
Rick’s interest in substance use treatment stems from his own personal battle with addiction. He believes given the right tools “we do recover,“ and he’s passionate about helping clients acquire those tools. Witnessing people who’ve suffered for so long and lost everything begin to find reprieve from the grips of addiction is what Rick finds most fulfilling about his work. In his free time, Rick enjoys sports, working out, and spending time with his dog Vincent.
Executive Director - Sumner, WA
Jon ensures all departments at Royal Life Centers’ Sumner location are running smoothly and provides support to the leadership team and other staff. He began working in the behavioral health field in 2013 as an overnight behavioral health technician. Jon quickly worked his way through the ranks, promoted to roles with increasing responsibilities that helped him gain leadership experience. Throughout his career, he has served in positions such as case manager, director for a detox unit, director of operations, and currently executive director for our Sumner location.
Jon’s owm recovery journey – now 10 years long – is what led him to work in the behavioral health field. He feels his work is a calling that he enjoys every day and that has helped him in his own recovery and as a person. In his free time, Jon enjoys fishing and spending time with his daughter.
Kevin Markham, SAP
Clinical Director - Sumner, WA
As Clinical Director for our Sumner, WA location, Kevin oversees the delivery of clinical services and coordinates our Native American program. Prior to joining Royal Life Centers Kevin worked as an administrator at Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers for almost a decade and served as the Director of Behavioral Health for Muckleshoot Indian Tribe for seven years. He earned an associate degree in addiction studies, a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in psychology, and holds a state certification as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP). Helping people begin their recovery journey and seeing the light return is what is most fulfilling about his profession.
“Royal Life centers completely changed my life. I had lost all hope that a life in sobriety could be possible for a person who had struggled for so long to no avail. Royal gave me the chance to stay sober and figure out who I was and who I could be. The staff that was there were the most amazing and supportive group I have ever encountered and they believed in me when I could not believe in myself. I will forever be grateful for the Royal life community.”
– Christine V.