At our three clinics in King, Thurston, and Grays Harbor counties, ETS offers medication assisted treatment for opioid dependence to more than 1,500 patients. Our services combine methadone or buprenorphine-based medications with wraparound services including counseling, urine drug screens, acupuncture, and engagement with medical providers. Street-based outreach services are provided by our REACH Team to vulnerable, chronically homeless adults with addiction in downtown Seattle.
Heroin and other opioid abuse in the U.S.
ETS is expanding in response to the current heroin epidemic. The Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed that opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. rose by 45 percent between 2006 and 2010, constituting an “urgent and growing public health crisis.”
Follow these links for up-to-date public resources on heroin abuse in the U.S. from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Washington State from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI).