We are participating in The Seattle Foundation's sixth annual GiveBIG on May 3!
Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS) has been working to transform the lives of individuals and their communities through innovative and effective addiction and social services in Western Washington since 1973.
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.
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).
February 2016: PBS Nightline's documentary "Chasing Heroin" covers the heroin epidemic in Western Washington and the various efforts to treat and manage this public health crisis.
See how peoples’ lives transform as they take charge of their addiction at Evergreentx.tumblr.com/transformations