Submit your questions regarding the heroin crisis, safe injection sites, and substance use disorder treatment to be discussed during KOMO’s televised town hall with former news anchor, Penny LeGate, Sen. Mark Miloscia, Caleb Banta-Green from the UW’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, and Snohomish Cty Sheriff Ty Trenary.
ETS NEWS AND MEDIA COVERAGE
Recent national and local media coverage of Evergreen Treatment Services and our REACH team, the heroin epidemic, and national policy regarding opioid use and treatment.
As annual death tolls from drug overdoses surpasses the number of deaths caused by AIDS during its peak in America, New York Magazine argues that the opioid epidemic has become today’s largest public health challenge.
Seattle Channel weighs pros and cons of the Heroin and Opioid Task Force’s recommended safe consumption sites in Seattle.
Despite increasing evidence that almost half of fatal overdoses began with a doctor prescription of opioids, polls gathered from 3,000 participants show people aren’t shying away from the medications.
Survey compiled by Seattle human Services indicates most Seattle homeless are “homegrown” and large numbers are either former foster children or veterans, and nearly a quarter have attended college.
Sam Quinones, author of the book Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, writes for the New York Times on how walls can stop people, but do not stop drugs.
Evergreen Treatment Services’s Michelle Peavey weighs in on the value of medication assisted treatment with other professionals at a summit in Kingston on February 4.
Seattle and King County move towards creating nation’s first safe drug sites to combat the opioid crisis based on the Herion and Prescription Opiate Addiction Task Force’s recommendation.
King County Board of Health unanimously voted to support the task force on heroin’s recommendation of opening safe drug consumption sites.
The New York Times covers LEAD’s harm reduction approach toward people, like Roland Vasquez, who are caught in the cycle of incarceration. Vasquez describes his struggle with substance use and LEAD’s role in keeping him in treatment and rebuilding his life and relationships.