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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.

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The Atlantic

The Opioid Epidemic, the Border Wall, and Magical Thinking

“Amid a national catastrophe as serious as the opioid drug crisis, Trump lacks the knowledge and discipline to pursue the sorts of policies that would save more lives or do more good, even when the flaws of his alternative approach are glaringly obvious. The full consequences of his frustrating shortcomings may prove terrible, indeed.”

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New York Times

Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save more on Crime Reduction

Research findings show that unlike the war on drugs, treatment for substance use disorders has a tangible impact on crime reduction. Counseling paired with medication, such as methadone or buprenorphine, has been shown to be the most cost-effective way to treat opioid use disorder. C.D.C. researcher Harold Pollack explained, “the economic value of crime reduction largely or totally offsets the cost of treatment.”

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New York Times

LET’S GO FOR A WIN ON OPIOIDS

Op-ed highlights the need to make progress against the opioid epidemic through economic integration and job creation efforts for rural, blighted communities in the U.S.

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KOMO News

KOMO News town hall to focus on heroin crisis

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.

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New York Magazine

THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS THIS GENERATION’S AIDS CRISIS

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.

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Seattle Channel

City Inside/Out: Heroin Help

Seattle Channel weighs pros and cons of the Heroin and Opioid Task Force’s recommended safe consumption sites in Seattle.

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Wall Street Journal

Seattle, King County Plan Safe-Injection Sites

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.

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New York Times

Don’t Lock ‘Em Up. Give ‘Em a Chance to Quit Drugs.

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.

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MTV

MTV’s Prescription for Change

MTV teams up with multi-platinum artist Macklemore to go inside America’s opioid epidemic, meeting those living with addiction and heading to Washington DC for an exclusive talk with President Obama on this important issue. Watch now!

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KTBC

Northwest Now

Northwest Now, a production of KBTC Tacoma interviews Molly Carney, ETS executive director, Caleb Banta-Green of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the UW, and former TV journalist Penny LeGate who tragically lost her daughter to heroin overdose.

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ABC Nightline

ABC Nightline

REACH’s LEAD program is changing the way that the Seattle Police Department is handling low-level drug offenders.  Check out the program featured on ABC’s Nightline.