“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.”
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.
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.”
This interactive charts allows readers to estimate how the opioid epidemic compares to other causes of death in the U.S., and then shows how close those estimations are to the real numbers.
In response to the growing opioid epidemic, Seattle lawmakers consider launching safe-consumption sites, allowing users to consume drugs under medical supervision.
NYT best-selling author, Maia Szalavitz advocates for addiction to be framed as a learning disorder and not as a moral failing, and she explains why forcing people into treatment won’t work.
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.
On this episode of the Seattle Time‘s The Overcast, we get a public-health and science perspective on safe consumption sites from Caleb Banta-Green, principal research scientist at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington.
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.
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.
New York models the actions needed nationwide to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic, and commits to an ambitious plan to cut overdose deaths and get people the treatment they need.
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.
This special radio documentary covers life in “the Jungle” – a homeless encampment under Seattle’s I-5 freeway.
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!
We are opening a new clinic in South King County. Listen to Executive Director, Molly Carney discuss the need for treatment in this area with Emily Fox.
PBS Frontline’s documentary “Chasing Heroin” covers the heroin epidemic in Western Washington and the various efforts to treat and manage this public health crisis.
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.
The Daily World in Hoquiam discusses the best treatment options for inmates with opioid use disorders.
ETS Executive Director, Molly Carney, speaks with Mark Wright of King 5 about the heroin epidemic and available treatment options.
We are launching a new program to get treatment to rural areas of Western Washington where the heroin epidemic is hitting people hard. Learn more in this interview between Molly Carney, Executive Director of ETS, and Ross Reynolds on KUOW’s The Record.