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REACH goes above and beyond

“Where are you from?” is a common question asked when people meet for the first time in Seattle, the assumption being that so few people are actually from the city....

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Brandon’s story

“Every day of your life is already scripted for you. You wake up and you’re sick and you have to find dope,” says Brandon, a former patient at Evergreen Treatment...

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April’s Story

“I was tired of living, had nothing, lost everything, just tired of it,” says April.   April is a Flex Care patient at Evergreen Treatment Services. “I truly feel if...

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When defining recovery, let the patient decide.

“Recovery looks different for everyone,” says Michael, a counselor at Evergreen Treatment Services South King County Clinic in Renton. “I’m not here to tell people how they should recover; I...

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Myths vs. Facts

The National Council addresses the myths of medication-assisted treatment and opioid use disorder. Myth #1: Medication-assisted treatment just substitutes one drug for another. Download this quick reference to see why this...

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Joseph’s Story

We recently sat down with Joseph Conniff, a treatment provider for people with substance use disorder at Therapeutic Health Services (THS) in Seattle. Joseph struggled with substance use for much...

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Why you should read our latest impact report

We want you to read our newly published impact report for three reasons:   In the midst of a crushing opioid epidemic and homelessness crisis, this report provides hope. Last...

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Ride on to Recovery

One morning while doing outreach in downtown Seattle, one of our REACH care managers, Garrett, met a woman who was packing up a bedroll into her Harley Davidson three-wheeled motorcycle....

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From Recluse to Reconnection

When Becky, a REACH care manager, met Cody*, he was living in a trailer in South King County. It was desolate; he had no water or waste hook ups and...

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In Conversation with Michelle Peavy

While pursuing her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Washington in 1999, Michelle Peavy was introduced to Molly Carney, who was conducting research at the UW’s Alcohol and...

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Unleashing Potential

  News headlines serve as a bleak reminder of the toll the opioid epidemic has had on our cities and nation. But, groups like Evergreen Treatment Services are addressing these...

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Recovery is Possible

Six days a week for 52 weeks a year, nearly 3,000 people come from all over Western Washington to Evergreen Treatment Services to get the support they need to recover...

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A Positive Influence

Stolch is 35 years old, and describes himself as an American Indian or Alaska native. He was training to be director at the Nisqually tribe, but opioids stood in the...

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Shatterproof: Stronger than Addiction

The evidence is clear. Opioid use disorder is a disease, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) which includes counseling and other wraparound services – the ETS model – is the surest path...

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Flex Care: Check out our new video!

Flex Care is a medication assisted treatment program that provides patients the option to be prescribed buprenorphine from a medical prescriber. Through this program, we pair the medical prescriber with...

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A Helping Hand Leads to Housing

REACH case managers are steadfast in their support of clients. They meet them where they are, and forge partnerships with the community to achieve the best possible outcomes. Jerry and...