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Evergreen Treatment Services Review

Since 1973, Evergreen Treatment Services has offered Medication- Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those suffering from opioid addiction in Western Washington State. With clinics in Seattle, Olympia (South Sound Clinic) and Hoquiam (Grays Harbor Clinic), ETS uses long-acting replacement opioids to stabilize clients physically.

Following detox services, clients enroll in the outpatient service track which includes evidence-based therapy, support groups and education classes to help each client confront and heal the conditions surrounding their addiction.

Treatment and Staff

For treatment at the Seattle and Grays Harbor Clinics, clients must first call the State’s Needle Exchange (206-477-8241) to get a placement number for treatment. Clients for the South Sound Clinic in Olympia can stop by in person to start the intake process.

After their assessment, clients receive a treatment plan that includes individual therapy using CBT and DBT at least once a week, a mandatory orientation to the program and an HIV education class. From there, clients are also assigned to gender-specific groups and relapse prevention groups. Groups are usually ten to twelve participants and are led by CSWs and CADCs.

Clients visit the clinic six days a week for their first 90 days of treatment for their dose (they’re given a dose to take with them for Sundays). Methadone and Suboxone are used at all three locations. Registered nurses observe dosing visits to confirm each client’s sobriety. Once a client has successfully participated in the program for ninety days, they may qualify to attend less often by self-administering doses at home. Clients typically participate for a minimum of six months.

Extras

ETS also sponsors a research department that has participated in many federally-funded projects on addiction issues. It’s a member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network and its project results have been published in many journals, including The American Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

In addition to its clinics, ETS operates a mobile treatment unit that provides services to homeless population. It also offers acupuncture services to clients and referral services for aftercare programs and other community resources once they’re ready for their next steps.

In Summary

At first glance, Evergreen Treatment Services has all appearances of a traditional detox clinic. However, with a history on the front lines of fighting opioid addiction for 40 years, clients are given basic outpatient services as well. In addition to its evidence-based practices, its commitment to research and publication on addiction issues ensures that clients are getting access to the newest medically-proven treatment options.

Evergreen Treatment Services Locations

Seattle Clinic
1700 Airport Way South
Seattle, WA 98134-1618

Greys Harbor Clinic
804 Levee St.
Hoquiam, WA 98550-2527

South Sound Clinic
6700 Martin Way East Suite 117
Olympia, WA 98516-5586

Evergreen Treatment Services

$364 (30 days). Reach Evergreen Treatment Services by phone at (206) 223-3644 and email at [email protected]. Find Evergreen Treatment Services on Facebook, YouTube and Tumblr

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  1. I have been a client at Evergreen Treatment Services for more than twenty years. There is a lot of misinformation in this article. If you want accurate information, you can always call the main Seattle clinic: (206) 223-3644.

    Here are a few corrections:

    1) “Following detox services, clients enroll in the outpatient service track…”

    People who begin treatment at ETS do not first go through a detox program there; all clients enroll in outpatient treatment from the beginning, as they are an outpatient facility, with no inpatient services.

    2) “For treatment at the Seattle and Grays Harbor Clinics, clients must first call the State’s Needle Exchange (206-477-8241) to get a placement number for treatment.”

    It is not necessary to call the Needle Exchange. All people need to do is call or stop by (any location) to schedule an appointment. Walk-in enrollment is also possible.

    3) “…clients receive a treatment plan that includes individual therapy using CBT and DBT at least once a week…”

    Mandatory once-weekly counseling sessions are only a requirement at the beginning of treatment; counseling sessions are only mandatory once per month after you have been on the program for a while.

    4) “…clients are also assigned to gender-specific groups and relapse prevention groups. Groups are usually ten to twelve participants and are led by CSWs and CADCs.”

    Clients are not “assigned” to groups (other than mandatory orientation and HIV classes). Rather, many groups are available, should a client wish to participate in one or more of them. The only groups that are gender-specific in nature are Men’s Group and Women’s Group. Other groups are co-ed. Size of groups varies, and can be smaller or larger than the numbers stated in this article.

    5) “At first glance, Evergreen Treatment Services has all appearances of a traditional detox clinic.”

    Not really. With no inpatient services nor specifically-structured detox program, ETS clearly represents itself as it is…an outpatient, methadone maintenance program. Detox is not a first, mandatory step (as the article implies), nor is there specifically a detox program at ETS.

    Both involuntary detox (for breaking program rules, i.e., too many positive urinalysis tests, missed doses, etc.) and voluntary detox (client initiated) are possible at ETS, but a detox program has not been part of their clinic protocol for years.

    It would be helpful if clinic phone numbers were listed along with each clinic’s information. Also, there is an ETS clinic in Renton that didn’t get mentioned:

    South King County Clinic (Renton)
    1412 SW 43rd St, Suite 140
    Renton, WA 98057-4801
    (425) 264-0750

    A link to the ETS website would be helpful, too; it has information about all four ETS clinics:

    http://www.evergreentx.org/.

    Thank you.

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