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.
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.
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
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
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