By now, it is well known the United States is facing a devastating opioid crisis. Large cities and small towns across the country are feeling its effects as more and more overdoses are reported every day. Despite widespread awareness of the issue, many people don’t understand the underlying details of the epidemic. Check out this article to learn more about how it got started and what is being done to help stop it. http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/health/opioid-crisis-fast-facts/index.html
Therapeutic Health Services has worked to provide hope, education, support and treatment funds for heroin recovery and rehabilitation in the Seattle music community through our Layne Staley Memorial Fund. The fund, created in 2002, was named for the lead singer of Seattle-based band “Alice in Chains”. 15 years later, THS remains committed to providing the community with a wide array of services and programs including our Medically Assisted Treatment (Methadone and Buprenorphine) program, individual and group counseling. To learn more more..
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The University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) has posted its 2014 Drug Abuse Trends for Seattle and King County and the current trends for the region are not looking good. Major highlights of the 2014 study include: Drug caused deaths involving heroin and/or methamphetamine peaked in 2014. Prescription opioid involved deaths are at their lowest point in a decade. The number of treatment admissions with heroin as the primary drug doubled from 2010-2014 and are higher than more..