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Dwayne and Giving Tuesday

Dwayne’s Story & Giving Tuesday

Commit to Compassion Today We share Dwayne’s Story with you in honor of Giving Tuesday. A day reserved for giving back to the causes we care about. We can use this holiday as a way to express our giving spirit, here in this season of community and generosity. We hope you enjoy this short story in honor of Giving Tuesday, the holidays, and our friend Dwayne. Losing it and Getting it Back Dwayne has a relaxed sort of charisma. He’s more..

Not Yesterday’s Cocaine: Death Toll Rising From Tainted Drug

By Laura Ungar NOVEMBER 25, 2019 – Kaiser Health News Article CINCINNATI — A pain pill prescription for nerve damage revived Gwendolyn Barton’s long-dormant addiction last year, awakening fears she would slip back into smoking crack cocaine. She’d done that drug and others for about 20 years before getting sober in 2008. But things were different back then. This time, the 62-year-old knew she needed to seek treatment before it was too late. “If I used today,” she said, “I’d be more..

Silhouette of man relaxing on mountain with book not facing addiction

Dwayne’s Story

Losing it and Getting it Back Dwayne has a relaxed sort of charisma. He’s well dressed, well-spoken, a very charming person to speak with. Life hasn’t always been kind to Dwayne, but when you speak with him you can tell that life’s challenges have not held him down. Despite falling into drug use, addiction and nearly losing everything as a young man, he realized when he had a problem and needed help. He came to THS and with the tools, more..

Rachelle

Rachelle’s Story

No one chooses to become addicted, and there are many reasons why people use and abuse substances. It doesn’t take long to reach rock-bottom – losing everything, including your children and your health.  Rachelle, a patient at Therapeutic Health Service’s Snohomish/Everett Branch, never imagined she’d lose her life to addiction, but she almost did. A Challenging Diagnosis Rachelle was diagnosed with cancer at age 25. A diagnosis that shocked her and stopped her from living her best life. As a more..

methadone dispensary cup

Methadone FAQ

What’s different about methadone? Like other opioids – heroin, Vicodin®, OxyContin®, Vicodin® or fentanyl – too much methadone can be harmful. Unlike these drugs, methadone effects start slow and take time to reach full effect. Methadone stays in the body much longer than other opioids. MAT clinical staff will start a patient on a low dose of methadone and will gradually increase the dose over time. This increases the total amount accumulated in the body. How is a starting Methadone more..

Betty, patient at THS. Hers is a story of recovery through time.

Betty’s Story – Recovery Through Time

The first thing you need to know about addiction recovery Is that it doesn’t happen overnight. Recovery can take many years and even after a long period of sobriety, relapse is always a possibility. Betty is a patient at Therapeutic Health Service’s Summit Branch. Her story of recovery highlights the time it can take to reach recovery and what it takes to get there. Betty became a patient of THS in 1981 She was 30 and pregnant with her daughter. more..

Students in Alcohol/Drug Information School

New 2019 Schedule for Alcohol/Drug Information School

THS is hosting Alcohol/Drug Information School (A/DIS) at two of our branches, Summit and Eastside, once monthly through to December 2019. These courses help individuals make more informed decisions about substance use. What is Alcohol/Drug Information School? The Alcohol/Drug Information School classes offered through Therapeutic Health Services meet the requirements set forth in the Washington State Administrative Code (WAC) in conjunction with Washington State Courts, Probation, and the Washington State Dept. of Licensing. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more..

Patient and Counselor, Brenda and Paula

Brenda’s Story – Recovery from Opioid Addiction

It Starts Small One of the scariest aspects of opioid use is how easily it can slip into your life and change it forever. What’s worse, you can become addicted after taking just a few pills. Sometimes you’re hooked after being on pain medication for a small injury. Something sends you to the doctor: a broken toe, a sprained wrist, wisdom teeth removal. You’re sent home with a prescription: oxycodone, hydrocodone or codeine. You take your medication and before you more..

Hands holding, supporting each other. Debra

Debra’s Story

A Hard Start Debra had a hard start in life. She was born addicted to heroin, her parents were both users before she was born. At the age of 13, Debra decided she was going to try heroin. Debra asked her father to shoot her up. He begged her not to. Debra told him, that if he didn’t give it to her, she’d go find someone who would. So he shot his 13-year-old daughter up with heroin. Debra had been more..

counselor sitting with patient

Trauma-Informed Care – Putting the Patient First

Care isn’t a cure, it’s a process. A person in care has to go through many challenges in treatment. Trauma-Informed Care and “Seeking Safety” helps guide care to ensure patients can recover and move toward leading better lives.

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