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Since 1973, Evergreen Treatment Services, Methadone Clinic Seattle, has been striving to save and transform the lives of opiate-addicted individuals in Western Washington. Our recovery approach is centered on Medication-Assisted Treatment, which means that we provide opiate replacement medications such as methadone and buprenorphine in combination with other supportive services like drug screens, medical monitoring and counseling. Our wraparound treatment services ensure that our patients receive comprehensive care that heals our patients holistically, addressing the physical, psychological, and behavioral aspects of addiction at once.
Evergreen Treatment Services, Methadone Clinic Seattle, is a private, 501 c3 non-profit organization that has been delivering top-notch, research and evidence based opiate addiction services for over forty years. In that time, we have earned a regional and national reputation for excellence. Our multidisciplinary team features physicians, clinicians, and therapists with advanced degrees medicine, counseling, psychology, nursing, social work, and acupuncture.
In addition to our comprehensive addiction treatment approach, Methadone Clinic Seattle supports the REACH team, an outreach program that delivers street-based, outreach and case management services to adults who live outside of the Seattle area.
At the Methadone Clinic Seattle facility of Evergreen Treatment Services, we facilitate the recovery of patients in King County and surrounding areas who are addicted to opiate drugs such as heroin and prescription painkillers. We do this through Medication-Assisted Treatment services, which supply our patients with recovery plans that incorporate daily methadone or buprenorphine dispensing with crucial wraparound services like coordination and engagement with medical providers, and mental and behavioral health counseling.
People can recover from addiction to heroin or other opiate drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. We have seen the proof ourselves as we guide hundreds of patients through their recovery journeys. Our evidence-based, effective, comprehensive, addiction treatment services have been proven to be lifesavers for patients who engage with the full spectrum of therapeutic interventions we offer.
Medications such as buprenorphine and methadone are wonderful tools for healing, but on their own they are not enough for long-term recovery success. Counseling services, too, are essential to recovering from opiate addiction, but again, on their own, they are not enough. Patients at Evergreen Treatment Services, Methadone Clinic Seattle do well because they are stabilized on buprenorphine or methadone maintenance treatment so that they can fully engage with and benefit from individual, group, and family counseling sessions which allow them to uncover and address underlying addiction issues rooted in past trauma, undiagnosed or untreated mental or behavioral health disorders, or unresolved present day conflicts and challenges.
Prospective patients who wish to enroll in the recovery program at Evergreen Treatment Services, Methadone Clinic Seattle, should first call into the clinic closest to them and complete a phone screen. Next, prospective patients will undergo an assessment with intake staff, followed by a complete physical which will include providing a urine sample for drug screening. At this point, clinical staff will be able to determine the appropriate dosage of opiate replacement medication, and the nursing staff will administer the initial dose of methadone or buprenorphine medication.
Methadone Clinic Seattle is dedicated to facilitating the recovery of individuals suffering from opiate use disorders. The difference between simply being dependent on opioids and having an opioid use disorder is that individuals with a disorder exhibit a problematic pattern of opiate drug abuse that leads to clinically significant distress or impairment. This maladaptive psychological relationship to their drug of choice results in compulsive and obsessive behavior that pushes them to persistent drug-seeking behavior that causes them to damage, lose, or give up important activities and relationships to prioritize drug use. Individuals with opiate use disorder, or who are addicted to opiate drugs focus on drug abuse at the expense of everything else in their lives.
In 2010, 359,000 Americans were addicted to heroin, and 1.9 million were addicted to prescription opioids. This numbers have been climbing. Opiate addiction is a chronic, progressive, relapsing medical condition that cannot be cured, but can be effectively managed through medication, treatment, and support services, in much the same way that chronic conditions like hypertension and diabetes can be managed.
Evergreen Treatment Services, Methadone Clinic Seattle, helps patients overcome addictions to opiates like heroin and prescription narcotics through Medication-Assisted Treatment.
Medication-Assisted Treatment uses opiate replacement therapy with methadone or buprenorphine medications to stabilize the brain chemistry of individuals suffering from opioid use disorders. These medications block the symptoms of withdrawal and powerful drug cravings that result when an individual gives up their opiate drug of choice. This treatment approach recognizes the chemical and structural changes that opiate abuse inflicts on the brain. These changes need time to heal, and patients need their unstable brain chemistry to be normalized so that they can effectively engage with other therapeutic components of Medication-Assisted Treatment, such as counseling.
Once patients are stabilized on opiate replacement medication, they are allowed the energy and focus they need to engage with counseling services. Counseling allows patients to explore the varied environmental, personal, and psychological aspects of their addiction and recovery. Effective Medication-Assisted Treatment at Methadone Clinic Seattle means combining addiction treatment medication with crucial rehabilitative services, all within a warm, welcoming, federally-accredited opiate addiction treatment program.
Extensive research in the field of addiction medicine has shown that certain services deliver crucial forms of support that augment patient recovery success. These include:
Opiate drug addiction treatment programs widely accept that Medication-Assisted Treatment is the most effective treatment available for adults suffering from opioid use disorders. Patients at Methadone Clinic Seattle begin treatment with an assessment that determines the appropriate daily dose of buprenorphine or methadone, and proceed with daily visits to the clinic for medication dispensed by our nursing staff. This structured, daily treatment is a huge benefit to patients early in recovery, who need a sense of order as they begin to rebuild their lives.
Over time, some patients at Evergreen Treatment Services, Methadone Clinic Seattle, will progress to less structured medication maintenance services, earning the privilege of taking home their doses in weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly quantities.
Flex Care is a Medication-Assisted Treatment program offered at some of our Evergreen Treatment Services facilities, which offers patients the chance to be prescribed buprenorphine medication for maintenance treatment from a medical prescriber. We pair the medical prescriber with patients as a part of our overall opioid treatment program services, so that patients have more intensive clinical care options available if needed.
Buprenorphine Flex Care augments our ability to treat opiate-addicted patients who have difficulty meeting the strict, daily travel requirements of methadone maintenance treatment within our treatment program, as well as patients who may respond well to a less structured/intensive treatment approach. Flex Care reduces daily travel for medication maintenance, thereby allowing patients to devote more time to taking care of themselves, their families, and any academic or professional responsibilities.
The United States, and in particular certain regions such as Western Washington, are suffering from an epidemic of opioid abuse. Rates of both opioid addiction and opioid overdoses have risen dramatically in recent years. Each day, Evergreen Treatment Services helps almost 3,000 individuals progress in addiction recovery by stabilizing them on opiate replacement medications that relieve drug cravings and symptoms of withdrawal.
Methadone Clinic Seattle uses research and evidence based treatment methods to facilitate addiction recovery. Medication-Assisted Treatment is the most effective form of addiction treatment available in the field.
Methadone Clinic Seattle specializes in treating opioid use disorder, which is a chronic, progressive, relapsing medical disease. This means that patients with opioid use disorders suffer from long-term psychological and physical symptoms of the disease, even with medical treatment. Addiction is a chronic disease that requires ongoing treatment interventions to manage effectively, much like other chronic medical diseases like hypertension, asthma and diabetes.
The chemical and structural changes created in the brain during an active opiate addiction are profound and long-lasting. No matter how committed and hardworking they are, patients experience symptoms from these changes that need to be remedies by methadone or buprenorphine maintenance in order for them to benefit from counseling and continue to abstain from opiate drug abuse. These opiate replacement medications have few side effects, and what effects they do have tend to dissipate over time. They are also considered safe for extended use, from one, two, or more years of maintenance treatment.
Evergreen Treatment Services, Methadone Clinic Seattle, works with our patients to manage the chronic disease of addiction so that they can create lasting change in lives that are healthier and more productive.
Medication-Assisted Treatment works. It is the medical standard of care for individuals seeking to overcome an addiction to opiate drugs. Years of research and experience have shown that patients undergoing Medication-Assisted Treatment have the best chance of achieving and maintaining a life free of substance abuse. These years have also shown that the benefits of Medication-Assisted Treatment are community-wide. Drug abuse problems associated with homelessness, property crime, and the financial expense of emergency services are all positively impacted by rehabilitation programs that utilize Medication-Assisted Treatment. Cost-benefit analysis of these issues have shown that a four to five dollar return is realized for every dollar spent on Medication-Assisted Treatment.
At Evergreen Treatment Services, Methadone Clinic Seattle, we are compassionate and accomplished addiction care providers who respect and value the contributions of each individual. Together, we strive to create a productive, engaging and healthy work environment that benefits both employees and patients.
We partner with the community to provide social services and patient-centered addiction care based in therapeutic interventions and technologies that have been proven effective. We provide education for patients and their communities, while advocating for everyone we serve. We engage in quality mentorship and training within our community to facilitate a wider understanding of addiction, addiction treatment, and social services.
At Evergreen Treatment Services, Methadone Clinic Seattle, we continually strive to grow responsibly, sustainably, mindfully, creatively and strategically. Our mission is to save lives and transform communities through quality addiction care treatment.
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