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Handcuffs and jail cells won’t solve opioid crisis (02/04/2018 Herald Commentary)

By Abby Jernberg | February 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Handcuffs and jail cells won’t solve opioid crisis (02/04/2018 Herald Commentary)

Commentary: Handcuffs and jail cells won’t solve opioid crisis It’s more humane — and cost-effective — if we connect those with addictions to treatment and services. Editor’s note: The is the second in a weekly series of commentaries from different perspectives regarding the response to the opioid crisis in Snohomish County. By Ty Trenary Back…

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Dentists need to be part of the opioid discussion (01/28/2018 Herald Commentary)

By Abby Jernberg | January 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Dentists need to be part of the opioid discussion (01/28/2018 Herald Commentary)

COMMENTARY Commentary: Dentists need to be part of the opioid discussion Dentists need proper training, especially on how to advise patients on pain management. By Eve Rutherford Barely a day passes without an alarming news report on the devastating effects of opioid abuse. In reading these reports, one thing is painfully clear, without a coordinated…

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Regional players respond to opioid crisis as team (01/28/2018 Herald Commentary)

By Abby Jernberg | January 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Regional players respond to opioid crisis as team (01/28/2018 Herald Commentary)

COMMENTARY Commentary: Regional players respond to opioid crisis as team Using disaster response as a model, a multi-agency group is coordinating the response to the crisis. Editor’s note: This is the first in a weekly series of commentaries that will examine the opioid crisis in Snohomish County from four different perspectives. By Dave Somers Every…

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Snohomish County Jail Starts Pilot Program for Medication-Assisted Detox (01/24/2018 press release)

By Abby Jernberg | January 27, 2018 | Comments Off on Snohomish County Jail Starts Pilot Program for Medication-Assisted Detox (01/24/2018 press release)

Snohomish County Jail Starts Pilot Program for Medication-Assisted Detox  EVERETT, Wash. – The Snohomish County Jail has launched a pilot program for medication-assisted detox for those inmates with heroin or other opioid addictions. The medical unit in the jail recently had two Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs) and one physician trained in Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). This…

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Not just saving lives but turning them around (01/24/2018 Herald Editorial)

By Abby Jernberg | January 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Not just saving lives but turning them around (01/24/2018 Herald Editorial)

IN OUR VIEW Editorial: Not just saving lives but turning them around Bills establishing diversion centers in Everett and Spokane will aid those with opioid addictions. By The Herald Editorial Board When past practices seem to be having little effect in resolving a crisis, it’s necessary to step back and consider other — often unconventional…

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Inslee: County’s plan for homelessness and addiction is ‘genius’ (01/18/2018 Herald article)

By Abby Jernberg | January 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Inslee: County’s plan for homelessness and addiction is ‘genius’ (01/18/2018 Herald article)

Inslee: County’s plan for homelessness and addiction is ‘genius’ The governor was in Everett on Thursday to tour the diversion center that will open in March. EVERETT — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday said Snohomish County has come up with an idea that ought to go statewide in helping Washington tackle some of its toughest…

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County hopes new plan for addicts beats crossing its fingers (01/17/2018 Herald article)

By Abby Jernberg | January 17, 2018 | Comments Off on County hopes new plan for addicts beats crossing its fingers (01/17/2018 Herald article)

County hopes new plan for addicts beats crossing its fingers The former work release building in downtown Everett will be repurposed as a diversion center. EVERETT — The teams of social workers and sheriff’s deputies who venture into the homeless camps sprinkled around Snohomish County’s rougher edges go there in search of fleeting moments. The…

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Agencies working with senior centers on opioid crisis (12/20/2017 Herald article)

By Abby Jernberg | December 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Agencies working with senior centers on opioid crisis (12/20/2017 Herald article)

Agencies working with senior centers on opioid crisis  Everett Herald 12/20/2017 Older adults are becoming addicted, overdosing or unintentionally giving young people access to pills.

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Agencies launch coordinated response to an opioid ‘emergency’ (11/21/2017 Herald article)

By Abby Jernberg | December 12, 2017 | Comments Off on Agencies launch coordinated response to an opioid ‘emergency’ (11/21/2017 Herald article)

Agencies launch coordinated response to an opioid ‘emergency’ Everett Herald, 11/21/2017 Snohomish County Health workers, law enforcement agencies and emergency managers are responding as they might to a disaster.

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Every Day is Drug Take Back Day!

By Heather Thomas | November 16, 2017 | Comments Off on Every Day is Drug Take Back Day!

Every Day is Drug Take Back Day! Snohomish Health District & Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office  Thanks to a partnership with MED-Project, a pharmaceutical stewardship program, now every day is Drug Take Back Day in Snohomish County.  MED-Project has installed more than 65 kiosks within a 25 mile radius of downtown Everett at area pharmacies and police stations…

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