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

By Shari Ireton | 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 Shari Ireton | 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 Shari Ireton | 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 Shari Ireton | 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 Shari Ireton | 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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Office of Neighborhoods Update

By Heather Thomas | November 15, 2017 | Comments Off on Office of Neighborhoods Update

Office of Neighborhoods Update Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Created in 2015, the Office of Neighborhoods teams up law enforcement and human services social workers to go out into the field and work directly with those who struggle with addiction and homelessness. Under the leadership of Sgt. Ian Huri, the Homeless Outreach team works to foster…

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