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Road to recovery on drug treatment truck

The day after Christmas, a large white truck bearing the initials ETS pulled up next to the Community Lifeline homeless shelter in downtown Shelton.

Ever since, residents with homes or without have been treated for opioid use disorders inside the truck six mornings a week.

The nonprofit Evergreen Treatment Services, funded by a grant from the Health Care Authority, states that it "aims to minimize barriers to accessing substance use treatment by meeting patients where they are."

Established in 1973, Evergreen Treatment Services has clinics in Seattle, Renton and Olympia. About 200 to 250 o...

 

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