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Addressing prescription drug misuse and abuse is a state priority, as far as Washington is concerned. Far too many lives have been affected by prescription opioid abuse and way too many people are losing their lives to this blight.

The Prescription Drug Crisis In Washington

Prescription drugs (opioid pain killers, stimulants, and depressants) are medications legitimately prescribed by doctors to treat a variety of health problems. Many people in Washington wrongly assume that since they're legal when prescribed by a doctor, they must be safer than illegal drugs.

However, when misused or abused, they can be just as dangerous, and even deadly. In fact, in recent years, the abuse of prescription painkillers has resulted in more deaths than cocaine and heroin combined in the state (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Use of chronic opioid therapy was historically reserved for patients with cancer or end-of-life pain, and this stood true for the State of Washington. The shift toward more liberal use of opioids for chronic, non-cancer pain (CNCP) began in the mid- to late 1980s when an early case series suggested that patients with CNCP, if well chosen, could take opioids long term safely and with few severe problems (e.g., abuse or addiction).

Washington was quick to embrace this. In the mid-1990s, the State Medical Quality Assurance Board issued a new directive. Doctors were under-treating pain. They urged physicians to begin using opioids - semi-synthetic forms of opium such as hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (OxyContin) - which, up until then, had only been used for the most severe types of pain associated with cancer and end-of-life. Now, doctors were encouraged to use them for chronic and acute pain too. Washington, again, was quick to embrace this new outlook.

In Washington State, clinicians and hospitals have gone from about 10 million daily doses of Hydrocodone - Vicodin - to about 45 million daily doses of that one medicine, just in Washington State, so there are enormous increases in the medication being prescribed and used."

Those enormous increases have had an unintended result. More prescriptions have meant more people using prescription opioids. More people using has meant more people abusing. More people abusing has meant more overdoses.

More overdoses have meant more deaths. In the year 2008, more than 500 residents of Washington died of a prescription pain medication overdose - significantly more than those who died in car accidents.

In the year 2016, about 700 residents died from an opioid-related overdose in the State of Washington (Washington Department of Health). How about painkiller use by youth and youthful residents of Washington State? Approximately 3,347 students in 10th grade reported using painkillers (like Vicodin, OxyContin or Percocet) to get high in the last 30 days (going by information sourced from the Healthy Youth Survey, 2016).

Twice as many, approximately 6,695 students in 10th grade, reported misusing someone else's prescription in the last 30 days (Healthy Youth Survey, 2016). In 2017, Washington providers wrote 57.2 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons, compared to the average U.S. rate of 58.7 prescriptions. This represents a 25 percent decline in Washington opioid prescriptions over the past five years (CDC).

The rate of overdose deaths involving opioid prescriptions has followed this trend with an overall decline from 8.0 overdose deaths per 100,000 persons in 2008 to 4.3 overdose deaths per 100,00 persons in 2017.

In the year 2017, there were 742 overdose fatalities involving opioids in Washington — a rate of 9.6 fatalities per 100,000 persons, which is over half the national rate of 14.6 fatalities per 100,000 persons.

The greatest increase in opioid deaths occurred among cases involving heroin, with a rise from 60 deaths in 2010 to 306 deaths in 2017. Synthetic opioid (mainly Fentanyl) involved deaths also increased from 59 deaths in 2013 to 143 deaths in 2017. There were 343 deaths involving prescription opioids in 2017, a decrease from 474 in 2010.

NAS or neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS) may occur when a pregnant woman uses drugs such as opioids during pregnancy. The most recent data from Washington state on babies born with NAS/NOWS is from 2013 when there were 7.9 cases of NAS/NOWS per 1,000 hospital births—a more than six-fold increase from 2000 (CDC).

Of the new HIV cases in 2016, 432 occurred in Washington. Among males, 15.1 percent of new HIV cases were attributed to opioid and prescription opioid abuse or male-to-male contact and opioid abuse. Among females, 19.1 percent of new HIV cases were attributed to opioid and prescription opioid abuse.

In 2015, an estimated 12,484 persons were living with a diagnosed HIV infection in Washington — a rate of 208 cases per 100,000 persons. Of those, 16.6 percent of male cases were attributed to opioid and prescription opioid abuse. Among females, 22.4 percent were living with HIV attributed to opioid abuse.

There were approximately 62 new cases of acute HCV (0.9 per 100,000 persons) reported in Washington in 2016 (CDC).In Washington, there are an estimated 54,600 persons living with Hepatitis C (2013-2016 annual average), a rate of 1,000 cases per 100,000 persons. Many of these cases were directly attributable to opioid and prescription opioid abuse and reckless behavior stemming from it.

Addiction Treatment In Washington

Fortunately, there are many drug rehabs available in Washington, with a rich foundation with regard to treatment methods. There are many types of treatment centers in the state, such as long term addiction treatment facilities, short term drug abuse treatment, outpatient detoxification programs, outpatient substance abuse treatment services, inpatient drug abuse treatment and others.

There is a vast range of drug and alcohol rehab facilities available in Washington. They include individual psychotherapy, dialectical behavior therapy, couple/family therapy, trauma therapy, trauma-related counseling, cognitive/behavior therapy and others, to name a few. If you need rehab in Washington, all you need do is place a call to any of the available rehab centers.










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Washington Drug Rehab by Cities

Aberdeen Acme Addy Adna Airway Heights Albion Allyn Almira Amanda Park Amboy Anacortes Anatone Anderson Island Appleton Ardenvoir Ariel Arlington Ashford Asotin Auburn Bainbridge Island Baring Battle Ground Battleground Bay Center Beaver Belfair Bellevue Bellingham Belmont Benge Benton City Beverly Bickleton Bingen Black Diamond Blaine Blakely Island Bonney Lake Bothell Bow Boyds Bremerton Brewster Bridgeport Brier Brinnon Brownstown Brush Prairie Buckley Bucoda Buena Burbank Burien Burley Burlington Burton Camano Island Camas Camp Murray Carbonado Carlsborg Carlton Carnation Carrolls Carson Cashmere Castle Rock Cathlamet Centerville Centralia Chattaroy Chehalis Chelan Chelan Falls Cheney Chewelah Chimacum Chinook Cinebar Clallam Bay Clarkston Clayton Cle Elum Clearlake Clinton Clyde Hill Colbert Colfax College Place Colton Colville Conconully Concrete Connell Conway Copalis Beach Copalis Crossing Cosmopolis Cougar Coulee City Coulee Dam Coupeville Cowiche Creston Curlew Curtis Cusick Custer Dallesport Danville Darrington Davenport Dayton Deer Harbor Deer Park Deming Des Moines Dixie Doty Dryden Dupont Duvall East Olympia East Wenatchee Easton Eastsound Eatonville Edmonds Edwall Elbe Electric City Elk Ellensburg Elma Elmer City Eltopia Endicott Entiat Enumclaw Ephrata Ethel Evans Everett Everson Fairchild Air Force Base Fairfield Fall City Farmington Federal Way Ferndale Fife Fircrest Ford Forks Four Lakes Fox Island Freeland Friday Harbor Fruitland Galvin Garfield George Gifford Gig Harbor Glenoma Glenwood Gold Bar Goldendale Graham Grand Coulee Grandview Granger Granite Falls Grapeview Grayland Grays River Greenacres Greenbank Hamilton Hansville Harrah Harrington Hartline Hay Heisson Hobart Hoodsport Hooper Hoquiam Humptulips Hunters Husum Ilwaco Inchelium Index Indianola Ione Issaquah Joyce Kahlotus Kalama Kapowsin Keller Kelso Kenmore Kennewick Kent Kettle Falls Keyport Kingston Kirkland Kittitas Klickitat La Center La Conner La Grande La Push Lacey Lacrosse Lake Forest Park Lake Stevens Lakebay Lakewood Lamona Lamont Langley Latah Laurier Leavenworth Lebam Liberty Lake Lilliwaup Lincoln Lind Littlerock Long Beach Longbranch Longmire Longview Loomis Loon Lake Lopez Island Lummi Island Lyle Lyman Lynden Lynnwood Mabton Malaga Malden Malo Malone Malott Manchester Mansfield Manson Maple Falls Maple Valley Marblemount Marcus Marlin Marshall Marysville Matlock Mattawa Mazama Mcchord AFB Mccleary Mckenna Mead Medical Lake Medina Menlo Mercer Island Mesa Metaline Metaline Falls Methow Mica Mill Creek Milton Mineral Moclips Mohler Monitor Monroe Montesano Morton Moses Lake Mossyrock Mount Vernon Mountlake Terrace Moxee Mukilteo Naches Nahcotta Napavine Naselle Neah Bay Neilton Nespelem Newman Lake Newport Nine Mile Falls Nooksack Nordland Normandy Park North Bend North Bonneville North Lakewood Northport Oak Harbor Oakesdale Oakville Ocean Park Ocean Shores Odessa Okanogan Olalla Olga Olympia Omak Onalaska Orcas Orient Orondo Oroville Orting Othello Otis Orchards Outlook Oysterville Pacific Pacific Beach Packwood Palisades Palouse Paradise Inn Parker Pasco Pateros Paterson Pe Ell Peshastin Plymouth Point Roberts Pomeroy Port Angeles Port Gamble Port Hadlock Port Ludlow Port Orchard Port Townsend Poulsbo Prescott Preston Prosser Pullman Puyallup Quilcene Quinault Quincy Rainier Randle Ravensdale Raymond Reardan Redmond Renton Republic Retsil Rice Richland Ridgefield Ritzville Riverside Rochester Rock Island Rockford Rockport Rollingbay Ronald Roosevelt Rosalia Rosburg Roslyn Roy Royal City Ryderwood Salkum Sammamish Satsop SeaTac Seabeck Seahurst Seattle Seaview Sedro Woolley Sekiu Selah Sequim Shaw Island Shelton Shoreline Silvana Silver Creek Silverdale Silverlake Skamokawa Skykomish Snohomish Snoqualmie Snoqualmie Pass Soap Lake South Bend South Cle Elum South Colby South Prairie Southworth Spanaway Spangle Spokane Spokane Valley Sprague Springdale St. John Stanwood Starbuck Startup Stehekin Steilacoom Steptoe Stevenson Stratford Sultan Sumas Sumner Sunnyside Suquamish Tacoma Taholah Tahuya Tekoa Tenino Thornton Thorp Tieton Tokeland Toledo Tonasket Toppenish Touchet Toutle Tracyton Trout Lake Tukwila Tulalip Tumtum Tumwater Twisp Underwood Union Union Gap Uniontown University Place Usk Vader Valley Valleyford Vancouver Vantage Vashon Vaughn Veradale Wahkiacus Waitsburg Waldron Walla Walla Wallula Wapato Warden Washougal Washtucna Waterville Wauconda Wauna Waverly Wellpinit Wenatchee West Richland Westport White Salmon White Swan Wilbur Wilkeson Wilson Creek Winlock Winthrop Wishram Woodinville Woodland Yacolt Yakima Yelm Zillah

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