The majority of all drug overdose deaths in Washington — more than six out of 10 — involve an opioid. Statewide, there are approximately 700 deaths attributed to opioid overdose each year, and Central Western Washington is disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic and the resulting health and social impacts.
In response to this local health emergency, the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council, CHOICE Regional Health Network and the WA Recovery Help Line have entered into an innovative partnership to help our communities quickly and anonymously access recovery services.
The Recovery Help Line is a 24-hour help line for substance use, problem gambling and mental health, offering free and anonymous support and referrals to local treatment providers and community services. Through this partnership, the Recovery Help Line is building out their reach in Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties to increase the availability of resources that can help families and individuals experiencing opioid use disorder.
“The Recovery Help Line offers an impactful service through their Medication Assisted Treatment Locator,” Jean Clark, Chief Executive Office of CHOICE, explained. “MAT can help rebuild and save the lives of individuals with opioid use disorder. Locating and accessing this service promotes recovery, increases treatment retention, and reduces drug use, disease rates and overdose events.”
If you or a loved one is experiencing substance or opioid use disorder, call the Recovery Help Line toll-free at 866-789-1511 or visit online at www.warecoveryhelpline.org/mat-locator.