DSHS to hold hearings on opiate substitution treatment program in Lakewood, Dec. 7

OLYMPIA–The Department of Social and Health Services is holding two hearings Wednesday, Dec. 7 to allow the public an opportunity to comment on a proposed opiate substitution treatment program in Lakewood.

Northwest Integrated Health has been providing medical treatment for individuals with substance use disorders since 2013, with clinics in Puyallup, Tacoma, and Lakewood.

Northwest Integrated Health plans to expand access to essential health care for people dependent on opioids such as heroin and OxyContin by dispensing medication (such as methadone or buprenorphine) and providing case management, therapeutic treatment services, and medical oversight at its clinic located at 9720 South Tacoma Way, Lakewood.

Public hearings are scheduled for Dec. 7 at Timberland Regional Library, 500 College Street SE, Lacey, 1-2:45 p.m.; Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW, Lakewood, 4 -5:30 p.m.

For more information about substance use treatment services, visit the DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery’s website.

– Washington State DSHS