PORT HADLOCK — The use of methamphetamine has increased dramatically in the state, but a forum on treating related addiction sponsored by state and local health officials put the problem in perspective.
“Treatment works,” said Ellen Silverman, state Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse planning and policy analyst.
Silverman was one of seven speakers at Tuesday’s forum sponsored by the Jefferson County Substance Abuse Advisory Board and the Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
“Meth addicts can recover just as alcoholics can,” said Ford Kessler of Safe Harbor Recovery Center, an out-patient facility in Port Townsend. “We don’t hear about the success stories.”
The rate of recovery does not differ markedly from that for other drugs, Silverman said.
“It’s the final myth,” Silverman said.
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