A rendering of the didgwálič Wellness Center in Anacortes, Washington. Image: didgwálič Wellness Center
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Swinomish Tribe celebrates grand opening of substance abuse treatment center

The Swinomish Tribe opened the doors to its new substance abuse treatment center in Washington last week.

The didgwálič Wellness Center provides a comprehensive set of services to people addicted to opioids and other substances. The facility is open to tribal and non-tribal citizens alike.

“We can no longer face this fight alone, as we are all facing detrimental impacts of opioids upon our families and loved ones," Chairman Brian Cladoosby said at the November 16 grand opening, The Stanwood Camano News reported. "We will face this war on opioids together.”

The tribe began focusing on treatment options following the overdose death of Tyler Edwards in 2013, The Anacortes American reported. After seeing success with the program, tribal leaders decided to expand on the effort with the treatment center.

Read More on the Story:
Opioid addiction treatment center opens in Swinomish community (The Stanwood Camano News November 21, 2017)
Tribe celebrates opening of new treatment center (The Anacortes American November 21, 2017)
Swinomish tribe celebrates new addiction treatment center (The Skagit Valley Herald November 16, 2017)

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