Mr. Jackson is the Executive Director of Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS), a private non-profit organization, in Seattle, Washington, which provides outpatient opioid treatment to over 1,450 patients in clinics in Seattle and Olympia, WA. Mr. Jackson has been an Investigator on many research projects which have been conducted at ETS over the past decade. Those studies have investigated treatment, motivational enhancement and acupuncture interventions for opiate dependent individuals, cocaine addicts and marijuana dependent individuals. He is currently a Co-Principal Investigator for the Washington Node of NIDA’s Clinical Trials Network. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work where he teaches graduate and undergraduate course on addiction.
Mr. Jackson has been working as a clinician, administrator, educator, researcher and consultant in the field of addiction treatment since 1972. In 1997 he was named the Social Worker of the Year by the Washington State Chapter of NASW. In 2003 he was awarded the Nyswander-Dole Award by the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence for his contributions to the field.