Overdose Awareness Day

Videos For this year’s Overdose Awareness Day, August 31, 2019, we asked people to make a short video answering the question “How can you stop overdose?” Please share these widely and use #stopoverdose and #endoverdose and #IOAD when posting to social media. We’ll be sharing these all week on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so […]

Learn About Treatment

This page is a placeholder for our forthcoming webpage, The new site will have information about: Medications for opioid use disorder Treatment settings Sample policies and procedures for treatment programs Much more! Medications for Opioid Use Disorder brochure This brochure, which introduces  the 3 FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorder, buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone, […]

Naloxone in Washington State

To find naloxone near you, use the + and – buttons below to zoom in and out. Click on or hover over a pin for location information.

Criminal justice

Learn about naloxone and medication-assisted treatment in the criminal justice system. In this section: Overdose prevention & naloxone Medication-assisted treatment Overdose prevention and naloxone People in the criminal justice system who use opioids are at particularly high risk for fatal overdose due to the decrease in opioid tolerance during incarceration and the future chance of relapse. […]

Opioid use disorder

Learn more here about opioid use disorder and options for effective treatment. In this section: What is opioid use disorder? What are treatments for opioid use disorder? Which treatment is right for me? What is opioid use disorder? To understand opioid use disorder, it’s helpful to distinguish between physical dependence on opioids and opioid use disorder: Opioid […]

Support for families

If you have a loved one struggling with opioids, these resources may be helpful for you and other family members. In this section: Emotional support Advocacy and education Emotional support    Change Addiction Now: Family support services, statewide network of peer recovery coaches. List of education resources for families. Not One More: Seattle chapter. Family education, grief […]

Sample protocols

These are sample standing orders and protocols for overdose response and naloxone administration developed by counties and organizations in WA State. Standing orders Washington Statewide Standing Order for Naloxone Clallam County Clark County Thurston County   Community agency/drug treatment protocols Downtown Emergency Services Center (homeless and housing services) Point Defiance AIDS Projects (syringe exchange) Evergreen Treatment Services (opioid […]

WA State Opioid Plan

The Washington State Interagency Opioid Working Plan is the state’s comprehensive strategy to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with opioids.   State government agencies, local health departments, professional groups, and community organizations are working together to implement these priority goals, strategies, and actions throughout the state.   Communities are encouraged to use this plan as a […]