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Naloxone in Washington State

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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 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 treatment program) Generic protocol for 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 […]

Learn about naloxone

Learn about naloxone, compare products, and read the latest research about naloxone. In this section: What is naloxone? How it works Naloxone products Naloxone Laws in WA Support for take-home naloxone Research What is naloxone?   Naloxone Quick Facts infosheet. Naloxone is a prescription medicine that temporarily stops the effect of opioids. This helps a person […]

Learn about opioid overdose

Overdose 101: Learn how to prevent, recognize and take action in an overdose. In this section: What are opioids? What causes overdose? What to do in an opioid overdose What are opioids? Opioids bind to specific receptors in the brain that reduce the transmission of pain signals throughout the body. Opioids include: heroin prescription pain medications like: […]

Watch a training video

It only takes a few minutes to learn how to save a life. Watch these short videos to learn: what causes an opioid overdose how to recognize an opioid overdose what to do in case of overdose how to give naloxone WA State Overdose Prevention and Response Training The only video specific to WA State, this training covers […]