Download training materials, how-to toolkits, posters, brochures and other media.
Opioid Overdose Brochure
This brochure provides information about opioids, overdose risks, what to do if someone is overdosing.
Available in multiple languages: English, Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer/Cambodian, K’iche, Korean, Laotian, Marshallese, Oromo, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
Thank you to King County Department of Community and Human Services-Behavioral Health and Recovery Division for the translations! Support for this project was through a federal grant via the Washington State Health Care Authority, specifically the Washington State Opioid Response (SOR) Grant.
Additional Overdose-Related Materials
- Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program, WA Department of Health
- You survived an overdose. Here’s what to do next.
Handout with information for people who use drugs about steps to take after an overdose. Fillable section at the end where organization can include local resources. Thank you to Public Health-Seattle & King County and the Research with Expert Advisors who Use Drugs for your work updating this handout! When printing this pdf, select “actual size.”
- Overdose awareness ads (pdf of six ads)
- Naloxone is closer than you think… (postcard)
- Other educational media: PrescribetoPrevent.org
Safe Prescription Opioid Use
- Training videos (for community health workers or pain patients and families/friends)
- Overdose and naloxone online training
Washington Department of Health
Several organizations have created campaigns to educate WA State residents about overdose.
The goal of the Friends for Life campaign is to give people the information and resources to be able to:
- make informed choices
- know the signs of an opioid overdose
- use naloxone to reverse an opioid overdose
The campaign is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA).
For Our Lives is designed to inform and educate tribal communities about opioid misuse prevention, overdose response, and treatment. This campaign is funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA).
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) launched an opioid/fentanyl overdose prevention campaign on May 29, 2023 designed to:
- Raise awareness of naloxone
- Encourage people to carry naloxone and know how to use it
- Build confidence in intervening when people encounter someone who is experiencing overdose
The campaign’s main takeaway for our audiences is: I can save the life of someone I care about by carrying naloxone and knowing how and when to use it.
- Opioid Overdose Toolkit
SAMHSA toolkit with information on overdose prevention, treatment, and recovery for first responders, prescribers, and patients.
- Guide to Developing and Managing Overdose Prevention and Take-Home Naloxone Programs
Harm Reduction Coalition toolkit on integrating overdose into existing social service programs.
- Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit
Bureau of Justice Assistance toolkit on law enforcement naloxone programs. Includes data collection forms, standard operating procedures, training guides, community outreach materials, and memoranda of agreement.
- Overdose prevention and response guidelines from Public Health-Seattle & King County: Quick tips for service providers to reduce the risks to their clients who use drugs.
- Using Pharmacies to Access Naloxone: A Guide for Community-based Agencies: Developed by StopOverdose.org
Using prescription opioids safely
- Prescription Opioids: What You Need to Know, a CDC factsheet, describes the risks and side effects of opioid medications and other options for managing pain.
- Patient Education handouts on safe opioid prescription use from the WA Dept of Health
To learn more about the guidelines for safe opioid prescribing visit the WA Department of Health page on Opioid Prescribing.
Learn more from WA’s Starts with One campaign.
To learn more about safe storage and disposal of medicines:
Washington State’s pharmaceutical stewardship law, HB 1047, creates a program to fund the safe disposal of medications in the state. Drug manufacturers who sell medicines for residential use will be required to fund and operate secure medicine drop-off locations at pharmacies and law enforcement offices throughout the county.
To learn more check out the Department of Health’s Drug Take-Back Program page.