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Libraries and Library Staff

Libraries are a central source for resources and information for the general public. Increasingly libraries are the site of opioid overdoses, and libraries are looking for more ways to respond. In this section: Overdose recognition and response Resources for library staff Resources to share with the public Overdose recognition and response Overdose Education & Naloxone […]

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

Check out our new page, Learn About Treatment. This page includes information about: Medications for opioid use disorder Treatment settings Sample policies and procedures for treatment programs Much more! Below are a few key resources on Learn About Treatment. Medications for Opioid Use Disorder brochure This brochure, which introduces  the three FDA-approved medications for opioid […]

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 legal system

Resources on overdose prevention and response for people in the criminal legal system. In this section: Overdose risk for people in the criminal legal system Relevant WA State laws Required education for naloxone distribution Naloxone distribution program design Tips for talking about naloxone and overdose Jail and prison naloxone resources Probation and parole naloxone resources […]

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 know the difference between physical dependence on opioids and 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    Not One More: Seattle chapter. Family education, grief support fellowship, community awareness. Al-Anon: Al-Anon and AlaTeen meetings across WA State. CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family […]

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 […]