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Youth overdose education

The following content has been developed to provide young people facts on how to recognize and respond to overdose and information about the Good Samaritan Law, which protects victims of overdose and those who call for help. In this section: Overdose (OD) education and young people Fentanyl and young people Basics of OD education Tips […]

Schools, overdose education, and naloxone

Resources and information for schools on opioid overdose education and response. In this section: Why naloxone and overdose education in schools? Other relevant laws Strategies schools can use to reduce overdose deaths How can schools obtain naloxone? What should schools do with expired naloxone? How can schools partner to provide overdose education for staff Why […]

SB 5195-WA State’s 2021 naloxone law

Washington State has a new law, 2SSB 5195, “Concerning prescribing opioid overdose reversal medication,” that goes into effect on January 1, 2022. The law requires behavioral health agencies and hospitals to prescribe or distribute naloxone to patients at risk of opioid overdose. In this section: Learn about 2SSB 5195 2SSB 5195 webinars Overdose and MOUD […]

Webinar recordings and training videos

A collection of recent webinars and training videos on harm reduction, overdose prevention, and response, and related topics. More than Just Pipes: Lessons from the Field About Safer Smoking Supplies In this webinar, experts from People’s Harm Reduction Alliance and Tacoma Needle Exchange will share their strategies and answer your questions on how to effectively […]

Methamphetamine overdose/overamping

In this section: Risks for methamphetamine overdose Signs of overdose and when to take action What to do if you call 911 for methamphetamine Mental health and methamphetamine overdose Staying healthy Treatment or cutting back Resources Deaths involving methamphetamine have increased 600% in the last ten years in Washington State. To learn more about the […]

Fentanyl

In this section: What is fentanyl? What does it look like? What are the signs of fentanyl overdose? How do I respond to fentanyl overdose? It is safe to respond to fentanyl overdose. How to reduce the risk of fentanyl overdose Fentanyl test strips Young people and fentanyl Resources What is fentanyl? What does it […]

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 […]