Overdose Awareness Day


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 feel free to share/RT our posts!

Tips for Sharing: YouTube versions work well for Facebook, blog posts, email, and other platforms. MP4 files work best for Twitter and Instagram (we included open captions for accessibility).

To copy the YouTube link, right-click and select “copy link address” (or equivalent). To download the MP4 file, right-click and select “save link as” (or equivalent).

Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, WA Health Care Authority
Jessica Blose, Stephanie Endler, Tom Fuchs
Topics: Overdose can happen to anyone, lock up meds, don’t use alone, have naloxone on hand
YouTube link | Download mp4


Kelley-Ross Pharmacy
Stephanie Decker, PharmD
Topics: Naloxone, knowledge, how to pay for it, ask pharmacist for kit and learn how to use it.
YouTube link | Download MP4


Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center
Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI),  University of Washington
Laura Cooley, Bryan Hartzler, Erinn McGraw
Topics: Treatment, access in healthcare settings, stigma
YouTube link | Download MP4


WA Department of Health, Drug User Health Team
Sarah Deutsch, Sean Hemmerle, Emalie Huriaux,
Topics: Dignity, respect, carrying naloxone, supporting science
YouTube link | Download MP4


WA State Attorney General
Bob Ferguson
Topics: Two people die each day in Washington, Good Samaritan Laws, call 911, administer naloxone
YouTube link | Download MP4


Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council
Amanda Dugger
Harborview Mental Health & Addiction Services (Patricia Steel Clinic)
Garrett Hebel
Topics: Youth, talking to someone you’re concerned about, Washington Recovery Help Line
YouTube link | Download MP4


Center for Advanced Recovery Solutions
Lara Okoloko
Topics: Talk to your kids about opioids, learn rescue breathing and get naloxone, learn about medications for opioid use disorder.
YouTube link | Download MP4


King County-Behavioral Health and Recovery Division
Erin James
Stopoverdose.org, Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI), University of Washington
Alison Newman
Topics: Dispose of unused or unwanted medications, safely store medications, visit takebackyourmeds.org to find a location for disposal.
YouTube link | Download MP4