About us is a project of the Center for Drug Safety and Services Education (CDSSE) at the University of Washington Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute (ADAI). CDSSE offers education and technical assistance for individuals, professionals, and communities in Washington State who want to learn to prevent and respond to overdose, and improve the health of people […]

Law Enforcement

Law enforcement are front-line overdose responders. In this section: Law enforcement naloxone programs Implementing a program Fentanyl resources Other law enforcement approaches Law enforcement naloxone in WA State In an effort to reduce overdose deaths, many law enforcement agencies are training their officers how to recognize an opioid overdose and to administer naloxone, the medication to reverse an […]

Health care providers

Guidelines for health care providers on prescribing naloxone, treating opioid use disorder, and safe opioid prescribing In this section: Naloxone co-prescribing Naloxone in emergency departments Opioid use disorder among patients Opioid prescribing/pain management guidelines Naloxone co-prescribing Any health care provider with prescriptive authority in Washington State may prescribe take-home naloxone to anyone at risk for having […]


Essentials for pharmacists on dispensing  naloxone in WA State. In this section: Pharmacists’ role Providing naloxone Resources Your role as a pharmacist Pharmacists play an essential role in preventing the misuse of opioids and opioid overdose in their communities. Specifically, pharmacists can: Screen and identify patients at risk for opioid misuse and overdose by reviewing […]

Crisis and treatment resources

Find resources here for drug treatment, harm reduction, and crisis help In this section: Crisis intervention Drug treatment Harm reduction/health Crisis intervention If you are in an emergency now, CALL 911. Washington Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222 24-hour expert treatment advice on exposures to poisonous, hazardous, or toxic substances. 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-866-4-CRISIS  (1-866-427-4747) Immediate help for […]

Materials and toolkits

Download training materials, how-to toolkits, posters, brochures and other media. In this section: Flyers, posters, and brochures Training materials Promotional materials Toolkits & how-to resources Flyers, posters, and brochures Check out the ADAI Clearinghouse to order hard copies of these brochures and many others. Opioid Overdose Brochure This brochure provides information about opioids, overdose risks, […]

Local data on opioids

Find Washington State data and published reports on opioids, overdose, and other drug use topics Washington State Substance Use Data & Resources This site offers a series of interactive data charts and maps featuring Washington state data related to overdose deaths, treatment admissions, statewide opioid sales, and police evidence testing data for opioids and other […]

Treatment providers

Tools and tips to integrate overdose education and naloxone into drug treatment. In this section: Talking about overdose Overdose prevention in drug treatment Naloxone Medication-assisted treatment Opioid treatment programs Drug treatment can decrease opioid overdose risk by helping individuals stop or reduce their drug use. At the same time, drug treatment lowers a person’s tolerance to […]

Check your own risks HERE

The Opioid Overdose Risk Check is a personal, anonymous tool to help you identify your own unique risks for overdose. You’ll also get feedback on how you can lower your chance of overdose. It takes just a few minutes! To protect your privacy, close your browser after completing the Opioid Overdose Risk Check.