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Overdose outreach, education and training resources

Information on drug use, overdose, addiction treatment and harm reduction, addiction stigma, prevention, and relevant laws and policy.

  • Find naloxone in Washington state
    There are several ways to get naloxone in Washington state without a prescription.
    Offers education and technical assistance for individuals, professionals, and communities in Washington state who want to learn how to prevent and intervene in opioid addiction and overdose.
  • Opioid Overdose Pamphlet
    Explains risks of opioids, naloxone, and how to respond to an opioid overdose. Available to order in 24 languages at UW's
  • Emergency Dept. Naloxone Distribution
    The first steps to setting up a community overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) program is to understand the local policies and regulations about standing orders, third party prescribing, collaborative practice agreements, Good Samaritan laws, and provider medication distribution.
  • Naloxone prescribing practice guidelines (148 kb)
    Information for clinicians and pharmacists to identify who should get naloxone, how to recognize and respond to an overdose and other recommendations.
  • Distributing opioid overdose reversal medications (2SSB 5195)
    2SSB 5195 helps to increase access to naloxone. The law requires hospital emergency departments and many behavioral health settings to distribute naloxone to individuals at risk of an opioid overdose.
  • The Good Samaritan Law
    Overview of the legal protections in Washington State for overdose victims and responders.
  • University of Washington Addiction, Drug, and Alcohol Institute (ADAI)
    ADAI offers a range of resources to help connect professionals, students, and the general public to training and other education opportunities.
  • Fentanyl Exposure FAQs

  • Laced & Lethal
    A fentanyl awareness campaign for youth and young adults, including information on how to prevent, recognize, and respond to opioid overdose, and order free naloxone.

  • It's safe to give help, WA Poison Control Center
    Questions and answers about secondhand fentanyl exposure.