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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.

Community trainings and events calendar

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Rapid Overdose Training at Seattle Farmers Market

  • Hosts: End Overdose and Seattle Farmers Market Association
  • Dates:
    • Capitol Hill: Sundays from 11 am to 3 pm: April 21, May 12 and 19, 2024
    • University District: Saturdays from 9 am to 2 pm: June 8 and 22, 2024
  • Locations:
  • Details: Look for the End Overdose vendor table and signs. Booth is set up with staff to train any member of the public on how to recognize an opioid overdose and how to administer Narcan. Everyone trained will receive a free kit of naloxone. Training takes less than 10 minutes and staff will be available for any questions the pubic has about opioid overdose. Training is free and open to all so stop by when you see us at the farmers market.

Narcan Training - In Person (Snohomish)

  • Host: Advocates for Recovery Services
  • Date: Tuesday April 23, 6-7:30pm
  • Location: 16404 Hwy 99, Lynnwood, WA 98037
  • Details: Interested in learning how to administer Narcan in case of an opioid overdose? Join us for an in-person training session on Tue, Apr 23, 2024 at 6:00 PM at 16404 Hwy 99. This training will equip you with the knowledge and skills to potentially save a life. You will receive FREE Narcan just for attending. Don't miss out on this important opportunity to make a difference! Register online.

Parent Information Night: Narcan Training, Risk, and Protective Factors (Snohomish)

  • Host: United Lakewood Community Coalition
  • Date: Wednesday, May 22 · 5:30 - 7pm PDT
  • Location: 1424 172nd St NE, Marysville, WA 98271
  • Details: Join us for the Lakewood Community Coalition's Parent Information Series, aimed at educating parents of Lakewood School District students on crucial strategies to promote overall wellness and prevent substance use. In this inaugural session, attendees will receive Narcan training provided by representatives from the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, followed by a discussion led by Student Assistance Professional Tori Weber, focusing on identifying risk and protective factors. This interactive session offers a supportive environment for parents to ask questions, share experiences, and gain valuable insights into fostering resilience and wellness in their children.  Register online.

Is This Depression or Opioid Use? Psychosis or Meth? (Online)

  • Host: UW Addition Drug and Alcohol Institute 
  • Date: Wednesday, May 29 · 9am - 3pm PDT
  • Location: 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Details: This in-person training is for anyone in Washington State interested in learning skills to identify and address mental health symptoms for people taking Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD). In this training participants will learn how to separate symptoms due to mental health disorders versus substance use, learn evidence-based practices for treating mental health disorders, and practice skills for talking to patients about their mental health symptoms and management. In this training participants will learn about: Mental health symptoms in the context of MOUD, Separating mental health symptoms from substance use among people on MOUD, Best practices for treating mental health symptoms for people on MOUD, What mental health symptoms to expect and how to treat them for people stabilized on MOUD, Skills for talking to people on MOUD about their mental health. 
  • Who should attend: This series is for anyone in Washington State. Examples of individuals and organizations to invite are providers, nurses, care managers, navigators, SUDPs, pharmacists, administrators, those in the criminal legal system, FQHCs, health systems, BHAs, SUD programs, OTPs, SSPs, EDs, Inpatient, Tribal and Urban Indian health care providers, and anyone else you would like to attend.  Register online.

Additional training and resources

  • 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.