Opioid Addiction Help

This helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

MAT combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders, including opioid addiction. This locator helps find treatment facilities offering MAT.

This directory provides a list of opioid treatment programs (OTPs) that offer medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

Support groups provide peer support and encouragement for individuals recovering from opioid addiction. Narcotics Anonymous is one such organization offering meetings worldwide. 

Looking at the Numbers

The CDC has grouped opioid overdose deaths, as shown on the left, into three distinct waves. Each one claiming more victims than the previous. At one of the latest recorded points in 2021, opioids were involved in 80,411 overdose deaths (CDC). A number that represents more than 75 percent of all drug overdose deaths that occur!

Harm Reduction Strategies

This program provides access to free naloxone for yourself, your friends, or in case of emergency. Washington State residents can now order free naloxone (aka Narcan®) kits by mail. This mail-order program is meant for people who do not have insurance coverage or who can’t easily go to a community organization or a pharmacy to get a kit.

This program provides information on how to get free naloxone by mail in WA state. Anyone who uses opioids or has friends or family who do should have naloxone on hand just in case.

This resource provides information on how to get Narcan in your state. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have passed naloxone access laws. These laws vary from state to state, so it’s important to know your state’s regulations.

This resource provides information on preventing, recognizing, and treating opioid overdose. It includes information on the warning signs of opioid overdose and how naloxone and medications for Opioid Use Disorder treatment can help treat and prevent it.

This resource provides basic information on fentanyl contamination and opioid overdose safety at public events such as festivals/concerts/gatherings.

Learn More About the Opioid Crisis

The Seattle Public Library has decided to allow employees to carry and administer Narcan, an opioid overdose treatment.

The first over-the-counter naloxone, a drug used to reverse opioid overdose, will be available in retail stores and online as soon as next week. It will be available initially in stores and online from retailers including Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, and CVS.