◂  August 2021

Opioids and Drug User Health and Safety

Published by: aaron


Join the Hepatitis Education Project (HEP) and the Washington Department of Health’s Drug User Health Program (DOH) for a livestream on overdose prevention and harm reduction.

HEP will provide:
– An overview of their Syringe Service Program and how they engage their clients and communities in overdose prevention, naloxone distribution, and medical care
– Brief demonstrations on how to use nasal and injectable naloxone

DOH will discuss:
– Fentanyl 101
– The laws and regulations in Washington around naloxone and overdose response, including the Statewide Standing Order to Dispense Naloxone and the state’s Good Samaritan Overdose Law
– Information about DOH’s Naloxone Distribution Program and how organizations can apply to become a distribution partner
Speakers: Mitch Mitchell, Kimberly Taber, & Sean Hemmerle

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