Get involved in local efforts to prevent and respond to the opioid crisis.
- Participate in the Thurston County Opioid Response Task Force. For more information, contact Katie Strozyk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Request an Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Rescue Kit Training for your workplace, school, or community organization. For more information, contact Kateri Wimsett at email@example.com.
- Prevent misuse of expired and unused medication by disposing of it. Medication drop boxes are located throughout Thurston County. Find a drop box near you at Unwanted Medications.
Visit the resources below to learn more about the opioid crisis.
- Opioids are a class of drugs. Some are prescribed and some are not. Learn more about opioids from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Hearing about fentanyl? Get fact-based information about fentanyl from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
- Need naloxone and want to know more about responding to an overdose? Visit stopoverdose.org.
- Thinking about substance use treatment or know someone else who is? Visit warecoveryhelpline.org.