Opioids including prescription pain medication, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl—are causing a serious public health and community crisis across the nation. Each day about two people die of an opioid-related overdose in Washington; thousands more struggle with addiction. Opioid misuse and addiction can cause serious medical, social and financial problems.

The Department of Health is joining with partners across the state to implement a State Opioid Response Plan (PDF) focusing our efforts on four priority goals: Prevent opioid misuse and abuse - Identify and treat opioid use disorder - Prevent deaths from overdose - Use data to detect opioid misuse/abuse, monitor illness, injury and death, and evaluate interventions.

Department of Health Opioid Information

Washington State Opioid Data