In collaboration with first responders and area service providers, the Opioid Outreach Worker provides short-term support for people with opioid addiction until intake with local treatment providers is completed. In addition to providing initial support, the program helps people in need of services navigate the complex treatment system and/or recovery support services.
Island County Opioid Outreach Worker Shannon Aho: 360-678-8295
Island County Human Services Behavioral Health Lead Betsy Griffith: 360-678-8294
Needle Exchange Locations in Island County on Camano and Whidbey Island:
NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond.
Narcan is available by standing order at any pharmacy. It is often covered by insurance, though some copay may apply. If you are unable to obtain a NARCAN kit through a pharmacy, please contact the outreach worker for support.
Washington Recovery Help Line:
24-hour Crisis Line:
1-800-584-3578 or text START to 741741
After speaking with stakeholders across the region, North Sound Behavioral Health has released its Regional Opioid Reduction Plan. In it are key strategies for preventing and reducing opioid misuse and abuse.
Here are the
Opioid Reduction plan key activities
More information about the North Sound BHO can be found on their website at http://northsoundbho.org/