About the Opioid Project

The Snohomish County Human Services Department is providing education and opioid overdose prevention efforts throughout the county. Managed by the county’s Alcohol & Other Drugs Division, the Opioid Project’s two main goals are:

  1. Provide information across the county regarding Naloxone, an antidote used to treat an opioid overdose
  2. Build capacity to address the opioid epidemic in high-risk communities in the county to prevent unnecessary overdose deaths
The Opioid Project is a partnership with the Northwest High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program, who also provides funding via grants to the county’s project. The Northwest HIDTA is a chapter of the federal HIDTA Program created by Congress and managed by the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

The Snohomish Health District offers a needle exchange program, the AIDS Outreach Project/Clean Syringe Exchange, where each needle exchange participant is given Naloxone.