ABOUT THIS RESOURCE
This 75-minute webinar addresses opioids, overdose and and Naloxone administration. Topics include:
- What are opioids and opiates? How do these substances work and affect us?
- "Fentanyl 101"
- How to recognize and respond to opioid and stimulant overdoses
- How to administer naloxone
- The economics of opioids
- Reflecting on how the current crisis with opioids developed
- And more!
The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent Issue; a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Words Matter - Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction and Words Matter: Preferred Language for Talking About Addiction from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Supporting Recovery from Opioid Use: A Peer’s Guide to Person-Centered Care from the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
Harm Reduction Resources
Sean Hemmerle is the Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Consultant at the Washington State Department of Health (DOH). He facilitates statewide naloxone distribution to organizations that work with people at risk of experiencing or witnessing overdoses. Before joining DOH in 2019, Sean worked as a Community Health Outreach Worker for the Tacoma Needle Exchange. Sean received a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Social Welfare in 2017 from The Evergreen State College- Olympia.