You can be the one to keep your family safe—75% of opioid misuse starts with people using medicine that wasn’t prescribed for them—usually taken from a friend or family member. These simple steps can save a life:
- Lock up your medicines.
- Keep naloxone on hand to reverse accidental overdose. See where to get free naloxone below.
- Dispose of unused medicine safely at a take-back kiosk. See below.
Order free naloxone online
If you are a King County resident, order online to have free naloxone mailed to any address. It arrives in plain packaging to protect your privacy.
If you are a Washington state resident with a mailing address outside of King County, use this online order form. You can also find it near you with this naloxone finder.
Where to pick up free naloxone & fentanyl test strips in King County
Peer Seattle and Peer Kent have on-site vending machines with free, confidential overdose prevention supplies and resources. The vending machines are stocked with naloxone, fentanyl test strips, as well as condoms, and other safer sex supplies. Peer provides safe, welcoming spaces for people to access support and health resources.
Get trained to give naloxone
If you would like to get trained to administer naloxone (Narcan) in case of an overdose emergency, you can learn about training options from stopoverdose.org. If you are trying to help in an overdose, Washington state’s 911 Good Samaritan/Overdose Law protects both you and the overdose victim from drug possession charges. Don’t be afraid to call 911 for help!
Where to drop off expired or medicine you no longer want to keep
Both of Valley Medical Center’s Prescription Pad North and South pharmacies have drop off kiosks. Visit MED-Project.org to find other take-back kiosks near you or order mail-back supplies.
In need of addiction help?
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, get help here.