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  • Opioid Information for Providers

    A public health crisis

    Opioid misuse and overdoses are on the rise in Pierce County. 2004-2014 in Washington, heroin overdose deaths increased most among people 15-34 years old. A statewide survey of needle exchange clients found 57% of people who inject heroin were first addicted to prescription opioids.

    This issue spans all age groups and demographics. It’s a complex problem and requires a multi-faceted solution. As healthcare providers, you play an important role.

    Learn how agencies across Pierce County are working together to address the opioid crisis and get involved. 

    Screening, brief intervention & referral to treatment

    Implementing SBIRT in your practice

    SBIRT Oregon offers an online video training and other resources to address alcohol, drug use and depression with patients.

    Screening forms

    SBIRT Oregon offers screening forms in 7 languages, including editable versions.

    Climate, political, social anxiety, and the differences in people’s lived experience all contribute to the challenge of addressing mental health. Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC)