Preventing the onset of opioid use among youth and reducing substance use risk factors for adolescents, families and communities is key. Changing perceptions, attitudes, behaviors and local conditions that increase the risk of opioid use are primary goals of our prevention efforts.
We are committed to using a variety of strategies to prevent opioid overdose deaths and curb the spread of infectious diseases. From free naloxone to syringe service programs (SSPs), we offer a variety of harm reduction services to promote the health and safety of every Washingtonian.
Access to quality treatment is critical as individuals make the decision to start the treatment process for opioid addiction. In Washington, DC, we have multiple options that are designed to provide the best and the most appropriate level of care for those seeking treatment.
Recovery from opioid addiction is possible! We want all Washingtonians to have the supports needed for wherever they may be on their recovery journey.