Opioid use disorder can happen to anyone.

3 out of 4 people who experienced addiction to street opioids say they started with prescription opioid drugs.*

*Source material: Lankenau SE, Teti M, Silva K, Jackson Bloom J, Harocopos A, Treese M. Initiation into prescription opioid misuse amongst young injection drug users. Int J Drug Policy. 2012;23(1):37-44.

Local resources are available to help you with opioid use disorder.

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Addiction is a disease that physically rewires the brain.

Signs of addiction

  • Mood swings
  • Increased temper
  • Tiredness
  • Paranoia
  • Inability to focus or concentrate

Safe, healthy pain mangement is possible.

Managing—instead of masking—your pain helps you be safer and healthier.

Local help is available.

Compassionate care without stigma or judgement is available in Whatcom County.

More information about how opioids impact our community