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State Opioid Response (SOR) plan

Opioids including prescription pain medication, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl—are causing a serious public health and community crisis across the nation. Each day about two people die of an opioid-related overdose in Washington; thousands more struggle with addiction.  Opioid misuse and addiction can cause serious medical, social and financial problems.

24-hour assistance for substance use disorder or mental health challenges.

Washington Recovery Helpline

What are the goals?

The Health Care Authority (HCA) is joining with partners across the state to implement a State Opioid Response Plan focusing our efforts on four priority goals:  

  1. Prevent opioid misuse and abuse
  2. Identify and treat opioid use disorder
  3. Prevent deaths from overdose
  4. Use data to detect opioid misuse/abuse, monitor illness, injury and death, and evaluate interventions.

Washington Opioid Response Workgroup meetings

Regular meetings of the Opioid Response Workgroup will be virtual unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming meetings


Meeting materials

April 2021

Agenda TBD

January 2021

Agenda (01/2021)

Meeting notes (01/2021)

Past meetings


Kris Shera
State opioid coordinator
Phone: 360-725-1955