The Center for Opioid Safety Education (COSE) at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute offers education and technical assistance for individuals, professionals, and communities in Washington State who want to learn how to prevent and intervene in opioid addiction and overdose.

COSE staff can provide:

  • Community and professional education, including online, in-person, and video conference training for groups.

  • Technical assistance and consultation on how to design, implement, and evaluate opioid safety and overdose prevention interventions.

Learn more: Center for Opioid Safety Education program flyer.

COSE is funded by the WA State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery

What is naloxone?

Naloxone is a prescription medicine that temporarily stops the effect of opioids. This helps a person start to breathe again and wake up from an opioid overdose. Naloxone (the generic name) is also sold under the brand names Narcan® and Evzio®. This website provides more detailed information and research about naloxone as well as other products for drug treatment. 


  • only works on opioids; it has no effect on someone who has not taken opioids.

  • cannot be used to get high and is not addictive.

  • has a long safety history; adverse side effects are rare.

  • can be easily and safely administered by laypersons.

In WA State, anyone who might have or witness an opioid overdose can legally possess and administer naloxone.

  Naloxone Quick Facts infosheet.

Find naloxone in Washington State

Please note the following: Some program websites may not mention naloxone, even though naloxone is indeed available. Many pharmacies and community programs carry only one form of naloxone (e.g., intramuscular or intranasal). Not all products may be available in your area. Medicaid and most commercial health insurance plans cover at least one form of naloxone. Coverage and co-pays vary widely. For pharmacies, it’s best to call ahead to confirm product availability, cost, and insurance coverage.

To add your Washington State program to this list, please send an email to

Snohomish County Naloxone Providers
AIDS Outreach Project/Snohomish Syringe Exchange, Everett
Arlington Pharmacy, Arlington
Costco Pharmacy, Marysville
Pavilion Pharmacy, Swedish Edmonds Hospital
Pharm A Save, Monroe
Providence Pharmacy, Monroe
QFC Pharmacy, Stanwood
Tulalip Clinical Pharmacy (for both tribal and general community members)

For other locations please visit this website link below.

All of the information provided on this page & the banner image comes from the website (Updated July 19, 2018)