Opioid Remediation Plan
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About the Opioid Remediation Plan
San Juan County is one of 125 local jurisdictions who are recipients of Opioid Distributer Settlement Funds within Washington state. An Opioid Settlement Project has been established within the County across Law and Justice, Health & Community Services, and other interested departments to develop a Requests for Proposal Process.
How Settlement Funds Are Used in San Juan County
The Opioid Settlement Project Committee distributes our portion of the settlement fund to local organizations. Opioid Settlement funds may only be expended on approved uses under the Opioid Settlement Agreement, and funds distributed by San Juan County must be used to benefit people in San Juan County. Click here to see the full list of approved uses.
Currently, SJC receives approximately $17,500 per year through the year 2040. This amount may increase as additional corporations reach settlements with the State of Washington. Although SJC can use the funds broadly, the settlement agreement identifies "core strategies" for addressing the public health impact of opioid use. The Opioid Settlement Project Committee gives priority to projects that use one or more of the core strategies listed below.
Core Strategies to Address Opioid Misuse
SJC is directed to give priority to the following core strategies:
- Training and distribution of Naloxone or drugs approved to reverse opioid overdoses
- Education and training on Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and other opioid-related treatment
- Intervention and treatment for pregnant and postpartum people with Opioid Use Disorder
- Expanding treatment for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)
- Expanding recovery services and social services that support recovery
- Providing treatment to incarcerated people with Opioid Use Disorder
- Training and education on preventing opioid use
- Expanding syringe service programs
- Collecting data and conducting research on the effectiveness of strategies to address opioid misuse statewide
Any organization can submit a proposal and request funds from the Opioid Settlement Project Committee once they are available. The Committee is currently developing the process for determining how funds will be distributed. Proposal requests are expected to open Spring 2024. Please check this page for updates.
How Can I Help?
If you or someone you care about is struggling with opioid misuse, help is available!
Treatment for Substance Use Disorder
Anyone struggling with opioid misuse may need treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD). SUD occurs when someone's use of alcohol or drugs leads to health issues or problems at work, school, or home. People who get treatment for SUD can overcome the effects of their addiction. Whether you're looking for yourself or someone you care about, you can find SUD treatment locally. Click here for more information about local resources.
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 name Narcan.
- 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 anyone.
In Washington, anyone who might have or witness an opioid overdose can legally possess and administer naloxone. You can order naloxone online and have it delivered directly to your home for free!
Additional Information and Links
- DOH Naloxone Instructions
- DOH Recursos para la prevención de sobredosis de opioides
- Learn About Opioid Overdose
- Overdose Response One Sheet
- Get Naloxone Delivered for Free
- Find Naloxone Near You
- Learn About Naloxone
- Naloxone Quick Facts
- Learn About Treatment
- CDC Stop Overdose
- CDC Detener la sobredosis
- UW Washington State Opioid/Major Drug Interactive Map
- Washington's Good Samaritan Law
- CDC Stigma Reduction
- CDC Reducción del estigma
Page last updated: Oct. 2, 2023.