King County Recovery Coalition is hosting a special virtual event this month in partnership with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) UW, Department of Health and Public Health Seattle & King County, supported by the Washington Health Care Authority Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.
Join us for our October KCRC Presents conversation, as we discuss how the pandemic has affected overdose rates and recovery in Washington, and what strategies for overdose and relapse prevention we can use in our communities.
Webinar topics will include: why overdose risk may be higher during the pandemic, statewide data on overdose deaths and trends, recovery and relapse prevention, and overdose response and naloxone distribution. Experts from Washington State syringe exchange programs will discuss how the pandemic has affected the people they work with, and how their programs have adapted.
-Alison Newman, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington
-Everett Maroon, Blue Mountain Heart to Heart in Walla Walla
-Beau Antonelis, Emma Goldman Youth and Homeless Outreach Project (EGYHOP) in Olympia
-Chelsea Amato and Sarah Deutsch, Hepatitis Education Project in Seattle
-Rick Mogel, Oxford House, Seattle
-Lauren Funk, Shantel Davis, and Jill Westermark, People's Harm Reduction Alliance, Seattle, Kitsap County