Opioid Resources For Providers

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UW Pain and Opioid Consult Hotline

1-844-520-PAIN (7246)

Consultations for clinicians treating patients with complex pain medication regimens. Learn More.


Prescription monitoring

Prescribing guidelines

Referrals and resources

Patient materials

New Prescribing Rules Information for Providers

New opioid prescribing requirements are coming for many practitioners in Washington State. Toolkits are available to help make practitioners aware of the new requirements.

Provider Toolkit

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Opioid Information for Providers


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A public health crisis

Opioid misuse and overdoses are on the rise in Pierce County. 2004-2014 in Washington, heroin overdose deaths increased most among people 15-34 years old. A statewide survey of needle exchange clients found 57% of people who inject heroin were first addicted to prescription opioids.

This issue spans all age groups and demographics. It’s a complex problem and requires a multi-faceted solution. As healthcare providers, you play an important role.

Learn how agencies across Pierce County are working together to address the opioid crisis and get involved. 


Prescription monitoring

Prescribing guidelines        


Patient materials

Screening, brief intervention & referral to treatment

Implementing SBIRT in your practice

SBIRT Oregon offers an online video training and other resources to address alcohol, drug use and depression with patients.

Screening forms

SBIRT Oregon offers screening forms in 7 languages, including editable versions.