The Howard County Health Department offers FREE Opioid Overdose Response Program virtual trainings on the first Tuesday and last Thursday of each month. Registration is required. Call our Bureau of Behavioral Health at 410-313-6202 or email email@example.com to register and for more information!
Opioids or opioid-based drugs include: morphine, heroin, oxycodone, fentanyl, Duragesic, hydrocodone, Norco, Vicodin, hydromorphone, Dilaudid, Astramorph, Avinza OxyContin, Percocet.
Prescription opioids are used to treat pain. Overdose can lead to a loss of alertness, unconsciousness or even death.
It is a prescription medicine that reverses an opioid overdose. It cannot be used to get high and is not addictive. Naloxone is safe and effective; emergency medical professionals and doctors have used it for decades.
Opioids can slow or stop a person's breathing, which causes death. Naloxone can help reverse an opioid overdose.
Howard County residents (even those under 18).
Learn more about the Maryland Overdose Response Program at: NaloxoneMD.org
Many who report abuse of prescription medicine are getting it from friends, family and acquaintances. Make sure the those in your life don’t have access to your medicine. Follow the following three steps:
STEP 1: MONITOR
Parents are in an influential position to immediately help reduce access to prescription medicine because medicine is commonly found in the home. But how aware are you of the quantities that are currently in your home? Think about this: Would you know if some of your pills were missing? From this day forward, make sure you can honestly answer yes.