Howard County Opioid Overdose Response Program

The Howard County Health Department offers FREE Opioid Overdose Response Program training for Howard County residents 18 years of age and older. Call our Bureau of Behavioral Health at
or email 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.

What is naloxone?

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.


How does naloxone help?

Opioids can slow or stop a person's breathing, which causes death. Naloxone can help reverse an opioid overdose.

What will training participants learn?

  • Types of opioids (heroin and pain medication)
  • How to recognize, respond, and prevent an opioid overdose
    • Including how to administer intra-nasal naloxone
  • Rights & responsibilities for those who choose to receive a prescription for naloxone
  • Resources for you, family members, friends & loved ones

Who can register?

Friends, family, partners, yourself. Anyone who has an interest in saving a life with Naloxone. Learn more about the Maryland Overdose Response Program at: