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Maryland State

The state of Maryland ranks 5th for opioid-related overdose death in the United States. In 2017, there were 1,985 identified overdose deaths (cit.)

If you are a person who uses drugs or if you are around people who use drugs, please consider learning how to respond to an opioid overdose and carrying naloxone (intranasal brand name: Narcan). Naloxone is a medication designed to reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids slow down the activity of the central nervous system. One effect of this is slowed or stopped breathing which could lead to death. Naloxone knocks the opioids out of the opioid receptors in the brain which allows the person who is experiencing an opioid overdose to begin breathing normally. We have a helpful FAQ and are constantly updating it with questions from our site visitors. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, let us know.

 

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before it’s too late resource site

Before It’s Too Late is a statewide online resource with information about naloxone and overdose prevention, drug treatment resources, family support services, prescription drop-off services, and much more.

 
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Maryland’s good samaritan law

In the state of Maryland, any person assisting in an overdose emergency can do so without fear or arrest due to possession of a dangerous substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, or providing alcohol to a minor.

 
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Maryland crisis helpline

Maryland’s Crisis Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can utilize the helpline for information about naloxone access, drug treatment, suicide prevention, mental health resources, or just to talk.

 
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Baltimore city specific

Access overdose prevention resources including online and in-person training information. Check out the text-based overdose spike feature to learn when there is a high number of overdoses in your area.

 
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Harm Reduction programs

Many Maryland Harm Reduction Programs provide not only syringe and naloxone access but also have nurses and ancillary services on site as well. Use this interactive map to see what options are near you.

 
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overdose response training calendar

A coalition of Maryland Health Departments and Community Based Programs across the state provide dozens of opportunities each month to receive in-person training.

 
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pharmacy-based naloxone access

Use this locator to find a pharmacy in your area that provides naloxone distribution. Each location includes the name of the pharmacy, hours of operation, and a phone number. Call ahead with your insurance details to request information about your co-pay.

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Drug user organizing

The Urban Survivors Union is a national drug users union mobilizing against the war on drugs. Check out their wealth of resources including #reframetheblame a campaign against drug induced homicide laws. Bmore POWER is wonderful a Maryland-based organizing collective, read about them here.

 

Get Naloxone Mailed To You

If you need Naloxone and cannot access it locally, you may place a request to get Naloxone mailed to you.