Overdose Response

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Heroin & Other Opioids: The Facts

Opioids [ˈō-pē-ˌȯid] noun
Prescription painkillers, such as fentanyl, oxycodone and hydrocodone, and illegal drugs, such as heroin.

Opioids are highly addictive drugs that can have dangerous side effects and can cause overdose and death.

Opioid-Related Data

Opioids are the cause of a current epidemic in Prince George's County. More than one opioid overdose happens daily in Prince George's County. View the 2017 Opioid Overdose Report.

Overdose Response (Naloxone) Training

Call (301)583-5920 to register for free training and a free intranasal naloxone kit, which reverses an opioid overdose and helps prevent death. Now anyone can get naloxone at Maryland pharmacies without a prescription.

If you or someone you care about is hooked on heroin, prescription drugs, or other opioids, time is running out.

Stress and isolation may lead to substance use and overdose. Beware! More drugs like PCP, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, illicit pills, and others are being mixed with fentanyl, a very powerful and deadly opioid. Learn how to reverse an opioid overdose and save lives. Get FREE naloxone training on ZOOM from the Prince George’s County Health Department and receive a free naloxone (Narcan) kit.

SAVE A LIFE: Get Naloxone Training

Appointments are available Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM.


Get Smart About Drugs - Fentanyl Warning Video