Overdose Response

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Heroin & Other Opioids: The Facts

Opioids are strong painkillers, like fentanyl, oxycodone, and hydrocodone, which doctors prescribe, and illegal drugs, such as heroin. These medicines can be addictive, it's crucial to understand that they can have harmful effects, even causing an overdose and death.

Opioid-Related Data

There is a serious issue with opioid overdoses in Prince George's County, more than one overdose happens daily. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to opioids, like prescription painkillers or heroin, it's important to know that there's help available. Opioid addiction can be treated, and recovery is possible with the right support.

If you or someone you care about is addicted to heroin, prescription drugs, or other opioids, it's urgent to seek help. Stress and isolation can lead to substance abuse and overdose. Be cautious because dangerous drugs like PCP, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, illicit pills, and others are sometimes mixed with fentanyl, a potent and deadly opioid.

Learning how to reverse an opioid overdose can be crucial in saving lives. You can get free naloxone training from the Prince George's County Health Department via Zoom and receive a free naloxone (Narcan) kit.

Overdose Response (Naloxone) Training

If you need help, don't hesitate to reach out. You can call (301) 583-5920 to enroll in free training and get a free kit with naloxone, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose and save lives. Naloxone is now available without a prescription at Maryland pharmacies.

SAVE A LIFE: Get Naloxone Training

To save a life, you can sign up for naloxone training by calling 301-583-5920 or emailing savealife@co.pg.md.us. Anyone 18 years or older can attend, and appointments are available Monday to Friday, from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Resources

Get Smart About Drugs - Fentanyl Warning Video

 

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