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DHMH Attains Accreditation!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Health & Mental Hygiene attains national public health accreditation PHAB-certified departments demonstrate capacity to serve communities well Baltimore, MD (June 14, 2017) – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works […]

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News: Anyone Can Get Naloxone Without Prescription

STATE OF MARYLAND DHMH Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Behavioral Health Administration – Spring Grove Hospital Center – Dix Building 55 Wade Avenue – Catonsville, Maryland 21228 Larry Hogan, Governor – Boyd K. Rutherford, Lt. Governor – Dennis R. Schrader, Secretary Barbara J. Bazron, Ph.D., Deputy Secretary / Executive Director Naloxone and the […]

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Maryland’s Health Department Releases 2016 Fatal Overdose Data

Maryland’s health department releases 2016 fatal overdose data Report details more than 2,000 deaths from overdoses last year Baltimore, MD (June 8, 2017) – The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene today released the 2016 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland Report. The report found that 2,089 people died from overdoses last year, a […]

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Health Alert: Drug Overdoses in Harford County

The Harford County Health Department is alerting the community of the opioid overdoses in Harford County. Opioids include drugs such as heroin, methadone, fentanyl, Percocet, OxyContin and Carfentanil. Carfentanil is 100 times more deadly than fentanyl. Click here to view the larger image. 

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ALERT: Carfentanil Determined Present in Three Fatal Overdose Cases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (April 21, 2017) – The Opioid Operational Command Center is raising awareness of carfentanil threat to Maryland communities after three residents in Anne Arundel and Frederick counties died in apparent overdoses from the synthetic opioid. “Carfentanil is the latest in a string of deadly drugs that have exacted a horrible toll on […]

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**Upcoming Naloxone Trainings** Naloxone Training Program

New Upcoming Trainings Keep checking back, we’ll post upcoming trainings soon! Naloxone (NARCAN®, EVZIO®) is a prescription medication that safely and effectively reverses an opioid overdose. Opioid is a class of drugs that includes heroin and prescription pain relievers like oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percocet®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®, Lortab®), oxymorphone (Opana®), hydromorphone (Dilaudid®), morphine (MS Contin®), fentanyl (Duragesic®) and methadone. Naloxone does NOT:               […]

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