Healthy People in a Healthy Environment

Substance Use Disorder Programs

Overdose Prevention and Response Program

Opioid Prevention Plan: In June of 2013, the Division in collaboration with the Harford County Department of Community Services – Office of Drug Control Policy, developed an Opioid Prevention Plan. The purpose of the plan was to assess, identify, strategize and develop advances in prevention, coordination and treatment services to reduce death or potential death, related to the misuse of opioids. The Opioid Prevention Plan outlines the implementation of various strategic initiatives- overdose deaths shall be reduced by 10 %.


Naloxone Certification and Training Program: Since 2014, The Division has provided an educational training and certification program under the Maryland Overdose Response Program. With this authorization, the Division is able to implement a Naloxone Certification Training which is designed to educate and certify community members who, either through their occupation, family or social experience, may encounter a person who is experiencing an opioid overdose.

For an online Naloxone training, click here.

Naloxone Re-Certification Packet

Pharmacies that supply Naloxone

Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team

Drug Overdose Fatality Review Team: the Overdose Fatality Review Team reviews recent deaths within Harford County and of Harford County residents from Drug overdoses. The primary objectives of this Team is to:

1. Developing an understanding of the causes and incidence of drug overdose deaths in the county;
2. Develop plans for and recommending changes within county and state agencies represented on the local team to prevent drug overdose deaths; and
3. Advise the Department on changes to law, policy, or practice, including the use of devices that are programmed to dispense medications on a schedule.

State and County Resources

Health Alert- Drug Overdoses in Harford County

Before It’s Too Late

Overdose Prevention in Maryland

Good Samaritan Law

Prescription Drug Drop-Off Collection Sites

Overdose Data and Reports

Harford County Sheriff’s Office

HOPE – coming soon!

Provider Information

Letter from Dr. Howard Haft, DHMH, regarding Carfentanil

Provider Alert- Residential SUD’s for Adults Provider Interest Meeting