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.
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 free intranasal naloxone kit, which reverses an opioid overdose and helps prevent death. Now anyone can get naloxone at Maryland pharmacies without a prescription. For details, click here.
If you or someone you care about is hooked on heroin, prescription drugs or other opioids, time is running out.
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