Don’t become a statistic.Take action to protect yourself from overdose.
Carry Naloxone Naloxone is available at all pharmacies in Maryland.
Go Slow Start with a very small amount to test the strength.
Never use alone Use with someone and take turns in case one of you needs naloxone.
If you must use alone, have someone check on you.
Talk to friends and family about what to do if you overdose.
Test for fentanyl.
What does this mean?
If you use drugs, take action to prevent overdose. When you take a drug, start with a very small amount to test the strength. You can always take more, but you can never take less. If you inject drugs, inject a little bit first and wait 20 seconds to see how strong it is. If it feels off, consider not using it or using less than planned. Be sure someone with you has naloxone.
If you use heroin, pills or even other drugs in Maryland, there’s a good chance you’re using fentanyl. Fentanyl has caused a huge spike in overdose deaths. Fentanyl acts FAST. Be careful.