For Patients, Families & Community
- Get Naloxone Now
In as little as 20 minutes, you can learn techniques to save the life of a loved-one, friend, co-worker, neighbor ... anyone ... who is experiencing an overdose caused by prescription narcotics or heroin. You can also find out where you can obtain the lifesaving, easy-to-use antidote, naloxone, as well as access relevant information and links on our website.
- Don't Die - Get Naloxone, Save a Life
Don’t Die is a campaign of the Baltimore City Health Department focused on reducing the stigma of addiction, promoting substance use disorder treatment, and educating the public to recognize and respond to an overdose with the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone.
- Maryland Overdose Response Program
Offers in-person, hands-on training and certification in recognizing and responding to opioid overdose with naloxone.
Before it's Too Late
Tools and resources for Family and Loved Ones from Maryland statewide effort to bring awareness to the rapid escalation of the heroin, opioid, and fentanyl crisis in Maryland–and to mobilize all available resources for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery before it’s too late.
Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
The Spotlight on Opioids assembles opioid-related information from the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health into one document to better inform the general public, especially family and friends of people with an elevated risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, and/or opioid use disorder.
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit: Safety Advice for Patients & Families
SAMHSA's toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
Shared Decision Making Tool For Opioid Use Disorder
SAMHSA's decision support tool is for people who want information about the role of medications in treating opioid use disorder.
Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: Facts for Families & Friends
SAMHSA publication for friends and family on the treatment and recovery of opioid addiction.
Rx Pain Medications: Know the options, get the facts
Use this tool from SAMHSA to help explore diffferent pain management paths.
Patients/Families and Community (PCSS)
Information and links for friends and family on addiction and recovery.
Opioid Facts for Teens (NIDA)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) designed this guide to help teens and their families learn the facts about opioids and make smart, informed decisions.
Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Fact Sheets (SAMHSA)
This series of four fact sheets emphasizes the importance of continuing a mother's treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy.
Choosing a Health Plan for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Maryland Health Connection fact sheet for choosing the right health insurance plan.