During the 2022 Maryland General Assembly the Legislature passed the Statewide Targeted Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, which will require all homeless services programs, opioid treatment programs, and intensive outpatient treatment programs to provide overdose reversal agents approved by the Food and Drug Administration, like naloxone, to any individual who received treatment for a nonfatal overdose or has been evaluated by a crisis evaluation team. The Maryland Department of Health, through the Center for Harm Reduction Services, will provide naloxone free of charge to any public or private entity that is interested in providing this life saving medication to members of the community. Any entity interested in providing this service should register to become an Overdose Response Program.
August 31st is Overdose Awareness Day, let us all work together to stem the tide of overdose deaths in the state of Maryland. Learn more...