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Preventing Prescription Drug, Opioid and Synthetic Opioid Misuse

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Did You Miss the 2019 Adult Opioid Summit?

If you couldn't make the summit, don't worry! We've included a few of the speakers' presentations -- each full of information you can use to learn about the origin of the opioid epidemic in your area! Read more.

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Finding Naloxone in Baltimore

Learn where you can get the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone locally.

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What Should You Do With Your Unused Meds?

Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and acquaintances. You can make a difference by following these tips. Learn more.

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Resources for Educators

This page contains drug education resources – lesson plans, activities, videos – from different websites targeted to various grade levels that both parents and teachers can use. Read more.



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DEA Releases Strategy To Combat Opioid Epidemic In Baltimore

(WBAL, September 26) The Drug Enforcement Administration recently announced the launch of its 360 Strategy in Baltimore. The initiative aims to fight the opioid epidemic in the city. Read more.

Study links rising heroin deaths to 2010 OxyContin reformulation

(Notre Dame News, April 9) In 2010, the private pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma tried to reformulate the powerful painkiller Oxycontin to make it less addictive. But, according to new research, this effort did not help to reduce nationwide drug overdoses and may have amplified the heroin epidemic. Read more.

Scientists are one step closer to creating safer, more effective opioids

(CNBC, January 4) Could non-addictive pain medication be around the corner? Read more.