The Problem

opioidoverdosesinMD_smallerHeroin and Fentanyl

The abuse of prescription medication has been a serious issue in the state for a while. But now, unfortunately, users are turning to the cheaper and more potent opioids heroin and fentanyl to get high.

Nationwide, among new heroin users, 75 percent report having abused prescription opioids before using heroin.1

In Maryland, the marjority of drug overdose deaths were to to the synthetic opioid, fentanyl, in 2017.2


Infographic: Opioid Abuse in Baltimore

Opioid misuse is getting worse in Baltimore. See the latest stats.

Drug-Related Overdoses

In 2016, the state of Maryland ranked No. 6 in the nation for drug overdose rates.