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Maryland’s Office of Overdose Response

Maryland’s Office of Overdose Response promotes collaboration across all state and local agencies working to address substance use and overdose in the state. Learn more here.

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Addressing Stigma

Negative attitudes toward substance use can discourage individuals from seeking help. Understanding that addiction is a treatable health condition can reduce stigma and empower individuals to reach out for support. Learn more about stigma. For help, call or text 988.


Remove the Risk

Remove the risk
Removing prescription opioids from your home as soon as possible can reduce the chance that they are taken by accident or on purpose. Learn how to get rid of any unused or expired prescription opioids that may be hiding in cabinets, drawers, or anywhere else you store medicine.

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Talk to your doctor
Prescription opioids may not be right for everyone. Visit to learn more