ALERT: Overdoses Are On The Rise
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In The Community
Listen and watch for our information about the prescription drug and heroin crisis in Allegany County on our billboards, radio ads, in the newspaper and at the movies. Contact us for more information at 301.759.5050. Look for our Prescribe Change Allegany County ambassadors at the following events:
Community Naloxone Training
October 22, 2018 at 4:30pm
- To become trained in Naloxone -
Must register in advance. Call 301-759-5050 for details.
Download Naloxone Training Application
KNOW OR SUSPECT ADDICTION?
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OVERDOSE? DON'T RUN: CALL 911
Maryland's GOOD SAMARITAN LAW will protect you!
Don't let someone die... Call 911 IMMEDIATELY and get help!
The "Good Samaritan Law" went into effect October 1, 2014. The law establishes that, "a person who, in good faith, seeks, provides, or assists with the provision of medical assistance for a person experiencing an alcohol- or drug-related medical emergency (such as an overdose) may be immune from criminal prosecution for specific violations if the evidence was obtained solely as a result of the person reaching out for medical assistance. The bill also protects the person experiencing the medical emergency under the same conditions from prosecution for specific violations."
SPONSORED BY THE ALLEGANY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT,
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
12501-12503 Willowbrook Road, PO Box 1745
Cumberland, Maryland 21501-1745
OUR MISSION: Prescribe Change Allegany County’s mission is to create awareness and educate the citizens of Allegany County,
Maryland about the growing crisis of opioid prescription drugs, and heroin misuse and abuse in our community.