RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS
Signs and symptoms of prescription drug abuse:
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WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR
Talk to your doctor if you think you may have a problem with prescription drug use. You may feel embarrassed to talk to your doctor about it — but remember that medical professionals are trained to help you, not judge you. Identifying prescription drug abuse as soon as possible is important. It's easier to tackle the problem early before it becomes an addiction and leads to more serious problems.
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Allegany County Health Department - Behavioral Health Services
Overdose Response Program
• Statistics as Reported by the Allegany County Health Department •
Naloxone Administrations Reported*
Attend Opioid Overdose Response Training
Naloxone, also known as Narcan ®, when administered to a person overdosing from an opioid medication or drug, can reverse the overdose immediately by quickly restoring breathing and consciousness. If someone you know may be at risk for overdosing on prescription pain medication or heroin, you can obtain a prescription for this lifesaving drug medication and learn how to administer it.
Training participants learn about opioids, how to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone to reverse an overdose. After completing the training, participants receive a completion certificate, a prescription for naloxone and an overdose prevention kit.
The training and overdose prevention kit are FREE to participants
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More Information About Naloxone
Download Naloxone Training Form
And Call 301.759.5050
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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.