Allegany County Health Department - Behavioral Health Services

Overdose Response Program

Training Statistics

• Statistics as Reported by the Allegany County Health Department •

1342

167

131

Individuals Trained

Law Enforcement Officers Trained

Naloxone Administrations Reported*

2014 - 2017 COMPARISONS OF

NON-FATAL OVERDOSES

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FATAL OVERDOSES 2007-2017

Allegany County Health Department - Behavioral Health Services

What is an Opioid? An opioid (sometimes called opiate) drug is a prescription drug that is used to relieve pain.  They are derived from the poppy plant and are prescribed under the more commonly known names of codeine, morphine, hydrocodone and oxycodone, as well as others.  Many do not realize that the same ingredient used to make these prescription medications is chemically altered into the illegal drug heroin.  Often times, heroin addiction starts by taking opioid prescription medications.

• Statistics as Reported by the Western Maryland Health System •

Total Non-Fatal

(53% opioid related)

291

Total Non-Fatal

(72% opioid related)

Total Non-Fatal

Through Nevember

(64% opioid related)

375

377

Total Non-Fatal

(39% opioid related)

210

2014

2015

2016

2017

Allegany County • Maryland

Middle School

HIGH School

THE FACTS:

Youth Risk Behavioral Survey

2014 Allegany County

students reported drinking Alcohol* in the past 30 days (8.5%).

students reported drinking Alcohol* in the past 30 days (33.1%).

*Alcohol and Marijuana are often referred to as “Gateway Drugs”. These substances can lead to the misuse or abuse of opioids (prescription pain medication and heroin).

students reported using Marijuana*in the past 30 days (4.4%)

students reported using Marijuana*in the past 30 days (21.2%)

students reported using a Prescription Drug (OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, codeine, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor’s prescription in the past 30 days (5.2%)

students reported using a Prescription Drug (OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, codeine, Adderall, Ritalin, or Xanax) without a doctor’s prescription in the past 30 days (8.7%)

students reported ever using Heroin (1.5%).

students reported ever using Heroin (3.9%).

81

513

42

343

49

141

14

61

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Allegany County Health Department

12501-12503 Willowbrook Road

PO Box 1745

Cumberland, Maryland 21501-1745

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