DHMH Releases New Reports on Overdose Deaths in Maryland

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) has released the 2016 1st Quarter Report on Fatal Overdoses and the 2015 Overdose Report.

DHMH 2015 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland
DHMH 2015 Drug- and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland

From DHMH:

The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has posted to its website the first-quarter data report for 2016 of fatal overdoses. From January to March, Maryland saw 383 deaths related to overdose. The report is posted at http://goo.gl/XogGSc.

Fighting substance-use disorder and the opioid epidemic in Maryland has been a major priority of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration. Earlier this month, Health and Mental Hygiene released the annual report of fatal overdoses from 2015. That report logged a total of 1,259 overdose deaths occurred in Maryland in 2015. The number of intoxication deaths had nearly doubled since 2010.

For more information read 2015 Overdose Report and the 2016 1st Quarter Report and full news release.

Related articles:

Report: First-Quarter Drug OD Deaths Dropped in Washington County (Herald-Mail Media)

State Data Show Rise in Overdose Deaths in Anne Arundel (Capital Gazette)

The innovative efforts counties are putting forward to counter overdoses and the heroin crisis will be discussed at the MACo Summer Conference session “Counties Confront Substance Abuse: What’s Now, What’s New, and What’s Next”, from 1:00 pm -2:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland.

Attendees of the MACo Summer Conference will also have the opportunity to attend on-site training to be certified and equipped with naloxone. Training sessions will be held Friday, August 19 from 2:15 pm- 3:15 pm, and Saturday, August 20 from 8:00 am – 9:15 am.

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

Questions? vwhite@mdcounties.org

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