Compared to 2018 Anne Arundel County has seen a 25% drop in opioid overdoses so far this year. The drop is attributed to the efforts the county has made on multiple fronts.
From The Baltimore Sun:
An incorporation of cross agency collaboration from offering trainings on Narcan, using Safe Stations, removing drugs from the community, and distributing fentanyl strips all contribute to the decrease of overdoses that occur in the county, said Jennifer Corbin, director of the crisis response of the county’s Mental Health Agency.
“It is a team effort over the past two years to come together and help the citizens of Anne Arundel County,” Corbin said.
For more information read The Baltimore Sun.
Learn how to save someone from an opioid overdose at the MACo Summer Conference training, “Stayin’ Alive” – Learn to Save a Life with Overdose and CPR Training.” The training is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 from 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm and Saturday, August 17 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. It is being offered twice to give attendees the flexibility to attend a training that best fits into their schedules.
The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 14-17, 2019 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “Winds of Change.”
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