Updated Dashboard Shows Fatal Drug Overdoses Across Maryland Decreased

New data shows that fatal drug overdoses in Maryland decreased across all major substance categories. 

The Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) released new data showing that following the 12 months ending in January of 2023, fentanyl related overdoses decreased by 13 percent in Maryland. The drop in fatal overdoses was also seen across all major substance categories.



To put the data into county-by-county perspective, 16 of the 24 county jurisdictions saw decreases. Unfortunately, counties throughout western Maryland as well as Somerset, Charles, Howard, and Harford saw increases.

Check out the OOCC website for the most up to date information.

The 2023 MACo Summer Conference will host a session titled, “Opioid Obstacles: Overcoming Evolving Consequences of the Opioid Crisis.” An esteemed panel of leaders and policy experts will explore how the fight against the opioid epidemic is going and how local governments can best prepare for new challenges.

The 2023 MACo Summer Conference will be held at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD from August 16-19. This year’s theme is “Where The Rubber Meets the Road.” More information can be found on our conference website.

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