Multiple Opioid Overdoses Close to Home

WBAL News Radio 1090 reported the following story today entitled, “Opioid Overdose Hits Anne Arundel County Hard This Week”: 

“In less than 24 hours, more than a dozen people in Anne Arundel County this week overdosed. Three of them died. The Anne Arundel County Health Department sent out an alert to citizens reminding them to watch for signs of overdose in loved ones or strangers and to call 9-1-1 if they see any of the signs.

Health officials say there were 14 opiate overdoses from Tuesday to Wednesday. Those people were using drugs like heroin, fentanyl (a synthetic form of heroin), Percocet and OxyContin. Anne Arundel County Police told the Capital Gazette that many of the overdoses happened in the northern and western sections of the county. The county also offers training in giving someone Narcan, a heroin overdose reversal drug.” 

Note: The Capital Gazette reported there were 16 overdoses.

For concerns, questions or to find Naloxone (brand name Narcan) training in Howard County, contact HC DrugFree at 443-325-0040, Admin@hcdrugfree.org, or visit www.hcdrugfree.org.