As of August 26, the Howard County Police reported 13* fatal and 112 nonfatal overdoses so far in 2019.
*In fatal cases, some deaths are pending autopsy results for opioids and/or other substances. Numbers may fluctuate.
If you or someone you know in Howard County needs help with an opioid or other drug issue, call 800-422-0009, 24-hours a day, or go to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center for screening & referral assistance. Grassroots is located at 6700 Freetown Road in Columbia.
Naloxone (also known by brandname Narcan) is a life-saving medication that can be used to help restore breathing to someone who has overdosed on opioids, including heroin, prescription pain medication, and fentanyl. For more information on how to administer and obtain Naloxone, please contact the Health Department at 410-313-6202 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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