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Opioid Overdose Response Training

Recall notice: If you have attended our Opioid Overdose Response Trainings in the past, please note there has been a recall of certain lots of atomizers distributed. Please check the lot number of your atomizer with the list provided by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to see if your atomizer has been recalled, and additional information on the recall. If you received recalled atomizers at a Baltimore County Department of Health Overdose Response Training and you would like a replacement, please call 410-887-3828.

The Baltimore County Department of Health is offering a free, two-hour training on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an Opioid overdose by using intra-nasal naloxone (a prescription medication that is used to reverse an overdose). Due to limited seating, pre-registration is required.

Please note, overdose death rates involving fentanyl are rising at an alarming rate. Watch a video from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the dangers of this drug.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Behavioral Health Administration is currently running Public Service Announcements on naloxone, stigma, and the Good Samaritan Law

2017 Training Dates

Overdose response training in Baltimore County will take place on:​

  • Wednesday, February 15*, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Pikesville Library
    1301 Reisterstown Road
    Pikesville, Maryland 21208
    *This training will be cancelled if Baltimore County Government closes due to inclement weather.

  • Tuesday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    First Baptist Church of Essex
    911 Mace Avenue
    Essex, Maryland 21221

  • Tuesday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Hiss United Methodist Church
    8700 Harford Road
    Parkville, Maryland 21234

  • Tuesday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Arbutus Library
    855 Sulphur Spring Road
    Arbutus, Maryland 21227

  • Wednesday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center
    323 Sollers Point Road
    Dundalk, Maryland 21212

Who should attend?

Individuals concerned that a loved one is at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication and those with certificates that will expire within the next three months are encouraged to attend this training.

Individuals with questions about renewing their certificate should call 410-887-3828.

What will I learn?

Training participants will learn the following:

  • What an opioid is
  • How to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose
  • How to administer intra-nasal naloxone to reverse an overdose

 What is naloxone?

Naloxone is a prescription medicine that reverses an opioid overdose. It cannot be used to get high and it is not addictive.

What will I get for completing the training?

You will receive a completion certificate, a prescription for naloxone, and a kit containing the medication.

Looking for a training in Baltimore City?

View the City's calendar for details.

Online Request Form

Thank you for your interest in attending an overdose prevention training, please complete the form below. If you have questions, concerns or need to cancel your registration, please call 410-887-3828.

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