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County Offers Free Training on Naloxone Use

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.

The final trainings scheduled for 2015 are:

  • Tuesday, December 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Rosedale Library
    6105 Kenwood Avenue
    Rosedale, Maryland 21237
  • Thursday, December 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.
    Parkville Recreation and Senior Center
    8601 Harford Road
    Parkville, Maryland 21234

The Training

The training is aimed to reach those who are concerned about loved ones or friends who may be at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication. In addition to learning about opioids, participants will be taught how to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose.

The session will teach registrants how to administer intra-nasal naloxone to reverse an overdose. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, prescription for naloxone and a kit containing the medication.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Register online or call 410-887-3828.


Services Available With or Without Insurance Coverage

Baltimore County health officials want to remind residents that services are available to assist uninsured and underinsured residents in need of substance use disorder treatment. Treatment services are provided at low or no cost based on income.

The Baltimore County Department of Health provides treatment for substance abusers and their families, offers programs and services to prevent substance abuse, and develops, coordinates, and monitors a countywide network of substance abuse prevention and treatment services. If you or someone you love is in need of help, the following services are available in various locations throughout the County:

  • Outpatient treatment
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Residential treatment
  • Recovery support services
  • Family support and education
  • Overdose response training

For a directory of services for adolescents and adults, visit the Baltimore County Department of Health website.


County Offers Training on How to Respond to Opioid Overdose with Naxalone

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.

Training is scheduled for the following dates: 

Thursday, October 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Towson Library
320 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204

Tuesday, November 17, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Perry Hall Library
9685 Honeygo Boulevard
Perry Hall, Maryland 21128

Tuesday, December 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Rosedale Library
6105 Kenwood Avenue
Rosedale, Maryland 21237

Thursday, December 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Parkville Recreation and Senior Center
8601 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234

The training is aimed to reach those who are concerned about loved ones or friends who may be at risk for overdosing on heroin or prescription pain medication. In addition to learning about opioids, participants will be taught how to recognize, respond to and prevent an opioid overdose.

The session will teach registrants how to administer intra-nasal naloxone to reverse an overdose. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, prescription for naloxone and a kit containing the medication.

Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Register online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/odresponse or call 410-887-3828.

The Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) promotes well-being among individuals and families by providing quality health, housing and social services. Along with an administrative unit, HHS is comprised of the Department of Health and Social Services. The HHS headquarters is in the Drumcastle Government Center, 6401 York Road.


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