This site is a service of the Somerset County Health Department and the Somerset County Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP) and is funded by the State of Maryland’s Department of Health (MDH) and SAMHSA.  This site was created to provide information about:

  • Local treatment providers in Somerset County, MD                                                                                                                              2023 TRI-COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH RESOURCE GUIDE
  • Drug Take Back Boxes and safe drug disposal
  • Maryland’s Good Samaritan Law
  • Opioids, Heroin, Fentanyl, and Overdose
  • Naloxone and Narcan  
  • And other resources available

For more information you can call Somerset County Health Department 

                                                    443-523-1700

 

Overdose Data To Date: 

As of March 2023, a total of 7 Somerset County residents have experienced a non-fatal opioid overdose, and 2 lives were lost due to an opioid overdose.      

 

In The News:

April 2023: Xylazine “Tranq” is in Maryland: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

2303_BHA_XylazineGeneralPublic.pdf

March 2023: “Fentanyl Use and Overdoses are Surging. This Affects All of Us”

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/story/2023-03-17/opinion-the-fentanyl-crisis-affects-us-all-as-its-use-and-overdoses-soar

August 2022: Once feared, illicit Fentanyl is now a drug of choice for many opioid users:

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/feared-illicit-fentanyl-now-drug-choice-many-opioids-users-rcna40418

June 2022: DEA warns of a new class of synthetic opioids stronger than Fentanyl emerging in DC/MD/VA area: nitazines:

 https://www.dea.gov/stories/2022/2022-06/2022-06-01/new-dangerous-synthetic-opioid-dc-emerging-tri-state-area

May 2022: The veterinary sedative xylazine is increasingly linked to opioid overdose deaths in MD and the US:

https://news.vin.com/default.aspx?pid=210&catId=619&id=10958196

 

 

 

 

 

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