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Understanding the Opioid Epidemic and How It Impacts You & Your Community

The opioid epidemic is a national health crisis involving both prescribed medications and illegal substances. In 2017, opioid overdose caused 366 deaths in Maryland and 51 deaths in Howard County. Learn how opioid disorders develop, how you can assist in preventing them, and effective ways for assisting those impacted by opioid addiction.

Our mental health professionals will provide information on the disease of addiction and treatments available, as well as share practical steps community members can take to help combat this epidemic.

Help our community solve this problem.

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