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Opioid and Heroin use is a wide spread epidemic.  As a result, multiple agencies and organizations throughout Carroll County are working together to address the issues of drug addiction, prevention and emergency treatment.  As a way to help coordinate efforts, we’re compiling a list of events and links to important local resources.

If your organization would like to be included or if you would like to submit an event please email us at


Carroll County Health Department

Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office

Carroll County Youth Services Bureau

Operation Save A Life

Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Taneytown Library, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown, MD.

Free Opiate overdose rescue training. An overdose death may happen in nimutes or hours after opiate use. Opiates can slow or stop a person’s breathing, which causes death. Naloxone can help reverse an opiate overdose and save a life.  Trainin participants will learn how to recognize and respond to an overdose and how to administer Intra-nasal Naloxone. For more information call 410-876-4802

Chasing It

Monday, March 13, 2017 6:00pm - 800pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main Street, Westminster MD

Free and open to the public.  A compelling an riveting documentary of the worst drug crisis in US History. Chasing It tells the story of the people affected by opioid abuse and why heroin use has such a devastating reach.

Speakers: Linda Auerback, Substance Abuse Prevention Supervisor, Community Updates.

Personal Testimony by:

  • Jeremy Simons, Person in Long-term Recovery
  • Heather Press, Peer Support Specialist
  • Beth Schmidt, MD Coalition of Families/MD Heroin Awareness Advocates.

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