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Behavioral Health: Opioid Overdose/Naloxone Training


Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose include:

  • Loud snoring
  • Lips and/ or fingertips turning blue
  • Pale, grayish skin
  • Unresponsive
  • A very limp body
  • Shallow, slow or stopped breathing

Naloxone Training

Naloxone is a prescription medication that is safe and effective in temporarily reversing an opioid overdose. If you are a person who uses drugs, or the loved one of someone who does, having Naloxone available can help reduce the risk of fatal overdose.

You have several options to be trained and/or receive Naloxone:

Access Carroll

Classes are offered on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM  

10 Distillery Drive, Suite 200

Westminster, Maryland 21157

Call 410-871-1478 to register

Carroll County Health Department (CCHD)

CCHD is an authorized Overdose Response Program (ORP), offering both training and kits at no cost to the public. 

Offered one on one with a Naloxone trainer during regular business hours.

Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

290 South Center Street

Westminster, Maryland 21157


On Our Own of Carroll County

On Our Own is also an authorized ORP and can offer Naloxone and brief training at no cost.  

265 E Main Street Suite C (rear building)

Westminster, MD 21157


Westminster Police Department

Each officer in the Patrol Bureau is trained and has access to Naloxone kits to distribute.

Training Online

The Maryland Department of Health offers the following videos online

Using Naloxone – English

El Uso de la Naloxona – Espanol

Agency Training

Is your organization interested in having Naloxone training for staff?

Please call 410-876-4449 and ask to speak with Adrienne Sanders about scheduling a training.

Your Local Pharmacy

Naloxone is available at your local pharmacy without attending a class. The pharmacy will run in through your prescription coverage and you will only be charged your co-pay.

Learn more about Maryland’s statewide opioid prevention and awareness efforts, and to get more information about how to respond to an opioid crisis at Before it’s too late.

Before Its Too Late