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Upcoming Drug Awareness Events

Learn more about local resources for recovery at our Substance Use Services page.

The Health Department’s Bureau of Prevention, Wellness, and Recovery supports events across the county. Come learn more about the opioid crisis in our community and how you can help prevent drug and alcohol abuse or find help for yourself or a loved one.

Check out CCHD’s Youtube Channel to see PSAs produced by the Substance Abuse Prevention Office and its collaborating partners, as well as clips and videos of previous outreach initiatives!


Registration for the 2019 Risky Business Conference is Now Open! 

Please join us for our annual Risky Business Prevention Conference, on Tuesday, June 18th 2019 at Martin’s Westminster. The $40 registration fee includes great presentations, continental breakfast, hot buffet lunch, and 6 CEUs.  Check out the registration form for details!


Register Now for the 3rd Annual CIT Maryland Conference: Bringing Officer Wellness in Focus

This conference is for first responders/law enforcement, social workers, peer recovery specialists, and anyone with an interest in the field if Crisis Intervention, and will be held Monday, May 6, 2019, 8am – 4pm in Annapolis, MD.  Click here to learn more!



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Operation Save a Life Naloxone Training

Free naloxone (Narcan®) trainings are available through Maryland’s Overdose Prevention Program.  These trainings are a great opportunity to learn more about the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, and participants are eligible to receive a free naloxone kit.  Click the link above for more details about the training, and for more information about Maryland’s Overdose Response Program check out

Access Carroll, 10 Distillery Drive, Suite 200, Westminster

Third Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7:30 pm

FREE – Call (410) 876-4800 to register


International Overdose Awareness Day

“International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death.  It also acknolwedges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose.  International Overdose Awareness Day spreads the message that the tragedy of overdose death is preventable.”

In Carroll County alone, 55 people died of overdose in 2017.  More than 90% of those deaths were related to opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, but cocaine, alcohol, and other drugs also contributed to this loss of life.  International Overdose Awareness Day is an opportunity to mourn those we’ve lost and explore opportunities to do more to prevent overdose and promote recovery in our community.



September is National Recovery Month – Sponsored by SAMHSA