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Carroll County Opioid Sign Data

Carroll County opioid sign

Picture of sign when unveiled on October 29, 2018

Six signs across Carroll County are helping to raise awareness about the opioid crisis. The numbers will change monthly and are based on data from local agencies. This page will also be updated monthly to reflect the numbers on the signs.

Sign Data

Data updated November 12th, 2019 – includes January-October, 2019. 

Lives Lost = 43

Overdoses= 798

Lives Saved = 755

 
Data details:
 
Lives Lost – Total fatalities (Carroll County Sheriff’s Office)
 
Overdoses – Total non-fatal overdoses (Carroll Hospital) + EMS refusals + out of county EMS transports (Carroll County Sheriff’s Office)
 
Lives Saved – Total overdoses minus deaths
 
Please note that these numbers reflect the minimum possible overdoses and deaths due to heroin, fentanyl, and other opioids for the time period listed. The number of agencies involved and the differences in the way data is recorded and processed cause significant data lags. Resident deaths occurring outside the county are also not included in these totals.
 
For more detailed data on overdoses and fatalities, see the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Overdose Investigative Summary Report.

Sign Design

The Carroll County Opioid Senior Policy Group, a team of local community agencies and individuals working together to direct opioid crisis funding to local projects, wanted the opioid awareness signs to have a positive spin, so they decided to include lives saved using Naloxone, and messages of hope and where to go for help.

Sponsoring agencies for the sign are the Carroll County Health Department, Carroll County Government, Carroll Hospital Center, Carroll County Sheriff, Carroll County Public Schools, Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office, and The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County. Tara Mayers, Graphic Designer and Media Specialist for Carroll County Government, created the sign design. 

Currently, signs are located at:

  • Carroll County Health Department, 290 South Center Street, Westminster
  • Carroll County Public Library, Taneytown branch, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown
  • Maryland Route 30 in front of North Carroll Middle School, maintained by Hampstead Police Department
  • Reese Volunteer Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster
  • Mount Airy Senior and Community Center, 703 Ridge Avenue, and Carroll County Public Library, Mount Airy branch, 705 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy
  • Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department, 6680 Sykesville Rd, Sykesville

Health Department Opioid Awareness Sign

Health Department Opioid Awareness Sign

Taneytown Opioid Awareness Sign

Taneytown Opioid Awareness Sign

North Carroll Opioid Awareness Sign

North Carroll Opioid Awareness Sign

Reese Opioid Awareness Sign

Reese Opioid Awareness Sign

 
Mount Airy Opioid Awareness Sign

Mount Airy Opioid Awareness Sign

Sykesville Opioid Awareness Sign

Sykesville Opioid Awareness Sign