Opioid Operational Command Center, Department of Health Release Opioid and Intoxication Fatality Data for Third Quarter of 2020

Fatalities Remain Linked to Coronavirus Pandemic Disruptions State Response Includes Increased Focus on Serving Minority Communities Annapolis, MD – The Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) and the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) have released their report on the opioid crisis in Maryland for the third quarter of 2020. The report includes preliminary data detailing further increases…

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely: Don’t Drink and Drive

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Safely: Don’t Drink and Drive

Ringing in the New Year with a glass or two of champagne sounds harmless enough until it’s time to drive home. If you’re planning on drinking this New Year’s, make sure you have a plan to get home safely. Even better, offer to be the designated driver for those in your party! Facts about Drunk…

NETI – Emerging Drug Threat Predictive Brief

NETI – Emerging Drug Threat Predictive Brief

The National Emerging Threats Initiative (NETI) strives to provide an early warning system for the United States via the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). It does so by observing multiple trend lines and using the data to predict what is coming next. Download the brief from December 2, 2020 below.

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

In 2019, 13.7 million people (ages 16 and older) drove after using illicit drugs. Of that total,12.8 million people were under the influence of marijuana (2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables). This is an increase from 2018 when 12.6 million people (aged 16 and older) admitted to driving after using drugs. In 2016, 44 percent of drivers in fatal…

Substance-Related Intoxication Fatality Demographics

Substance-Related Intoxication Fatality Demographics

Cannabis Use and Outcomes: Howard County

Cannabis Use and Outcomes: Howard County

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) have created a jurisdiction specific profile using the 2016-2019 Health Services and Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) data. The profile illustrates hospitalizations involving cannabis use.

Maryland 2020 First Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

Maryland 2020 First Quarter Fatal Overdose Data

The Opioid Operational Command Center released their report on the opioid crisis in Maryland for the first quarter of 2020. The report provides details on Maryland’s most recent intoxication fatalities data and outlines key elements of our response. Click here to read the full report and click here to read a brief summary.

Substance Use and Mental Health Among High School Cannabis Users

Substance Use and Mental Health Among High School Cannabis Users

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) have created a jurisdiction specific profile using the 2018 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). The profile builds on the reports published by the MDH in order to illustrate substance use and mental health among high school cannabis users. Click here to view…

What Do You Know About Synthetic Drugs?

What Do You Know About Synthetic Drugs?

Synthetic drugs are made to look like other drugs, and it’s almost impossible to know what you’re really getting with them because they’re made illegally and often mixed in with other drugs. Click here to read the facts about synthetic drugs such as fentanyl, synthetic marijuana, synthetic LSD, and more. Click here to watch a…

6 Pages of Tips for Parents

To help parents interact constructively with their children, these six one-page tips for parents cover planning one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress, and talking about COVID-19. Click here to access documents.