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HEROIN/OPIATE INFORMATION and RESOURCES
In January 2017, Governor Hogan signed an Executive Order establishing the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC). The OOCC brings together state and local partners to support prevention, treatment and enforcement efforts combatting the heroin and opioid crisis in Maryland. In an effort to raise public awareness of the heroin and opioid crisis, the Hogan administration has released the “Before It’s Too Late” web portal. The new portal is a statewide effort that is designed for individuals, educators, families, and health care providers to provide critical resources to address the opioid crisis and saves lives in Maryland. Information may be accessed at http://beforeitstoolate.maryla
After several recent deaths in the state, the OOCC is also raising awareness of the threat of carfentanil to Maryland communities. Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that is 10,000 times deadlier than morphine, 100 times deadlier than fentanyl, and is 50 times deadlier than heroin. Please assist the initiatives of the OOCC by circulating the attached Carfentanil Alert Notice.
Introducing the Heroin-Fentanyl & Other Opioid's eBook For Families - A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use.
Maryland Public Schools: Heroin and Opiate Awareness Toolkit http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/Documents/heroinprevention/HeroinOpioidToolkit.pdf
MD Crisis Hotline: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-422-0009.
Treatment Locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/locator?sAddr=&submit=Go
Have Questions or Need help? Mid-Shore (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot, and Queen Anne’s Counties) Opiate Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP) launched a “text helpline” on 12/1/17. As part of the “I Wish I Knew” campaign, anyone can Text IWIK to 71441, a 24-hours, 7 days a week, if they have questions about getting help. It’s confidential and free! Visit: https://iwishiknewmidshore.org
Click RESOURCES FOR ALCOHOLICS for more resources on Alcoholism
Growing Up Drug Free - A Parent's Guide for Prevention
LAWS YOU NEED TO KNOW!
Maryland's Fact Sheet: MARYLAND'S GOOD SAMARITAN LAW protects people assisting in an emergency overdose situation from arrest, as well as prosecution, for certain crimes.
The purpose of the law is to encourage any person regardless of age, who experiences or observes a medical emergency caused by the ingestion or use of alcohol or other drugs, to seek medical assistance without fear of arrest or prosecution for:
- Possessing or using a controlled dangerous substance
- Possessing or using drug paraphernalia
- Providing alcohol to minors
The Good Samaritan Law applies to any person who seeks, provides, or assists with the provision of medical assistance as the result of a person ingesting or using alcohol or drugs.
It also applies to the victims if the victims receive assistance because someone else sought assistance for them.
The law protects a person from a violation of a condition of pretrial release, probation, or parole, if the evidence of the violation was obtained solely as a result of a person seeking, providing or assisting with medical help to save someone’s life.
The law does not protect persons witnessing the medical emergency if they’re not helping with the medical emergency.
The law protects persons from criminal arrest, charge or prosecution for the six misdemeanors listed below where the evidence was obtained solely because of the act of seeking medical assistance:
- § 5-601: Possessing or Administering CDS
- § 5-619: Drug Paraphernalia
- § 5-620: Controlled Paraphernalia
- § 10-114: Underage Possession of Alcohol
- § 10-116: Obtaining Alcohol for Underage Consumption
- § 10-117: Furnishing for or allowing underage consumption of alcohol
The Good Samaritan Law does not apply to drug felonies or other crimes not listed above. Additionally, it does not prevent law enforcement from conducting an investigation and gathering evidence.
DRUNK and IMPAIRED DRIVING
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration: Maryland Impaired Driving Laws
- Ignition Interlock System
- Ignition Interlock System
- Alcohol Test Failure or Refusal
- Maryland's Impaired Driving Laws
- Underage Age Drinking and Driving
- Fake ID Laws
- Suspensions for Point Accumulation
- Repeat Offender's Violations
- Reinstatement of a Revoked Driver's License
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- What You Need to Know About Marijuana and Driving
- What You Need to Know About Marijuana and Teens
- What Parents Need to Know About Marijuana Use and Teens 2017
Drug Enforcement and Discovery Education partnered to fight the heroin/opiate and prescription drug epedemic.
- Take a Pledge to Prevent Opiate Misuse
- About the Program
- Video Challenge
- Classroom Resources
- The Science of Addiction - Teen Stories
- Parent Toolkit
- Virtual Field Trip
DRUG TESTING - RESOURCES
Use a Home Drug Test that test for a minimum of 12 -14 drug panels. The best time to do a drug test is first thing in the morning when your son/daughter wakes up. The urine is the most concentrated in the morning. Home drug testing kits can be bought at most local pharmacies.
VAPING - TOBACCO AND eCIGS
Know what your kids know!!
Pictured above is a "Jewel" or "Juul" and is a popular vape used by kids in the school because it closely resembles a USB flashdrive.
The Queen Anne’s County Drug-Free Coalition membership: Many volunteers; a County Commissioner; Law Enforcement (Sheriff’s Office, MD State Police, Centreville Town Police); State’s Attorney; Board of Education, Chamber of Commerce; Kent Island Elks, Centreville Rotary, Liqour Board; Character Count’s; Local Management Board; Kent Island and Centreville United Methodist Church’s; Celebrate Recovery; Department of Emergency Services; QAC TV; QAC Department of Health (Addiction Services); Local Drug and Alcohol Council; Opioid Intervention Team; Nurse Practitioner; Juvenile Services; Record Observer and Bay Times; QAC Recreation; Senior Centers; Planning and Zoning; and most importantly Recovery Addicts;
MISSION: The primary mission of the Drug-Free Queen Anne’s County Coalition is to reduce youth and young adult alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription drug use thru multiple strategies.
To advocate for a comprehensive alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and prescription drug prevention initiatives in Queen Anne’s County.
To collaborate with other agencies, public and private organizations, state/local governments and the community at large to identify programs, resources, and unmet needs in Queen Anne’s County.
The DFC meets six times a year (February, April, June, August, October, and December) on the second Wednesday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.
The DFC meets at the Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office. Sub-committees meet more frequently.
Contact: Warren Wright, DFC Chairperson at
QAC Goes Purple - The primary mission of QAC Going Purple is to reduce youth and adult use of prescription drugs and heroin use thru multiple strategies. To advocate for comprehensive prevention/education programs, to coordinate with other agencies, public/private organizations, state/local government and the QA Community to identify programs, resources, and unmet needs in QA County.
QAC Goes Purple Online Store coming soon!
QAC Goes Purple Websites:
Visit: http://www.talbotgoespurple.org to learn more about “Going Purple.”