We have been approved for authorization to conduct educational training programs under The Maryland Department of Health Overdose Response Program (ORP).
This Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) Overdose Response Program trains and certifies individuals (family members, friends and associates of opioid users; treatment program and transitional housing staff; and law enforcement officers) most able to assist someone at risk of dying from an opioid overdose when emergency medical services are not immediately available.
The program teaches how to recognize and respond to opioid-related overdoses and safely administer naloxone.
Successfully trained individuals will receive a certificate allowing them to purchase Naloxone, a life-saving medication that can quickly restore the breathing of a person who has overdosed on heroin or prescription opioid pain medication like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl or methadone. The certificate allows the holder to purchase naloxone directly from a pharmacy without a separate prescription.