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DEA Community Strategy for DC, MD, VA

From Southern Maryland News Net Launch of New DEA Community Strategy Targeting Overdose Issue Across D.C., Maryland and Virginia The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has launched a new comprehensive law enforcement and prevention initiative through the DEA Washington Division, aimed at reducing drug use, abuse, and overdose deaths. “Operation Engage” allows participating field […]


Record overdose deaths-82,230

From the Washington Post. 81,230 overdoses set record for such deaths in a 12-month period, CDC says by Linda Searing A surge in the number of U.S. residents who have died of a drug overdose — 81,230 in the 12 months ending last May — set a record for the most such deaths in a […]


Medication for Opioid Use Disorder

Join Us in February & March 2021 for this special virtual event! In conjunction with Anne Arundel County, we present a three-part anti-stigma training series on Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) to address and debunk popular beliefs and myths around opioid prescribing. MOUD has previously referred to as medication-assisted treatment (MAT). We would like to welcome MOUD prescribers, […]


Opioid Affected Births Rise

From HRSA. Nationwide Study Shows Continued Rise in Opioid Affected Births A new study conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) shows that the rates of pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder and of babies born with withdrawal symptoms increased from 2010-2017. The study, published today in JAMA  indicates that […]


Caring for Women w/OUD Toolkit

From HRSA. Caring for Women with Opioid Use Disorder: A Toolkit for Organization Leaders and Providers


Dropping the X-Waiver for Buprenorphine

From the Psychiatric Times. The Department of Health and Human Services moves to reduce administrative procedural barriers to OUD treatment. by Leah Kuntz In an attempt to remove a potential barrier to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a plan1 to drop the X-waiver requirement for buprenorphine prescriptions. Organizations like […]


Construction Industry Hit Hard by Opioid Epidemic

From the Wall Street Journal Opioid Use Hits Construction Industry as Overdoses Soar by Vipal Monga Mark St. Cyr, a construction superintendent in the Pittsburgh area, often sees telltale signs of opioid use among workers at sites where he works. “If I’m supervising 10 guys, two or three will be using almost every day,” said […]


Overdose deaths increase due to synthetic opioids

Official CDC Health Advisory Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the United States Driven by Synthetic Opioids Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic Distributed via the CDC Health Alert Network December 17, 2020, 8:00 AM ET CDCHAN-00438 Summary The purpose of this Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory is to alert public health departments, healthcare professionals, […]


Maryland’s 211 Helpline

From WMDT 47ABC New opioid texting program launched from 211 Maryland and RALI by Anissa Lopez, October 21, 2020 MARYLAND- A new texting program recently launched by 211 Maryland and Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative for Marylanders suffering from opioid addiction, as well as their family and friends. Now, all they have to do is text […]