Fatal Overdoses in Maryland Last Year

On June 8, DHMH released the Drug- and Alcohol-Related Intoxication Deaths in Maryland, 2016 report, which found that 2,089 people died from overdoses last year, a 66 percent increase from 2015. The largest surge was seen in residents 55 and older.  The press release also describes collaboration with federal, state and local partners to reduce the number of overdoses and several major initiatives to combat the opioid overdose epidemic.

Marylanders who need help finding substance-use-disorder treatment resources should visit MdDestinationRecovery.org, BeforeItsTooLateMD.org, or call the Maryland Crisis Hotline, which provides 24/7 support, at 1-800-422-0009.