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Before It’s Too Late

Before It’s Too Late is Maryland’s comprehensive strategy to reduce overdose morbidity and mortality across the state. To support this goal, the Opioid Operational Command Center works with all state agencies engaged in opioid crisis response efforts and each of Maryland’s 24 local jurisdictions to promote coordinated action.

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Overdose Data Dashboard

To help enhance overdose crisis response efforts, the OOCC tracks and shares data related to recent overdose trends. Our Overdose Data Dashboard contains the most recent data regarding fatal overdoses in Maryland.

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Community Town Halls

The Opioid Operational Command Center is excited to introduce our Community Overdose Action Town Hall Series! Our team will be visiting each of Maryland’s 24 local jurisdictions to hear directly from community members about how we can do more to address the overdose crisis.

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Addressing Stigma

People with substance use related disorders face prejudice and discrimination due to lack of understanding about the disease. Stigma – like prejudice and discrimination – can perpetuate the problem. Unfortunately, negative attitudes toward people who misuse substances, or mental health conditions, are common.

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Remove the Risk

Remove the risk
Removing prescription opioids from your home as soon as possible can reduce the chance that they are taken by accident or on purpose. Learn how to get rid of any unused or expired prescription opioids that may be hiding in cabinets, drawers, or anywhere else you store medicine.

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Talk to your doctor
Prescription opioids may not be right for everyone. Visit to learn more