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Before It’s Too Late

Before It’s Too Late is Maryland’s coordinated and comprehensive strategy to combat the opioid and substance use crisis and to mobilize resources for effective prevention, enforcement, and treatment. 


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.

Click image above to learn about the campaign and to hear individual stories.

If you or someone you know needs help now, call Maryland’s Crisis Helpline:

Maryland’s helpline is available 24/7 to provide support, guidance, and assistance on how to access substance use disorder services and mental health crisis services. Visit