Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP)


Our Wicomico Goes Purple table at the Wicomico County Library for Recovery Month

What are Opioids?

Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. Opioids are most often used medically to relieve pain, and by people addicted to opioids.



Types of Opioids

What you should know about opioids:

  • Opioids are highly addictive.
  • When abused, even a single large dose can cause severe respiratory failure, which can lead to death.
  • Exposure to opioids in utero increases the risk of defects in the baby’s brain, heart, spine and abdominal wall.
  • Taking too much opioid medication can result in overdose and death.
  • Combining opioids with alcohol, sleep aids or muscle relaxers increase



Stigma Hurts The program offers Educational training and presentations to the following topics Heroin, Fentanyl, Stigma, and Narcan




State Opioid Policies. State has completed CDC Consultation (2019). Syringe Exchange Programs are legal (2019). Good Samaritan Law protects from Parole/Probation Violations (2018). State Medicaid Program does cover Methadone (2017).



Good Samaritan Law

• Videos on Good Samaritan Law •


Maryland's Good Samaritan Law Protects you. If you witness a drug or alcohol overdose, get help. Call 911.





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