Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP)

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Phone: (410) 334-3480

Fax: (410) 548-5184

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A Program of Planning and Population Health

The Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP) is part of the Governor’s comprehensive statewide strategy for reducing overdose deaths related to pharmaceutical opioids and heroin. Through the OMPP grant, Health Department staff work closely with stakeholders across the region to reduce unintentional overdoses involving opioids such as prescription painkillers and heroin. The OMPP provides prevention, outreach, education, and training to individuals, worksites, and community groups in Wicomico County, MD.

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

 


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Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP)

A Program of Planning and Population Health The Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP) is part of the Governor’s comprehensive statewide strategy for reducing overdose deaths related to pharmaceutical opioids and heroin. Through the OMPP grant, Health Department staff work closely with stakeholders across the region to reduce unintentional overdoses involving opioids such as prescription painkillers and…

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Available Programs The Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Adolescent Health Program provides technical assistance, health education, and promotional efforts to reduce teen pregnancy in Wicomico County. Several community based initiatives are designed to affect teen pregnancy using Abstinence and Comprehensive Sexuality Education. Services and education are provided to pre-adolescents, adolescents, parents and community groups which are funded by the Sexual Risk Avoidance…

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