Instances of heroin and opioid-related deaths have increased significantly in recent years, becoming the leading cause of death in young adults in Maryland. Carroll Community College is committed to educating our students and the community about the dangers of heroin and opioid addiction, ways to prevent/treat it and training to assist persons experiencing an emergency overdose situation.The College’s efforts support SB 1060 / HB 1082 – Heroin and Opioid Education and Community Action Act of 2017 passed by Gov. Larry Hogan to combat the rise of opioid abuse and drug-related deaths across the state of Maryland.
As part of the Start Talking Maryland Act, we offer face-to-face training and education for all full-time students, and electronic resources for part-time students.
Campus Police and designated staff and faculty are certified to administer Naloxone (NARCAN®), a prescription medication that safely and effectively counteracts an opioid overdose.
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