Overdose Prevention

Addiction impacts every aspect of a person’s life, including mental, physical, and social wellbeing, as well as a person’s family unit. We work alongside other agencies in Harford County to help people whose lives have been impacted by addiction.

Several local resources are available to assist in the prevention of an overdose.

Local Resources for Overdose Prevention

Local Addictions Authority (LAA)

The Harford County Local Addictions Authority (LAA), a program housed within the Harford County Health Department (HCHD), provides oversight, management, and direction for publicly funded behavioral health services relating to substance-related disorders (SRD) in Harford County. Harford County’s LAA also provides behavioral health systems development and planning, provider education, grant monitoring and management, community education, promotion of behavioral health integration among providers, overdose fatality reviews, and technical assistance. The LAA collaborates with other human service agencies to promote several publicly funded services such as Temporary Cash Assistance Evaluations, 8-505 Evaluations, Drug Court Case Management, Detention Center Reentry Program, and Peer Support Services.

Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP)

The Harford County Office of Drug Control Policy provides prevention education and resources to reduce substance use and raise awareness about mental health.

Harford County Health Department & Regrounding Our Response ( HCDC/Harm Reduction/ROR)

Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.

For more information, visit National Harm Reduction Coalition and Harford County’s Harm Reduction website.

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