During the Fall 2016 semester, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Overdose Prevention Office worked with MCS television production students at UMBC to interview stakeholders and community advocates about opioid overdose and treatment in Maryland. The series particularly focused the use of naloxone (the life-saving opioid overdose reversal drug). These videos and clips provided an opportunity to tell the stories of those who work on the front lines of the opioid epidemic and save lives with naloxone.
The videos will be used to educate the public on the tools available to address the opioid epidemic, combat the stigmatization of drug use, and promote the work of the Overdose Prevention Office to expand access to naloxone. Please visit their website at
http://bha.dhmh.maryland.gov/OVERDOSE_PREVENTION/Pages/Index.aspx for more information.