Know the Risks - Opioids/Fentanyl

Get Help

If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1. Montgomery County Health and Human Services can help you find services and resources provided by County programs and help provided by community-based organizations.  Call the 24/7 Crisis Center at 240-777-4000.  Call the ACCESS Team at 240-777-1770  if you need help finding a treatment program.

If you are having a medical emergency, call 911

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988 (the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline) or chat ( )

24 Hour Crisis Center
Provides telephone and walk-in crisis services
1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville / 240-777-4000

Mental Health/Substance Abuse Screening & Referral
(also known as ACCESS Team)  240-777-1770

Child and Adolescent Assessment Services

Harm Reduction Services

Free syringe services, naloxone, fentanyl test strips and sexual health education and HIV Testing.  See the flyer (PDF) for details.


FREE Naloxone (Narcan) Training

Training is free but registration is required. Training is currently done virtually.  Register for an upcoming training and receive a free kit.  For more information on requesting a speaker or a training for your group, email Prevention&[email protected].

English Narcan Training
Spanish Narcan Training
Using Fentanyl Test Strips

Get the Facts

Opioids are a class of drugs naturally found in the opium poppy plant. Opioids include prescription painkillers and illegal drugs. Find out latest information on what opioids are, how to identify them and why they are a major public health crisis across the United States.

Save a Life

Learn more about Naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Find out about community training that can teach you how to administer Narcan. Learn about Maryland’s Good Samaritan law.

Safe Disposal

Safely disposing of medications is an important way of keeping unwanted prescription medications, including opioids, out of the hands of children and others where they can cause harm.

What We Do

Find out what Montgomery County is doing to address the opioid addiction in our community.
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By the numbers (May numbers reported in June 2024)


Number of non-fatal opioid related overdoses based on high confidence overdoses where Naloxone was administered
(January - May 2024)
(Source: MCFRS)


Suspected overdose deaths referred to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (May 2024)
(Source: MCPD)


Number of lives saved by administering
Naloxone, based on high confidence overdoses where Naloxone was administered (May 2024)
(Source: MCFRS)