Overdose Prevention for Providers

CDC Prescribing Guidelines

In March 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") released guidelines that contain recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.

Non-Opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain

CDC Infographic-Why Guidelines for PCPs?

Learn more at the CDC website


AMA's End the Epidemic

SAMHSA's Treatment Locator

List of Maryl​and programs that provide Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) of opioid addiction





Local Resources

The Department of Health has implemented several initiatives related to overdose prevention.