Overdoses and deaths caused by illicit fentanyl are increasing among youth.
MCPS works with the Montgomery Goes Purple community coalition to coordinate prevention and support around substance use by:
*For more information, see our 12/9/22 Community Message about illicit fentanyl
|Youth Overdoses||2021||2022||% Change
(2021 to 2022)
These data show only fatal and non-fatal overdose events to which MCPD personnel responded
Most opioid related overdoses were due to illicit fentanyl, often found in other substances including counterfeit pills (e.g., Oxycontin, Percocet, Xanax, Adderall).
If someone you know needs help with substance use:
Montgomery Goes Purple (https://montgomerygoespurple.org/):
Montgomery County’s coalition of government agencies, community organizations and individuals collaborating to provide education, resources and support regarding substance use and recovery, for the entire community. Check out their section on Youth and Family Resources.
Child & Adolescent Assessment Services (CAAS)
The CAAS program in the Montgomery County Crisis Center conducts mental health and substance use assessments for Montgomery County Youth. For more information contact CAAS@montgomerycountymd.gov.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline and Online Treatment Locator
Call or text 988
Montgomery County Crisis Center