Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Overdose Prevention

Programs and Initiatives for Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Overdose Prevention

Let’s talk about substance use and recovery. As the nation’s opioid epidemic continures, more than 40 states have reported increases in opioid-related mortality as well as ongoing concerns for those with a mental illness or substance use disorder in counties and other areas within the state. UMB is committed to promoting activities and providing resources that promote the health and wellness of students, especially students who are seeking alcohol and substance use support and recovery. 

Upcoming Programs

Please join us throughout the month of September for National Recovery Month to learn more about the risks and prevalence of substance abuse, resources for addiction treatment, interventions for harm-reduction, and support for individuals in recovery.

Sober Curious (Alternative thinking about drinking) Have you heard about the Sober Curious movement? Come learn more about how Sober Curious events are changing how we think about drinking. Dr. Jenna Silverman from the Student Counseling Center will discuss the Sober Curious movement and ways to integrate it into your life. Thursday, September 15th, 2-3 pm. Register here.

Virtual Naloxone Training A virtual Naloxone training will be led by The Maryland Department of Health Overdose Response Program and will cover the current statistics for overdose fatalities in the State of Maryland, what is naloxone and how to administer this life-saving medication, the 8 signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, the five key steps to respond to an opioid overdose, information on the Good Samaritan Law, and how to get naloxone in your community. Individuals who participate in the training will be eligible to receive a NARCAN kit. Wednesday, September 21st, 12-1 pm. Register here.