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 continues, 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. 

UMB Scholars for Recovery The mission of the UMB Scholars for Recovery student organization is to promote the academic and social well-being of recovering students at UMB through the praxis of social justice, empowerment, and community-building. We seek to provide a supportive atmosphere on campus for students who are in recovery, wish to recover from an addiction, persons who are affected by another person’s addiction, and all friends of recovery. To learn more, go to https://www.umaryland.edu/recovery/.

Upcoming Events: 

Virtual Naloxone Training, Wednesday, January 24, 12-1 p.m. Register here. A virtual Naloxone training will be led by Love in the Trenches, 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.

Past Events:

  • Sober Happy Hour 
  • Naloxone Training
  • Sober Curious Talk
  • Cannabis Updates: What’s New in Science, Medicine, and Policy