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What is Speak up, Save a Life? 

The Opioid Epidemic is devastating families and communities nationwide. In 2016, more than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses - 42,000 of these deaths were due to opioids. According to Maryland Department of Health, in 2017, there were 2,282 drug and alcohol-related intoxication deaths - of those deaths, 2,009 were opioid-related. To tackle this epidemic and reduce the number of overdose deaths, the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office has initiatied Speak up, Save a Life, an Opioid Overdose Education and Prevention program. Our mission is to educate students, families, and the community about the opioid epidemic and provide knowledge of Maryland's Good Samaritan Law. 

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Speak up, Save a Life Toolkit 

The purpose of the toolkit is to provide access to information and resources regarding the opioid epidemic that students, teachers, parents and the community can use to educate themselves and others. Included materials in the toolkit are easy-to-download and adaptable presentations, handouts and audio-visual instructions for the education and prevention of opioid overdose. 

For those seeking materials specific to Montgomery County, please download the Countywide Materials, which include a Parent Presentation, Student Presentation, and Handout. 

Montgomery County Materials: 

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