Public Health Solutions for Opioid Addiction and Overdose

  • Leana Wen, MD, Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore, MD
  • Adrienne Breidenstine, MSW, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
  • Natanya Robinowitz, MSPH, Behavioral Health System Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Baltimore declared opioid overdose a public health emergency and is leading one of the most aggressive opioid overdose prevention campaigns across the country. With 19,000 active heroin users, and far more who misuse opioids, Baltimore cannot be healthy without addressing this problem. This workshop will focus on Baltimore’s opioid addiction and overdose response plan and the opportunities and challenges involved in implementing a community-focused plan to address this epidemic.


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