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AbstractOpioid misuse is a growing public health concern in Maryland. In an effort to reduce prescription opioid and heroin related fatalities, the Behavioral Health Administration launched the Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP). The Maryland Public Opinion Survey on opioids (MPOS) was conducted in 2015 to inform the local media campaigns and needs assessments of participating jurisdictions. The survey objective was to capture statewide perceptions and practices surrounding prescription opioids and heroin. Over 6,000 Maryland residents from each of the 24 jurisdictions participated. This report provides survey results on prescription opioid and heroin use, followed by findings on factors that impact opioid misuse such as availability and perceptions of risk.
Table of ContentsBackground - Opioid Misuse and its Outcomes; Survey Rationale and Methods; Sample Characteristics; Highlights of Survey Findings - Opioid Misuse and Initiation, Concern and Awareness about Opioid Misuse, Social and Retail Availability, Perception of Risk, Law Enforcement, Opioid Abuse Treatment; Conclusion; Appendix
DescriptionEvaluation and technical assistance for the Opioid Misuse Prevention Program is provided by faculty and staff in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
SponsorsBehavioral Health Administration at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Keywordnonmedical use of prescription drugs
Opioid Misuse Prevention Program (OMPP)