Drug checking kits are a low cost method to detect fentanyl and avoid overdose. Starting on June 01, 2018 drug checking kits will no longer be considered drug paraphernalia and are legal in Maryland. Legal drug checking kits will prevent overdoses and save lives.

Heroin is the common name for the psychoactive drug, diacetylmorphine. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about heroin including signs and symptoms of a heroin overdose, how to stop a heroin overdose, and treatment options for heroin addiction.

This booklet from the ACLU addresses what constitutional rights you have when you are stopped, questioned, arrested, or searched by law enforcement officers. Available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, French, Farsi, Chinese, Creole, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.

When we tell our teens to put on a seatbelt, it’s not because we’re expecting an accident – but because we want them to be prepared in case there is one. In the same way, it is important to talk to teens early and often about how to reduce risks when alcohol and other drugs are present.
 
There is no single reason why teens use alcohol or other drugs, and it doesn’t always look like what you might expect. Teens can be getting good grades, have plenty of friends, and still be using substances.
 
This tip sheet helps parents understand potential reasons for teenage drug use. The more you know about what’s going on with your teens, the more likely it is that you'll be able to help keep them on track.

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Supervised consumption services (SCS) are legally sanctioned facilities designed to reduce the health and public order issues often associated with public injection. They are also called safer injection facilities (SIFs), drug consumption rooms (DCRs) or safer drug use services (SDUS).
 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved three medications for use in treating opioid dependence: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Extended release naltrexone, brand name Vivitrol®, is a once-monthly injection intended to help prevent relapse to opioid use. Read this fact sheet for more information on naltrexone.
Research simply does not support the theory that marijuana is a “gateway” drug – that is, one whose use results in an increased likelihood of using “more serious” drugs such as cocaine and heroin. However, this flawed gateway effect is one of the principal reasons cited in defense of laws prohibiting the use or possession of marijuana. 
 
Psilocybin is the main ingredient found in several types of psychoactive mushrooms, making it perhaps the best-known naturally-occurring psychedelic drug. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about psilocybin on topics such as short- and long-term effects and psilocybin as medicine.
Lysergic acid diethylamide, commonly referred to as LSD, or “acid,” is considered the best known and most researched psychedelic drug. This fact sheet provides answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about LSD on topics such as short- and long-term effects, "microdosing," and LSD as medicine.
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