What Is MD-Hope?
MDHope is a new opioid texting program that connects Maryland families with essential opioid-related resources including treatment providers, safe drug disposal, and messages of support. Individuals, family members, friends, and professionals can use the texting program to receive on-demand information. Ongoing, supportive affirmations are also offered to support an individual on the road to recovery.
Upon texting MDHope to 8-9-8-2-1-1, the individual will be asked a series of questions to guide them to the best resources for a given situation. Information is offered to anyone in Maryland with concerns about opioid use including family, friends, professionals, and service providers. Data and messaging rates may apply.
The text messages may include:
- Information on overdose reversal medication.
- Overdose prevention tips.
- General information on opioid use.
- Treatment options.
- Signs of overdose.
- Safe disposal of prescription drugs.
- Bi-weekly support and affirmations.
At any time, the individual can speak immediately with a trained call specialist. They are available 24/7/365.
Crisis intervention is always available at 211 Maryland. Dial 2-1-1 and Press 1 to speak with a certified call specialist in suicide, mental health, and substance abuse treatment.
This partnership is made possible by 211 Maryland and RALI Maryland. It’s an alliance of more than two dozen local, state, and national organizations devoted to creating solutions to end the opioid crisis in Maryland.