Join the Purple Movement to Help to Increase Awareness

Over 2,200 Marylander's died from overdoses in 2017 and 

we have had 5 deaths already in 2018 in

Dorchester County.

Why is this Important

Sheriff James W. Phillips, Jr

We need to combat the growing heroin and opiate epidemic both immediately and long term. We are not only focused on enforcement, but also on educating the public. We need to continue increasing public awareness of the serious opioid problem, while still holding the dealers accountable.

Mike Starling, Chair of Dorchester Goes Purple

 All of us have friends and family members whose lives have been overtaken by opioids or other substances.   Dorchester is losing nearly one resident per month due to substance abuse.  I nearly lost my Mom to prescription pill abuse, but thankfully she accepted treatment in time for a full recovery.   "Awareness starts at home" is both the Purple Campaign motto -- and the truth.  Dorchester Goes Purple is designed to make us all aware of the danger signs and actions we can take before it is too late.  

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Dorchester Goes Purple: Awareness Starts at Home

528 Poplar Street, Cambridge, MD 21613, US

(410) 228-3575

If you need assistance or know someone that does

Use #IWishIKnew

Text IWIK to 71441 and get connected with someone 24/7/365.  We can help link you with the right local resource when you're ready.   If you’re in crisis please call 888-407-8018. If you have an emergency please dial 911. 


Looking for information on how to access treatment? Or perhaps how to properly store or dispose of medications?  Maybe you need tips on how to talk to your doctor or pharmacist...  www.iwishiknewmidshore.org is the MidShore's resource for that, and more.  Use our online treatment information tool to determine who to call if you or a loved one needs treatment. Find your local drop box. Get connected with a local family support group.

If you've got questions, we've got answers. And we're ready whenever you are.