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Governor Declares State of Emergency

Posted on: Friday, March 10th, 2017 @ 2:36 pm

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Hogan-Rutherford Administration Declares State of Emergency, Announces Major Funding to Combat Heroin and Opioid Crisis in Maryland March 1, 2017 Dedicates $50 Million in Funding Over 5 Years, Taps Senior Emergency Management Advisor to Lead Effort  

Addiction Video

Posted on: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 @ 11:04 am

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We found a video, adapted from Johann Hari’s New York Times best-selling book Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, that explains a new theory of addiction.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill Signed

Posted on: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 @ 8:46 am

Know the facts about Opiate Abuse

A press release from the Office of Governor Larry Hogan stated that the governor “was joined by Senate President Mike Miller and Speaker of the House Mike Busch for a bill signing ceremony

2015 WCOFRT Annual Report

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 @ 10:57 am

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The Washington County Overdose Fatality Review Team published their 2015 Annual Report. View the Report

PBS Special: Chasing Heroin

Posted on: Thursday, February 25th, 2016 @ 8:37 am

Know the signs of opiate abuse

PBS recently published an article and film Chasing Heroin, which features frightening statistics, along with stories of addicts and those trying to help them. Read the article and watch the Frontline film by clicking here.     

Legislation to Combat Heroin/Opioid Epidemic

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 @ 4:10 pm

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A press release from the Office of Governor Larry Hogan stated that the governor “today introduced legislation that will help combat Maryland’s heroin and opioid epidemic