Heroin Overdose Deaths on Rise in Maryland It is an epidemic across Maryland communities. Startling new numbers show the number of overdose deaths in the state have spiked in 2016.
Just Say No to Narcan? Heroin Rescue Efforts Draw BacklashFirst responders in U.S. communities reeling from waves of heroin overdoses say some people tell them they should just say no to using so many resources on drug abusers.
White House Announces $17 Million to Curb Opioid UseThe Obama administration has announced that it will spend $17 million to help law enforcement agencies deal with the increase in heroin and opioid abuse.
Billboard Combating Heroin Addiction Removed After BacklashA billboard aimed at trying to curb heroin addiction backfired; a county health department was forced to remove it.
Md. Health Officials Work To Tackle Growing Heroin EpidemicThere has been a surge in overdose deaths, according to the Maryland Department of Health.
Maryland Health Officials Try To Battle Heroin EpidemicDrug overdoses have taken more lives than ever in Maryland.
New Bills to Tackle Opioid Epidemic Passed But Md. Lawmakers Need FundingMaryland lawmakers highlighted a new package of bills passed by the U.S. House of Representatives aimed to tackle the heroin epidemic.
The Heroin Addiction EpidemicFrom opium dens to morphine addiction, heroin use has been cited in American historical accounts since the 1800's. And, now, professionals are concerned how this old drug has, indeed, made its comeback in a major way.
Recovery After Overdoses: Stopping Heroin's 'Revolving Door'It's a truth addicts and health providers know well: Naloxone can reverse heroin overdoses, but it can't cure the addictions that cause them.
New Heroin Treatment Center Opens In BaltimoreAs big and small cities around the country, including Baltimore, target the heroin epidemic, a new treatment center is opening up in the city---this comes as police make a big heroin bust this week.
Md. Health Officials Work To Combat Overdose EpidemicCombating Baltimore's epidemic drug addiction. As part of Maryland's Overdose Awareness Week, new actions are being taken to tackle this health emergency.
Task Force Finds Md. Heroin Problem Likely Worse Than Most ThinkThe state's heroin problem is likely a lot worse than most Marylanders think. That's one of the conclusions from the state's emergency task force on heroin and opioids.