Death Toll From Opioid Related Overdoses Declines, Report FindsAn encouraging report from the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center.
Law Enforcement Agencies, Health Officials Desperately Searching For Solutions To End Opioid EpidemicOn any given day, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) makes arrests somewhere in the U.S. The goal is to go after the source of illegal and highly profitable illegal drugs.
Elizabeth Warren, Elijah Cummings Unveil Plan To 'End The Opioid Crisis'Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has joined with Rep. Elijah Cummings to reintroduce an ambitious plan they first proposed last year to "end the opioid crisis." This time, the Massachusetts senator and longtime Maryland Democratic congressman would pay for it with a tax on the mega-rich.
'STAR' Program Underway In Anne Arundel County To Help Teens Get Drug RecoveryIt's called, "Star", and its purpose is to screen teens to access recovery. It allows high school students to connect with licensed therapists from the Department of Health via tele-sessions.
Bill Filed In Maryland To Create Safe Opioid Injection SitesMaryland lawmakers will consider once again a proposal to create safe drug consumption sites for opioid users, something no other U.S. state has.
Md. Department Of Health: Numbers Shows Rise In Opioid-Related Deaths From 2017The Department of Health released preliminary numbers Tuesday detailing a third-quarter 10 percent increase in the number of opioid-related deaths from 2017 to last year.
Trump Signs Opioids Law At White House EventPresident Donald Trump signed sweeping opioids legislation into law at the White House on Wednesday afternoon during an event marking "a year of action" by the administration to combat the opioid epidemic.
Baltimore Group Ask Residents To 'Drop Off Drugs' To Combat Opioid CrisisBaltimore residents were able to come and drop off prescription drugs and opioids from their medicine cabinets.
Maryland Agencies Awarded $2.7M To Combat Opioid CrisisMaryland agencies have been awarded $2.7 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Justice to combat the opioid crisis in our state.
Officials Announce Opening Of Recovery And Academic ProgramOfficials have announced the opening of a recovery and academic program for Montgomery County public school students who are recovering from substance use.
Woman Who Lost Son To Opioid Epidemic Turns Heartbreak Into ActionOne woman's son went to rehab seven times in five years before he overdosed and died. Now she's working to save the lives of others.
Baltimore Facility Using Comprehensive Approach To Fight Opioid EpidemicOne Maryland facility is using scientific-based treatment to address the opioid epidemic and lead the way in recovery efforts.
Could Safe Spaces For Drug Use Be Coming To Maryland?Reducing overdoses by creating safe spaces for people to take drugs is an initiative under consideration in Maryland and other states.
Anne Arundel Co. Fighting Opioid Crisis With Program At Police, Fire StationsOpioid addicts in Anne Arundel County can find help in police and fire stations.
DEA Cracking Down On Opioid Crisis In MarylandMaryland's opioid crisis is setting off alarms throughout the state, and now the Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a call to action.