Howard County Opioid Deaths Fall By 26 Percent In 2018, Non-Fatal Overdoses IncreaseThe number of opioid-related deaths in Howard County fell by nearly 26 percent in 2018 while non-fatal overdoses increased by ten percent over the same period, a new report from the county's health department shows.
High-Risk Opioid Users Would Welcome 'Safe Consumption Spaces,' Johns Hopkins Study FindsHeroin and fentanyl users in three large U.S. cities would willingly use "safe consumption spaces" where they could get clean syringes and have emergency medical treatment nearby in case of an overdose, according to a study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Howard County Gets $1.095M Boost In Battle Against Opioid CrisisThe county received a grant for 24-hour substance abuse services from the State Health Department for more than $1 million, another weapon in the arsenal of this statewide epidemic.
Drug Overdose Deaths Skyrocketed Among WomenAs America continues to combat its opioid epidemic, the rate of deaths from drug overdoses among women has soared in recent years, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Opioid Overdoses Increase In First 6 Months Of 2018Statistics show the number of opioid-related overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent over the first six months of 2018 compared with the same period last year.
Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.
Are We Growing Numb To The Opioid Epidemic?"Addiction Solution" author Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, asks if we're growing desensitized to the opioid epidemic.
Baltimore SHARP Program Is One Solution To Opioid EpidemicIn the streets of Charm City and across America, the opioid epidemic has a grip like never before.
Opioid Epidemic Ravaging Lives Across America, MarylandIn the streets of Charm City and across America, the opioid epidemic has a grip like never before.
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.
Md. Librarian Saves Man Who Overdoses In BathroomA librarian in Anne Arundel County is highlighting the importance of Narcan training as the intensifying opioid crisis came to the doorstep of the Glen Burnie Library.