ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — To fight back against substance use disorders and the opioid epidemic, Maryland officials unveiled a new mobile wellness vehicle where individuals can seek education, treatment and recovery Tuesday morning. Fifty percent of individuals in need of treatment…
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — One more day without treatment for a person struggling with opioids — as one Maryland delegate, a recovery expert and parents of children mired in addiction have said — could be the difference between life and death.…
Among a growing number in Maryland, Jenna Keefer has struggled with drug addiction. Keefer moved in with her then-boyfriend when she was 18 years old. She said they started experimenting with different prescription pain pills before later turning to heroin.
Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform gathered at John’s Hopkins Hospital with Maryland leaders to discuss solutions to the nation’s opioid epidemic.
Abuse of heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids has claimed thousands of lives in Maryland over the last decade.
While the addiction epidemic has been relentless, it’s also evolved. Heroin and prescription opioids have not been responsible for the surge in fatal and non-fatal overdoses. Fentanyl — a potent synthetic opioid up to 1,000 times stronger than morphine — has ravaged the state, Maryland health statistics show.
ARNOLD, Maryland—Kayla has struggled for years with an addiction to prescription opioids and illegal drugs, but now she’s taking steps toward recovery to rebuild her relationship with her children.
GLEN BURNIE, Maryland—”Junior” has battled addiction for decades, costing him his friends, family and even his teeth.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland—Randy Forgette has struggled with addiction for many years, and said he finds relief from drugs while incarcerated.