Md. launches mobile wellness vehicle to combat addictions

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…

Bill gives parents ‘new tool’ to fight child’s addiction

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.…

Anne Arundel program tackles drug addiction but challenges remain

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.

House committee seeks input on opioid crisis in visit to Baltimore

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.

Inside Maryland’s opioid crisis

Abuse of heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids has claimed thousands of lives in Maryland over the last decade.

For a night, community rises above heroin epidemic

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.

Kayla’s story: Recovering mom enjoying time with children

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.

A step in the right direction, after 33 years

GLEN BURNIE, Maryland—”Junior” has battled addiction for decades, costing him his friends, family and even his teeth.

From prescription painkillers ‘straight to heroin’

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland—Randy Forgette has struggled with addiction for many years, and said he finds relief from drugs while incarcerated.

The missing half: Twins both have heroin addiction, but just one survives

PASADENA, Maryland—Denise Williams’s twin sons, Matt and Ryan, were both addicted to heroin, and the drug took one of their lives. The other twin lives each day with the agony of survival.