After a noteworthy decline in opioid-related deaths in 2019, preliminary data from 2020 reveals a dramatic increase in deaths linked with opioids, particularly fentanyl, according to the Opioid Operational Command Center annual report. Officials blame the coronavirus pandemic.
Kratom, a substance that users told lawmakers they take as a pain and addiction treatment, would see more stringent regulation in Maryland under legislation making its way through the General Assembly.
Much of the rest of the nation saw suburban areas hit harder than rural or urban areas. However, Maryland saw fewer pills per person on average than across the nation.
CENTREVILLE, Md. — Some people’s biggest monster isn’t a goblin or ghost; it’s the struggle of an opioid addiction. A group of people in Queen Anne’s county wanted to educate the community and invite open discussion about the opioid epidemic, so they created the Haunted Trap House, a haunted house with each room representing a different scene in the life of a drug abuser.
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…
DUNDALK, Maryland – In a quiet suburb outside Baltimore, down the street from a church and walking distance from a grocery store, one white house is not like the rest. Inside, positive messages cover the walls and sobriety coins hang…
As overdose deaths in the state rise, Md. lawmakers want to make clear that calling for help won’t incriminate anyone involved in a medical emergency.
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.…
Montgomery County joins Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties in filing lawsuits against the makers of prescription opioids. The County announced Wednesday it was suing 14 manufacturers and distributors. County Executive Ike Leggett says the makers of the drugs must be held accountable for excessive production and over-prescribing.