Small businesses feel impacts of the opioid epidemic

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…

Bill would clarify Maryland law to try to save lives

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.

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.…

Md. Medical society asks hospitals to review opioid doses

The Maryland State Medical Society is taking action amidst the nation’s opioid crisis and urging hospitals and physicians in the state to decrease the automated controlled-substance standing orders and to prescribe a minimum amount of opioids necessary.

Maryland congressman joins national fight against opioid epidemic

Rep. John Delaney, D-Potomac, announced Tuesday that he is co-sponsoring legislation to make it easier for the Drug Enforcement Administration to combat the opioid epidemic.

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.

Coming to terms: losing the one you love to opioid overdose

For Arielle Sokoll-Ward, losing her boyfriend Drew Weston to a heroin overdose taught her a lot about life. She planned to spend her life with him – but now she must cope with a future without him.

Tri-county opioid summit educates the community about the most addictive drug

The deadly consequences of the opioid epidemic in Maryland are on the rise. State legislators, health care workers and law enforcement officials held a summit sponsored by Anne Arundel, Harford and Howard county executives to educate the community about the dangers of opioid addiction.

Maryland joins suit against recovery-drug maker as opioid overdoses rise

Health department reports more than 900 opioid-related deaths in Maryland for the first half of this year — a large jump.

Bill Would Create Statewide Consortium on Heroin, Opioid Abuse

Another Bill Would Increase Naloxone Access