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Safe drug-use space in Baltimore could save money, lives

A safe space in Baltimore for drug use for those addicted to opioids would generate an estimated $6 million in net healthcare cost savings and bring 121 people into treatment annually, according to a panel of law enforcement officials and a Johns Hopkins professor.

Opioid and heroin overdoses have reached ‘crisis level’ in Maryland

WASHINGTON – When Carin Miller’s son was about 19 years old, he began to abuse heroin by snorting pills, eventually moving on to shooting up. This went on for six years before he got help. Lucas Miller’s history of drug…

House committee discusses combatting heroin epidemic

Baltimore City’s health commissioner joins a panel updating the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the growing problem of abuse of illegal opioids, like heroin, as well as controlled substances, like oxycodone.