Opioids

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…

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 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.…

Montgomery County latest jurisdiction to sue opioid manufacturers

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.

Prince George’s County files lawsuit against opioid drug makers

Prince George’s County is the latest to file suit against the makers of prescription opioids. County Executive Rushern Baker says the county has seen a dramatic hike in opioid and fentanyl overdose deaths with paramedics running twice as many overdose calls as they have in previous years.

Harford County opens mobile house to open eyes about addiction

With the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation, Harford County’s sheriff’s office is raising awareness in a unique way.

Maryland’s first stand-alone in-patient addiction center breaks ground

Ground was ceremonially broken Tuesday in Linthicum Heights in Anne Arundel County for the Maryland House Detox which will become the state’s first stand alone in-patient detox center when it opens this coming spring.

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.

Christie urges Congressional panel to fund opioid fight

BALTIMORE — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sent a clear message in his testimony as a witness at a U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform field hearing Tuesday at The Johns Hopkins Hospital: The opioid fight must be…

Advocates demonstrate on Capitol Hill for additional funding to fight opioid addiction

Dozens of protestors gathered outside House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday. The group demanded additional funding for help treating addiction and the opioid epidemic.