In the month following the Parkland, Florida shooting there were 19 homicides in Baltimore. Middle school students at Hampstead Hill Academy organized a walkout to voice their opinions on the violence in their city and across the nation.
In sickness and in health, seniors are facing big challenges with a positive outlook and help from friends and family.
In September, the Mission of Mercy Health Equity Festival in College Park drew people from across the state and beyond to receive dental care.
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.
GLEN BURNIE, Maryland—”Junior” has battled addiction for decades, costing him his friends, family and even his teeth.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland—Randy Forgette has struggled with addiction for many years, and said he finds relief from drugs while incarcerated.
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.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland—The opioid epidemic touches countless lives, including many who are born into addiction. They are often placed into the foster care system. The Rentfrow family has three adopted sons, all of whom were affected by heroin abuse.
GLEN BURNIE, Maryland—Not many jails have methadone clinics inside their walls, but through the Road to Recovery program at Ordnance Road Correctional Center, inmates with opioid addictions can receive treatment while incarcerated.