Howard Co. investing in fight against opioid, heroin addiction

Howard Co. investing in fight against opioid, heroin addiction


AND HEROIN PROBLEM IN OUR STATE ALL THE TIME.ONE COUNTY, NOT USUALLY ASSOCIATED WITH DRUGS AND OVERDOSES IS STEPPING UP TO SAVE LIVES. ABC2’S NADIA SINGH TELLS US MORE. 3 KELLY, HOWARD COUNTY IS DOING THAT BY SETTING ASIDE MONEY FOR THE FIRST OPIOID DETOX FACILITY OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTY. AND WHILE THE PROBLEM MAY SEEM CENTRAL TO OTHER COUNTIES, I’M TOLD, THE DRUG PROBLEM IS MORE PREVELANT THAT MANY THINK. 3 THAT’S WHY HOWARD COUNTY LEADERS LIKE COUNTY EXECUTIVE ALLAN KITTLEMAN ARE WORKING IN TANDUM TO REVERSE THE OPIOID TREND THERE. 3 AND IT’S GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THOSE WITH OPIOID AND HEROIN ADDICTIONS.3 WHILE THE SKYROCKETING NUMBER OF OVERDOSES CONTINUES TO WORRY COUNTY HEALTH LEADERS, THEY’RE NOT BACKING DOWN FROM THEIR DEDICATION TO SAVE LIVES.3 URGING KITTLEMAN TO APPROVE $250-THOUSAND DOLLARS TOWARDS THE COUNTY’S FIRST OPIOID DETOX FACILITY. IT WILL HANDLE ALL ASPECTS OF ADDICTION DESIGNED FOR INPATIENT CARE.3 IN THE MEANTIME, LEADERS CONTINUE TO MEET, AND THE COUNTY IS DETERMINED TO REVERSE A DANGEROUS AND GROWING TREND. 3 3 COUNTY HEALTH LEADERS HOPE TO BREAK GROUND ON THE FACILITY NEXT YEAR.IT’S NOT CLEAR WHERE THE CENTER WILL BE BUILT. 3

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