The new drug and alcohol treatment facility at Avery Road in Rockville, Maryland, will have 64 beds and outpatient services. It is expected to open in early 2020.
In a new cover story for People, the Halloween actress reveals that her addiction to pain pills began in the late ‘80s and lasted 10 years.
Kate O’Neill does not want her sister Madelyn Linsenmeir to be remembered for her addiction. Her surprisingly honest obituary she wrote for a local Vermont paper is getting widespread attention for its warmth and candor.
The Department of Justice is awarding nearly $320 million to help fund the fight against the opioid crisis across the U.S., with grant recipients in Maryland and Virginia receiving support in their programs.
Volunteer cuddlers are helping newborns who come into the world addicted to drugs because of their mother’s use of opioids. The cuddlers help newborns weather withdrawal.
The in-depth conversation explored ways in which federal policy makers, local law enforcement officials, addiction specialists and other experts can work in tandem to respond to the problem and help stem the tide of devastation.
As drug overdose deaths continue to rise in the U.S., a goal for Saturday’s charity run in D.C. aims to show affected families they’re not alone.
A Maryland visual storytelling team spent a year in Anne Arundel County documenting the effects of the opioid crisis in the state. Watch their documentary.
Women aged 40–59 also have highest death rate from opioids among women, according to the report, which calls surgery a “gateway” to persistent use.
“We need substance abuse prevention,” said one of the measure’s lead sponsors, Delegate Eric Bromwell, during a legislative hearing earlier in the year. “We need to start at the time when we really educate our kids.”
In honor of his late friend, a Great Falls man vowed to hike the entire Appalachian Trail to raise money and educate the public about the opioid reversal drug naloxone.
A prescription drug that can reverse an opioid overdose is now being made available to Marylanders without a prescription. Previously, the drug naloxone was only available to people trained in overdose response.
More than three-fourths of all fatal drug overdoses in Virginia last year stemmed from opioids as the death toll from drug abuse continued to rise, according to preliminary figures released by the state.
Lawmakers passed the “Start Talking Maryland Act,” which requires schools not only to stock an overdose-reversal drug, but also to develop lesson plans on the risks of opioids — starting in the third grade.
Maryland and Virginia lawmakers are offering proposals to expand access to drug treatment programs, but there has been an institutional reluctance to fund the kind of treatment that one former drug czar says is most effective. In the final story in her series “Hooked on Heroin,” WTOP’s Jamie Forzato looks ahead to this year’s legislative session and discusses what lawmakers are preparing to do.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.