Heroin Epidemic


“We are Seeing A Huge Number of Overdoses in Montgomery County” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Meghan Westwood, the executive director of the Avery Road Treatment Center, tells us that heroin addicted patient admissions are up significantly at the Avery Road Treatment Center and she said...

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Heroin Deaths Are Up Significantly in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

Heroin related deaths are up significantly in Montgomery County this year. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Meghan Westwood, the executive director of the Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville, tells us that most of the victims...

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Governor-elect Larry Hogan on Heroin Epidemic In Maryland (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan said he will declare a state of emergency and he plans to hold a summit to discuss the state’s growing heroin problem after he takes office next month....

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John McCarthy: Exploding Heroin Problem in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, State’s Attorney John McCarthy talks about the exploding heroin problem in the state of Maryland and in Montgomery County in particular. “We had five heroin, suspected heroin overdose...

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Watch Montgomery Week in Review (VIDEO)

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Don Mooers hosts the latest episode of Montgomery Week in Review. His guests include Mariana Cordier, Robert Hill, Greg Wims and Charlotte Davis. Topics discussed this week include Obama immigration reform cases currently before the Supreme Court, the heroin epidemic affecting our yourth, hunger in Montgomery County and state funding for Rural Maryland Council initiatives. You […]

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Governor Hogan: "Heroin Highway is Unacceptable" (VIDEO)

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan visited Washington County on Tuesday to announce two grants to combat the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Hogan said the state is awarding over $90,000 to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and $125,000 to the Maryland State Police Department to identify and prosecute drug traffickers, particularly on Interstate 81, which, he […]

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Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force Meets

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Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today joined with members of the The Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force, elected officials, law enforcement, and substance abuse advocates for the sixth regional summit to address Maryland’s growing heroin crisis. The summit was held in Silver Spring at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center. The Heroin and Opioid Emergency […]

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McCarthy Looks to Change Good Samaritan Law (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said he’s hoping to see a change in the Good Samaritan law that will encourage people to report illegal drug overdoses without fear of prosecution.   Related:

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McCarthy Pushing for State Funds for Heroin Addiction Treatment (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy talks about the effort to get more state funding for heroin addiction treatment in Montgomery County.   Related:

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Phil Andrews: Heroin Overdoses Could Double Last Year's Numbers (VIDEO)

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As the use of heroin increases statewide, Phil Andrews, director of crime prevention initiatives with the Office of the State’s Attorney, talks about the epidemic.

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Heroin Addiction Treatment (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, an addiction counselor at the Avery Road Treatment Center said many of her patients have overdosed more than once before seeking treatment. Take a look: For more coverage of the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, see below: Related:

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Medicine Helps Heroin Patients from Relapse During Recovery (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, an addiction counselor at the Avery Road Treatment Center explains how heroin patients are treated to prevent relapsing. Take a look: You can find more coverage about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, below: Related:

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Treatment Center Staff Sees Steady Admissions Because of Heroin Epidemic (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Clinical Coordinator Debra Lezama describes the heroin addicted patients she is seeing at the Avery Road Treatment Center. Take a look:   Related:

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Treatment Program for Young Adults (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Clinical Coordinator Debra Lezama of the Avery Road Treatment Center talks about a new program aimed at helping young people with recovery. Take a look: For more coverage of the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, see below: Related:

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Young Adults at the Avery Road Treatment Center (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Addiction Counselor Erika Robbins said she sees a lot of young adults at the Avery Road Treatment Center. See our reports below, for more on the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. Related:

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Heroin-Related Deaths in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Clinical Coordinator Debra Lezama of the Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville said there needs to be more conversations about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. Take a look: See more stories about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, below: Related: 

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Addiction is A Chronic Disease (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Addiction Counselor Erika Robbins talks about the success stories she sees at the Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville. See more of our coverage about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, below: Related:

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Addiction is a Chronic Disease: "This Doesn't Have to Kill You" (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Clinical Coordinator Debra Lezama of the Avery Road Treatment Center explains that addiction is a chronic disease and she says that is something that young people don’t want to hear. Watch more of our coverage on the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County below: Related:

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What Those Struggling with Addiction Should Know About Recovery (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, find out what a counselor at the Avery Road Treatment Center wants patients struggling with addiction to know about the help available at this county-owned facility in Rockville. Watch more of our coverage of the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County, below: Related:

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The Heroin Epidemic in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County is seeing an increase in the number of heroin-related deaths around the county. But there is help and hope for those struggling with this serious addiction. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has more from the Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville. Governor-elect Larry Hogan said one of the first things he will do after he’s […]

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The Avery Road Treatment Center (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Meghan Westwood, the executive director of the 60-bed Avery Road Treatment Center, tells us that the facility does not often turn people away. Take a look:   Related:

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The New Heroin and Addiction (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra Video, Meghan Westwood, the executive director of the Avery Road Treatment Center, tells us about the heroin on the streets today and how it hooks its users. Related:

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