Hucker Talks Heroin Problem in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker says “there’s a huge heroin problem statewide,” adding that this is a “real problem that is totally avoidable.”

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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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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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