addiction

October 25, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Crowel: County Needs To Chart Middle Ground in Opioid Crisis (VIDEO)

Montgomery County needs to start a conversation about the next steps in combating the opioid epidemic, a conversation that includes needle exchanges and “safe houses” where addicts can take drugs under supervision. The comment comes from the point person on the opioid epidemic in the county health department. Dr. Raymond Crowel said he knew the […]

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May 16, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 16, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Hotel Pool Bill: The Montgomery County Council meets today and one of the items on the agenda is the introduction of a bill that would exempt area hotels from having a lifeguard on duty at the pool. 2. A Legend: Legendary high […]

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December 8, 2015 | Staff Writer

Governor Hogan: “Heroin Highway is Unacceptable” (VIDEO)

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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June 1, 2015 | Krista Brick

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

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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February 5, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Erika Robbins, addiction counselor at the Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville

Heroin Addiction Treatment (VIDEO)

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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February 3, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Erika Robbins, addiction counselor at the Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville

Medicine Helps Heroin Patients from Relapse During Recovery (VIDEO)

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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January 27, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Debra Lezama, clinical coordinator at Avery Road Treatment Center

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

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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January 24, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Debra Lezama, clinical coordinator at Avery Road Treatment Center

Treatment Program for Young Adults (VIDEO)

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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January 22, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Erika Robbins, addiction counselor at the Avery Road Treatment Center in Rockville

Young Adults at the Avery Road Treatment Center (VIDEO)

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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January 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

photo of Debra Lezama, clinical coordinator at Avery Road Treatment Center

Heroin-Related Deaths in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

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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