opioid crisis

February 11, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Mobile Trailer Shows Warning Signs, Hiding Spots for Opioid Addiction

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) introduced the Community Opioid Prevention Education (COPE) trailer Monday following a press conference.  The mobile trailer is made to look like a bedroom and bathroom on the inside. Throughout the COPE trailer are warning signs of opioid addiction, like paraphernalia and makeshift hiding spots for substances.   Capt. Dave McBain, […]

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October 18, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Ongoing Opioid Crisis Addressed in Press Conference

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich joined the county’s Opioid Intervention Team to address the ongoing crisis in a press conference Friday in Rockville.  Jacqueline Fleming, who’s been in recovery from addiction since October 2018, joined Elrich and others at the conference to talk about her experience and what resources people in recovery need. 

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September 18, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

As Opioid Epidemic Continues to Sweep the Nation, Local Advocates Call for Accountability

According to the Centers for Disease Control, on average, 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. MyMCMedia spoke with Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates Director, Carin Miller to get more insight from the local community on this growing crisis, something she has experienced firsthand. Recently, a judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 […]

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June 10, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Opioid Spoon Project Raises Awareness in Rockville

The Opioid Spoon Project held the final stop of its Honor Tour to promote awareness of opioid-related deaths at Rockville Town Square on Friday. As part of the Honor Tour, the Opioid Spoon Project brought an 800-pound spoon sculpture bearing the names of those who have died in the ongoing opioid epidemic. Attendees on Friday […]

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February 22, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

A Glimpse Into the Opioid Epidemic’s Local Impact

Opioid addiction has reached crisis levels across the nation, including the local community. Carin Miller with the Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates says she’s fighting against the epidemic mainly because it has affected her family directly. Then there’s Montgomery County resident, Vicki Bishop who lost her son to opioid addiction in 2017. With the epidemic claiming […]

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February 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

In Poll, Marylanders Call Opioid Addiction A Major Problem

A poll of Maryland residents showed an overwhelming majority saw opioids as a major problem and half know someone who is addicted. The results were in the Goucher Poll, a survey of 800 Maryland adults taken between Feb. 12 and 17. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent. The Goucher […]

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February 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know Today Thursday, Feb. 8, in Montgomery County

Thursday’s rundown of five things to know today in Montgomery County: 1. Council work: The Health & Human Services (HHS) and the Government Operations (GO) committees meet today to receive updates on the county employee wellness program, capital improvement program, ethics regulations, and the Cable Television and Communications Plan . Watch live, here. 2. Coffee […]

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February 7, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Leggett Announces County Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

Montgomery County has filed its suit against opioid manufacturers, an effort to get the pharmaceutical companies to change how they market the painkillers and report suspicious sales. “To understand the magnitude of our challenge, all you have to do is simply ask our first responders, fire and rescue and police, ask our front-line personnel in […]

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February 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know Today Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today Feb. 7 in Montgomery County: 1. Freezing Rain: The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for our area from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Public schools and federal agencies open two hours late due to the weather. 2. Speaking of the weather: The Storm Operations Center will activate […]

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January 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

County Report This Week

Michael Bruen hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week with news and information for Montgomery County. On this episode, find reports on: Montgomery County police officers receive training of use of Narcan, Police Chief Tom Manger comments; Discovery Communications announces plans to move Silver Spring headquarters to New York; Takoma Park has a […]

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