opioids

March 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talks: Opioid Addiction in Montgomery County

Dr. Raymond Crowel, chief of the Behavioral Health and Crisis Services section of the county’s Department of Health and Human Services, talks about the opioid addiction in this episode of Montgomery Talks with Doug Tallman. You’ll be surprised at what he says about Montgomery County Public Schools. Crowel provided this data about opioid deaths in Montgomery County […]

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December 17, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Federal Study Shows An Increase in Vaping Among Teens

Federal researchers reported Monday that America’s teens recorded a dramatic increase in the use of vaping devices over the last year. The 2018 Monitoring the Future survey says 37.3 percent of 12th-graders used a vaping device in the past 12 months, compared with 27.8 percent in 2017. The survey goes to a representative sample of […]

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January 10, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Police Get Training on Narcan (VIDEO)

About 60 Montgomery County police officers took training Wednesday on how to use Narcan, a drug Chief Thomas Manger calls a “miracle antidote” for overdoses. The training comes thanks to the Montgomery County Police Foundation, which provided $10,000 to provide the ruggedized yellow containers that contain Narcan. Manger said an officer told him the containers […]

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December 12, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Pursuing Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

In an effort to combat the Montgomery County’s growing opioid crisis, County Executive Ike Leggett announced Tuesday that the county was pursuing legal action against manufacturers and distributors of addictive painkillers. “As we continue to respond as a county to the critical needs created by this epidemic, I wanted to do more, and by today’s […]

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August 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Data Show Opioid Crisis Continues in Montgomery, Maryland

New data from the state health department show the opioid crisis continues in Montgomery County and Maryland. In the first quarter of 2017, Montgomery County had 27 overdose deaths compared with 21 in the same period in 2016, the Maryland Department of Health reported. Across the state, 550 overdoses were recorded in the first quarter, […]

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July 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Opioid Crisis Growing in Montgomery County, Police Say

The opioid crisis in Montgomery County is growing, police told the County Council’s Public Safety Committee on Monday. Nonfatal overdoses increased 175 percent from 2015 to 2016, and fatal overdoses increased more than 50 percent, according to police statistics. Nonfatal overdoses had been up 90 percent year-to-date over last year at one point in 2017, […]

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July 10, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets with Reporters, July 10, 2017 (VIDEO)

Council President Roger Berliner talked about Montgomery County’s opposition to a “second crossing” across the Potomac River, a legal memorandum on whether the county can bring suit against the Federal Aviation Administration over airplane noise from Reagan National Airport, problems with the county’s Department of Liquor Control, opioids and other topics.

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