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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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September 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown for what’s happening today, Sept. 1, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Ready for an Emergency: September is the start of Emergency Preparedness Month. A seminar on personal emergency preparedness runs from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Rockville Memorial Library, 21 Maryland Ave. 2. Vaccination Clinics: Montgomery County has several immunization […]

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August 31, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County

Your daily rundown of five stories and events happening today, Aug. 31, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Hoggle Case: It’s been almost three years since siblings Sarah (6) and Jacob (5) Hoggle disappeared from their Clarksburg home in Sept. of 2014. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, is the last known person to have seen them, and […]

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January 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Northwest High Students Learn About Helping Others in First Aid Course (VIDEO)

Some Northwest High School students have been taking a unique First Aid course, where they learn skills for aiding adults, children and infants in case of an emergency. These students are passionate about what they have learned, and recently they organized a First Aid Fair to share information with other students and teachers. Find out […]

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October 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Heroin: “The Quiet Epidemic” in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

County Cable Montgomery has produced a 30-minute video report about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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December 18, 2015 | Staff Writer

Drug Overdoses Hit Record Numbers in 2014

From 2000 to 2014 nearly half a million Americans died from drug overdoses. Opioid overdose deaths, including both opioid pain relievers and heroin, hit record levels in 2014, with an alarming 14 percent increase in just one year, according to new data published today in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The most commonly prescribed […]

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February 6, 2015 | Krista Brick

Police to Train 80 Officers in Use of Life-Saving Heroin Overdose Drug

As suspected heroin overdoses reach what is being called “epidemic proportions,” Montgomery County Police are getting training in the use of a drug that could be life-saving for some. Narcan is a drug that counters the effects of opioid (such as heroin) overdose. Officers administer the drug by spraying it in a person’s nostrils. In 2014, […]

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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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January 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

“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 heroin related overdoses are way up across the county. Related:

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December 22, 2014 | Krista Brick

State and Local Leaders Talk about Growing Problem of Heroin Use (VIDEO)

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy and Governor-elect Larry Hogan talk about the growing issue of heroin use in the state and in Montgomery County. Hogan pledges to issue a state of emergency to deal with the issue. County Report This Week’s Sonya Burke has this report.

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