The opioid epidemic in Maryland is one of the worst in the country.
Overdose-related deaths in the first quarter of the year doubled from 2017 to 2016 in Harford County, MD.
The rate of fatal drug and alcohol overdoses in the state of Maryland is continuing at an epidemic pace. This is evident for not only users of heroin, but fentanyl and the even more lethal carfentanyl. Fentanyl and carfentanil are 50 and 100 times more potent than heroin, and deadly in minute quantities.
New data shows that there are sharp increases in heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths and Baltimore county has seen the largest increase of drug-related deaths.
Even Montgomery County, one of the wealthiest counties in Maryland has seen its share of opioid deaths. Last year in Montgomery County, there were a total of 102 drug or alcohol intoxication deaths. And of those deaths, 26 were related to prescription opioids, 48 were related to heroin, and 43 were related to fentanyl.
Dealing only with the addiction does not ensure a long term recovery. Addiction affects the mind and the body. We teach our residents to develop healthy & positive habits.