Friday’s issue of The Daily Record is a special edition about Maryland’s response to the Opioids crisis in Maryland. You’ll find the following stories:
- The legal profession increasingly is finding itself dealing with addiction in its ranks. What’s being done to help attorneys who are hooked on heroin or painkillers?
- A look at how rural communities, many of which have been hit particularly hard by opioids, are dealing with the crisis.
- For-profit facilities are springing up throughout Maryland to help treat addicts.
- Outpatient clinics, and not in-house treatment facilities, increasingly are viewed by health experts as the most effective treatment option.
- As the opioid crisis rages in Maryland, prosecutors are continuing to develop and hone strategies to get help for those in need while also punishing distributors contributing to the problem.
- What are the best practices for employers when it comes to recognizing and offering help to workers who have a problem?
- A parent who lost a child to opioid abuse talks about what to watch for and how to avoid “not my child” syndrome.
- Update on various Maryland lawsuits filed against the pharmaceutical industry.
- What physicians and hospitals are doing to make their prescription policies less likely to lead to patients becoming reliant on painkillers.
- An interview with Clay Stamp, the governor’s point person for the fight against opioids.
- A look at two counties’ experiences in combating the crisis.
The following opinion/editorial pieces are also included:
JEFF BEESON: Using data to fight the crisis.
SEAN KENNEDY: The good, the bad and the ugly.
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: A call that could save a life.
DAVID BULLIT: Maryland courts and the opioid crisis.