Dec 3, 2021

‘Clubhouse’ aimed at supporting teens facing addiction issues to open in Harford

A facility aimed at providing teens with a place to have fun without the use of substances is set to open in Harford County this spring.

Oct 2, 2018

Employers find opioid crisis has become workplace crisis

As employers are increasingly drawn into the opioid crisis, they need to draft clear workplace drug policies, educate their workers on the dangers of addiction and work closely with insurers and pharmacy benefit plans to spot and prevent potential problems, experts said Tuesday.

Aug 27, 2018

Jails slow to dispense meds that curb inmates’ cravings

At a time when the government is trying to deal with a nationwide opioid epidemic, many jails are slow to help addicted inmates, only now beginning to roll out medicines to help them overcome their cravings. And most of those jails dispense only one of the available drugs.

Jun 28, 2018

David Bulitt: Maryland’s courts and the opioid epidemic

As both a family law practitioner and a parent who has a child with an opioid addiction, I have for many years had a front-row seat to the damage that drugs can do to a family.

Jun 28, 2018

Editorial Advisory Board: A call that could save a life

We encourage any attorney struggling alone to break the cycle and seek help.

Jan 31, 2018

Baltimore joins jurisdictions suing opioid manufacturers

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre M. Davis filed suit Wednesday against opioid manufacturers and distributors, claiming deceptive marketing and misleading statements contributed to the addiction crisis which has hit the city particularly hard. Baltimore residents are more likely to die of a drug overdose than those of nearly any city in the country and the deaths […]

Nov 3, 2017

Emocha completes deal to bring opioid treatment to private clinic

Maryland telemedicine startup emocha reached an agreement with Dallas-based Pathway Healthcare that will bring its technology for treating opioid use disorder into a private setting for the first time. Through emocha’s app, patients can remotely take doses of buprenorphine, used in in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Through emocha’s directly observed therapy, pat[...]

Oct 16, 2015

Md. methadone clinic told to stop accepting new clients

HAGERSTOWN — A methadone clinic in Maryland has been instructed to stop accepting new clients until it complies with a mandated staff-to-client ratio. The Herald-Mail reports Hagerstown Treatment Center was notified by the Behavioral Health Administration to cease and desists in accepting any admissions until it hires an adequate number of counselors to comply with […]

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford
Aug 25, 2015

Interim heroin report focuses money on treatment, prevention, enforcement

ANNAPOLIS — State officials say they plan to pump more money into drug prevention, treatment and interdiction as part of an effort to deal with the state’s heroin problem. The recommendations are part of an interim report released Tuesday from the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force convened earlier this year by Gov. Larry Hogan. […]

Jun 3, 2015

A new weapon in Maryland’s fight against heroin

After almost 20 years dealing with convicts, Major Craig Rowe could see the trend. “The majority of our crimes in Washington County are either directly related to or a byproduct of addiction, [whether] crime directly related to the heroin or the drugs or a crime they committed to obtain the drugs,” the warden of Washington […]

Aug 17, 2011

Maryland workgroup on medical marijuana meets

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland workgroup on medical marijuana will be working on an application process for academic centers that could one day make marijuana available for sick patients. The workgroup met Wednesday in Annapolis to discuss three different groups within the panel. One team will focus on scientific aspects of an application, such as defining […]

May 5, 2011

Maryland outlines resources to help problem gamblers

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland officials on Thursday outlined resources now available to assist problem gamblers, including a voluntary self-exclusion program to help keep them out of casinos. Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland State Lottery, highlighted a series of initiatives organized by a new statewide partnership called the Maryland Alliance for Responsible Gambling, which was created [&hellip[...]

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