By: Phil Davis, Contact Reporter

Photo taken April, 2017 shows a needle, spoon, and narcotics bag near a heroin encampment in a neighborhood of Philadelphia. (DOMINICK REUTER / AFP/Getty Images)

Maryland has awarded Anne Arundel County $1.2 million for expanding opioid addiction programs including halfway houses for recovering addicts.

The bulk of the funds, $972,937, will go toward crisis drug treatment services, said Chris Garrett, a Maryland Department of Health spokesman. The rest will fund expanding halfway houses.