By: Phil Davis, Contact Reporter 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. [ click… Read More

A new nationwide survey on hospital ER visits and inpatient care shows Maryland ranks No. 1 in opioid-related hospital stays. As communities handle a growing drug crisis, hospitals in Maryland and other places are treating more and more patients with opioid-related problems. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released a study Tuesday showing 1.27… Read More