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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

$22M In State Funding To Help Fight Heroin, Opioid Epidemic

Gov. Larry Hogan is sending $22 million to jurisdictions across the state to help fight the heroin and opioid epidemic, and a large portion of the money is going to the city of Baltimore.

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen said nearly two people died from overdoses every day in Baltimore. She said the state funding is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done.

Officials call the epidemic a public health crisis with 694 overdoses in Baltimore City in 2016, up from 393 the previous year.

"One out of every three overdoses that occur in the state of Maryland occurs in Baltimore City, that's why our request for the state is that the resources should be targeted to areas of greatest need," Wen said.

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Somerset County
$90,620.60

Wicomico County
$115,956.49

Worcester County
$91,081.25

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Waste of $$. I didn't put the needle in your arm, why am I footing the bill for your care?

Anonymous said...

Why can't cancer patients get the same break?

Anonymous said...

waste of money. let Darwinism thin the heard

Anonymous said...

Great our tax dollars hard at work to save JUNKIES lives who will never contribute to our economy!

Anonymous said...

And still there are those in government who want to legalize marihuana. Ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

Cheaper to let them OD. They're losers anyway. Why am I paying for it?
Waaaaaaaah...but it's a disease...waaaaaaaaah.

Anonymous said...

You guys do know that it's possible for people to recover from being a heroin user right? I know quite a few of them actually.

Anonymous said...

It's not the State's(tax payers) job to spend tax dollars on the heroin epidemic. Let nature take it's course.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
And still there are those in government who want to legalize marihuana. Ridiculous!

July 11, 2017 at 1:24 PM

Exactly. The only thing you can do with Junkies is keep them in jail or let them die.

I have watched numerous shows on TV like Cops and Locked Up and everyone of them talk about going to jail and getting released. They all end up using again and ending back up in jail.

The druggies take drugs because they want to. Let them take their drugs and let nature take it's course.

Anonymous said...

It's not going to help!!!

It's a waste of money!

Anonymous said...

Wicomico first alert is reporting a dead person in the bathroom at rofo on pemberton dr. Welcome to da bury.

Anonymous said...

How about our troops in Afghanistan start burning the CIA's record poppy crop instead of guarding it, and stop the flow of Mexican heroin across the southern border rather than facilitating it with wide open borders?
These mostly young people who see a bleak future for themselves, of never being as well off as their parents and grandparents due to our Clinton-led joke conversion to a "service economy" of doing each other's laundry and lawn-mowing, while outsourcing manufacturing to Vietnam--factory work being the foundation of a strong economy and the entrance to the middle class after WW2--now gone--except for military stuff to maintain the use of the petrodollar by threat, see little reason not to use poppy dreams to not have to think about what bleak futures they have. Even the supposedly employable--at Starbucks?--college graduates take an average of 20 years to pay off the loans for their nearly worthless degrees. Get high and have sweet dreams, nod and drool on yourself--the future is dim anyway.

Anonymous said...

Well that is an informed answer; "I saw it on tv".

Anonymous said...

I'm sure all of the ugly comments are posted by people who have never had to deal with addiction themselves or with a family member who struggles. Consider yourself lucky. It is hell.