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How Maryland Is Fighting Back Against Drug Addiction

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Addiction to pain relievers or opioids like oxycodone and morphine as well as heroin, has been an unrelenting problem in the US and throughout the state. Last week Governor Hogan’s office released an interim report on the state’s Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force’s findings to curb addiction in the state. The report’s recommendations range from police efforts to disrupt groups distributing drugs, to improving treatment centers, to media awareness campaigns.

Joining Sheilah to talk about heroin in Eastern Shore, specifically Talbot County, is Beth Williams, who coordinates the I Wish I Knew Campaign for the county. The campaign recently received federal funds to educate communities about heroin in five counties: Kent, Talbot, Queen Anne's, Caroline and Dorchester. Baltimore City Health Commissioner,LeanaWen is also in the studio to talk about the city’s latest work on the issue.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.