The Maryland Department of Health reports that in 2017 there were 2,009 opioid-related deaths in Maryland. Fentanyl-related deaths are also on the rise, increasing from 1,119 to 1,594 between 2016 and 2017. In an effort to prevent and reduce opioid-related overdose and deaths in Montgomery County, we are hosting a community forum on January 29, 2019 at the Damascus Recreation Center. Adults and youth are both invited to participate in this event, which is designed to share information about the current opioid epidemic and how to prevent opioid misuse and abuse.
Please come out and join us to learn about the epidemic from the various perspectives of medical science, law enforcement and families affected by this epidemic.