Counties across Maryland are hiring heroin coordinators within their police departments as part of their efforts to get a handle on the heroin crisis. The positions are funded through the help of a nearly $1 million grant from the state.
WBAL TV reports:
Counties are now taking advantage of recently released state money and adding heroin coordinators to their police departments charged with at least trying to reduce the drug’s impact by:
– Gathering and analyzing data following a response involving opioid use
– Following up with the drug user and their families
– Linking users to the best treatment options
“We need to focus a lot more of our resources to treatment as opposed to incarceration,” [Howard County Executive Allan] Kittleman said.
Read the full report on WBAL TV for more information.
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