‘Not My Child’ Anne Arundel Launches Anti-Heroin Campaign

Anne Arundel County has launched a new campaign in county schools educating students on the dangers of substance abuse through the voices of those that have been impacted by addiction.

As reported on WBALtv:

A new video highlights the stories of those dealing with drug addictions, people who could be friends, neighbors or your children.

“Not my child” has turned into a battle cry in Anne Arundel County, and it is the title of a new campaign to stop substance abuse. The campaign is in schools like South River High School in Edgewater.

According to Anne Arundel County police, 32 people fatally overdosed on opiods in the county in 2015. A total of 94 fatal overdoses have been reported in 2016 through early October, 73 being from heroin or fentanyl-related overdoses.

“The solution is education: Don’t start,” Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh said. “Understand the dangers of these drugs before you start and don’t start. That’s how we’re going to solve the heroin crisis in Anne Arundel County.”

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