Howard County Takes Steps Towards First Detox Center

Howard County is exploring opening a residential detoxification center. Officials have taken the initial steps of securing $250,000 in their FY 18 capital budget and forming a team to find a location for the center.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

This is the first of several steps in the process to build the center; no time line for the center’s opening or budget for the facility itself have been set by the county, said Carl DeLorenzo, the administration’s director of policy and programs.

A team including officials from the county’s health department and the county executive’s office are working rapidly to find an appropriate location to serve the still-growing number of substance abusers in Howard County, said Carl DeLorenzo, the administration’s director of policy and programs. DeLorenzo is heading up the project alongside Howard County Health Officer Maura Rossman, with the goal of choosing a location for the center within the next year, DeLorenzo said.

 

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