24/7 Opioid Addiction Hotline to Launch in Harford

Harford County officials have announced that they will use $140,000 of a  $170,313 grant administered to the county from the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center to launch a 24/7 opioid addiction help line to connect individuals suffering from addiction with treatment services and information.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

The telephone line will be staffed by peer recovery specialists, with support from healthcare professionals throughout the County, including Addiction Connections Resources, or ACR, according to a news release.

“This team will serve as a well-publicized, easy-to-reach, central access point committed to assuring on-demand comprehensive screenings, assistance with navigation through the treatment system and follow-up with recovery support care coordination,” Moye said in a statement.

The article notes that the help line is expected to go live in 2018. Additionally, the remaining grant funds will be used to purchase naloxone for the county’s first responders.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun