Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has announced that the county will be renovating the former Rosewood Center state hospital campus in Owings Mills to create an 70 bed on-demand drug treatment center. The renovations will cost about $3 million. It is anticipated that the facility will open in November 2019 and take in about 300 people annually.
The Baltimore Sun reports:
“We need to provide treatment on demand for people who are ready to say, ‘I need help,’” said Kamenetz, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. “And then, when that person is ready to change, we’re going to make sure help is immediately available.”
Baltimore County had 238 opioid-related deaths in the first nine months of last year, the most recent period for which state data is available. It was the second most deaths in Maryland after Baltimore.
The county is seeing more drug-exposed newborns and children in foster care as a result of the epidemic, Branch said.
To learn more read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.
Drug-exposed newborns will be a topic of discussion at the 2018 MACo Summer Conference. The conference will be held August 15-18, 2018 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “Water, Water Everywhere.”
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