Baltimore County Opioid Response Working Group Shares Draft Report

Baltimore County SealBaltimore County’s Opioid Response Working Group has released a draft report of recommendations aimed at advancing the county’s opioid epidemic efforts.

From a Baltimore County news release:

The recommendations fall into seven categories, including:

  1. Stigma
  2. Prevention
  3. Treatment
  4. Recovery
  5. Family support
  6. Criminal justice
  7. Harm reduction

Baltimore County has the second highest number of overdose deaths in the state—in 2018, 348 people died from opioid-related overdoses, up from 323 in 2017. Olszewski’s Transition Team made a number of recommendations (PDF) related to tackling the opioid epidemic, including the appointment of an Opioid Strategy Coordinator to spearhead efforts to address the crisis across the government.

The workgroup is currently seeking public feedback on the recommendations.

For more information:

Opioid Response Working Group Releases Draft Report for Public Comment (Baltimore County news release)

Addressing the Opioid Epidemic in Baltimore County: Recommendations for Progress (Draft Report)

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