Heroin overdoses and fatalities are happening at an alarming rate. Citizens want to know what Frederick County Government is doing to address this issue.
County Executive Jan Gardner has formed a Heroin Consortium to bring together county agencies, non-profits, and other community partners to work together to effectively address substance abuse and to reduce overdose and fatalities. Many of the community partners are already actively involved in addressing this issue, and the consortium will facilitate communication, encourage the sharing of information and resources, and produce a unified response to the challenges facing Frederick County residents.
Please visit www.TakeBackMyLife.org to find out about the Frederick County Health Department public campaign to raise awareness of the growing problem of opioid and heroin misuse in the county.
For citizens who need immediate help with substance abuse, please call the 24-hour Crisis and Intervention Hot Line by dialing 211, or the Frederick County Health Department at 301-600-1029. If there is a life threatening emergency, dial 911.
For more information about the Heroin Consortium, contact Special Administrative Director Margaret Nusbaum, Office of the County Executive, at 301-600-7700 or via e-mail.