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Fight Against Abuse Of Opioids Continues

September 18th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

In the past 2 ½ years the state of Maryland has spent approximately a half-billion dollars on the fight against heroin and opioid addiction. In March of this year the Hogan administration declared a state of emergency on the opioid crisis. Sadly however the latest statistics show that to date it’s been a losing battle as the number of arrests, overdoses and opioid related fatalities are all on the rise. House of Delegates 1C Mike McKay represents both Allegany and Washington counties- and has witnessed the devastation that has come to western Maryland. He said he believes a focus must be placed on those who are getting opioids prescribed to them, only to become addicted…

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