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Cardin Hears From Citizens On Growing Heroin Problem In Maryland

April 13th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a member of the Senate Finance Health Care Subcommittee, and Congressman John Sarbanes (Md.-03) recently gathered Maryland community leaders, medical professionals, social workers, law enforcement and members of the non-profit community for a strategy session on combating the national epidemic of heroin and opioid addiction. About 100 participants gathered at the Anne Arundel County Medical center to exchange ideas on how to reverse the uptick in heroin- and opioid-related deaths in communities across Maryland.

“Heroin and opioid abuse in Maryland is not a new problem. For years, communities have been ravaged by the externalities of addiction,” said Senator Cardin.  “It gives me hope that the federal government and the United States Congress seems to be willing to take meaningful action to address a problem that has devastated families both in urban and rural settings.” 

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