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County Executive Ball Recognizes National First Responders Day

On Wednesday, October 28th, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball was joined by Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, the Howard County Opioid Crisis Community Council and Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care to acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of first responders in the battle against substance misuse on National First Responders Day.
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Howard County Notes Concerning Opioid Trend

Howard County Notes Concerning Opioid Trend

Though Howard County has seen a 27% decrease in nonfatal overdoses in 2020 compared to this time last year, there has also been a 10% increase in fatal overdoses compared to the previous year. Howard County’s numbers are a part of a larger trend nationally and across jurisdictions suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic increases risk factors for people with substance use disorders.
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County Executive Ball Opens Crisis Stabilization Facility at Grassroots

County Executive Ball Opens Crisis Stabilization Facility at Grassroots

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joins Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center to officially open the “New Beginnings Crisis Stabilization” facility, an important component of Howard County’s opioid intervention strategy to meet immediate needs for assessment, treatment, referrals and brief overnight housing and food.
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National Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day

The community outreach division helped take unneeded drugs with HC DrugFree at Wilde Lake Village Center as part of National Drug Take Back Day, collecting more than 500 pounds by midday.
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