hope House Treatment Center Launches medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program
New Program Will Run in Conjunction with Existing IOP/OP Program
Press Release, February 6, 2018
In an aggressive move to further combat the opioid epidemic, Hope House Treatment Center has launched a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program as a subset of their Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) Programs.
Hope House Treatment Aide to be Honored at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast
By Staff Report, January 6, 2018
Six community activists will be recognized Jan. 15 for their contributions to the community at the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast.
This year’s theme will be “Keep on Pushing” and features Gail Christopher, founder of the Ntianu Center for Nature and Healing, as the keynote speaker. She will discuss her work with the America Healing initiative and the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation effort.
Drug overdose deaths were so bad in 2017, they reduced overall life expectancy
By German Lopez, November 29, 2018
The number of drug overdose deaths in the US was so high in 2017 that it contributed to a drop in life expectancy.
According to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017 — the highest number of drug overdose deaths for any single year in US history. The age-adjusted overdose death rate, of 21.7 per 100,000 people, was nearly 10 percent higher than it was in 2016, the CDC found.
Study: Dental painkillers may put young people at risk of opioid addiction
By Ronnie Cohen, December 3, 2018
Dentists who prescribe opioid painkillers to teenagers and young adults after pulling their wisdom teeth may be putting their patients at risk of addiction, a new study finds. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine Monday, shines a light on the largely overlooked role dental prescriptions play in an epidemic of addiction that has swept the United States, leading to a record 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017.
Annapolis plans opioid workshop as blacks in city fatally overdose at higher rate
By Phil Davis, November 28, 2018
Facing a unique issue with older black males dying from opioid overdoses at a disproportionate rate, Annapolis officials will host a workshop Saturday to tackle the problem.
Titled “Naptown Anti-Dope Move(meant)” — with the “(meant)” meant to mean “meaningful” — the “community engagement session” at the American Legion on Forest Drive brings the issue directly to neighborhood residents.
Opioid overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent in first six months of 2018
By Andrea K. McDaniels, October 12, 2018
The number of opioid-related overdoses in Maryland increased 14.8 percent in the first half of the year as public health officials and others continue to struggle to get a handle on the epidemic.
Most of the deaths were related to the powerful opioid fentanyl, which is often added to heroin and even cocaine to boost their effects without the user knowing.
After Larry Hogan vowed to take on Maryland's opioid epidemic, deaths soared. What happened?
By Doug Donovan, October 10, 2018
When Larry Hogan ran for governor four years ago, he vowed to urgently address what he called Maryland’s “heroin epidemic.”
“It’s a major disaster,” the Republican said during an October 2014 debate. “In January, I will immediately declare a state of emergency.”
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In the Community
17th Annual Oxford Landing Back to School Celebration
On August 29th, Hope House staff members Nick Clemente and Brittany Klemmer joined co-worker and Oxford Landing Back to School Celebration Coordinator Raynaldo Brown at the 17th annual celebration of the event that provides backpacks full of school supplies to the local children.
City of Laurel Health Fair
On January 28, Nick Clemente represented Hope House at the City of Laurel Health Fair at the Laurel Armory - Anderson & Murphy Community Center.
My Time: Heritage Harbour Women's Club Hosts Luncheon
On May 23, 130 members of the Heritage Harbour Women's Club and guests gathered to celebrate achievements during their first year as a nonprofit organization. A luncheon with tea was held at the community's lodge. President Sally Ehrle thanked members for their support in raising funds through eight events and their work on 11 service projects. More than $14,000 in donations went for nursing scholarships and to drug treatment centers, a domestic violence/abuse program, public safety and services to disabled veterans. Read More...