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Cuts to treatment will worsen heroin crisis [Letter]
Cuts to treatment will worsen heroin crisis [Letter]

The recent article, "Arundel police officers to carry drug to counteract heroin overdose (March 24) yet again brings attention to the heroin epidemic taking root in communities throughout our state. As the article accurately outlines, heroin-related deaths are increasing in Maryland with Anne Arundel County experiencing overdoses at a rate of more than one per day. Adding to this already alarming news, health officials expect the number of deaths and overdoses throughout the state to climb even higher. Gov. Martin O'Malley has demonstrated his commitment to better understanding the crisis through town hall meetings and the introduction of initiatives to address overdoses....