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Writers produce third book on workplace drug abuse

Bob and Deborah Wright of Westminster have written a third book on substance abuse in the workplace, "Creating and Maintaining the Drug-Free Workforce," published by McGraw-Hill.


Deborah Wright is coordinator for the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education at Carroll Community College. The institute is a partnership of CCC, county public schools and the county Health Department.

Several of the county's public school teachers have attended the 30-hour institute course and taken their knowledge back to their schools and communities.


"Creating and Maintaining the Drug-Free Workforce" is a 240-page, illustrated book on identifying and responding to employees with substance-abuse problems.

McGraw-Hill is releasing the book in paperback and hardback for business and consumer markets.


* Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster, Reese, Pleasant Valley and Reisterstown of Baltimore County responded to an apartment fire on Old Baltimore Road at 12:13 a.m. Tuesday. Units were on the scene for about 30 minutes.


* Westminster: Edward C. Martin, of East Main Street, told police that a burglar entered his home on Saturday and made off with property valued at $495.

Property valued at $1,880 was stolen from the residence of Wendy Baker, who lives on East Main Street, Westminster police reported. The burglary occurred on Sunday.