State, local, and health officials gather for heroin consortium meeting


Frederick County Executive, Jan Gardner, held a heroin consortium with state and local health officials.

The heroin consortium brings county agencies, and non-profits to work together to address substance misuse and to stop overdoses and fatalities.

The meeting discussed an update on the detox center that is coming to county, an update to any recent legislation passed in the general assembly, and new initiatives residents should expect.

“This issue has really been pervasive throughout the community and I think every corner of the community is aware of it and every person knows families who have been effected by addiction,” said County Executive, Jan Gardner.

Tuesday was the first heroin consortium meeting held this year.

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