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Opioid Addiction Eased with Community Efforts

Opioid Addiction - The Bergand Group

What do many experts consider to be an invaluable force of good against the rising tide of opioid addiction? Community.

Harford County Versus Opioid Addiction

“There is reason for hope in spite of the escalating number of overdoses and the drug crisis … and that what makes a difference is when community people come together to find a solution,” said Don Mathis, board president for Addiction Connection Resources. Mathis, and others in Maryland and beyond, are part of the reason for hope within the current state of addiction.

So far in Harford County in 2018, there have been 136 overdoes reported with 35 of them having been fatal. Any number is unacceptable, but the locals aren’t sitting on their hands while people continue to suffer. Many are coming together in regular meetings to figure out a plan for coming to the aid of those at risk for development an opioid addiction, or for those who are currently addicted.

Some of what the community has done to fight back include creating an informative trailer display (the HOPE House trailer), working with summer camp and after-school program children, and training people in Narcan use and peer recovery coaching programs. In this way, those involved can educate not only those who are at-risk within the community, but also their family members who may not know what danger signs to look for in the first place.

The Bergand Group is part of this local effort to educate and aid those in need. To learn more about how you can get involved with these efforts in Harford County, contact The Bergand Group. We offer recovery programs for yourself or for others or are seeking education materials about addictions. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading addiction treatment and recovery center and offers support for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, including direction for those who may be denying an addiction.  We can help you to work through your addiction in a safe and healthy environment where everyone is committed to your care.

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About The Bergand Group:

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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