Maryland’s Anne Arundel County is stepping up its response to the opioid epidemic, with schools, libraries, churches, health centers, emergency responders, courts and grassroots groups all trying to prevent overdoses and expand access to addiction treatment. But the county still saw 146 fatal overdoses in 2018 alone.

In his first Kojo Roadshow, Kojo convened community members to share personal stories and present possible solutions. This is an excerpt of that conversation.

Produced by Margaret Barthel


  • Jen Corbin Crisis Response Director, Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency
  • Leonard Wood Peer Support Specialist, Anne Arundel County Department of Health; @3nityboy
  • David Stup Co-founder, Maryland House Detox; @MHDetox

Photos: Kojo Roadshow On Opioids In Anne Arundel County

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