Drug and alcohol addiction in Maryland is a serious problem with devastating impacts on families and communities--and related fatalities on the rise. The Hogan Administration's statewide focus on addressing heroin and opioid abuse includes a coordinated, statewide public education initiative to help students and parents identify and respond to signs of addiction and to access support services.The Maryland State Department of Education is proud to collaborate with other state agencies on this effort, which includes original student-lead outreach campaigns that will be unveiled over the next several months.
"Breaking Heroin's Grip: Road to Recovery" follows the
lives of three Maryland individuals through their often painful journeys
as they recove from heroin and opioid addiction. The documentary was
produced by Maryland Public Television in partnership with the Maryland
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate AddictIn an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released "Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict," a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction.
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