Recovery stations will soon be coming to Worcester County

OCEAN CITY, Md. – It’s national public health week and to celebrate, the Worcester County Health Department held their 10th annual Public Health Conference in Ocean City on Wednesday.

Topics discussed at Wednesday’s conference include, behavioral health, promoting healthy youth behavior, improving access to care, and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

Speakers discussed the dangers of vaping and juuling.

They also held a training session on how to administer Naloxone and sent people home with free Naloxone kits.

The Health Department also announced that they will soon open recovery stations in the county.

Recovery stations allow anyone with an addiction to go to get the help they need, without the fear of getting arrested.

Jennifer LaMade with the Worcester County Health Department said, “So we wrote a grant and we found out two weeks ago that we got the grant so we are launching our steering committee in two weeks and we are moving to implement as fast as we can.”

There’s no word yet on where the recovery stations will be located but the Health Department says they are considering fire stations, police departments, or a hospital.

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