Worcester Co. looking to open recovery stations
WORCESTER COUNTY, Md. – Health officials are hoping to get some community support for a program that will create recovery stations. It’s a pilot program that’s made possible by grants from the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration.
The goal is provide refuge for people struggling with addiction at designated fire stations. Places where people can take the first steps in recovering from heroin and opioid addictions.
“We’re still seeing a lot of deaths of heroin and opioid overdose. We wanted to make sure in Worcester County that if someone really wanted to get treatment, they could get in treatment right away and one of the biggest barriers is that sometimes people don’t know where to go,” Jennifer LaMade, of the Worcester County Health Dept.
This program would get rid of that barrier by making any station a place where addicts could go to get the help they need.
But in order to get this program up and running they need community support, so they’re having a public meeting on Monday, April 15th at 3 p.m. to hit the ground running on this initiative.