Why are Maryland teens turning to heroin?

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Crisis hotlines

Here are a list of numbers to call for help:

  • Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline - 1-800-422-0009
  • Anne Arundel County Crisis Warmline - 410-768-5522
  • Robert A. Pascal Youth and Family Services - 410-975-0067
  • Anne Arundel County Health Department - 410-222-7095
  • Calvert County Health Department - 410-535-5400
  • HC Drug Free - 443-325-0040
  • Howard County Health Department - 1-866-313-6300
  • Prince George's County Health Department - 301- 883-7879

 

Heroin-related deaths in Maryland

In 2014, 578 people died from heroin-related deaths in Maryland. Almost 400 of those deaths occurred in central Maryland, which includes Baltimore City and Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Howard and Harford counties. Here's the breakdown by county:

Baltimore City – 192
Baltimore County – 86
Anne Arundel County – 53
Montgomery County – 33
Prince George's County – 32
Frederick County – 26
Harford County – 23
Washington County – 21
Carroll County – 16
Cecil County – 15
Calvert County – 13
Wicomico County – 12
Charles County – 10
Howard County – 9
Queen Anne's County – 7

Source: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Opiod-related deaths in Maryland

In 2014, 329 people died from prescription opioid-related deaths in Maryland, including:


Baltimore City – 83
Baltimore County – 59
Anne Arundel County – 32
Harford County – 20
Montgomery County – 19
Washington County – 16
Prince George's County – 16
Carroll County – 15
Cecil County – 12
Frederick County – 9
Charles County – 9
Howard County – 7
Calvert County – 7
Queen Anne's County – 3

Source: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

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