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On July 13, 2015, the Mayor’s Heroin Treatment and Prevention Task Force called for 10 bold steps to attack the city’s epidemic heroin and opioid addiction problem. These steps included the creation of 24/7, “treatment-on-demand” facility for substance users and a public education campaign to encourage treatment and combat stigma. Convened by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in October 2014, the Task Force was co-chaired by Bernard J. McBride, CEO Behavioral Health System Baltimore, and Dr. Samuel Ross, CEO of Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, and was comprised of 35 community leaders, public health experts and government representatives. Read the full Mayor’s Heroin Treatment & Prevention Task Force Report – July 2015.