Maryland's drug-related deaths increase for seventh straight year, reach all-time high in 2017 (Baltimore Sun)
Thursday Jul 26th, 2018
The number of drug- and alcohol-related deaths in Maryland soared to an all-time high of 2,282 last year as the state continued to struggle with an opioid addiction problem that has gripped the entire country.
“This is an escalating epidemic,” said Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Leana S. Wen. “But still we don’t even see the peak of this epidemic yet.”