The heroin epidemic is taking Maryland communities by storm.
Mothers are being forced to stand by and watch as their children go in and out of rehab over the drug. Others are burying young family members far too soon.
Just this Saturday, three people in Harford County died from fatal overdoses in one day, inching the area’s total number of deaths dangerously close to the triple digits.
Tonight @ 5: We investigate 3 deadly heroin overdoses reported in Harford Co. in just one day
As opioid addiction continues to ravage families from Washington County to the Eastern Shore, support groups and task forces have cropped up to control the issue.
Here's a look at what’s being done, resources for addiction and personal accounts of how heroin is affecting neighborhoods across the state.
- Maryland heroin resources listed by county
- Mother of heroin overdose victim leads support group for addicts, family members
- Harford Co. sheriff discusses county's effort to eradicate heroin addiction
- Anne Arundel Co. first responders are using life-saving opioid reversal drug
- Sister of heroin overdose victim: 'Addiction changes everything'
- Heroin epidemic crosses the Bay