In the opioid crisis, Maryland is an example for the rest of the nation
The opioid crisis has affected rural, suburban and urban areas across the nation and members of all socioeconomic classes. The state of Maryland has been hit particularly hard. In fact, from January to September of 2016, the state had nearly 1,500 instances where individuals died due to opioid overdose, compared with 523 people who were killed in the state due to automobile accidents for all of 2016.
Fortunately, the Maryland legislature passed several measures aimed at addressing the opioid crisis this year. The bills, which were signed into law by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, provide a wide range of solutions.