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Opioid and Heroin use is a wide spread epidemic.  As a result, multiple agencies and organizations throughout Carroll County are working together to address the issues of drug addiction, prevention and emergency treatment.  As a way to help coordinate efforts, we’re compiling a list of events and links to important local resources.

If your organization would like to be included or if you would like to submit an event please email us at


Carroll County Health Department

Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office

Carroll County Youth Services Bureau

Before It’s Too Late

3rd Annual Drug Overdose & Prevention Vigil

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Please join us on May 23rd, 7-9 p.m. at the Portico at St. John’s, Westminster, Maryland, for the 3rd Annual Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil that will recognize the lives lost to drug addiction, and will provide community support to the grieving friends and families left behind. We will also discuss how we can all play a role in preventing future overdose deaths in this County.

This year Keith Mills of WBAL-TV & 98 Rock will be returning again to participate and tell of his story of addiction.  We are also very excited to bring Darryl Strawberry in as our Keynote speaker this year to talk about his struggles with addiction, and how he has managed to find peace in long term recovery.  During Mr. Strawberry’s Major League Baseball career, he received 4 World Series Titles: New York Mets 1986; New York Yankees 1996, 1998, & 1999.  He was a 8 times National League All-Star from 1984 through 1991, as well as, Topps All Star Rookie of the Year in 1983.Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the vigil will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.  Seating is first come first serve.

If you have a friend or family member you wish to be remembered at the ceremony, please send an email to

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Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education

Thursday, May 25th, 2017 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Prescription painkiller and heroin abuse is a community issue. Wisdom is the beginning of understanding. Please join your neighbors for: Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education on May 25, 2017 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Manchester Town Hall – 3337 Victory Street, Manchester, Maryland 21102

Welcome: Pastor Charlie Marshall, Faith Community Representative

Opioid Community Updates: Hampstead and Manchester Police Departments
Linda Auerback, Carroll County Health Department

Personal Testimony: Tim Weber, Carroll County States Attorney’s Office
Steve Seidel, Manchester Pharmacy and Beth Cox, parent

Free Refreshments and Resources • All Are Welcome

Sponsored by the Northeast Carroll Ministerial Association

For more information contact Linda Auerback 410-876-4803

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