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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

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce's Drug and Violence Awareness Expo

Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Carroll County Agriculture Center, Danele Shipley Arena
706 Ag Center Drive, Westminster MD 21157
FREE Admission & Parking.

Carroll County has experienced a rise in heroin usage and gang violence. Every citizen, business, church, and school is concerned about its impact. The Chamber is pleased to host the Drug and Violence Awareness Expo. For more information, visit the event website.


Speaker Onstage – Covering these topics: Drugs, Domestic Violence, Gangs, Abuse and Rape.


  • K-9 Unit by the Carroll Co. Sheriff’s Department
  • CPR
  • Self Defense

Displays and interactive displays

  • SINDE® (Simulated Impaired Driving Experience) provided by McDaniel College
  • Law Enforcement Display
  • Interactive Display by the vendors

3rd Annual Drug Overdose & Prevention Vigil

Tuesday, May 23rd 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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