Fight Opioid Abuse


Opioid and Heroin use is a widespread 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

CCPL: Collection on Addiction, Recovery, and Prevention

Rising Above Addiction 

Not in Carroll




Elks Chat: Drug Awareness Speaker Series - Family Matters

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Westminster Elks #2277

538 Gorsuch Rd, Westminster, Maryland 21157

The second panel in this series is being held Thursday, April 25th – come learn from family members who will share wisdom learned while loving people suffering from the disease of addiction. Learn from family members how to make better decisions surrounding this disease and best use of available services around addiction, treatment, prevention, and recovery! There is a Q&A following each presentation in the series. Light refreshments provided. This event is open to the public and we encourage everyone to attend!

The panel features: Lorri Irrgang, CEO of Let's Get Real, LLC, Beth Sandbower Harbinson, Founder of Sobar, Tammy Lofink, Founder of Rising Above Addiction and Barbara Allen, Executive Director of James' Place Inc.

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5th Annual Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil

Tuesday, May 21st from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Theater at the Scott Center

Carroll Community College

1601 Washington Road, Westminster

State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo will be hosting the 5th Annual Drug Overdose and Prevention vigil on Tuesday May 21, 2019, 7-9 p.m. in the Theater at the Scott Center, Carroll Community College. We humbly 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.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the vigil will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow.

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

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