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

Addiction Healing Center




Teaming Up: How to talk to your teenager about substance abuse.

Tuesday, October 22nd from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Carroll County Youth Services Bureau

59 Kate Wagner Road, Westminster, MD

CCYSB is offering and informative group workshop for parents of adolescents focused on adolescent substance use.  The workshop will include open discussion, and will focus on information about various substances used by adolescents in our community.

The following topics will be covered:

Drug use in Carroll County

Warning signs of substance use

How to talk to you adolescent

Treatment and intervention options

To register please contact Rachel Greenberg at 443-244-8641 



This Is My Brave® 

Presented by Carroll Anti-stigma Resilience Effort (CARE)

Thursday, October 24th at 7:00 pm

Carroll Arts Center

91 W. Main St., Westminster, MD

This Is My Brave® is a show about what it’s like to live through mental illness and substance abuse and come out on the other side. Our local storytellers will bring their experiences out of the shadows and into the spotlight through poetry, original music or personal essay in front of a live audience.

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County, Carroll Hospital and the Carroll County Health Department along with partners including local businesses, churches, schools, the library and the arts community are committed to ending stigma by changing the conversation about mental illness and substance abuse.

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4th annual Freedom 5K

Saturday, November 9th at 9:00 am

Penguin Random House

 Hahn Road, Westminster, Maryland

7:30- 8:30 a.m. Parking and T-shirt pick up at Penguin Random House, Hahn Road, Westminster

Shuttle provided to the race starting line between 7:30- 8:45 a.m.

Pre-race entertainment and refreshments 7:45- 9:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremonies 9:15 a.m.

RACE Starts 9:30 a.m.

Entertainment and Post Race Refreshments 10:15- 11:30

Awards Ceremony 11:30

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