Over 200 Attend Opioid Addiction Workshop Hosted by Congressman Delaney in Frederick

Jul 11, 2017
Press Release
Workshop featured local, state and federal resources; panel discussion with experts

FREDERICK – Over 200 Marylanders attended an Opioid Addiction Workshop hosted by Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) Monday evening at Winchester Hall in Frederick. The workshop featured representatives from local, state and federal organizations and included a panel discussion featuring Dr. Brendan Saloner, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Dr. Barbara Brookmyer, Department Head, Frederick County Health Department; and Korey Shorb, Founder of the Up and Out Foundation. The workshop also included remarks by Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner.

Earlier this year Congressman Delaney also held an Opioid Addiction Workshop in Hagerstown.

“Opioid addiction is a nationwide public health crisis that’s being felt here at home; Frederick County is hurting, Maryland is hurting, families in small towns and big cities are hurting,” said Congressman Delaney. “With overdose deaths at record levels, we have to make sure that people have access to treatment, ensure that those responsible for this crisis are held responsible and that law enforcement has the resources they need. The goal of this workshop was to connect my constituents with resources available to them, provide them with the information they need to help their loved ones and prevent further tragedies and to get feedback from the community that I can take back to Washington.”

The workshop included representatives from:

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocates
  • Frederick County Health Department
  • Mental Health Association of Frederick County
  • John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Up & Out Foundation
  • Well’s House & Gale Recovery
  • The Youth Ranch