Addressing the Opioid Crisis
Baltimore County is in the midst of an opioid epidemic that has led to the death of thousands of our neighbors. In just the first nine months of last year, 238 Baltimore County residents died of opioid related causes–the second highest death toll in Maryland.
Colleen understands that this crisis is urgent and requires committed leadership. And yet, even while the epidemic rages, the facilities that our neighbors need are closing. Baltimore County has fewer treatment slots than four years ago. Baltimore County’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council, established in part to address this scourge, has half a dozen vacancies.
As Councilwoman, Colleen will work to turn this around.