Heroin: Overdoses down slightly, but long way to go

There have been nights Lori Brewster has stayed awake, worrying about the heroin problem in Wicomico County and how the Health department she directs can help even more. “I worry, yes I do. Our goal is that we will see this begin to decline and I think we have started to see some of that […]

Heroin: Community Outreach members there to help

Here’s the scene: Somebody overdoses at home. A family member rushes to dial 911 and police and an ambulance respond. With them is a member of Wicomico County’s Community Outreach Addiction Team, composed of recovering drug addicts who know the struggles, the dark horrors, of addiction. “What the COAT member can do, which is the […]

Wicomico, Salisbury unveil ambitious anti-drug program

Sheriff Mike Lewis often talks to young drug addicts. He texts them, encourages them to stay away from substances that could kill, meets with their beleaguered parents. “It’s heartbreaking,” Lewis said Wednesday morning, speaking on a panel at a news conference to announce a collaborative effort to combat the serious, growing drug problem in Wicomico […]