The Opioid Crisis
“Montgomery County, along with every county in Maryland, has too many overdose deaths and individuals who are addicted. We need to tackle the problem from many angles and the Opioid Intervention Team has directed resources toward prevention, education, and treatment. No family should experience the overdose death of a loved one.”
– Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich
Elrich was joined by the County’s Opioid Intervention Team (OIT) to provide an update on progress the County has made in addressing the opioid crisis in Montgomery County. Members of the OIT included Co-chairs Department of Health and Human Services Director Raymond Crowel and Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Director Earl Stoddard; as well as Fire Chief Scott Goldstein, Acting Police Chief Marcus Jones, State’s Attorney John J. McCarthy, and County Sheriff Darren Popkin.