Frederick Stands Together: Conquering the Crisis: Opioid Addiction Summit

It’s being held on March 28th, 2019 at the Frederick Fairgrounds.

FREDERICK, MD. (LG)      Through a collaborative effort to continue to break the stigma and find solutions on the current Opioid crisis, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, and the Frederick County Health Department will be hosting ‘Frederick Stands Together: Conquering the Crisis’ on March 28th, 2019.  This community event will be held from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Frederick Fairgrounds in the Null building, located at 797 E. Patrick Street.

“So it’s really just an effort to bring together the Frederick community to try and conquer this crisis that is going on so rampantly, in Frederick County, and everywhere, really,” said Taylor Clarke, FCSO spokeswoman.

“The Chamber of Commerce, the Health Department, and us here at the Sheriff’s office will come together, to hopefully put on this great event that’s not only for awareness, because everyone is aware of it. But we really want to come together and find some solutions for it, talk about it, and really just get as many people involved, as much as possible,” she continued.

There will be a wide variety of speakers throughout the evening with topics such as why addiction is so difficult, the neuroscience of addiction, a mother’s perspective, a first-hand testimony of addiction and personal recovery, and more.  The Frederick County Health Department will also be providing Narcan training throughout the evening.

The event is free and open to the public.  “If someone wants to be a vendor at this summit, you can call Nan Sheridan-Mann at the Chamber of Commerce at 301-662-4164.”

By Loretta Gaines