MD Gov Moore Signs Order Establishing MD’s Office of Overdose Response

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On Thursday, Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed an executive order establishing Maryland’s Office of Overdose Response. This new office is a part of the State Department of Health and will coordinate and promote efforts across state agencies to address the overdose crisis in Maryland. Five key policy pillars will guide this approach to reducing overdoses:…

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1st Listening Forum on Opioid Abuse Treatment Funding Tonight in Georgetown

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Addressing the opioid epidemic in Delaware…The state’s newly-established Prescription Opioid Settlement Fund Distribution Commission is seeking the views of Delawareans on how to support treatment and prevention programs and reduce opioid use disorder and the misuse of opioids.Lieutenant Governor Bethany Hall-Long and Attorney General Kathy Jennings will begin a series of statewide listening forums tonight…

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JUNE IS PTSD AWARENESS MONTH

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National PTSD Awareness Month is observed annually in June. The month is dedicated to raising awareness about the condition and how to access treatment. June 27th is also National PTSD Awareness Day.  According to the National Center for PTSD, between 7 and 8 percent of the population will experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during…

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Rehoboth Public Works Cleanup Sludge Overflow

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Rehoboth Beach public works officials report that wastewater sludge overflowed from the city’s wastewater treatment facility late Friday night into Saturday morning.  The overflow was discovered around 8 Saturday morning – it is the result of the heavy rainfall and ongoing construction at the treatment facility.  Officials vacuumed up about 4000 gallons Saturday and applied…

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Del. Dept. Of Correction Plans Citizens Academy

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A citizens academy that starts next month will offer a look at operations and programs in the Delaware Department of Correction. The DOC says the five weekly sessions will include an opportunity to engage with corrections leadership, uniformed officers, providers of treatment and programs and a wide range of professional staff. To apply for the…

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Ellendale Woman Battles COVID In Hospital For 200 Days

Carolyn Watson of Ellendale leaves Bayhealth Sussex. Photo courtesy of Bayhealth
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After being hospitalized for more than seven months due to COVID-19 complications, an Ellendale woman has been released from a hospital for the next stage of her recovery. Carolyn Watson was applauded and accepted high-fives as she left Bayhealth Sussex recently. Watson was first admitted at Bayhealth Emergency and Trauma Center with breathing difficulties in…

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