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Hogan-Rutherford Administration to Visit Maryland Communities During National Recovery Month

Events Throughout September Highlight Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery

ANNAPOLIS, MD — September is National Recovery Month. It provides opportunities to raise awareness and understanding of substance use disorders and the resources the State of Maryland makes available, as well as to honor those in recovery. Events throughout the state provide opportunities to bring communities together to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic – a top priority of Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford.

“Recovery Month is so important because it elevates the conversation on substance use disorders,” said Clay Stamp, executive director of the Opioid Operational Command Center. “All across Maryland, communities are coming together with creative prevention, protection, and recovery efforts, like community-based programs that are providing effective services to those in need.”

Governor Larry Hogan issued a proclamation declaring Recovery Month, and ordered Government House to be lit in purple on September 5 to commemorate the month.

Also on September 5, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford joined community members at Tuerk House in Baltimore City to recognize September as Recovery Month and to present certificates to 25 brave individuals for successfully transitioning, or assisting in the transition, into recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. Stamp visited Helping Up Mission, also in Baltimore City, which provides programs and services to men suffering from homelessness and addiction.

Members of the Hogan-Rutherford administration will visit Maryland communities throughout September to join Recovery Month activities, including the following:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4:00 PM: Stamp to visit Westminster Rescue Mission
658 Lucabaugh Mill Road, Westminster, MD 21157

Thursday, September 7, 2017
9:00 AM: Lt. Governor Rutherford and Stamp to deliver remarks at “National Opioid Crisis Community Summit: Detection, Protection, Capabilities, and Collaboration”
U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense
2900 Ricketts Point Road, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010

Friday, September 8, 2017
1:00 PM: Dennis R. Schrader, Acting Secretary of Health, Maryland Department of Health, to chair Inter-Agency Heroin and Opioid Coordinating Council Quarterly Meeting
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032

Monday, September 11, 2017
9:30 AM: Governor Hogan to deliver remarks at MD Chiefs of Police & Sheriff’s Assoc. Conference
10100 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
1:00 PM: Stamp to deliver remarks at Charles County Commissioners meeting
200 Baltimore St, La Plata, MD 20646

4:00 PM: Stamp to deliver remarks at Talbot County Council Meeting
11 N Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
9:30 AM: Lt. Governor Rutherford and Stamp to visit treatment provider Chrysalis House
1570 Crownsville Rd, Crownsville, MD 21032

Thursday, September 14, 2017
2:00 PM: Stamp to visit Ashley Addiction Treatment
800 Tydings Lane, Havre de Grace, MD 21078

6:00 PM: Lt. Governor Rutherford and Stamp to deliver remarks at “Facing Addiction in Harford County”
Bel Air High School
100 Heighe Street, Bel Air, MD 21014

Thursday, September 21, 2017
1:00 PM: Birch Barron, deputy director of Opioid Operational Command Center, to deliver remarks at 2017 Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership Annual Meeting
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Road, California, MD 20619​

Additional events may be added – check the feature events page on BeforeItsTooLateMD.org.

For more information on National Recovery Month events, visit http://beforeitstoolate.maryland.gov/recovery-month-events/. Check with your local health department to see if there is more happening in your community.

Before It’s Too Late is the state’s effort to bring awareness to this epidemic—and to mobilize resources for effective prevention, treatment, and recovery. Marylanders grappling with a substance use disorder can find help at BeforeItsTooLateMD.org and 1-800-422-0009, the 24/7 State crisis hotline.