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To End Drug Epidemic, Make it Personal

Posted on:Monday, February 8th, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

Last year, 44,000 people died of drug overdoses. and 52 percent of them were related to prescription drugs. More than 2 million Americans are dependent on opioid pain killers and, every day, 44 Americans die from an overdose of these drugs. When the cost of these pain killers becomes too great, addicts will turn to …

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Obama Seeks $1 Billion to Fight Heroin Epidemic

Posted on:Thursday, February 4th, 2016 @ 8:02 am

“We could do more to save lives and turn this epidemic around,” a top administration official says President Obama will propose $1.1 billion in funding over the next two years to fight the opioid and heroin epidemic. The funding request in his 2017 budget proposal would address the harrowing epidemic, which has ravished communities in …

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Hospice of Washington County launches heroin overdose support group

Posted on:Thursday, January 21st, 2016 @ 10:14 am

Hartman Kid experienced a wife’s worst nightmare. Her husband died Dec. 8, 2014, of ethanol and oxycodone intoxication. A little more than 10 months after his death, she was served papers by the Internal Revenue Service. Her husband owed back taxes on a bar he owned — something she had given him the money to …

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Man pleads guilty to selling heroin that killed woman

Posted on:Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 @ 1:41 pm

Associated Press – Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 10:07 am | Updated: 1:03 pm, Wed Jan 13, 2016. BALTIMORE (AP) — A Hagerstown man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Clear Spring woman. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 32-year-old Cory Allen Kline pleaded guilty Tuesday to …

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Second person pleads guilty for role in Clear Spring woman’s heroin death

Posted on:Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

  Brooke Simmers Brooke in 2011 at High Rock, one of her favorite places. BALTIMORE — A second defendant involved in the overdose death of a 19-year-old Clear Spring woman pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to distribute heroin and distribution of heroin in federal court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Erica Buffolino, 25, of Hagerstown …

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Man pleads guilty to selling heroin that killed Clear Spring woman

Posted on:Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 @ 1:23 pm

Brooke Simmers Brooke in 2011 at High Rock, one of her favorite places. BALTIMORE — A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute heroin that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Clear Spring woman, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Cory Allen Kline, 32, pleaded guilty to his involvement in the April 13 …

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More Than 400 Support Fundraiser for Brooke’s House

Posted on:Thursday, January 14th, 2016 @ 12:04 pm

A fundraiser Sunday afternoon for a proposed substance-abuse home known as Brooke’s House was so successful that people had to be turned away at Nick’s Airport Inn, the site of the event. Former Hagerstown Police Department officer Kevin Simmers, who is working to establish the home in memory of his daughter who died of a …

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A New Direction on Drugs – CBS News – 60 Minutes

Posted on:Monday, December 14th, 2015 @ 8:42 am

December 13, 2015 – CBS News – 60 Minutes   Top drug official Michael Botticelli says the old war on drugs is all wrong, and wants to refocus the country’s drug policy. After forty years and a trillion dollars, the nation has little to show for its war on drugs. Prisons are beyond crowded and …

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Ben Rider JFK 50 Mile Run Huge Success

Posted on:Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 @ 9:38 am

Brooke’s House is proud to announce the huge success of the Ben Rider JFK 50 Mile Run to support Brooke’s House on November 21.  Ben completed the marathon in 10 hours and 14 minutes and well exceeded his goal, raising more than $8,600.00.  Ben sends his thanks to each of you who supported him in …

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CBS 60 Minutes Addresses Heroin Epidemic in American Communities

Posted on:Friday, November 6th, 2015 @ 2:19 pm

On November 1, CBS presented “Heroin in the Heartland” highlighting the heroin epidemic across the country. To access the link to view 60 minutes in its entirety, please visit the following website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/LdBi_VKen5VK7t2TinHKHinSKwvzI1h0/heroin-in-the-heartland-smart-guns-the-slave-ship/

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