“The number of heroin overdose deaths in Anne Arundel County in Maryland is more than enough reason for County Executive Steve Schuh to declare a public health emergency. But does this concern extend beyond politicians and public health officials? How many county residents have firsthand experience? An attempt to measure this was part of the latest survey by Anne Arundel Community College’s Center for the Study of Local Issues.
The center’s director, Dan Nataf, found the result striking: Eleven percent of respondents — more than 1 in 10 — answered “yes” when asked if they knew any friends or family members who had a health concern involving “heroin consumption or overdose.”
As of April 26th, when asked If a methadone clinic wanted to move in two blocks from your house, would you be opposed? Two-thirds said they would be opposed.
Read more at: http://www.capitalgazette.com/opinion/our_say/ph-ac-ce-our-say-20150423,0,180528.story
Source: CapitalGazette.com – April 23, 2015