Blue and Grey Today

First and foremost, Maryland public officials – policy makers alike – must recognize that Maryland’s heroin crisis is in fact a public health crisis and not a legal matter. What the public needs to be informed on is not the number of drug distribution /possession arrests but the ever-growing/constant addiction to (specifically) Heroin. The community needs to be informed on its long-term and short-term effects it has on the body, and community.

The State of Maryland has done a great job of informing the community of their goal; which is to ultimately decrease the number of drug related arrest. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great goal, but getting caught, charged and being arrested is not going to “heal/fix/stop” a drug addict.

Drug addicts get their high to deal with their emotional problems, boredom, weaknesses, and even physical pain that they are struggling with. Incarceration actually enhances the issues mentioned above. People who are addictd ato drugs (specifically heroin) will always find a way to get that high.

First and foremost, Maryland public officials – Blue and Grey Today
– must recognize that Maryland’s heroin crisis is in fact a public health crisis and not a legal matter. What the public needs to be informed on is not the number of drug distribution /possession arrests but the ever-growing/constant addiction to (specifically) Heroin. The community needs to be informed on its long-term and short-term effects it has on the body, and community.