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April 16, 2019

Rep. Trone Announces Tour of District and Resource Workshop Focusing on Opioid Epidemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Hannah Muldavin, Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov

Rep. Trone Announces Tour of District and Resource Workshop Focusing on Opioid Epidemic

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman David Trone (MD-06) announced a tour of the Sixth Congressional District focused on the opioid epidemic. The three-day tour begins tomorrow morning with a NARCAN training and culminates on Thursday evening with a workshop on the opioid epidemic with special guest Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. Details of the entire tour are below.

“Ending the addiction epidemic is my top priority in Congress,” said Rep. Trone. “I want to see what ideas are working well, where federal support is needed, and how all of us can work together to end this crisis that is killing 192 people every day.”

“The opioid crisis in our state and nation is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue,” said Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford. “It is going to take all of us – on both sides of the aisle and at every level of government – working together to solve this problem and make a difference in the lives of those suffering from substance use disorder.”

Thursday’s workshop will feature an expert panel discussion as well as representatives from local and regional organizations that will provide resources and information regarding the opioid epidemic. Rep. Trone and Lt. Governor Rutherford will be available to speak with press at the event. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Hannah Muldavin at Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov.

 

Opioid Epidemic Workshop with special guest Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford

Date: Thursday, April 18th, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:  Washington County Free Library, 100 Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740

*The workshop is free and open to the public.*

Opioid Tour with Congressman David Trone

If you would like to attend any of the events, please RSVP to Hannah Muldavin at Hannah.Muldavin@mail.house.gov.

Tuesday, April 16th:

9:00am – 10:30am      NARCAN training with local elected officials

                                    Location: Hagerstown City Hall, 1 E. Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740   

11:30am – 12:30pm    Visit to Head Start to discuss on effects of addiction in parents on children

                                    Location: 1000 N Market St., Frederick, MD 21701  

1:45pm – 3:15pm        Visit to Concerted Care Group (Medically Assisted Treatment Facility) for a discussion with people in treatment

                                    Location: 300 B Scholls Lane, Frederick, MD

Wednesday, April 17th:

9:00am – 10:30am      Visit to Wells/Robertson House for a discussion with people in recovery

                                    Location: 1 Wells Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20877  

11:00am – 12:00pm    Visit to Drug Court in Montgomery County

                                    Location: 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville MD

1:15pm – 3:00pm        Visit to Montgomery County Correctional and Rehabilitation Center

                                     Location: 22880 Whelan Ln, Boyds, MD 20841

3:30pm – 5:00pm        Visit to Emergent BioSolutions (Makers of NARCAN)

                                    Location: 400 Professional Drive, Suite 400, Gaithersburg, MD

Thursday, April 18th:

9:00am – 10:30am     Ride along with Hagerstown Police Department

                                    Location: 50 N Burhans Blvd, Hagerstown, MD 21740

11:00am – 12:00pm    Speak at Recovery Oriented Systems of Care Conference

                                    Location: Ramada Inn, 1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, MD

3:30pm – 4:30pm        Meeting with EMS personnel

                                    Location: Hagerstown

6:00pm – 8:00pm        Opioid Epidemic Workshop with special guest Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford

Location:  Washington County Free Library, 100 Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD 21740

In Congress, Trone has made tackling the opioid epidemic a top priority. In his first months in office, he started the Freshmen Working Group on Addiction, a bipartisan group of more than 50 Members dedicated to solving the addiction crisis in this country. This month, he announced the introduction of the bipartisan Providing Officers With Electronic Resources (POWER) Act, which would help law enforcement agencies secure high-tech, portable screening devices that assist offers in the detection of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs.

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties.

Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.

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