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The heroin epidemic is widespread across Maryland and being described as cheap, powerful, plentiful and probably in your backyard but let’s face it, this isn’t a new topic but a local group that’s fighting back is. “I wish we could be talking about the orioles or the nationals game right now. This is a tough subject that we’re here for tonight,” said Corey Hassett, a recovered opiate addict. Corey is from Berlin and he says speaking in anonymous meetings
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About 50 people – advocates, teachers, nurses, lawyers, parents and children of addicts, and those on the road to recovery – came to the first meeting of the Worcester County Warriors Against Opiate Addiction last Thursday at the Ocean Pines Library. Jackie Ball and Heidi McNeely, two local mothers who have watched their children struggle with heroin addiction, organized the meeting. “It makes me cry to see so many people tonight,” McNeely, a Bishopville resident, said. “I think we
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