This event involved 150 participants and was the first of its kind in Maryland, according to a release. The community came together to raise awareness, celebrate recovery and link together to combat substance abuse and addictions in Harford County.
“This great turnout helps bring awareness to the deadly consequences that drugs are having on our citizens and families,” said Joseph Ryan with the Office of Drug Control Policy in a release.
The event was held in memory of Alyssa Whelan, who died at 19 from a heroin problem, and the many others who have tragically lost their lives due to drug addiction.
The Department of Community Services, Office of Drug Control Policy was proud to partner with Addiction Connections Resource (ARC) members to bring the event to Harford County.
Anyone seeking treatment can contact a health care professional or the Harford County Health Department, Addiction Services at 410-877-2340.