"The mission of Brooke’s House is to allow young women in the early stages of their recovery to have all the resources and services they need to make that step forward, and not look back, not fail."
Brian Fitzpatrick is the agent in charge of the Hagerstown Resident Office for the DEA. During a recent extended interview he talked about the local heroin epidemic.
Tom Car is the Executive Director of the Baltimore-Washington High intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program.
Olivia Bizovi is an intelligence analyst for HIDTA. During this extended interview she talks about her role in identifying trends related to heroin dealers.
Greg Miller is a recovering addict. In 1997, Greg was hit by a drunk driver and his injuries led him to an addiction to pain killers. In 2010, Greg started using suboxone but now, he wants to detox from this medication as well.
Carin Miller's husband, Greg was addicted to pain killers and now uses suboxone and her son was addicted to heroin.
Kevin Simmers talks to WHAG's Amy Hudak about his daughter's heroin addiction. Portions of this interview were recently featured on 4State in Focus: The Heroin Epidemic.
Michael DeLeon talks about his heroin addition. He is a recovering addict who now spends his life working with kids to help them with education and prevention.
Brooke Simmers died from a heroin overdose in April 2015. Dana and Kevin Simmers recently shared her story with WHAG during an extended interview.
Dr. Ramsey Farah talks about how society and the stigma of drug abuse make things more difficult for recovering addicts.
Marty Perdew talks about his battle with heroin addiction and how the drug caused people in his life to turn their back on him. He is currently serving time at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.
Lindsey Wine-Smalley talks about her heroin abuse and what the drug has done to her life. She is currently serving time at the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center.
Lt. Walley Stotlemeyer talks about his effort to combat heroin abuse as part of the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force.
Everyone is at risk of developing an addiction to heroin. Experts believe accepting that you could become a heroin addict is the first step of prevention.
In the four-state region, there are hundreds of Opioid Treatment Programs. Maryland tops the list with a total of 70 treatment facilities.
Advocates in the fight against heroin will tell you there are multiple parts to combating the deadly drug. In this segment, explore what law enforcement officials are doing to keep the epidemic from impacting more lives.
It has been just over two months since Brooke’s life was taken from heroin addiction. Brooke's father and step-mother sat down to detail Brooke's zest for life and the competitive spirit that were overcome by her demons.
Police have arrested a man they say intended to sell heroin.
Headlines recently announced the death of Cory Monteith, one of the stars of the TV show Glee.
A Winchester grand jury Tuesday indicted a woman on second degree murder.