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Queen Anne's County Gets Opioid Awareness Signs

Posted: Jul 07, 2017 6:35 PM Updated:

There were three deaths in Queen Anne's County - and now there are three warnings.

Opioid awareness signs are reminding the people of Queen Anne's County what the U.S. government calls a nationwide epidemic.

One sign sits across from the Queen Anne's County High School. The other is along Route 301. County officials say the third sign may end up somewhere along Route 50.

The signs are a painful but necessary reminder for 27 year-old, Stephen Hunter.

""I've caused my parents to have strokes, and heart attacks, and stress, endless nights of tears," he said about his addiction to drugs. "All the pain you don't really want to put your loved ones through."

But Hunter's mom, Barbi, says the numbers listed on the signs are not accurate.

"I feel that those numbers on the signs are much lower than they truly are," she said.

Barbi says she's heard about more drug-related overdoses and deaths than what's listed on the signs.

She says many people choose not go to hospital even after an overdose. Some go to other counties to get treatment.

The Queen Anne's County Sheriff's Office says the signs' numbers are from a state agency that does not account for out-of-county cases.

 

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