The heroin and opioid epidemic that is ravaging families and communities across the country has been felt acutely in the state of Maryland, where over 2,000 opioid-related deaths were reported in 2017. With a statewide leadership role responding to this crisis, The Division of Addiction Research and Treatment has developed and implemented a number of clinical initiatives, special programs, and community collaborations.
Working with multiple organizations and state agencies, the Division of Addiction Research and Treatment serves as a leader in addressing the current crisis, improving treatment and outcomes for individuals with Opioid Use Disorders.
The Division of Addiction Research and Treatment is nationally recognized for its pioneering work in driving evidence-based approaches to Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) treatment developed over several decades. This effort is evident on several fronts and includes both innovative clinical treatment approaches and education for medical students and advanced trainees.