Walden will be taking part in today's summit MACo Substance Abuse Summit, scheduled to take place today, June 12th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Cecil College in Cecil County, Maryland. Walden's CEO, Dr. Kathleen O’Brien, will be speaking alongside other leaders and treatment experts about the rising heroin epidemic and how St. Mary’s County has responded and come together to address this growing issue.
Substance abuse of both prescription and non-prescription drugs has become a growing concern in Maryland, prompting counties to collaboratively respond within their individual jurisdictions as well as at the state level. Executive, administrative, public safety, law enforcement, health, and social services departments and officials must work together to strategize and formulate effective solutions. The summit will feature panel and audience-wide discussions, as well as expert presentations to address this growing concern.
As a leading resource for behavioral health services in Maryland for over 40 years, Walden has established itself as an industry authority dedicated to bettering the overall health of its surrounding communities. The organization has multiple locations in both St. Mary’s County, Charles County. Dr. O’Brien draws from years of experience and a wealth of expertise in the behavioral health field and will be sharing practical insights on substance abuse impacts and solutions with attendees of this week’s summit.