Substance Use

Montgomery County has a drug crisis. The County is taking action.  Find help and support here.

International Overdose Awareness Day/International Recovery Month

On Thursday, Aug. 31Montgomery County will host a remembrance ceremony and candlelight vigil in downtown Rockville to memorialize lives lost to overdose and substance use. The ceremony and vigil will be held at Memorial Plaza, located at 101 Monroe St. in Rockville (the terrace between the Montgomery County Executive Office Building and the County Circuit Court). There will be a memorial photo display on the plaza. Families and friends, with permission of the family, can submit a photo to be included in the display. Click to learn more.


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