Ep. 044 - Andrea Walker and Sarah Drennan


With opioid addiction at record levels in Maryland, Andrea Walker and Sarah Drennan are busy considering what can be done in Frederick County.

Walker, the director of Behavioral Health Services for the Frederick County Health Department, and Drennan, a clinical services manager for behavioral health, sat down with host Colin McGuire and News-Post health reporter Kate Masters to discuss the scope of the addiction problem and the newest treatments being considered in Frederick County. A syringe exchange program, for example, is being studied for feasibility. Another work group hopes to establish a 24-hour detox center by the end of 2019.