Part 1: Opioids' Toll
Despite the increasing prevalence of overdose-reversal drugs, opioid overdoses and deaths both nearly tripled in 2016 compared to 2015 in Frederick County, according to year-end data.
Framed by a blank white wall, nine Frederick County residents recently went on camera to divulge some of their darkest memories of addiction.
On the night of Dec. 8, 2016 — as hundreds of Frederick County residents gathered for a drug overdose and prevention vigil in Ijamsville — Nicole Louise Fitzwater was taking her final breaths. She was one of 51 people to die in 2016 from drug overdoses in Frederick County.