A summit featuring speakers and information on support groups for recovering opioid addicts is scheduled in Frederick next month, according to a Frederick County Sheriff's Office press release.

Hosted by the sheriff's office, the county chamber of commerce and the county health department, the gathering will be free and open to the public and will run between 4 and 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28. The event will take place in the Null Building at the Frederick Fairgrounds, the release states. 

Designed to showcase the many services available in Frederick County to local residents addicted to opioids and their families, the summit will feature speakers on a variety of topics, including personal accounts of recovery, family perspectives and the neuroscience of addiction, the release states.

The health department will also provide training for the use of Narcan, a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose, at the summit. 

Those interested in participating as vendors at the "Frederick Stands Together: Conquering the Crisis" were asked to contact Nan Sheridan-Mann of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce at 301-662-4164 (ext. 212) or by email at nmann@frederickchamber.org.

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Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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