In cooperation with the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse (CAASA), the Calvert County Health Department and the Calvert Memorial Hospital, Sheriff Mike Evans announces the deployment of a new initiative to help combat prescription opioid and heroin abuse within our community. The Sheriff’s Outreach to Loved Ones In Distress (SOLID) program is designed to provide face to face outreach to families, friends and significant persons affected by those addicted to prescription opioids and heroin. Sheriff Evans and the men and women of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, recognize the devastation caused by this addiction and strive daily to combat the harmful effects touching all parts of our community. Drug abuse causes damage regardless of demographics, wealth, or community stature of those involved. Specially trained SOLID Deputies will contact persons affected by drug abuse and overdoses in an attempt to provide them with a comprehensive, detailed and necessary outreach program. This program will assist the community with education and training to help those involved, providing support and guidance in their respective situations.
Sheriff Evans believes that the SOLID program is just one aspect of a comprehensive multifaceted strategy that includes aggressive enforcement actions against those who distribute these substances, outreach to those surrounding the addicted and sincere help and strong shoulders to lean on by those addicted and in need.
For more information regarding the SOLID program or to receive its services, please contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-2800. Please note that all calls for assistance will remain completely confidential.