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Media Mentions

The Division of Addiction Research and Treatment (DART) actively engages with the community through all media formats, educating the public on issues relating to addiction. Recognized both as a state and national leader, division faculty have proffered advice to state legislators regarding a variety of substance use-related topics related to the opioid crisis. DART also has an established presence on multiple committees and task forces commissioned to deal with Maryland’s opioid and heroin problem.


Division of Addiction Research and Treatment Faculty Mentions

Could Medical Marijuana Have Spared My Family From the Opioid Epidemic

Wells House at Gale Recovery Residential Drug Treatment Program (AHA)

Deputy, Two EMS Providers Treated for Overdose Symptoms Responding to Call

Monitored Drug Use Saves Lives (The Baltimore Sun, October 2016)

Virtual Medicine Connects Patients Fighting Addiction to Doctors from Afar

Peers Helping Addicts Find Sobriety

Hospital System Opens Dialogue on Link Between Addiction, Mental Health Issues

Doc: MD A Little More Prepared Than Other States in Heroin Epidemic

Justice Slow to Help Opioid Crisis with Telemedicine


Eric Weintraub, MD

Fentanyl mixed with cocaine or meth is driving the '4th wave' of the overdose crisis

U. of Maryland medical school opens addiction research institute in Baltimore

Maryland medical panel shares concerns ahead of July 1 recreational marijuana legalization

University of Maryland medical experts issue health warnings as recreational cannabis is legalized

'THE STARTING LINE' How Maryland businesses are preparing for the launch of the recreational cannabis industry

"The State of Marijuana: Maryland Rec Sales Launching July 1" - Politico Pro's Morning Cannabis

Wider access to overdose-reversing drug could ease deadly toll of opioid crisis, experts say

The Daily Record Health Care Heroes Award 2022: Community Outreach/Education Hero (Individual)

People With Substance Use Disorders Face Barriers To Getting COVID Vaccine

Extending Their Reach: UMSOM Addiction Experts Use Innovative Approaches to Help Remote Areas of the State 

Maryland substance abuse experts say more access to treatment and medications is essential to combating opioid crisis 

USM Honors Faculty Members, Hears of Global Reach 

Caroline County launches mobile opioid addiction treatment unit

Maryland's 2016 Drug Death Rate Significantly Outpaced National Average

CDC: There were 2,044 Drug Overdose Deaths in MD during 2016

Mid-Shore Health Futures: UM Medical System and Shore Health Team Up to Fight Opioid Drug Epidemic

Addiction Conversation

Not All Wounds Are Visible: A Community Conversation - Let's Talk About Addiction, Substance Abuse (The Baltimore Times, Nov. 2017)

Scientists Explore Drug's Value in Treating Both Alcoholism and PTSD

St. Joseph Medical Center to Offer Access to Live-Streamed 'conversation' on Opioid Crisis (The Baltimore Sun)

Maryland University Wells House (AHA)

Seminar to Explore the Opioid Epidemic in Baltimore and U.S.

Doctors Host Conversation People Dealing with Chronic Disease, Substance Misuse

Peers Helping Addicts Find Sobriety

Could Medical Marijuana Have Spared My Family from the Opioid Epidemic?

Virtual Doctor Visits Give Substance Users Greater Access to Doctors And Medication

Facing Mounting Opioid Overdoses, Maryland Doctor Defies Federal Law


Chris Welsh, MD

Maryland Peace of Mind: Abuse of alcohol during pandemic - WBAL; October 25, 2021

New call-in line in Maryland helps doctors treat pregnant women with addictions - Baltimore Sun; October 17, 2021

“Harm reduction legislation in upcoming session.”  WBAL; WMAR Television Evening News; February 5, 2016

“Two Baltimore-area lawmakers propose decriminalizing small amounts of all drugs, safe injection facilities.” Baltimore Sun; February 5, 2016.

“As Opioid Epidemic Worsens, Rethinking How Doctors Are Taught to Treat Pain.”  PBS News Hour; April 17, 2016

“Dancing With Danger.” Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine; Spring, 2016.

“Baltimore City Police Department Heroin Addiction Seminar.”  WBAL Television Evening News; May 13, 2016

“OVERDOSED special report: When regulators close a 'pill mill,' patients sometimes turn to heroin.” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: May 25, 2016. 

“State Medicaid program limits access to a drug treatment, upsetting advocates.”  Baltimore Sun; July 15, 2016

“Opioid Epidemic in Maryland.” WBAL 11 TV Hill with Jason Newton; July 24, 2016

“Using Buprenorphine to Treat Opioid Addiction: An Open Society Institute-Baltimore Brief.”

“Baltimore’s response to the overdose epidemic: An Open Society Institute-Baltimore Brief.”

“Monitored drug use sites save lives.” Baltimore Sun: October 26, 2016

“Virtual medicine connects patients fighting addiction to doctors from afar.” The Frederick News-Post; December 17, 2016

“Overcoming Opioids- Telemedicine.” Maryland Public Television: January 26, 2017

“Opioid addiction in Maryland.” WBAL Radio Drive Time: February 13, 2017

“Deputy, two EMS providers treated for overdose symptoms responding to call.”  Baltimore Sun; May 24, 2017

“Tele-psych fills a void in opioid addiction treatment.” Telemed Magazine;  June 27, 2017

“Frederick County follows national trend in growing number of opioid-related hospital visits.”  The Frederick News-Post; July 8, 2017

“To fight opioid crisis, Wells House raises money for addiction treatment programs." The Frederick News-Post; September 16, 2017

“Fentanyl-related overdose deaths continue to soar in Maryland.”  Baltimore Sun: October, 25, 2017

“President Trump declares public health emergency.” ABC 11:00 News; October 26, 2017

“The Opioid Epidemic.” Direct Connection; Maryland Public Television: November 6, 2017

“St. Joseph Medical Center to offer access to livestreamed 'conversation' on opioid crisis.” Towson Times: November 22, 2017

“Not all wounds are visible: A community conversation- Let’s talk about addiction, substance abuse.”  The Baltimore Times: November 24, 2017

“Not all wounds are visible: A community conversation.”  WBAL Television Evening News; November 29, 2017


Aaron Greenblatt, MD

Methadone is the Most Effective Therapy for Heroin Addiction (The Baltimore Sun, December 2014)