August 24, 2019

Sheriff’s Office, Young Marines Host Event on Addiction

Opioid Addiction

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Southern Maryland Young Marine Units collaborated to offer the first local screening of “Chasing the Dragon,” a documentary about opioid and heroin addiction, on Oct. 18.

Walden Offers Services to Stop Cycle of Violence

Walden Domestic Violence

October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Walden Behavioral Health is reminding Southern Maryland residents that the organization is ready and willing to help when needed.

Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

The St. Mary’s County commissioners proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the county. They are hoping to bring increased awareness of this problem to the citizens of St. Mary’s County, and they work with several local agencies to do so, including Walden Behavioral Health.

‘Chasing the Dragon’ Teaches About Opioid Abuse

St. Mary’s County citizens have seen far too much of the devastating impact of drug addiction. To help educate the community about the dangers of opioid use and addition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug Enforcement Administration have created a documentary called “Chasing the Dragon” that is available for viewing, with help from Walden.

Walden Raises Awareness of Drug Overdoses

overdose event at Walden

In early September, Walden invited members of the community to participate in International Overdose Awareness Day by walking a complicated maze, encouraging inner reflection and peace. The event, held at Beacon of Hope, was attended by the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of the community.

Beacon of Hope Block Party Sunday

Block Party

Come out to Beacon of Hope in Lexington Park, MD, Sept. 25, 2016, to enjoy fun, food, information, and giveaways in celebration of National Recovery Month. Walden’s annual Community Block Party runs from 2 to 5 pm, rain or shine.

Join Walden at Fed Up! Rally

Fed Up

Let your voice be heard in Washington, DC, and become a part of the fight against opioid addiction and overdose. Walden is sponsoring a coach bus for members of the community who want to attend the Fed Up! Rally on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, on Capitol Hill.

Walden Plans Overdose Awareness Event

Walden Be the Light 2016 overdose event

Walden will offer an overdose awareness event, Be the Light, and a candlelight gathering on Sept. 2 in Lexington Park.

Stars Are Out to Support Walden Sierra

Walden Sierra fundraiser 2016

Walden Sierra’s The Stars Are Out Tonight is the organization’s third fundraising evening of strolling entertainment to bolster the nonprofit agency’s services. It will be held Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Olde Breton Inn at 21890 Society Hill Road in Leonardtown. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Agencies Fight Drug Misuse, Abuse

Drug Misuse

Although parents almost never want to admit that their children might be abusing drugs, often the signs of drug abuse were there before the parents knew what they were seeing. This was the message of one of three seminars that focused on the drug abuse epidemic in St. Mary’s County, hosted by the sheriff’s office, public schools; and agencies such as Walden Behavioral Health.