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Mayor’s Heroin Taskforce Updates Community on Progress

Mayor’s Heroin Taskforce Updates Community on Progress

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

 

"Carlos Hardy, CEO and founder of Maryland Recovery Organization Connecting Communities, said that while many people have heard of NIMBY (not in my back yard), fewer people are familiar with BANANA (build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything), which is a common response when a new drug treatment center is slated to be built in any given community. Hardy said that when a new center is being planned in a community, that both the program’s concerns and the community’s must be heard, and that by working with one community at a time, memoranda of understanding and other agreements can be entered into which lay out the expectations for all stakeholders, thus smoothing the path to more treatment centers"

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