Chesapeake Toxicology Resources Announces Its Participation in Thursday’s Frederick Stands Together: Conquering the Crisis at the Frederick Fairgrounds

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The goal is to provide education and resources to those interested in being a part of the long-term opioid solution.

“It’s very important for people to understand how we have gotten where we are in this epidemic and how they as individuals can work towards the solution." - Joe Magluilo, Co-Founder & Executive Officer, Cheasapeake Toxicology Resources, LLC

Hosted by The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, The Frederick County Health Department, and The Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, CTR will be one of nearly sixty vendors and speakers whose goal is to provide education and resources to local residents who are interested in being a part of the long-term opioid solution in our community.

CTR serves a critical role in achieving recovery from substance abuse. Toxicology works within the treatment phase by both ensuring the absence of unwanted substances and the presence of prescribed substances to aid in detoxification and recovery. CTR’s state-of-the-art Frederick-based laboratory is equipped to minimize turn-around time in order to most efficiently serve its clients who are on the front lines of the recovery process.

Joe Magluilo, CTR's co-founder and Executive Officer was ready with an affirmative response when Sheriff Jenkins sought their participation for this first-time event. “It’s very important for people to understand how we have gotten where we are in this epidemic and how they as individuals can work towards the solution. Since our inception, we’ve partnered with many local organizations who provide counseling, treatment, support, and education to individuals and their loved ones. We wanted to give the community a look into how toxicology teams up with those organizations as part of the multi-faceted steps towards recovery. This collaborative event will address those concepts.”

Justin Holler, CTR’s co-founder and Director of Laboratory Operations says, “Some people may wonder how a toxicology lab plays a role in solving the problem of a drug epidemic on the community level. First, we are committed to Frederick, having chosen to settle here and make this area the base of our national operations. We live here, our families live here and we are committed to the health and safety of our community. Secondly, by helping both those seeking/beginning a treatment regime and their loved ones understand what to expect, the process can seem less daunting and more achievable. We are here to provide that expertise to help understand testing results, offer consultations, and even assist with insurance questions. Collectively we are working to save lives.” says Holler.

Joining Mr. Holler and Mr. Magluilo at CTR are co-founder, Shawn Vorce who serves at the lab's Technical Director, and Dr. Barry Levine, Laboratory Director and former Chief Toxicologist for the State of Maryland from 1992 to 2012. He is an adjunct professor in the Forensic Sciences Department at Stevenson University. He edited the frequently selected textbook Principles of Forensic Toxicology which is now in its fourth edition.

More information about Chesapeake Toxicology Resources can be found on their website, http://www.CTRLabs.com or on Facebook at fb.me/ChesapeakeToxicology.

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