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“How can we say on one hand it’s an epidemic and a state of emergency and then take money away?” said Toni Torsch, whose son died of a drug overdose in 2010.

Hundreds of advocates, survivors, parents and families rallied on the state capitol today demanding full restoration of Maryland’s behavioral health care budget. Emotions ran high as speakers shared their own personal ties to the thret of reduced mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Read the full story in the Baltimore Sun here.