Dr. Lauren Reck made a special appearance in the drugs and behavior course taught by Dr. Tulloch on Sepmember 13th, 2017 . Dr. Reck updated the class on the effects of the Opioid epidemic taking place nationwide that is only growing. Those diagnosed with an Opioid dependence need maximum, specialized care in order to treat their addiction rather than being thrown back into the streets. Baltimore, Maryland has almost nine times the national average of Opioid-related overdoses than other large American cities. MATClinics, such as the one Dr. Reck works for, provides doctors who are experiences with helping people overcome these addictions. I can not elaborate enough how important it is to have people like Dr. Reck working to help in this form of treatment.