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Substance Abuse Overview

Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130
Email: substanceabuse@baltimorecountymd.gov

Phone: 410-887-3828
TTY users call via Maryland Relay

The Baltimore County Department of Health provides treatment for substance abusers and their families, offers programs and services to prevent substance abuse, and develops, coordinates, and monitors a countywide network of substance abuse prevention and treatment services.

Prevention Services

Substance abuse prevention programs provide services to individuals, families, schools, and communities throughout Baltimore County. These programs are designed to prevent or delay the onset of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs of abuse. View Prevention Services to see specific programs offered.

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Treatment Services and Programs

Services for Adolescents

Adolescent Treatment Services provides specialized services for Baltimore County adolescents and their families. Services include assessment, referral, early intervention and treatment. 

Services for Adults

A variety of treatment services are provided either directly by the Baltimore County Department of Health or through contracted vendors. Placement into treatment requires a thorough assessment to determine the most effective treatment program needed. Services are provided to County residents based on their ability to pay. Service is not refused to those who cannot afford treatment. To find a substance abuse treatment program in Baltimore County, view the Directory of Substance Abuse Treatment Programs and Providers.

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Criminal Justice Services Unit

The Baltimore County Department of Health provides alcohol and drug assessments for defendants in Circuit and District Court. Education, assessment, and referral services are provided for inmates in the Detention Center. Call 410-887-3828 for additional information.

Resources

  • Non-Alcoholic Beverage Recipes can add flavor to your party by giving guests tasty alternatives to alcoholic beverages.

  • Party Tips for a Safe Celebration provides hosts with information and ideas to help ensure guests' safety during and after the celebration.

  • Symptoms of Chemical Dependency may help you determine if you or someone you care about has a substance abuse problem.

  • Frequently Asked Questions provides answers to common questions about substance abuse prevention, treatment availability, and where to get information about alcohol and other drugs.

  • Pathway to Progress (PDF) reflects the prevention, intervention, and treatment services contracted through and provided by the Department of Health during the fiscal year.

Revised January 14, 2014

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