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Substance Use Overview

Call 410-887-3224 to receive substance use information.

Baltimore County Department of Health

Baltimore County Department of Health
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130

Office Phone: 410-887-3828
REACH Hotline: 410-887-3224
TTY users call via Maryland Relay
The Department provides language assistance services free of charge to persons with limited English proficiency.

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

Prevention Services

Substance use 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 drug use. 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 use disorder treatment program in Baltimore County, view the Directory of Substance Use 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.

Overdose Prevention

Interested in learning how to save your friend or loved one from overdosing? Attend a free training on how to recognize, prevent and respond to an opioid overdose. Call the Bureau of Behavioral Health at 410-887-3828 for details.

View the Baltimore County overdose prevention plan (PDF) and the state's public awareness campaign information about opioid overdose prevention.


Revised February 19, 2016


Revised April 6, 2016        

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