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Substance Use - Adolescent Services

The Bureau of Behavioral Health at
Eastern Family Resource Center
9100 Franklin Square Drive
Rosedale, Maryland 21237

Phone: 410-887-6465
TTY users call via Maryland Relay


The Baltimore County Department of Health offers specialized services for adolescents. Services include assessment, referral and education.To access any of these services, access any of these services, contact us Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Assessment and Referral

A counselor will assess the adolescent to determine the extent of his or her substance use. If necessary, the counselor will refer the adolescent to the appropriate level of care in a treatment center convenient to his home.

Adolescent Education Program

Adolescent Education Program (AEP) is a six-hour series of classes discussing the long and short-term effects, and legal ramifications of substance use, along with decision-making skills exercises. AEP is designed for the first-time offender of a drug or alcohol violation or youth in the experimentation phase of substance involvement. Classes are held in the early evenings in Arbutus, Rosedale and Towson. AEP is also available in Baltimore County's alternative schools.

Board of Education Program

The Baltimore County Department of Health provides an assessment and recommendations for education and counseling to all students expelled from Baltimore County Public Schools for a drug-related incident, as mandated by the Board of Education. In addition, the Department offers AEP classes and low-level individual and group counseling in the alternative schools.


Revised May 2, 2016        

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