Search Drug and Alcohol Detox & Rehabs in Maryland by County

Created On Monday, 21, March 2016
Modified On Wednesday, 08, September 2021

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Like many east coast states, Maryland has seen increasing substance abuse issues, especially when it comes to heroin addiction. Heroin has been traveling up the eastern seaboard at increasing rates quite intensively since the turn of the century. Prescription drug abuse has also become a big problem in Maryland, but heroin has taken the stage as the number one concern as it is more prevalent and it kills more people. Maryland, as well as nearby states, have seen what is now being considered the worst heroin epidemic of the history of the nation according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The best way to combat a heroin problem is with drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation. This normally begins with the detox process, but more specifically, those who are addicted need to enter into a residential program for addiction to fully address their addiction crisis, and they need to do so sooner rather than later.

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Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Maryland Counties

To get an idea of the substance abuse problem in Maryland, we will be looking at three of its counties which seem to have the most concerning issues with alcohol and drug abuse, which are Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Prince George’s counties. First, there is drug poisoning, which has caused many deaths in all of these counties, with a death rate of 728, 1,244, and 431 deaths per 100,000 population respectively, according to County Health Rankings. Additionally, there are opioid overdoses that also led to lots of fatalities, with respectively 235, 382, and 123 deaths. As you can see, these three counties definitely have some problems with substance abuse, and it doesn’t involve just one drug, but actually many of them. We heard earlier of inpatient treatment, which is the more comprehensive type of treatment, but there is also its counterpart, outpatient treatment, that is absolutely valid. It is more accommodating because the person does not have to live at the facility for the duration of the treatment. This is best for those who have responsibilities to fulfill and cannot leave for a long period of time, but it also means that it is important for them to have a strong support system at home. This will help ensure that they stick to their treatment and to their sobriety.

Substance Abuse Prevention in Maryland Counties

There are lots of programs throughout the state of Maryland that are helpful in prevention, as this is one great way of reducing substance abuse in a community. For instance, the Maryland Department of Health has a Substance Abuse Prevention Program, which works to help prevent substance abuse within the community, and they also help other groups, individuals, etc. in providing activities that forward this same goal. Another program that is for substance abuse prevention is Dare to be You, and it offers information and activities for families that have children aged between three to five. This allows for these families to have a safe environment where they can teach their children to make good decisions. Finally, there is Baltimore County that provides prevention services for its community. Their services and programs are meant to help many groups in the community, such as parents, children, teens, and adults, as well as the community as a whole. They also offer other resources for opioid awareness, treatment, etc. These organizations work extremely hard to reduce substance abuse in the community, so as to gradually make it safer and drug-free for its residents.

Below, you will find a list of the different substance abuse treatment available in the state of Maryland. The list may be incomplete, so if you cannot find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists now at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Drug & Alcohol Addiction Services in Maryland

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.