Substance abuse affects one’s physical and mental health, academics, relationships, employment and many other areas of life. In 2016, there were 2089 drug and alcohol related intoxication deaths in Maryland. Opioid abuse has rapidly been on the rise including addictions to heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioids (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene). In 2015 the National Institute of Drug abuse reported 11.8% of young adults report daily marijuana use.
If you are finding difficulty managing your substance use, please use the following resources for the Greater Baltimore area:
Crisis, Information & Referral Line -Mental Health and Substance Use – This hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Behavioral Health System Baltimore - a Baltimore city partnership that will help link people to substance abuse and mental health resources.
Alcoholics Anonymous - a fellowship of men and woman who meet together to attain and maintain sobriety from alcohol.
Narcotics Anonymous- a fellowship of men and women for recovering drug addicts that help support each other to get clean and stay clean.
Al-Anon – an organization of people whose lives have been negatively affected by someone else’s drinking.