Help for Substance Abuse is Available

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If you or someone you know struggles with substance abuse, either drugs or alcohol, help is available. For information on addictions, call 410.213.0202 for a confidential conversation with an experienced, certified addictions counselor. Learn more about treatment options for yourself or find advice on how to start the conversation about getting help with a loved one. 

The journey to recovery can start today. 

You Can Recover

 
 

Whether this is your first attempt at treatment or your 10th, Worcester County Health Department can provide help in your recovery. It is never too late to overcome dependency on drugs or alcohol. Call today for a complete Behavioral Assessment or to learn more about treatment options. Treatment is avialble even for those without insurance or who are financially in need. 

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I Need Help for Someone I Know

 
When speaking to a loved one who may have a substance abuse problem, it is important to Be Aware, Be Open, and Be Prepared. Information about the signs and symptoms of drug abuse can be found here. Information on specific alcohol and drug treatment programs available through the Worcester County Health Department can be found here or by clicking the picture below. 



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To Learn More About Substance Abuse and Treatment in Worcester County
Call: 410.213.0202
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WCHD News

Spring is just on the horizon and Worcester Health is encouraging residents to take part in this year's #1BillionStepsChallenge. Our team this year is WorcesterSpringSteps (#273). You can register with the link below through MoveSpring using the code APHA2019. It is completely free to register and participate.

For more information please contact 410-632-0056. Thank you!

(Click the image below to register)

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What’s the Bottom Line on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults?

  • The use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.
  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.1
  • E-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
  • Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

Click the image below for more information about youth vaping.

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Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds.

Take Care During Winter Storms:

  • Stay off roads.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly.
  • Prepare for power outages.
  • Use generators outside only and away from windows.
  • Listen for emergency information and alerts.
  • Look for signs of hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Check on neighbors.

Learn more about snow and extreme cold safety here.

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Local Health Improvement Coalitions (LHICs) equip local jurisdictions to determine their public health priorities and address specific public health concerns. The Worcester County Local Health Improvement Coalition seeks a broad membership from the community to assist the local health department and its partners in determining local health priorities and the Community Health Improvement Plan. 

Click the image below for a full schedule of upcoming LHIC meetings:

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Salisbury, MD- What do you picture when you think of “heart health?” We asked women across the Lower Eastern Shore to tell their stories about how heart health has affected their families and themselves, as well as the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We are sharing those accounts across social media and screening the videos at the 2019 Go Red event in February.

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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program