Addictions Program Overview

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Substance abuse treatment and referral services for adults and adolescents are available.  Worcester County Health Department serves primarily Worcester County residents experiencing some level of a substance abuse problem with alcohol and/or drugs. The program offers a number of different levels of treatment, at several sites. Patient placement is based on assessed individual assessed needs of each patient. In general, the program offers behavioral health assessments, DWI education program, individual and group counseling for substance abuse, gambling and/or dual diagnosis concerns.

The Behavioral Health Program also offers case management referral services, family consultation, crisis intervention, urinalysis, adolescent services, and other specialized services. Anyone who feels he or she has a problem with alcohol and/or drugs is eligible for the program and fees are calculated on a sliding scale.  Inability to pay should not be a reason for not contacting one of our offices for help.  The assessment contact number is 410-632-1100. Most insurance plans are accepted.  Inability to pay should not be a reason for not contacting one of our offices for help.

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Our Addictions Program is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. 





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Locations:

Center 4 Clean Start
926 Snow Hill Road,Cottage 200
Salisbury, MD  21801
Phone: 410-742-3460
8:30a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pocomoke Health Center
400-A Walnut Street
Pocomoke, Maryland 21851
Phone: 410-957-2005
Open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

W.A.C.S. Health Center
Worcester Addictions Cooperative Service Center.
11827 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, Maryland 21842-9529
Phone 410-213-0202
Open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday- 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Snow Hill 
6040 Public Landing Road
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Phone : 410-632-1100
Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., except Wednesdays -- 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


 

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WCHD News

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.

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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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Due to inclement weather, this weekend's showing of "Lost in Woonsocket" at the Red Doors Community Center is canceled until further notice. For more information or if you have any questions please call 410.632.3648.  

Effective January 2, 2019, the WCHD Vital Records Department will be open Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

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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. 

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 Lower Shore Health Insurance Assistance Program