Mental Health & Addictions Resources

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Maryland's Committment to Veterans (MCV)
Resource Quick Guide

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration

United States Department of Health and Human Services

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services
"A Life in the Community for Everyone"
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Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR)
Maryland Community Services Locator

Worcester County Department of Social Services (DSS)

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Provides information on mental health for children and adolescents

American Psychological Association
Provides information pertaining to mental health diagnosis’ for children, adolescents, and adults.

American Association of Suicidology
Provides information to recognize warning signs of suicidality

Department of Mental Health Office of Health CareQuality
Licensing and certifying mental health providers in Maryland

Life Crisis Center
Provides crisis intervention and 24 hour hotline

Mental Health Association of Maryland
Provides family support and advocacy.
Maryland Primary Adult Care Program (PAC)
MPAP is a state funded program covering people whose income is above that of the Medicaid Program but under the standards of MPAP.

Equitable Insurance Coverage for Mental Health and Drug Treatment

Mental Hygiene Administration
Provides general information regarding the public mental health systems of Maryland.

Maryland Department of Disabilities
Provides information regarding services for Maryland residents with disabilities as well as fact sheets regarding various services and programs available.

National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI)
Provides information, advocacy, support, and referral for persons with mental illness and their family members. Go to “State and Local NAMI” to find the chapter closest to you.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA  works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment and mental health services.
SAMHSA's National Helpline: 1-800-662-4357. SAMHSA's National Helpline is a confidential, free, 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues.

Smoking Cessation Resources

Quit Day

Freedom from Smoking

Survivors of Suicide
Provides information to individuals coping with the loss of a loved one through suicide as well as access to local SOS chapters.
World Health Organization
Provides information to individuals on recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression.

LGBTQ Support

Provides information on the Lower Shore Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning Coalition.

Click here to learn more about PFLAG in Salisbury. PFLAG is the nation's largest LGBTQ ally organization. 

Click here for the LGBTQ informational flyer.


Substance Abuse Help


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Fatalities related to intoxication down in Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico in 2017

Snow Hill, MD- Deaths related to drug and alcohol intoxication, including opioid overdoses, are down in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, according to 3rd Quarter 2017 Overdose Data released by the Maryland Department of Health last week. From January through September 2016, compared to the same period in 2017, intoxication fatalities are down 20-percent in Somerset County, 42-percent in Worcester County, and 32-percent in Wicomico County. The drop-off in the Tri-County region comes at a time when overall drug and alcohol related deaths in Maryland are on the rise.

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Public Education to Combat Statewide Opioid Epidemic

 Baltimore, MD (January 26, 2018) — The Maryland Department of Health today announced two multi-media advertising campaigns to help raise awareness and combat the state’s opioid epidemic.

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Proposed legislation, increased bed capacity, more positions will mitigate decade-long issue and improve care

Baltimore, MD (January 23, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Health today announced proposed departmental legislation, as well as administrative actions, to address longstanding systemic issues involving court-ordered placements for individuals requiring mental health treatment. The Department has worked diligently to reverse a nearly decade-long problem of backlogs for justice system-involved individuals who require court-ordered placement for mental illness treatment at its hospitals.

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Directs Attorney General to File Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers; Announces Plans to Convert Former City Jail into a Secure Treatment Facility, Enhance Data Sharing Among First Responders, Strengthen Volume Dealer Law to Include Fentanyl

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today unveiled a series of executive actions and proposed legislation to continue the administration’s aggressive fight against the heroin and opioid crisis. The governor also authorized the Attorney General to file suit against select opioid manufacturers and distributors on the grounds that they have misled the public and helped to create the addiction crisis gripping Maryland and the nation.

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Baltimore, MD (December 7, 2017) – The 14th Annual Maryland Health Equity Conference, which focuses on needed coordination, collaboration, and available opportunities to address population health and health disparities in Maryland, was held today in Baltimore.

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