Lo­cal re­sources of­fered for sub­stance abuse

Times-Record - - FRONT PAGE - By ABBY AN­DREWS aan­drews@car­o­line­times­record.com

— Caro­line Goes Pur­ple con­tin­ues through Septem­ber in ob­ser­vance of Na­tional Re­cov­ery Month, to raise aware­ness of the opi­oid abuse epi­demic, but sub­stance abuse oc­curs year-round — as does the work to help those af­fected by it.

While ad­vo­cates work to bring more treat­ment fa­cil­i­ties and op­tions to the MidShore re­gion, re­sources ex­ist now to con­nect people with treat­ment, re­cov­ery and coun­sel­ing needs.

Caro­line County Be­hav­ioral Health, part of the Caro­line County Health Depart­ment, is located on the first floor of the HAPS build­ing at 403 S. Sev­enth St., Denton, and of­fers ser­vices for adults and ado­les­cents with sub­stance use dis­or­ders.

Among those of­fered are in­di­vid­ual and group coun­sel­ing, out­pa­tient treat­ment, af­ter­care coun­sel­ing, fam­ily ser­vices and re­fer­rals for other ser­vices.

Caro­line County Be­hav­ioral Health is a fee-for-ser­vice pro­gram, and ac­cepts same­day, walk-in ap­point­ments from 8 to 10:30 a.m., Mon­day through Fri­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-479-1882.

On a more re­gional scale, Mid Shore Be­hav­ioral Health pro­vides guid­ance on how to con­nect with qual­ity be­hav­ioral health ser­vices, re­sources and sup­ports through­out the Mid-Shore re­gion.

Its web­site, www.mid­shore­be­hav­ioral­health.org, of­fers a map of area be­hav­ioral health ser­vices, in­clud­ing those treat­ing men­tal health and sub­stance use dis­or­ders and cri­sis ser­vices.

There is also a list of links to con­nect to other sub­stance use and ad­dic­tion sup­port ser­vices at the lo­cal and state level.

A 24-hour cri­sis hot­line can be reached at 1-888-4078018.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Mid Shore Be­hav­ioral Health, call 410-770-4801.

The Mary­land Coali­tion of Fam­i­lies has a web­site, www.md­coali­tion.org, with con­nec­tions to re­sources for a host of is­sues, in­clud­ing sub­stance abuse and ad­dic­tion.

The or­ga­ni­za­tion also of­fers one-on-one help through fam­ily peer sup­port spe­cial­ists, as­signed to help find lo­cal ser­vices and treat­ment op­tions, nav­i­gate in­sur­ance and con­nect with other fam­i­lies go­ing through a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-730-8267.

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