A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
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Maryland Treatment Centers

Maryland AA Meetings

Finding a support group in Maryland that can help you overcome alcoholism or alcohol addiction starts with a search of the local AA chapters and meetings.  Meetings take place throughout the state providing supportive help and guidance to those who are in recovery from alcohol addiction as well as to those who wish they could make a full recovery from this disease.  The following links provide greater details pertaining to local AA meetings taking place throughout Maryland:

Balitmore Intergroup AA

Washington DC AA

Hagerstown Area Intergroup AA

The Lower Shore Intergroup AA

Ocean City Intergroup

AA Maryland Area 29

Al-Anon Family Groups

For the family members and loved ones of those who suffer from alcohol addiction, sometimes support is necessary to help them get through the day and to understand that their loved one’s addiction is not their fault. Al-Anon family groups provide support to those who are negatively affected by a loved one’s addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Al-Anon Baltimore Area

Al-Anon Maryland and District of Columbia

Anne Arundel County Maryland and The Eastern Shore of Maryland  Al-Anon/Alateen

Al-Anon Maryland Area

Mental Health Services

The department of mental health services in each county provides referrals, treatment and care to those suffering from a wide range of mental health problems, substance abuse disorders and other illnesses.  Contact a local mental health services division for help overcoming anxiety, depression, substance abuse or various mental health conditions.

Mental Health Association of Maryland: MHAMD

Mental Health Association of Montgomery County

Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental Health

The Mental Health Center

Anonymous Groups

Free State Region NA – Narcotics Anonymous meetings for those suffering from a wide range of substance abuse disorders.

Baltimore Area NA – Help for residents of the Baltimore area.

Cocaine Anonymous DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia – Cocaine Anonymous meetings for those in recovery from cocaine addiction.

Marijuana Anonymous Maryland – 12 Step support groups for those who wish to recover from marijuana addiction.

Sex Addicts Anonymous Maryland – Support and 12 step recovery for individuals who suffer from sexual addiction.

Gamblers Anonymous Maryland – Support for gambling addiction and compulsive gambling.

Maryland Helplines

AIDS Hotline – call 800-638-6252

AIDS Hotline Metro DC & VA – call (800) 322-7432

Crisis Hotline – call 301-662-2255

Maryland Child Abuse Hotline – call 800-243-7337

Institute for Family Centered Services – call (410) 298-9727

Treatment & Detox Guide

Drug addiction

Drug addiction is process of repeated drug use, rising craving of drugs and then state occurs where person cannot control this craving for drugs. This craving for drugs generally results in the seeking and use of drugs. This repeated use of drugs affects behavior of that person within the family and society. The physical symptoms….

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Challenges You May Encounter in Drug Abuse Treatment

recovery from addiction

The decision to enter drug abuse treatment is, in essence, a decision to enter into a new way of life. After months or years of drug abuse, the damaging effects of drugs have created a negative quality of life that affects both a person’s physical and psychological well-being. According to the National Institute on Drug….

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Dangers of binge drinking

Binge drinking is often associated with many health risks including sexually transmitted diseases and alcohol poisoning. While it’s been proven that drinking alcohol in moderation can be good for your health, that is not the case when it comes to binge drinking. FACC Cardiologist Dr. Lynn Einbinder says binge drinking is usually defined as having….

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NHS feeling the burden as binge drinking becomes a British affliction

When the Government published its alcohol strategy in 2004, it concluded that drink was a problem for a “small minority” in Britain. The repeated warnings from health professionals, the statistics on alcohol-related ill health and hospital treatment, and the calculations of cost to the NHS tell a very different story. The annual number of hospital….

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Mixing Drinks With Work and Staying Sober, Too

FOR Del Pedro, a bartender at the Pegu Club in SoHo, Mondays are especially challenging. That’s when he allows himself careful tastes of new drinks at the bar, where cocktails are designed with precision. Mr. Pedro, an alcoholic with almost 15 years of sobriety behind him, is part of a quiet brigade of people who….

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