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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

Bill offers zero tolerance for bus drivers with alcohol

A Senate committee gave unanimous approval Friday to a bill that would prohibit school bus drivers from having any alcohol in their bodies — or in their possession. Senators questioned whether the language in the bill, sponsored by Del. Ben Cline, R-Rockbridge County, actually would prohibit transporting children after just one drink. They decided it….

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Governments’ Drug-Abuse Costs Hit $468 Billion, Study Says

Government spending related to smoking and the abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs reached $468 billion in 2005, accounting for more than one-tenth of combined federal, state and local expenditures for all purposes, according to a new study. Most abuse-related spending went toward direct health care costs for lung disease, cirrhosis and overdoses, for example,….

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‘Teach’ over fives about alcohol

A whisky expert has called for children aged five and over to be “educated” about alcohol in a bid to combat its misuse. Whyte and Mackay master blender Richard Paterson said it was important to shape children’s behaviour around alcohol from a young age. Mr Paterson said:”We need to talk to young people about the….

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How to Get a Loved one to Accept Treatment for Addiction

Treatment program for Addiction

Millions of people suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol and thousands of families find themselves trying to figure out how to get their loved ones to accept treatment for addiction. Getting someone into treatment is not always as easy as it sounds and anyone who has dealt with an addict knows that sometimes getting….

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Record 10,000 addicts look for methadone treatment.

A Record 10,000 heroin addicts have sought methadone treatment in HSE centres across the country so far this year. New figures obtained by the Irish Independent reveal an alarming increase in the number of addicts in towns and cities across the country as seizures of heroin by gardai also soar to unprecedented levels. Approximately 2,000….

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