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

Binge Drinking Puts the Brain, and Life Itself, at Risk

Nearly half of students at four-year colleges do it regularly (and, it’s not sex). Rather, it’s binge drinking — downing five or more alcoholic drinks at a sitting. “People have a hard time identifying alcohol as a drug,” said Jenny Hwang, associate dean of students and director of the counseling center at Stony Brook University….

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How Long Does Addiction Treatment Take?

addiction treatment program

If you are considering treatment for addiction either for yourself or for someone you love, chances are you are already wondering how long addiction treatment will take. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to answer this question as there are many factors that are contingent upon the means and length of time that it takes….

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UK top of European cocaine league

The UK has recorded the highest number of cocaine users in the EU for the fifth year running, a report suggests. Annual figures from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction showed that 7.7% of Britons aged 15-64 had taken cocaine. The Tories accused the government of failing an “entire generation” of young….

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5 Ways Parents Can Prevent Teenage Drinking

Teenage Drinking Problem

Teenage drinking is such a health risk that pediatricians are now being told to screen all teenagers—and even sixth graders—for alcohol use. That new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics can be a powerful tool for parents to help their children avoid trouble with alcohol. But first, parents need to learn to give teenagers….

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How many alcoholics who get help stay sober?

It’s hard to say. Data on the effectiveness of treatment programs is scarce, but Idaho has just started to track some patients. Reliable information is practically nonexistent on whether alcoholics who go through treatment stay off alcohol in the long run, says Patrick Neeser, coordinator of a Boise outpatient treatment center. “There’s very few long-term….

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