Last updated on August 27th, 2018 at 12:30 pm
Maryland Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
There may have never been a more supportive time before in Maryland than now for getting help for addiction. With the increase in insurance benefits and coverage for substance abuse treatment, thousands of more people have been able to acess quality drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs that wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.
However, with all of the choices available, it helps to have someone assist you in locating effective treatment programs that fit your needs. We can help you find successful rehab options for someone from Maryland.
Currently there are about 42,000 young people in Maryland who have reported using illicit drugs within the past month, and a high percentage of them don’t see a great risk in smoking marijuana or binge drinking occasionally. These sort of statistics serve as a measurement tool indicating possible treatment need in the future.
Finding the right addiction treatment center in Maryland
Maryland has more than 290,000 people over the age of 12 who were dependent on or abused alcohol within th past year. There are also 189,000 people in the state over the legal drinking age who reported heavy alcohol use in the previous month.
With another 120,000 people who reported illicit drug abuse or dependence during the previous year, it is unfortunate that the number of treatment admissions in Maryland went down to less than 40,000 on a single-day count.
Of those in treatment, 48% were enrolled for a drug problem only, nearly 15% were for alcohol only and the remaining 37% were for both alcohol and drugs. Unfortunately, there are more than 18,000 people in Maryland taking methadone or buprenorphine as part of an opioid maintenance program rather than going through detox and treatment.
Additional Recovery Resources for Maryland
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857
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