The University of Maryland Medical Center is committed to serving our community, providing services and education on issues that affect our community members the most.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose is the leading cause of injury-related death in the United States, where almost 70 percent involve prescription or illicit opioid use. We are committed to helping those who are affected by substance abuse and need addiction treatment.

Below are links to substance abuse education and resources to assist you or your loved one on the journey to a substance-free life.

Daily Tips

  • Be your Own Advocate: Speak-up to make sure you have what need to feel safe, secure and comfortable.
  • Understand the Risk: Consider the risk of harm to yourself and others around you.
  • Connect With Others: Reach out to people you trust to help decrease anxiety, depression, loneliness and boredom.
  • Ways to Cope: Relax your body often by doing things that work for you - take deep breaths, stretch, meditate or pray.
  • Practice Positivity: Maintain a sense of hope and positive thinking; consider keeping a journal where you write down things you are grateful for.

Substance Abuse Clinics

Prevention Hotlines

SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline

SAMHSA's National Helpline

  • Toll-Free: 1-800-662-HELP (24/7/365 Treatment Referral Information Service in English and español)
  • Website

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Baltimore City Health Department

  • 24-Hour Mental Health & Substance Abuse Help, Information & Referral Line: 410-433-5175

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