COVID Resources for Addiction Patients
At the University of Maryland Addiction Treatment Center, we know that the coronavirus pandemic might be a challenging time for you. We have compiled links to resources to help you get supplies like naloxone in a safe manner, and find jobs, housing, and food.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
What should you do if you have symptoms, have been exposed, or have COVID? The University of Maryland Medical System has compiled extensive resources about the coronavirus, including information on
Plus find more resources at:
- Maryland Department of Health -Follow the rapidly evolving COVID outbreak and statistics.
- Baltimore City COVID updates and resources -Find mental health resources, free meals, financial resources, and information on essential needs.
- Behavioral Health System Baltimore - Resources to support health and wellness in Baltimore
- Maryland Addiction Consultation Service - Resources for providers and patients
Harm Reduction Resources
- ABC Harm Reduction Team - Text-only: 240-244-7934 - Can deliver safer drug-use supplies, syringes and tools, Narcan, fentanyl test strips, and more.
- Harm Reduction Coalition Resources has resources for people who use drugs, engage in sex work, and are vulnerable to structural violence.
- Maryland Next Naloxone provides links to statewide harm reduction services and programs. You can also fill out a form to have naloxone mailed to your address.
- Next Distro will mail harm reduction supplies including syringes and other safer drug-use items to any address. Local organizations mail out supplies with traditionally a short turnaround time.
Virtual Meetings, Groups and Resources
If you or someone you love is in need of support and connection, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) put together a list of virtual meetings, ranging from Alcoholics Anonymous to gambling recovery programs.
- Baltimore City has put together a map of free food sites.
- Maryland Food Bank has a find-a-food-bank map of Maryland and information on applying for SNAP benefits.
- United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund to help with bills, rent and food. Call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code for a list of local assisting agencies.
If you are in need of employment, Baltimore City has compiled a COVID-19 job board.
Mental Health Resources
The University of Maryland Medical System offers tips for managing mental health conditions during the coronavirus, including: