September is Recovery Month


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Sep 01, 2017 11:16:00 AM EDT
Department of Health Reminds Residents of Resources for People Suffering from Substance Use Disorders



Department of Health Reminds Residents of Resources for People Suffering from Substance Use Disorders

Baltimore County health officials want to remind residents that services are available to assist uninsured and underinsured residents in need of substance use disorder treatment. Services are provided at low or no cost based on income.

“Overdoses are rising at an alarming rate, and addiction affects people of all walks of life,” said County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “Recovery Month is a perfect opportunity to promote the many resources available to those suffering from substance use disorders, and do our best to save lives.”

The Baltimore County Department of Health provides resources and linkage to care for people with substance use disorders and their families, offers programs and services to prevent substance use, and develops, coordinates, and monitors a countywide network of prevention and treatment services to address hazardous substance use.

“Addiction is a terrible disease,“ stated Gregory Wm. Branch, director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “We are committed to employing necessary efforts and initiatives to improve the lives of our residents.”

If you or someone you love is in need of help, the following services are available in various locations throughout the Baltimore County:

Outpatient treatment
Intensive outpatient treatment
Walk-in assessments
Medication-assisted treatment
Recovery support services
Family support and education
Overdose response training
If you or a loved one is in need of substance use related resources, please call 410-88-REACH (73224).

For naloxone trainings, pre-registration is required and seating is limited. Register online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/odresponse or call 410-887-3828.





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