There are effective treatments for opioid use disorder. 

For information on getting help, please call your local health department or text IWIK to 71441 for information.

If you or someone you know needs help for a substance use disorder, the first step is an initial clinical screening or assessment, which helps determine the best treatment plan for the individual. While you navigate the process it may help to find a 12-step program near you. If you experience withdrawal symptoms, please call your healthcare professional.

If you’re in crisis please call 888-407-8018. If you have an emergency please dial 911.

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Dorchester County Addictions Program

Location: 524 Race Street, Cambridge

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays

Contact: 410-228-7714

Services: Provides assessments, referrals, client education and outpatient treatment; Adult outpatient services; Intensive outpatient program; Adolescent program; Drug and alcohol recovery training; DWI education; Family program; Prenatal assessment; Adult drug court; Temporary cash assistance.


Talbot County Addictions Program

Location: 100 S. Hanson Street, Easton

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday

Contact: 410-819-5600

Services: Substance use education/prevention; Care coordination; Peer Support; Tobacco cessation; Narcan program; County navigator for pregnant women/women with children.


Caroline County Behavioral Health

Location: 403 South 7th Street, Denton

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Walk-in hours: 8 to 10:30 a.m., Monday through Friday

Contact: 410-479-1882

Services:  Evaluations,  Outpatient Substance Use Disorder, Co-occurring disorder, DWI Program, Substance Use Education/Prevention,  Narcan Training,  Community Resource Advocates, Care Coordination, Medication Assisted Treatment (Vivitrol and Suboxone).


Queen Anne’s County Addictions Program

Location: 205 North Liberty Street, Centreville

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Contact: 410-758-1306

Services: Care coordination, medication assisted treatment referrals, prevention services.


Kent County Behavioral Health Addictions Program

Location: 300 Scheeler Road, Chestertown

Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Contact: 410-778-2616 (Behavioral Health) or 410-778-7918 (prevention)

Services: Jail-based services; Referrals to 12-step meetings; Family involvement; Urinalysis; Naloxone training.


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Additional resources:

Call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP. This is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year information service available in English and Spanish. The number provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups or other organizations.

If someone is in immediate danger, please call 911!


Understanding Treatment

Everyone entering treatment first receives an initial clinical screening or assessment, which helps provide the best treatment for the individual. During this assessment, a person will answer questions that helps tailor a treatment plan.

Commonly asked questions:

Do I need insurance?

Your local health department can assist those who are uninsured with obtaining Medicaid or Health Choice.

What types of treatment are available?



Partial hospitalization


Medication-assisted treatment facilities

What happens during treatment?

While treatment programs differ, the basics are similar. You can expect an initial assessment, medical care, a treatment plan that overviews goals and activities, counseling and education. As treatment progresses, you may expect drug testing, relapse prevention training and self-help group attendance. Some treatment plans also may include medication, such as Methadone or Buprenorphine, both of which treat opioid addiction.

Family members and loved ones also may receive counseling and education services. More information is available via SAMHSA’s “What is Substance Abuse Treatment? A booklet for families.”