Addictions Program Overview

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Substance abuse treatment and referral services for adults and adolescents are available.  Worcester County Health Department serves primarily Worcester County residents experiencing some level of a substance abuse problem with alcohol and/or drugs. The program offers a number of different levels of treatment, at several sites. Patient placement is based on assessed individual assessed needs of each patient. In general, the program offers behavioral health assessments, DWI education program, individual and group counseling for substance abuse, gambling and/or dual diagnosis concerns.

The Behavioral Health Program also offers case management referral services, family consultation, crisis intervention, urinalysis, adolescent services, and other specialized services. Anyone who feels he or she has a problem with alcohol and/or drugs is eligible for the program and fees are calculated on a sliding scale.  Inability to pay should not be a reason for not contacting one of our offices for help.  The assessment contact number is 410-632-1100. Most insurance plans are accepted.  Inability to pay should not be a reason for not contacting one of our offices for help.

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Our Addictions Program is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. 





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Locations:

Center 4 Clean Start
926 Snow Hill Road,Cottage 200
Salisbury, MD  21801
Phone: 410-742-3460
8:30a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Pocomoke Health Center
400-A Walnut Street
Pocomoke, Maryland 21851
Phone: 410-957-2005
Open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

W.A.C.S. Health Center
Worcester Addictions Cooperative Service Center.
11827 Ocean Gateway
Ocean City, Maryland 21842-9529
Phone 410-213-0202
Open Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday- 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Snow Hill 
6040 Public Landing Road
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863
Phone : 410-632-1100
Open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., except Wednesdays -- 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.


 

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WCHD News

 

Snow Hill, MD–The Worcester County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council is seeking nominations of individual adults, youth, or groups who have made outstanding contributions to drug and alcohol prevention or treatment. The awardees will be honored by Worcester County residents, elected officials, and council members at the 27th Annual Drug and Alcohol Awards Reception and celebrating the 35th year of the Council’s existence. This will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17 at the Worcester Career and Technology High School.

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Fatalities related to intoxication down in Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico in 2017

Snow Hill, MD- Deaths related to drug and alcohol intoxication, including opioid overdoses, are down in Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset Counties, according to 3rd Quarter 2017 Overdose Data released by the Maryland Department of Health last week. From January through September 2016, compared to the same period in 2017, intoxication fatalities are down 20-percent in Somerset County, 42-percent in Worcester County, and 32-percent in Wicomico County. The drop-off in the Tri-County region comes at a time when overall drug and alcohol related deaths in Maryland are on the rise.

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Public Education to Combat Statewide Opioid Epidemic

 Baltimore, MD (January 26, 2018) — The Maryland Department of Health today announced two multi-media advertising campaigns to help raise awareness and combat the state’s opioid epidemic.

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Proposed legislation, increased bed capacity, more positions will mitigate decade-long issue and improve care


Baltimore, MD (January 23, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Health today announced proposed departmental legislation, as well as administrative actions, to address longstanding systemic issues involving court-ordered placements for individuals requiring mental health treatment. The Department has worked diligently to reverse a nearly decade-long problem of backlogs for justice system-involved individuals who require court-ordered placement for mental illness treatment at its hospitals.

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Directs Attorney General to File Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers; Announces Plans to Convert Former City Jail into a Secure Treatment Facility, Enhance Data Sharing Among First Responders, Strengthen Volume Dealer Law to Include Fentanyl

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today unveiled a series of executive actions and proposed legislation to continue the administration’s aggressive fight against the heroin and opioid crisis. The governor also authorized the Attorney General to file suit against select opioid manufacturers and distributors on the grounds that they have misled the public and helped to create the addiction crisis gripping Maryland and the nation.

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