Maryland Addiction Hotline

Free Addiction Help

Maryland Drug Abuse Statistics
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unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses in the first 6 months of 2021 in Maryland

Since the pandemic of 2020, rates of drug addiction, alcoholism, and prescription pill abuse have more than doubled in the United States, according to annual reports from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Among Maryland residents, more than one in ten adults reported past-month use of illicit drugs. 

Historically, only 10% of people who needed addiction treatment engaged with rehab. Today, 25% of those who require rehab engage with an inpatient or outpatient program. Although this progress is encouraging, 1 million U.S. over-12s need treatment for substance use disorder but have no idea how they can connect with help. 

Substance abuse hotlines are an excellent way of closing this treatment gap. An addiction hotline can provide people in need with resources and referrals, enabling them to kickstart their recovery in Maryland.

Maryland Drug Abuse Statistics
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unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses in the first 6 months of 2021 in Maryland
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Substance Abuse Hotline for Maryland

A lack of awareness of treatment options stops many residents of Maryland from connecting with the help they need. Substance abuse hotlines can be highly educational for those unsure how to approach addiction recovery. 

Addiction Hotline Maryland is available around the clock for residents of the state who need answers to addiction-related queries. Beyond this, hotline staff can help you connect with inpatient rehabs, outpatient treatment facilities, medical detoxification centers, and peer support groups throughout the state of Maryland. 

Call 855-701-0479 right away. You do not need to address substance abuse alone

Maryland Addiction
Recovery Helplines

Residents of Maryland may find that local government resources serve as a useful starting point on their recovery journeys.

Addiction Hotline

Our free and confidential hotline is run by recovery specialists who are now in recovery themselves. They understand what it’s like to need help, find the right treatment, and achieve long-term sobriety.  You can call this line now at (855) 701-0409.

Maryland Addiction Consultation Service

MACS (Maryland Addiction Consultation Service) is dedicated to assisting residents of the state grappling with various forms of addiction. While not all MACS services are offered free of charge, you can reach out at 855-337-6227 to connect with a knowledgeable individual equipped with abundant resources, ready and willing to provide the help you need.

Maryland 211

The national 211 line has joined forces with Maryland state government to provide comprehensive and confidential support along with free resources across the state. Dial 211 or text your zip code to 898211 for immediate assistance. Additionally, the crisis hotline has a website offering a wide range of resources covering various topics related to addiction and treatment.

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Drug Addiction in Maryland

According to Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center data: 

  • 1,358 unintentional drug and alcohol overdoses occurred in Maryland during the first six months of 2021, a 0.5% increase from the same period in 2020.
  • Opioids were associated with 90% of those fatal overdoses in the Free State.
  • Fentanyl was implicated in 1,129 lethal overdoses in the state during the first half of 2021.
  • Fentanyl was involved in 83% of fatal overdoses in Maryland, and in 93% of all deaths related to opioids. 

Maryland also has high rates of deaths involving underaged alcohol consumption, according to NCDAS (National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics). 

Additionally, 15% of over-18s in Maryland report binge drinking at least once monthly. The most active binge drinkers report consuming 7 drinks each time, with the median number of drinks per binge 5.3. 2,482 deaths in Maryland each year involve excessive alcohol consumption, according to the same data. Call 855-701-0479 when you are ready to live unconstrained by addiction.

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Call Addiction Hotlines
Today for 24/7 Help

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, reach out for assistance. Addiction hotlines are available 24/7 to provide the support and guidance you need to start your journey towards recovery.