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Drug abuse and addictions are affecting so many people and their families in Maryland. We know it’s painful for any parent, spouse or friend to witness someone’s treasured addiction struggle.

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Currently, there are over 891 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Maryland for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in Maryland

Maryland Drug Addiction Treatment Centers

Washington DC spills into Maryland over the state line, but who would need it when you have Baltimore? The state capital, Annapolis, lies on Chesapeake Bay and is the busiest sailing destination on the East Seaboard. Further along the coast, in Ocean City, beachcombers and bathers mingle with golden sands for old-fashioned seaside fun. The Scenic Railroad in Western Maryland carries travelers across the Appalachian Mountains.

For the past decade, Maryland’s rate of drug use and abuse has significantly increased. The overdose rate is currently higher than the national average, with the state’s average being more than a full percentage point above the national average in many statistics.

There are a lot of things to love about Maryland, but there are also places in Maryland that struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.

This increase in controlled substance use and abuse comes from the many drug trafficking networks that were established in the late ’80s during the crack wave. These traffickers have been expanding since the 2000s, with the largest expansions occurring this past decade.

Opioids are generally involved in over 90% of all drug overdoses in Maryland. This epidemic in the state is due to the many industries where manual labor is required. As soon as prescription opioids were more readily accessible a large part of manual workers started using–and eventually abusing–the painkillers. This has led to Maryland ranking in the top 5 states with the highest opioid-related overdose rates.

Worst Drugs in Maryland

  1. The number of cocaine-related overdoses increased every year from 2010 to 2015–and since 2016, this number skyrocketed. Recent reports show that more than 3% of all Maryland teenagers have tried cocaine at least once in their lifetime. In 2018, this drug was responsible for more than 35% of all drug overdoses.
  2. The rate of heroin-related overdoses in Maryland tripled within 5 years and Baltimore has become known as the nation’s capital for this drug abuse. Heroin is also the most common primary drug in rehabilitation admissions in Maryland.
  3. Almost 20% of all people admitted into rehabilitation and treatment for marijuana addiction were teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17. In fact, more than 40% of all Maryland teenagers within this age range have tried marijuana at least once in their lifetime.
  4. Even though only 45% of the population in Maryland is prescribed drugs, prescription drugs are still a contributing factor in over 40% of all Maryland drug overdoses. Due to the increase in this type of substance abuse, Maryland’s treatment centers saw a 110% increase in prescription drug treatment admissions from the year 2008 to 2012.
  5. Over 4.5% of the Maryland population suffers from alcohol addiction and more than 14% of residents abuse alcohol every month. Alcohol was also a contributing factor in more than 30% of all motor vehicle deaths in 2017.

Impactful Addiction Stats

  1. Of all Maryland teenagers, more than 35% have used marijuana at least once and almost 60% of those also drink alcohol monthly.
  2. Of the entire HIV-infected population in Maryland, more than 50% of the people contracted HIV due to the sharing of drug needles.
  3. In one decade, the rate of drug overdoses rose by more than 150%.
  4. Maryland’s opioid-related overdose rate is more than twice the national average, with more than 32 deaths per 100,000 people.
  5. In 2010, there were more than 60,000 admissions into rehabilitation centers in Maryland. This number has only increased in the past decade.
  6. From 2010 to 2016, Maryland’s overdose rate in residents aged 55 and over increased by almost 400%.
  7. The Fentanyl overdose rate in Maryland increased by 4000% from 2007 to 2016, with most of these deaths resulting from prescribed Fentanyl.
  8. The opioid crisis in Maryland is worse than in other parts of the United States, with opioids being involved in almost 80% of all overdoses.
  9. Fentanyl has recently become one of the worst drugs in Maryland, with Fentanyl-related overdoses doubling in the first half of 2016. It was estimated that this drug caused over 50% of all overdoses in 2016.
  10. More than 15% of the entire Maryland population abuses illicit drugs in a given year.

Quick Tips on Finding A Center

The first rehabilitation goal is to find a clear path to meet your specific needs. Given the number of treatment facilities in Maryland, this may be daunting. To make things easier, please spend time reading our directory, what center works withÊwhich insurance, biographies of staff, available treatment programÊdetails, or make it easier and speak with our experts. Your Maryland should be accredited and approved irrespective of the treatment you need, and the program personnel should include a trained and licensed toxicology physician and therapist.

Health Insurance Providers Covering Drug Addiction Treatment
  • Aetna Better Health of Maryland
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare HealthChoice

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • Maryland Poison Center. A part of the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy that strives to decrease the cost and complexity of overdoses. 800-222-1222
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