Ken Collins, Director

(410) 996-5106

The Division of Addiction Services — Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center provides substance abuse-related education, assessment, intervention, and treatment services to adult and adolescent patients and their family members. Services are delivered from community and detention center-based programs. The division utilizes a counseling approach and integrates the Stages of Change model. The program recognizes that addiction is a disease that causes changes in the brain, and environmental conditions and behavior influence substance abuse; recovery from addiction is possible with appropriate treatment and long-term lifestyle changes. Family support and counseling sessions are offered to patients and their families to help increase understanding of the dynamics of addiction. Patients are also encouraged to attend recovery-oriented support groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, several of which are held at the Health Department.

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Cecil County Health Department – Addiction Services:

  • Addiction Treatment and Coordination Hotline: 443-245-3257
  • Assessments/Substance Abuse Diagnostic Evaluations and Referral
  • Care Coordination and Case Management
  • Comprehensive Harm Reduction/Syringe Services
  • Navigation Assistance for Community Re-entry from Incarceration /Jail
  • Outpatient Counseling for Adults & Adolescents
  • Outreach to Survivors of Overdose
  • Overdose Prevention and Response Training (including Narcan distribution)
  • Peer Recovery Support
  • School-Based Screening and Early Intervention
  • Urine Drug Screen Testing
  • Vocational Coaching (Supported Employment for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders)
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What services are provided for incarcerated individuals?

Those individuals on the lock-up side of the detention center have access to treatment and aftercare services through the ARC and ARCA programs. Maximum-tier inmates receive treatment in the MARC group. In addition, the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center conducts evaluations mandated by the courts through DHMH. CARC, or work release, also has treatment and aftercare services embodied in the CAP and CAPA programs. CARCADE is a drug and alcohol education program for inmates who either do not meet the criteria for admission to CAP, whose work schedule conflicts with the group time, or who do not wish to attend the group. We work with all jail clients to provide continuing care treatment services.

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(800) 522-4700

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