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In Maryland and across the United States, an estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older use illegal street drugs on a regular basis (within the past thirty days). You may be surprised to read that this number of "past-month" drug users has declined by almost 50% from the 1979 high of 25 million illegal street drug users. This decrease represents an extraordinary change in behavior.

Despite the dramatic drop, more than a third of all Americans twelve and older have tried illegal street drugs. Ninety percent of those who have used illegal drugs used marijuana or hashish. Approximately a third used cocaine or took a prescription type drug for nonmedical reasons. About a fifth used LSD. Fortunately, nearly sixty million Americans who used illicit street drugs during their youth stop using drugs once they enter into adulthood.

Many people in Maryland believe that illegal street drugs and the various troubles they cause are not their problem. They have misconceptions that drug users belong to a segment of society different from their own or that drug abuse is remote from their environment. They are wrong. Almost three quarters of drug users are employed and approximately forty-five percent of Americans know someone with a substance abuse problem.

While illegal street drugs and their consequences threaten Maryland families of every socio-economic background, geographic region, educational level, and ethnic and racial identity, the effects of drug use are often felt disproportionally. For example, many less fortunate neighborhoods are plagued by crime and violence because of the illegal street drugs sold in their black markets. People living in Maryland who lack comprehensive health plans and have smaller incomes may be less able to afford Drug Rehabs to overcome drug dependence. What everyone living in Maryland must understand is that nobody is immune to the consequences of drug use. Every family is vulnerable.

Across Maryland, illegal street drugs are a serious problem. Included in this problem are stimulants, depressants and prescription drugs that are taken and sold illegally. The specific effects vary depending on the drug. Most drugs have an addictive effect after only a few uses. Even marijuana can become emotionally addicting. For many taking illegal street drugs, it can interfere with their relationships, health, academics, career, etc.

It is often hard to tell if someone you care about is taking part in illegal street drug abuse. Each drug has its own signs of use and abuse. Drugs can numb the user's memory, impair their judgment, and make it impossible for the user to feel good or function without them. Even drugs like marijuana and cocaine which are not physically addictive (meaning that the user's body needs the drug in order to function), can make the user emotionally dependent. Once a person become used to the "feelings" they get from marijuana, cocaine or other illegal street drugs, they will find it harder and harder to cope with normal everyday ups and downs.

Today, there are a variety of Drug Rehabilitation Programs for illegal street drugs available in Maryland. The differences between the Drug Rehabs can sometimes be great, though they are all attempting to achieve the same outcome. The goal of any Drug Rehab Facility is to help the individual achieve a drug free life and return them to being a productive member of society.

How does one know which Drug Treatment Center option is right for them? This is one of the questions that lays hard on the heart of a person searching for the right Maryland Drug Rehab Facility for illegal street drugs. The ultimate objective of drug addiction treatment is to enable an individual to achieve lasting abstinence, but the immediate objectives are to reduce illegal street drug abuse, improve the recovering addict's ability to function, and minimize the medical and social complications of drug abuse and addiction.

While learning how to live life without illegal street drugs is an important step in the recovery process, it is only the beginning. Once sober, the brain needs time to recover and rebuild connections that have changed while addicted. During this period, depression and cravings to use can be intense and are often very hard to fight. Without support, relapse is very likely. Attending a quality Drug Rehab Center in Maryland will help the recovering person develop new coping skills to deal with stressful situations and other common triggers for relapse. Without these skills, stressful situations frequently result in relapse.

Most people attempt to do their best and make the most of the experience when they are in a Drug Treatment Center. Relapse commonly occurs when a person leaves a Drug Rehabilitation Facility without aspects of their life or other problems being fully handled. It is critical to find a Drug Rehab Program that addresses all aspects of addiction from detox to learning life skills.

When considering a Drug Rehab in Maryland, remember that everyone's needs are different. In general, the longer and more intense the illegal street drug use, the longer and more intense the treatment one may need. Regardless of a program's length in weeks or months, follow-through and long-term follow-up care are crucial to recovery. A quality Drug Rehabilitation Center should address the fact that substance abuse often masks emotional pain and it needs to be addressed as treatment progresses.

An overview of the different types of Drug Treatment Centers for illegal street drugs in Maryland:

  • Maryland Counseling (Individual, Group, Couple, or Family Therapy) for Illegal Street Drugs: This form of recovery works best in conjunction with other types of Drug Rehabilitation Centers or as follow up support. Looking at one's issues from a different perspective can help to identify the root cause of their drug usage and can be beneficial in helping them learn how to make more constructive choices in their life.
  • Maryland Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Illegal Street Drugs: While in this form of drug addiction recovery, addicts usually meet 3 days a week and 2-4 hours per day. These relapse prevention Drug Rehabs are often scheduled around work or school.
  • Maryland Medical Detoxification for Illegal Street Drugs: Often, this is the first step of the recovery process before being admitted into a Drug Treatment Facility for illegal street drugs in Maryland. Admission to this level of treatment requires an assessment. Sometimes medical detox is started from a trip to the emergency room due to overdose or drug related issues.
  • Maryland Narcotics Anonymous for Illegal Street Drugs: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, often referred to as NA, are informal meetings held in your local area. NA has branches all over the country and in almost every city nationwide. These meeting are based on the twelve steps of recovery and many addicts and alcoholics have found free and effective help at these meetings. However, NA programs are not "treatment." The meetings are not supported and held by medical professionals.
  • Maryland Partial hospitalization for Illegal Street Drugs: This type of treatment is considered relapse prevention and usually consists of meetings 3-5 days a week, 4-6 hours per day. This type of treatment is for people who require medical monitoring on an outpatient basis.
  • Maryland Residential Rehab for Illegal Street Drugs: Residential treatment is when the recovering addict lives at the Drug Rehab while undergoing intensive treatment during the day. Residential treatment normally varies from 30-90 days.
  • Maryland Sober Living for Illegal Street Drugs: Sober living homes are comprised of recovering addicts who support each other and provide an alcohol and drug free environment. This type of illegal street drug rehab is normally used after more intensive rehabilitation such as residential treatment. Sober living facilities are useful if returning home too soon is a strong trigger for relapse or the recovering addict has no home.
The following 20 listings can be found in Maryland:
  • Latino Counseling Services
    Latino Counseling Services is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 102 Morris Avenue Federalsburg, MD. 21632.
    Latino Counseling Services can be contacted by calling 410-829-1080.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, DUI Clients, Spanish Speaking
  • American Counseling/Education Center
    American Counseling/Education Center is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 404 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208.
    American Counseling/Education Center can be contacted by calling 443-762-6581.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Arundel Lodge Inc
    Arundel Lodge Inc is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 2600 Solomons Island Road Edgewater, MD. 21037.
    Arundel Lodge Inc can be contacted by calling 443-433-5913.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking
  • Ralph D Raphael PhD PA
    Ralph D Raphael PhD PA is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 21 West Road Towson, MD. 21204.
    Ralph D Raphael PhD PA can be contacted by calling 410-825-0042.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • American Counseling and Education Ctr
    American Counseling and Education Ctr is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 2520 Pennsylvania Avenue Baltimore, MD. 21217.
    American Counseling and Education Ctr can be contacted by calling 443-438-4546.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • Healthcare Living for Families
    Healthcare Living for Families is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 3100 Lord Baltimore Drive Windsor Mill, MD. 21244.
    Healthcare Living for Families can be contacted by calling 410-701-7384.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients
  • Crossroads Center of Frederick
    Crossroads Center of Frederick is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 511 West South Street Frederick, MD. 21701.
    Crossroads Center of Frederick can be contacted by calling 301-696-1950.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, DUI Clients
  • Carroll Hospital
    Carroll Hospital is a Drug Rehab that is located at 200 Memorial Avenue Westminster, MD. 21157.
    Carroll Hospital can be contacted by calling 410-848-3000.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Inpatient Hospital Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Open Arms LLC
    Open Arms LLC is a Drug Treatment Facility that is located at 4201 Belmar Avenue Baltimore, MD. 21206.
    Open Arms LLC can be contacted by calling 443-627-3593.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, DUI Clients, Court Appointed Services
  • Cumberland Comprehensive Treatment Ctr
    Cumberland Comprehensive Treatment Ctr is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 14701 National Highway Cumberland, MD. 21502.
    Cumberland Comprehensive Treatment Ctr can be contacted by calling 888-453-8426.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Drug Detox, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Pregnant or expecting mothers, DUI Clients
  • Family Services Inc
    Family Services Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Program that is located at 19530 Doctors Drive Germantown, MD. 20874.
    Family Services Inc can be contacted by calling 240-686-0707.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Spanish Speaking
  • Childrens Guild
    Childrens Guild is a Drug Rehabilitation Center that is located at 6802 McClean Boulevard Parkville, MD. 21234.
    Childrens Guild can be contacted by calling 410-444-3800.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Spanish Speaking, Foreign Languages other than Spanish
  • Wicomico County Health Department
    Wicomico County Health Department is a Drug Rehab Facility that is located at 108 East Main Street Salisbury, MD. 21801.
    Wicomico County Health Department can be contacted by calling 410-334-3497.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients
  • W House Foundation Inc
    W House Foundation Inc is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 519 North Locust Street Hagerstown, MD. 21740.
    W House Foundation Inc can be contacted by calling 301-791-7826.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Sober Living Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Residential Long-Term Treatment for Drug Abuse, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Court Appointed Services
  • Independent Psychiatric Services LLC
    Independent Psychiatric Services LLC is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 7801 Old Branch Avenue Clinton, MD. 20735.
    Independent Psychiatric Services LLC can be contacted by calling 301-856-8516.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment
  • Hampden Health Solutions at
    Hampden Health Solutions at is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 3612 Falls Road Baltimore, MD. 21211.
    Hampden Health Solutions at can be contacted by calling 410-467-4357.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Females
  • Frederick County Behavioral Health
    Frederick County Behavioral Health is a Drug Rehabilitation Facility that is located at 350 Montevue Lane Frederick, MD. 21702.
    Frederick County Behavioral Health can be contacted by calling 301-600-1755.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired
  • Austin Addictions and MH Center
    Austin Addictions and MH Center is a Drug Treatment Center that is located at 27 West 7th Street Frederick, MD. 21701.
    Austin Addictions and MH Center can be contacted by calling 240-457-4151.
    Treatment Services: Drug Rehab Programs, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Services for Teens and Adolescents, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Pregnant or expecting mothers, Females, Males, Court Appointed Services
  • Bergand Group
    Bergand Group is a Drug Rehab Center that is located at 1803 Harford Road Fallston, MD. 21047.
    Bergand Group can be contacted by calling 443-299-6766.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Outpatient Drug Treatment, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs
  • Key Point Residential
    Key Point Residential is a Drug Rehab Program that is located at 1300 Dundalk Avenue Dundalk, MD. 21222.
    Key Point Residential can be contacted by calling 410-633-2323.
    Treatment Services: Mental Wellness Services, Dual Diagnosis Patients, AIDS/HIV Patients, Lesbian and Gay Drug Rehabs, Drug Rehab for Seniors, Court Appointed Services, Drug rehabilitation for the Hearing Impaired, Spanish Speaking