Across Maryland, families and communities are deeply affected by the opioid crisis. In 2018, more than 2,000 Marylanders lost their lives due to an opioid-related overdose. Deaths related to synthetic opioids, like fentanyl , have been increasing at an alarming rate, with the crisis impacting people of all ages and demographics.
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Founded in 1992, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is a membership organization that includes more than 5,000 coalitions in the U.S. and across the globe. CADCA coalitions work with at-risk and impacted families, schools, workplaces and health care environments.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
For nearly 30 years, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has been supporting families and at-risk individuals. Among the services the organization provides is a parents helpline (1-855-DRUGFREE) that offers personalized guidance. Visitors to the organization’s website can also access virtual resources through a LiveChat feature.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline
As part of the Department of Health and Human Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading resources on addiction. In addition to an extensive online resource center, SAMHSA hosts a treatment and referral service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(1-800-662-4357), as well as opioid program directory.