Substance Use Disorders 



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  24 Hour Substance Abuse Text-Line

    Text "IWIK" to 71441

Program Director: Jessica Tuel, LCSW-C        

Location: First Floor.

Ph:   410-479-1882Fx:   410-479-4918 

TTY: 410 479 2159


Due to COVID-19 we are currently offering some FACE to FACE services, however the majority of care is being conducted via Telehealth. 


The Caroline County Behavioral Health offers support, education, therapy, and referral services to people of all ages with a substance use disorder.  

  Our Services Include:


·             Individual Counseling

·             Group Counseling

·             Outpatient treatment for adult and adolescent substance use disorder

.             Medication assisted, outpatient treatment

·             Adolescent counseling

.             School-based counseling

·             Aftercare counseling

·             Treatment for those with Co-Occurring Disorders 

·             Assessment and evaluation

·             Education groups

·             Family Services

·             Prevention

·             Referrals from the courts, attorneys, doctors, hospitals, family, and self

.             DWI Classes

.             Treatment recommendations and referrals for supportive services & resources

.             Mobile Treatment Services available on a limited basis. Please call our program office for more information. (More Info below)


-We accept Medicare and Medical Assistance. 

-Clients without insurance will be offered other payments options such as a sliding scale fee


Adolescent Recovery & Support Services


We can help adolescents make better decisions regarding alcohol/drug use.  We all know that adolescence is a time when some teenagers experiment with drugs and alcohol.  This experimentation can turn into far more serious problems. 


Caroline County Behavioral Health provides assistance to adolescents who may already have a serious problem or may just be starting to experiment. We can provide guidance necessary to help an adolescent make a responsible choice about using chemicals. 


Our trained adolescent counselors provide the following services:

·             Evaluation and assessment

·             Individual counseling at the agency and in schools 

·             Education groups at the agency and in schools

·             Aftercare groups at the agency or in schools

·             Children at risk groups in school

·             Support to juvenile services where chemicals appear to be a factor

·             Student assistance program team members in

·             School-based counseling in the county

·             Referral to family therapist

·             Referral for inpatient treatment

·             Referral to self-help groups


Adult Recovery & Support Services


We recognize that each individual is unique and should be treated that way, so treatment is tailored in a way that ensures that each voice is heard and respected.


We offer multiple services to meet the needs of the adult client:


      + Alternative hours:  whether it be during the day or evening we will develop a schedule that best facilitate one’s recovery process

      + Individual counseling sessions

      + Day and evening group therapy

      + Mobile Treatment Services

      + Medication assisted treatment (Physician assisted Suboxone & Vivitrol Therapy)

Our counselors also have the ability to:

      + Make referrals to appropriate inpatient or other service providers for substance related disorders services*

      + Arrange Care Coordination and case management for qualified customers

      + Provide Family Counseling**


*Clients that have completed inpatient treatment have access to case management through the Caroline Counseling Center following discharge.

**Family counseling services are also provided and strongly encouraged as this is an important facet of long-term recovery.  


Treatment for Those With Co-Occurring Disorders


Our integrated Behavioral Health Program, offers group and individual counseling for individuals with dual disorders (Substance & Mental Health). 


In order to be a member of the Co-Occurring Disorders Group, an individual must be a client of both the Substance use Disorder Recovery Program and the Mental Health Support Program and actively participate in treatment for both their substance use and mental health disorder. 


Group counseling consists of hourly 26-week didactic specific topics followed by guided participant discussion.  Mental health and substance abuse topics are interspersed.  These groups are facilitated by co-occurring qualified counselors. All clients are encouraged to participate in some type of 12-Step Support Group or Recovery Oriented Support System.


Our Prevention Program philosophy is based upon the concept of "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." 


Our goal is to promote the personal and social growth of the individual and deter the use/abuse of alcohol and/or other drugs. 


Prevention Office employees are available to speak to groups, free-of-charge, on topics concerning alcohol and other drug use/abuse. We are a free resource to the community.  We also assist community groups, agencies, and individuals in providing programs and activities to prevent alcohol and other drug use/abuse.


The Prevention Office offers Narcan Trainings.  Narcan is a life-saving medication that can quickly restore the breathing of a person who has overdosed on heroin or prescription opioid pain medication like oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, fentanyl or methadone. 


For more information or to receive the Narcan training call 410-479-1882.                                                                                                       

The Mobile Treatment Unit is staffed by the MTU administrator, MTU Coordinator and MTU Substance Abuse Counselor as well as the telemedicine physicians provided by the University of Maryland . It supplies a "One Stop Shop" for clients who are receiving Medication Assisted Treatment and Clinical Services. It serves all Caroline County residents in four separate locations (Greensboro, Denton, Federalsburg and Ridgely). If you need MTU serivces please call 410-479-1882.











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    Addiction Resource Guide                                                                                                

    Maryland Behavioral Health Administration

    Maryland DEWS (Drug Early Warning System)/CESAR/NDEWS

    National Institute on Drug Abuse

    24 Hour Substance Abuse Text-Line

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Resources Links & Numbers

 24 Hour Substance Abuse Text-Line

    Text "IWIK" to 71441


 Addiction Resource 


  Alcoholics Anonymous Midshore Intergroup Office


  Alanon/Alateen Meeting Information


  Chemical Dependence Anonymous


  Co-dependents Anonymous


  Maryland Crisis Hotline ~ 24/7


  Mid-Shore Council for Family Violence

    800-927-4673    410-822-5276   410-221-9787


  Narcotic Anonymous Bay Area Help Line & Facebook page 


  Md Overdose Response Program

  Opioid Overdose Prevention Program