Sharing borders with Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC, Maryland is a state that has had its fair share of troubles with addiction. Maryland has a population of roughly 6.1 million people as of 2020 US Census. The median household income is approximately $87,063 dollars.
Addiction Statistics in Maryland
The need for high quality addiction treatment in Maryland is evident when examining the addiction statistics and rates of substance use disorders in the state.
It is unsurprising that Maryland suffers from the presence of highly addictive drugs such as opioids, fentanyl, heroin, and other street drugs when considering that the neighboring states and regions of DC, Virginia, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania have had equal if not greater difficulties regarding substance use disorders and overdoses.
For context, there were approximately 67,367 drug overdose deaths that were reported in 2018, of which 46,802 involved opioids. For Maryland, nearly 90% of drug overdose deaths involved opioids—2087 fatalities. The opioid epidemic has been an ongoing issue in the United States, and states such as Maryland especially have an issue with synthetic opioids.
A report from the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center (2nd Quarter 2021) states that:
- There were 1,217 opioid related fatal overdoses in the 2nd quarter of 2021, a slight increase of 1.1% from 2020’s same time period
- 1129 of these deaths involved fentanyl
- Heroin deaths fell from 294 in 2020 to 193 in 2021 but prescription opioid-related deaths increased 15.7% to 250.
Out of the statewide total of overdose deaths (1,217; Jan-Jun 2021), overwhelmingly the highest number of deaths took place in Baltimore City.
Finding the Best Addiction Treatment in Maryland
There are many places that offer addiction treatment but not all of them are created equally. When it comes to getting sober—whether that is you or a loved one, having access to the best quality care is crucial to successfully entering recovery.
Maryland Addiction Recovery Center provides addiction treatment in Maryland. Our staff prides itself on professionalism, an abundance of in-field experience, and most importantly a good track record for helping people relinquish themselves from the difficult circumstances of addiction.
MARC offers an excellent IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) treatment during both the daytime and evening that above all provides excellent flexibility so that those with varying time commitments can seek out and receive consistent addiction treatment. An Outpatient Treatment Program is a step-down from our IOP, but also provides excellent treatment for those limited on time or those who are slowly moving through the continuum of care and no longer need intensive treatment.
MARC’s specialty is our extended-care Community Living Treatment program. Community living treatment is not a traditional inpatient or residential treatment program, but differs in that we offer a long-term extended care program that utilizes a two-campus model as opposed to inpatient or residential treatment which essentially provides everything under the same roof. This long-term extended care program offers all clinical services (individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, psychiatry, medical services, and more) at our clinical campus, while patients reside on our community living campus that provides 24/7 support from recovery support staff.
Our community living treatment model excels at providing care while addressing the need to help patients with re-integration efforts. Patients will receive tried and true evidence-based treatment in one facility while living in a separate but adjacent community living campus. Many patients report finding this model to be preferable to strict inpatient care, which for some, can feel stifling or confining. This model also supports sustainable recovery from addiction by reintegrating patients back into everyday life while supporting necessary and vital life skills development.
If you or a loved one are seeking addiction treatment in Maryland, look no further than Maryland Addiction Recovery Center. Contact us today to learn more about our admissions process, insurance, or if you’d like to learn more about our program offerings.