Frederick County is located in northern Maryland with an approximate population of 250,000 inhabitants. In recent years, Frederick County has experienced an explosive population increase because of its proximity to the Washington metropolitan area. The county has quite a number of historic places and was also home to some important historical figures such as Francis Scott Key, Chris Rose, Matt Bennett, and Thomas Johnson. A lot of Frederick County’s revenue comes from its milk production, however, due to the instability of the dairy market, Frederick County has lost a number of its dairy farms. Fort Detrick, a U.S. Army Medical Command located in Frederick, Maryland is the county’s biggest employer, employing over 4,000 people.
Frederick County is a nice peaceful place to live, but unfortunately, like much of the nation, Frederick County has been affected hard by the drug epidemic.
Due to the rising use of drugs and alcohol, the number of deaths seen in both the young and old has risen dramatically. In 2012 there were a total of 10 heroin deaths, by 2017 this number more than tripled totaling 35 heroin overdose deaths. In Frederick County, Heroin and opioid usage have become a real problem. The only one who can help change these rising numbers is you. We have listed resources to get yourself or a loved one the treatment help they deserve!
At Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, we understand that recovery is about utilizing your network in whatever location you may be. After the continuum of care a lot of clients may be going back home or making a move and we want to make sure to enable and support the changes while reintegrating. If you are in Frederick County before or after treatment we want to make sure that you have support in a recovery community.
Frederick County Behavioral Health Services
Overdose Response Training & Narcan Distribution – 301-600-1755
Adult Evaluation & Review Services (AERS) – 301-600-1736
Substance Use Treatment Services – 301-600-1775
Recovery Support Services – 301-600-3289
Family and community support for substance abuse. Here you can find peer support groups headed by those who have first hand experience with drug and alcohol abuse. Find help with:
Harm reduction strategies save lives. Get information on:
There are plenty of sober activities around Frederick County. Make some new friends, learn a new skill, and have fun in an environment that doesn’t revolve around drinking or drugs.
We offer several levels of care and access points to treatment for addiction and dual diagnosis. Patient’s receive evidence-based, individualized, patient-centered services based on clinical needs and treat addiction as a chronic condition. All treatment programs include: