Howard County, MD

Howard County, MD Addiction Treatment Resources

Maryland Healing Network – Columbia: Addiction Treatment Resources for Professionals

Maryland Healing Network, a network of local therapists, treatment professionals, service providers, holistic healers, attorneys and other professionals that meet in the local Maryland areas of Towson, Annapolis and Columbia. Reaching out and partnering with therapist groups, individual therapists and addiction treatment professionals that co-host in each area, the meetings have become a place where those in the mental health and addiction treatment field and those providers whose work impacts and are impacts by the clients they see come together to discuss what more can be done, how to provide best-in-class practices, how to better and more effectively collaborate, how to find and best support self-care. Each group has organically taken a direction inspired by those professionals in the local area and what they feel they and their local areas need the most. They laugh, they inspire, they grow, they discuss issues, they share information on their services, upcoming events, trainings and best practices.

For more information on The Maryland Healing Network, contact Mallorie Schwartzman at 443-578-6966 or

The Compassionate Friends (support group)

Grief support after the death of a child. The Compassionate Friends is a nonprofit support organization with a local chapter in Ellicott City, MD. They offer support and hope to grieving parents while providing a monthly group meeting and newsletter. Their hope is that parents that are experienced in their grief can help newly grieving parents by offering understanding, stories of their own struggles, and an outlet for pain. The group is non-denominational with no spiritual affiliation.

St. John’s Episcopal Church (Monthly Meeting location)
9120 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Intensive Outpatient Treatment in Howard County, Maryland

If you are looking for a comprehensive outpatient treatment program in Howard County then you have come to the right place. Maryland Addiction Recovery Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a clinically-driven treatment model based on individualized client needs and focuses on the treatment of drug addiction and substance use disorder, chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The IOP treatment program is composed of multiple group sessions, at least one weekly individual session with a Master’s Level primary therapist, psychiatrist sessions and family sessions. We conveniently offer morning and evening programs to meet each client’s personal schedules. Included within the IOP treatment program are several specialized therapy and counseling avenues designed to support the primary treatment program.

Howard County Intensive Outpatient Program: (410)773-0500

Howard County Health Dept

The Howard County Health Department provides important resources for behavioral/mental health and 24/7 crisis assistance. They also offer information on Narcan Training Classes for opioid overdose prevention.

Get 24/7 crises assistance: 800-422-0009 or 410-531-6677

Need a behavioral health referral? 410-313-6202

Howard County Crisis Team


Howard County Drug Free

A resource for general education and substance abuse prevention. Here you will find news about substance abuse in Howard County, drug take back events, learn about how you can get involved in a drug free Howard County, and much more.

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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:

  • – Weekly individual counseling
  • – Group therapy
  • – Family therapy, coaching, support and guidance
  • – Biopsychosocial assessments
  • – Psychiatric care and medication management
  • – Medical assessments and ongoing monitoring
  • – Life skills training, development and support
  • – Academic/Workforce Vocational training and reentry
  • – Community-based personal recovery support
  • – Substance Use Disorder education
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