Baltimore is the most populated city in the state of Maryland with a population of approximately 585,708 as of the year 2020 according to census data. The median household income in Baltimore is $52,164. Roughly 20% of people in Baltimore are considered to be living in poverty according to income based thresholds that the government sets depending on a multitude of factors such as family size.
Baltimore Addiction Statistics (2022)
The need for citizens suffering from substance use disorders to have access to a high-quality residential treatment center in Baltimore is clear.
The city of Baltimore has been one of the greatly impacted areas due to the opioid epidemic. Given the city’s high rate of poverty, substance use issues are also a pressing concern and have been. While the belief that addiction can affect anyone is certainly true, it is also true that those without the means of support or financial stability are further prey to being stuck in the vicious cycle of addiction.
In 2020, Baltimore experienced more than 2700 overdose deaths according to a report released by the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center. The vast majority of these deaths are opioid related overdoses—many of which are attributed to or suspected to be caused by fentanyl. The synthetic opioid fentanyl is considerably more potent than fentanyl and cheap to illicitly obtain. Many drugs are cut with it and users unknowingly ingest it and overdose.
Overall, there was a near 15% increase in overdose deaths comparing the numbers from 2019 to 2020 (2379 vs 2773) with Baltimore city eclipsing other counties in terms of fatalities.
Finding a Residential Treatment Center in Baltimore
The city of Baltimore has done much over the years to improve its initiatives to mitigate the effects of the opioid epidemic. Things like needle swap programs, addiction education, the Staying Alive program offers access to Naloxone (Narcan) to outpatient and residential treatment centers in Baltimore. The program is also responsible for training individuals and staff to recognize symptoms of opioid overdose.
These initiatives are helpful and save lives. However, at the end of the day, the real work is done on the ground floor. A residential treatment center, outpatient treatment center, or MARC’s very own community living treatment are key elements to impeding the tide of addiction that places such as Baltimore city are experiencing.
MARC’s extended-care Community Living Treatment program is a long-term program that leverages a two-campus model to offer addiction treatment in a convenient location just roughly 8 miles outside of Baltimore. Our program excels at providing care on every point on the continuum of care. Appropriately treating substance use disorders is one half of the equation. Re-integration is key to ensuring patients have the best tools and mindsets available to enter and maintain a healthy recovery from alcohol and drug use.
Patients receive evidence-based treatment services in the clinical facility while living in the separate but adjacent community living campus. This model is similar yet different to a traditional inpatient rehab in Baltimore which sees all modes of treatment and living under the same roof.
MARC finds this two-campus model to not only be different than many other treatment facilities, but also distinctly advantageous towards re-integration efforts.
For those seeking a residential treatment center in Baltimore, contact Maryland Addiction Recovery Center to learn more about our Community Living Treatment and how we can help you or a loved one enter recovery.