Howard County Addiction Treatment Resources

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 Howard County before or after treatment we want to make sure that you have support in a recovery community. See our Addiction Treatment Howard County resources

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 sin 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

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

If you are located in Howard County and are looking for a comprehensive outpatient treatment program, MARC may fit your needs. 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

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 crisis assistance:
800.422.0009 or 410.531-.6677

Need a behavioral health referral?

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.

Need to dispose of meds? Find a medication disposal box near you:

For immediate help in a crisis, call 410.531.6677

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

If you or a loved one need help, we are here to guide you through every step of your recovery. Call us today at 410.773.0500