General Resources

Maryland 211: 211 has community resources and treatment centers for substance abuse, mental health, and other services including housing, food and legal assistance.  

Local health departments: Do an internet search for your county’s health department. Most health departments provide substance abuse treatment. 

SAMHSA's National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)   OR   TTY: 1-800-487-4889 

The Treatment Referral Routing Service:  provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish. 

Maryland Tobacco Quitline 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669) 
TTY: 1-877-777-6534 Website: 

Maryland residents can receive FREE and confidential smoking cessation phone counseling. Free reactive and proactive phone coaching calls (4 calls). Web-based and text services are available. Certified Coaches provide individually-tailored quit plans and provide referrals to local county resources – cessation classes, in-person counseling and free medication. They operate 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Provide free NRT (patch and/or gum) in a 12-week supply. 

SAMSHA Opioid Treatment Program Directory: 

SAMSHA Treatment Finder:  

Alcoholics Anonymous: 

Narcotics Anonymous: 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - 

National Institute on Drug Abuse -  

SAMSHA - Evidence-based practices resource center - 

NOVA (PBS) Documentary "Addiction: discover how opioid addiction affects the brain and how evidence-based treatments are saving lives." (Approximately 1 hr) 

Never Use Alone - To provide a life saving point of contact for people who use drugs 

BeSafe App – An overdose prevention tool 

Harm Reduction and Naloxone - Information on harm reduction and nalaxone resources by state


Treatment Resources

 SAMHSA’s national behavioral health treatment locator  

SAMSHA’s National helpline – 24 hour information and referral line: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 

Maryland 211 - community resources and treatment centers for substance abuse, mental health and other services including housing, food and legal assistance   

Visit our Other Resources page in our Substance Exposed Newborns Curriculum to find specific recovery programs in Maryland, including program that allow women to bring their children. 

Vaping Resources

CDC - - Get the facts about electronic cigarettes, their health effects and the risks of using e-cigarettes. 

FDA - - Lung Illnesses Associated with Use of Vaping Products - FDA reports - Statement on consumer warning to stop using THC vaping products amid ongoing investigation into lung illnesses - How FDA is Regulating E-Cigarettes 

SAMSHA - - Tips for Teens: The Truth About E-cigarettes (PDFs) 

SmokeFree.Gov - How to quit vaping page specifically targeting teens  

The Truth Initiative - Text DITCHJUUL to 88709 or enter your phone number on this website. Parents and other adults looking to help young people quit can text "QUIT" to (202) 899-7550 - 4 things parents need to know about JUUL and nicotine addiction - "Quitting E-cigarettes" article - E-cigarettes: Facts, stats and regulations - 6 important facts about JUUL - How are schools responding to JUUL and the youth e-cigarette epidemic? - Tips for nicotine withdrawal 

Become an Ex - - "How to quit vaping page" - Social media group for people quitting vaping. 

Resources in Spanish

Below are resources in Spanish for your reference and to share. 

NIAAA - Easy-to-read material in Spanish for the public and for professionals with a wide range of topics related to alcoholism. 

Understand the risks of alcohol overdose - General facts on alcohol 

Drinking & Your Pregnancy - Information on drinking in pregnancy 

Treatment for Alcohol Problems (including many resources at the bottom) - 

NIH: Summary information on the most frequently abused drugs, including street and clinical names, health and other effects, statistics and trends. 

Drug Facts Sheets in Spanish: 

The Science of Addiction: Info on addiction, recovery, relapse, MAT, different therapies 

Additional fact sheets and information on common drugs: 






Prescription Stimulants: 


Tobacco, Nicotine & E Cigs: 

Tips for Professionals

NCSACW Child Welfare Practice Tips_1.pdfDownload

PDF Handouts

Affirming Language for Substance Use_0.pdfDownload