Welcome to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Maryland (NCADD-MD)

Our mission is to raise public awareness of alcoholism and drug dependence issues across the state, while working to ensure those affected by the disease of addiction have the resources necessary when accessing treatment and sustaining recovery.



Thank you for participating in the 2021 Tuerk Conference.
We are planning for an in-person 2022 Conference at 
The Baltimore Convention Center.  
SAVE THE DATE!  Thursday, May 5th.
Details to follow soon.

Online access to Tuerk Conference 2021 
Now Closed.



HHS Secretary Becerra Announces New Overdose Prevention Strategy

  
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the release of the new HHS Overdose Prevention Strategy, designed to increase access to the full range of care and services for individuals who use substances that cause overdose, and their families.  This new strategy focuses on the multiple substances involved in overdose and the diverse treatment approaches for substance use disorder. 
  
“We’re changing the way we address overdoses. Our new strategy focuses on people -- putting the very individuals who have struggled with addiction in positions of power. And thanks to the American Rescue Plan, we can address what so many people have seen in recent years: a rise in overdoses that can risk a person’s life – and affect their entire family,” said Secretary Becerra.
 
The overdose epidemic has developed over the past decades, from increases in the prescribing of opioids in the 1990s, to rapid increases in heroin overdoses starting around 2010, to growth in overdoses from illicitly-manufactured synthetic opioids like fentanyl beginning in 2013. The epidemic continues to evolve, underscored by increased overdose deaths involving stimulants. more...
 
For more information on the new Overdose Prevention Strategy, visit: www.hhs.gov/overdose-prevention/. 
 

NCADD-MD COLLABORATES WITH
THE CENTER ON PROBLEM GAMBLING

The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) promotes healthy and informed choices regarding gambling and problem gambling.  As a strategic partner, NCADD-MD supports the Center’s efforts through public policy, prevention initiatives, training and education, and assistance in integrating disordered gambling protocols within the behavioral health care system.  

 

For more information about the Center’s initiatives and resources, including FREE problem gambling training programs for health professionals and preventionists, visit: www.mdproblemgambling.com

 

For help with a gambling problem, call the Maryland Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-GAMBLER or visit www.helpmygamblingproblem.org.



Know  your  rights!

Please review the attached materials to understand your insurance/treatment rights. The MENTAL HEALTH PARITY AND ADDICTION EQUITY ACT (PARITY ACT /2009) requires most health insurance plans and Medicaid  programs to provide the same level of coverage for MH/SUD care as they do for medical care.

Click below to download the following fact sheets, prepared by the MARYLAND PARITY COALITION:

Filing a Health Insurance Appeal
Filing a Health Insurance Appeal / Medicaid
Your Insurance Rights
Parity Warning Signs
Provider Tips



The Recovery Leadership Program provides members of the recovery community in Maryland with the knowledge and tools to effectively advocate for themselves and for the behavioral health community.  An overall goal of the RLP is to work with those in recovery to impact public policies and public understanding of the disease of alcohol and substance use disorder, its treatment, prevention and support for recovery.  RLP focuses on education of the public, peer advocacy, outreach and training, and weighs in on re-entry issues, health care reform and behavioral health integration.

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JOB BOARD

NCADD-MD will list jobs on this webpage in the field of addiction treatment and recovery as we hear about them. You must contact the employer directly, not NCADD-MD.  We apologize if the job has been filled. Please let us know, so we can update the job board. 

Senior Media and Public Relations Specialist (210001H8)
Training Coordinator (Events Coordinator) - (2100019P)

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ADDICTION TREATMENT ADVOCATES COMMITTEE (ATAC) 
The ATAC committee spearheads the NCADD-Maryland advocacy and public policy agenda. Legislative priorities are developed and initiated by the committee, to coincide with Maryland's Annual General Assembly session. All public policy initiatives and agendas are reviewed by the full board to ensure that policy decisions and actions undertaken by the committee are consistent with the mission and goals and objectives of NCADD-Maryland. For more information, contact us at (410) 625-6482 or by email at info@ncaddmaryland.orgJoin now to become a part of our public policy and advocacy work.

Download:  2021 Maryland General Assembly Final Report  


 

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