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Advocacy

Let Your Voice Be Heard

NCADD-MD encourages all of our constituents to be advocates for addiction treatment and recovery policies. Lawmakers want to hear from you!

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Outreach

We Want to Work with You

NCADD-MD’s outreach programs work toward influencing public and private policies on addiction, treatment and recovery, harm reduction strategies and reducing the stigma.

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Education

New Information Is Always on the Horizon

Keep up with the latest information on substance use disorders, addiction treatment, mental health and recovery through our educational programs and webinars.

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Upcoming 36th Annual Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

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Save the Date: Tuerk 2024 will be held Tuesday April 23rd, 2024

We are back in person and hope you will join us as a 2024 Tuerk Conference Sponsor.

Register for sponsorship after February 15th on line, or call Nancy Rosen Cohen at 410-625-6482 or email your request to info@ncaddmaryland.org.

For more details and Program Schedule you can download our promotional PDF document:

Resources

NCADD-Maryland plays a vital role in ensuring that substance use disorder and recovery services are recognized and understood in the changing landscape of healthcare reform. NCADD-Maryland collaborates with a number of valuable and influential organizations, and takes pride in sharing as much information as we can to our constituents, consumers, families, and policy makers.

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NCADD-Maryland

Our Contributions

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February 1992

the Maryland Chapter formed the Access to Treatment program that assists individuals in finding treatment. At this time, a part-time addictions counselor, with more than 20 years' experience in the field, was hired to screen calls made to the information and referral line and referred people to treatment programs in Maryland. Since then, a state-funded, state-wide locator service has been established and is available to the public.

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January 2000

the Maryland Chapter hired its first full-time staff person to coordinate the government relations and advocacy efforts of the organization. We are happy to say that this staff person still serves as our legislative consultant for all of our advocacy needs and leads the statewide coalition called ATAC - Addiction Treatment Advocates Committee.

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March 2014

the Maryland Chapter led the legislative efforts to get the Good Samaritan Law passed in Maryland. The law was enacted to encourage people to call for help when someone is facing a medical emergency due to drugs or alcohol. Maryland is one of 47 other states and the District of Columbia that have enacted some form of a Good Samaritan or 9-1-1 drug immunity law.

Our Annual Tuerk Conference

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Our Tuerk Conference is an annual event where we take an in-depth look at the latest information on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment. We explore the social, political and legal responses to the continuing problem of substance use disorder.

The 36th Annual Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment will be held on  Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Cick for Full Details

We Need Your Help

Your Donations Really Help

Please donate to help NCADD-MD raise public awareness of addiction issues statewide, and ensure that those affected by the disease have the resources they need for treatment and recovery.

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Education

Know your rights!

Our prepared material helps you to understand your insurance/treatment rights. The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act (Parity Act  of 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.

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Outreach

Families for Recovery (FFR)


FFR provides guidance for existing family support groups around the state and helps the development of new local recovery organizations. FFR recognizes the potential of families dealing with alcohol and drug addiction issues to reduce the stigma associated with the disease.

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Stronger Together:

NCADD-MD Collaborations

We know that when it comes to advocacy, there is strength in numbers. We have made great strides in connecting with other advocacy groups to build a solid network of supporters to fight for or against many policies, relating to addiction treatment, mental health and recovery, that are introduced each year during the legislative session.

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Contact Information

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence,
Maryland Chapter
28 East Ostend Street Suite 303
Baltimore, MD  21230
410-625-6482 (main)
410-625-6484 (fax)
email  info@ncaddmaryland.org

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