Substance Abuse Resources


Operation Save A Life Naloxone Training

Free naloxone (Narcan®) trainings are available through Maryland’s Overdose Prevention Program.  These trainings are a great opportunity to learn more about the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, and participants are eligible to receive a free naloxone kit.  Click the link above for more details about the training, and for more information about Maryland’s Overdose Response Program check out

Access Carroll, 10 Distillery Drive, Suite 200, Westminster

Third Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7:30 pm

FREE – Call (410) 871-1478 to register


Staying Connected with Your Teen

Staying Connected with Your Teen is an evidence-based program that gets parents and teens working together to enhance communications and family management practices and decrease conflict.  The goal of Staying Connected with Your Teen program is to prevent problem behaviors among teens by helping parents acquire or improve a variety of key parenting skills and techniques.

The program shows parents how to improve their family management practices and strengthen the bonds between them and their children, resulting in substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, and positive character development.

Parents and teens attend together and agree to attend every session for the entire four weeks.

For more information: (click for link)  Staying Connected Brochure 


Guiding Good Choices

Guiding Good Choices  is an evidence-based program that gives families the skills and knowledge to help children resist substance abuse and other risky behaviors.  Parents will learn specific strategies to help children avoid drug use and develop into healthy adults.

Research has shown that when children are bonded to their parents, school, the community, and non-drug-using peers, they are less likely to use drugs.  Through interactive, skill-based sessions, video illustrations, and a Family Guide containing activities, exercises, and information,  parents will learn to set clear family guidelines on drugs, practice skills to strengthen family bonds, help children develop healthy behaviors, and increase children’s involvement in the family.

For more information:  (click for link) Guiding Good Choices Brochure

 Carroll County Opioid Prevention Coalition

Non-profit organization working to reduce opioid misuse, overdoses and overdose fatalities in       Carroll County, funded by the Opioid Misuse Prevention Program

Community members are welcome to participate.  Check out our Not in Carroll Facebook page for more information.

View Carroll County responses to the 2019 Maryland Public Opinion Survey on Substance Use

Carroll County Overdose Awareness Signs

Prevention initiatives include: 


Behavioral Health – Substance Abuse Prevention Services

Call 410-876-4449 to learn more!

 Carroll County Health Department

Our Substance Abuse Prevention staff work to reduce alcohol and other drug abuse in Carroll County. We raise awareness of substance abuse and teach people how to make healthy choices.  Our programs are research-based and available for all age groups, from tweens to senior citizens.

We also attend health fairs and community events to educate the public about alcohol and other drug use prevention.

All of our services listed above are free of charge at Carroll County Health Dept. .


Substance Use Assessment & Treatment

CCYSB: Substance Use Services

CCYSB: Substance Use Services provides a full range of assessment and treatment services to meet the needs of individuals and families experiencing the negative impact of addiction. Our objective is to provide comprehensive services with the goal of intervention, education and treatment of substance use in Carroll County.

Using a strengths-based approach, licensed and certified counselors work closely with clients to help them identify and modify the destructive behaviors and choices that have contributed to their situation. Clients are encouraged and supported while they learn how their alcohol or substance use has impacted their mind, body and overall functioning. Clients are taught new methods for coping and provided resources for outside support – while working on their plan for change.

Clinical Services

  • Substance Use Assessment for youth & adults
  • Individualized Outpatient Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Multi-Family Groups for adolescents & their families
  • Treatment Groups for Chemical Abuse & Dependency – Women & Men
  • Substance Use Screening for Carroll County Public Schools
  • On-site assessment and counseling for students at The Gateway School
  • Foundations – a Psychoeducation Group for Adolescents
  • First Offenders Program
  • DUI Treatment
  • Referral to inpatient level of care, mental health treatment & other services

·CCYSB: Substance Use Services accepts:

  • Medical Assistance
  • Private Insurance (Participant in many plans)
  • Fee-for-Service (Proof of income required)


To make a referral or inquiry, please call – 410-848-2500.

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