In 2018 alone, approximately 2,320 Maryland residents died from drug overdoses. That’s more than six people every day. On top of this startling statistic, about 44% of Maryland residents with some form of mental illness annually do not receive treatment. As a bit of a silver lining, the state routinely finishes among the top ten or fifteen states with the most access to treatment, but we want to help. The following hotlines are available to all residents of the Old Line State, and the last two are available nationally. If you or someone you love needs help, please call whichever hotline is most suitable, and please call today.
As a Maryland resident, simply dialing 211 leads to an entire network of free and confidential assistance. Maryland 2-1-1 offers free counseling, treatment programs, free information on mental health and substance abuse, as well as legal services, and much more.
MD Mind Health
If you prefer to use text messaging and go from there, help is available. The state-sponsored program offers a 24/7 text program for any and all mental health or substance abuse needs. Simply text “MDMINDHEALTH” to 898211.
National Rehab Hotline
Available around the clock, 365 days a year, the National Rehab Hotline is free and confidential. An accredited specialist will answer after a few short rings and be there to help you through a substance abuse or mental health crisis. Give them a call at 1-866-210-1303 today.