Denial is Deadly

If you or someone you care about is hooked on heroin, prescription drugs or other opioids, time is running out.

Get help today.

"IT STARTED WITH... A sports injury. A surgery. A car accident."

Seem impossible? More than two opioid overdoses happen every day in Anne Arundel County. There's a neighbor, coworker, friend or family member who needs help climbing out of addiction. That climb begins here.

If you or someone you care about is hooked on heroin, prescription drugs or other opioids, get help today. You can go to any Annapolis or Anne Arundel County fire or police station 24/7 for treatment resources.

Opioids [ˈō-pē-ˌȯid] noun        
Prescription painkillers, such as fentanyl, oxycodone and hydrocodone, and illegal drugs, such as heroin.

Opioids are highly addictive drugs that can have dangerous side effects and can cause overdose and death. Here is a helpful Prescription Opioid Safety Checklist.

Opioids are the cause of a current epidemic in Anne Arundel County. More than two opioid overdoses happen daily in Anne Arundel County.

The Not My Child Guide

Note: Not My Child, a county substance misuse awareness and prevention program for parents, families and communities, is currently under modification.

Comprehensive Prevention and Treatment Resources

Crisis Warmline

24/7 Help and Support

Maryland Mobile Wellness. For Anne Arundel County Residents with Substance Use Disorders. Get Confidential Help for Treatment and Recovery! Call 410-UBE-WELL (823-9355)

New! Free Crisis Stabilization Services


Recovery Support Services Program


  • Works with Anne Arundel County clients in substance misuse treatment to obtain the resources and skills they need to transition successfully from treatment to sustained recovery.
  • FOLLOW Tweets by @AAC_Recovery

Substance Abuse Treatment Referral & Resource Line

Monday–Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Provides information on substance abuse treatment resources.

SAMHSA's National Helpline

1-800-662-HELP (4357)   
1-800-487-4889 (TDD)

  • Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance use disorders and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   
    410-222-0117 (Weekdays)

You Can Save a Life With a Spray

Visit or call 410-222-1937 to register for free online training and a free intranasal naloxone kit, which reverses an opioid overdose and helps prevent death. Now anyone can get naloxone at Maryland pharmacies without a prescription.

Prescription Medication Disposal Program 24 Hours Daily, 7 Days a Week

Drop off your expired, unwanted and unused medication safely in Police Department deposit boxes at these locations:

Eastern District     
204 Pasadena Road     
Pasadena, MD 21122     
Northern District     
939 Hammonds Lane     
Baltimore, MD 21225     
Southern District     
35 Stepneys Lane     
Edgewater, MD 21037     
Western District     
8273 Telegraph Road     
Odenton, MD 21113     
Maryland State Police     
6800 Aviation Boulevard     
Glen Burnie, MD 21061     

Monday–Friday, 8 am - 4 pm Drop-Off Boxes

Annapolis Police Department     
199 Taylor Avenue     
Annapolis, MD 21401     
Anne Arundel County Police Department     
8495 Veterans Highway     
Millersville, MD 21108     

Remove personal information from original container. No questions asked.

  • Prescriptions
  • Prescription Patches
  • Prescription Medications
  • Prescription Ointments
  • Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Vitamins
  • Samples
  • Medication for Pets


  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Inhalers
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Lotions, Liquids or Over-the-Counter Ointments
  • Medication from Businesses or Clinics
  • Needles (Sharps)
  • Thermometers