Last updated: April 15, 2019
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Recovery Support Services Program works with clients in substance abuse treatment to obtain the resources and skills they need to transition successfully from treatment to sustained recovery.
To participate in the Recovery Support Services Program, clients must be referred by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health or a participating treatment provider. A client must also be an Anne Arundel County resident, age 18 years or older, and have a diagnosed substance use disorder. For more information regarding participation in the Recovery Support Services Program, call 410-222-7076.
Peer Support Services
Peer Support Services is a program that utilizes the lived experience of peer support specialists to encourage clients to be advocates for their own recovery. Peers help clients identify barriers to goals and resources, and they help clients access the tools and skills needed to break down those barriers. Through mentoring and role modeling the peer shows the client in recovery that success is possible. Peer Support Services Brochure
State Care Coordination
Anne Arundel County residents who are receiving funding through the County’s Opportunity for Treatment Fund Program may be eligible to receive State Care Coordination services. These services help clients utilize community and county resources, create a recovery plan and identify strengths to overcome barriers and challenges.
In addition to these services, eligible clients may also be enrolled in the Maryland RecoveryNet (MDRN) program. MDRN provides vouchers for a variety of services including housing, counseling, transportation and job skills training. State Care Coordination and MDRN are both funded by grants from the State of Maryland Behavioral Health Administration.
Adolescent Clubhouses and Recovery Community Centers
The Department of Health partners with organizations to provide community centers for county residents in recovery from substance use or co-occurring disorders. The centers offer free recovery support, such as recreational activities, job training, education assistance and substance abuse groups.
H2O 4 L.I.F.E. Clubhouses in Annapolis and Brooklyn Park for youth ages 12-17 who are currently or were previously in treatment for substance use
Recovery Community Centers
Community Recovery Center in Glen Burnie and On Our Own in Annapolis for adults ages 18 and older with substance use or co-occurring disorders
Recovery Housing for Women and Children
The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has partnered with Arundel House of Hope, Chrysalis House, Opportunity Ministries and Serenity Sistas to provide recovery housing for women and their children. To be eligible, a woman must be age 18 or older, have at least one child in her physical custody, have a diagnosed substance use disorder and must participate in substance abuse treatment or aftercare as appropriate. A care coordinator hired by the Department of Health provides services to any woman participating in the program.
Overdose Survivors Outreach Services (ODSOS)
ODSOS is a partnership between the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Anne Arundel Medical Center and the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center (BWMC) to provide outreach to opioid users and overdose survivors. The ODSOS program uses peer support specialists to offer survivors support and encourage them to access treatment. A nurse coordinator connects the individual to a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, as appropriate. ODSOS strives to enroll all patients into an MAT program within 48 hours. MAT services include assessment, methadone maintenance, individual and group counseling, Medication Assisted Recovery Support (MARS) group, and care by a physician. Funding for this program is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the State of Maryland Behavioral Health Administration.
- Overdose Survivors Outreach Services. For details, click here
- Medication-Assisted Treatment: Abstinence Isn’t Enough
- Methadone Myths vs. Facts
- The Family: Enabling vs. Support
Also, see the Recovery Support Services Brochure (PDF)
Anne Arundel County Department of Health
Recovery Support Services Program
839 Bestgate Road
Annapolis, Maryland 21401