Substance Use

If you or someone you care about is chronically using drugs or alcohol it can lead to changes in the brain, which can lead to mental health issues including paranoia, depression, anxiety, aggression, and other problems. It is important to ask yourself these questions and be honest with yourself about the answers:

  • Do you need more and more of a substance to get the same effects?
  • Do you feel strange when the alcohol or drugs wear off? 
  • Do you feel like you can’t stop yourself from using a substance? Even when you want to? 

Remeber there are resources to help you on your journey to recovery.


Alcohol Use AssessmentA free and anonymous screening tool for alcohol use concerns

Substance Use AssessmentA free and anonymous screening tool for substance use concerns

UMB Scholars for RecoveryStudent organization to support students who are in recovery

Kolmac ClinicOutpatient drug and alcohol treatment clinic that includes detox, intensive outpatient services, and continuing care services

Haven @ UMBCOutpatient drug and alcohol treatment clinic that includes individual and group counseling services primarily focused on college and graduate students

Community ResourcesAdopted from Scholars for Recovery

Substance Use Treatment Centers

Maryland Free Rehab Centers: Maryland Free Rehab Centers offers free resources for assistance with alcohol, drug, and other rehab-related problems in 38 cities in Maryland. 

Chase Brexton Health Care: Chase Brexton offers substance use services at their Glen Burnie and Mt. Vernon Centers. Their staff provides screenings, evaluations, crisis interventions, individual and group counseling, psychoeducational groups, intensive outpatient program services, and referrals to more intensive treatment programs as needed.

Congruent Counseling Services: This Outpatient Addiction Recovery Center program addresses both mental health and substance use issues, at the same time utilizing group therapy, psychoeducation, individual therapy, family group sessions, and family counseling. Locations include Annapolis, Columbia, Eldersburg, Frederick, Millersville, Rockville, and Towson. 

American Psychiatric Group: At American Psychiatric Group, their addiction psychiatrists and therapists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse and the mental health conditions that accompany it. They treat people of all ages who have addictions to illegal drugs, alcohol, and prescription medications complicated by coexisting mental health disorders. Their offices are located in Baltimore and Columbia, MD. 

Unlimited Bounds Human Services: Unlimited Bounds, located in Baltimore, MD, provides a multitude of services under the umbrella of their Outpatient Mental Health Services, specializing in substance abuse treatment and case management services.