Substance Use and Recovery Week

Join us in September for events designed to educate the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) about the risks and prevalence of substance abuse, resources for addiction treatment, interventions for harm-reduction, and support for individuals in recovery.

Let’s talk about substance use and recovery. As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues, so does the nation’s opioid epidemic. More than 40 states have reported increases in opioid-related mortality as well as ongoing concerns for those with a mental illness or substance use disorder in counties and other areas within the state. UMB is committed to promoting activities and providing resources that promote the health and wellness of students, especially students who are seeking alcohol and substance use support and recovery. In collaboration with Scholars for Recovery, the Wellness Hub started Substance Use and Recovery Week in 2018 with a focus on awareness, advocacy, and resources.

Complete the Everfi Prescription Drug Prevention Training. UMB, like many schools, has implemented required online modules for students for prescription drugs. All first-time full-time students are required to complete Everfi training, in compliance with the Start Talking Maryland Act of 2017. The module is required for all students who were newly enrolled in spring 2020, summer 2020, and fall 2020. A hold will be placed on the accounts of any first-time full-time students who do not complete the module by Sunday, Oct. 15, 2020. All other students received a similar email message — offering the module as an optional resource. Learn more about the Prescription Drug Prevention training.


Thank you to our co-sponsors, including the Maryland Health Department, Community Health Addictions Team (CHAT), Scholars for Recovery, UMB’s National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Student Counseling Center. Thank you for starting the conversations and normalizing substance use and recovery.

2020 Workshops and Events

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where can I find more information and resources about substance recovery?

University of Maryland, Baltimore Resources:

  • Campus Police Line: 711 (available 24/7)
  • Educational Support and Disability Services Assists students with disabilities in obtaining reasonable accommodations.
  • Student Counseling Center Provides individual counseling, support groups, medication management, and workshops.
  • UMMS Psych Urgent Care Line: Call 410-328-1219 to reach the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Psychiatric Urgent Care unit that provides services 24/7.
  • Student Health Center Open to all UMB students for health needs.
  • Wellness Hub Offers preventive health services, wellness education, and helps eliminate barriers to becoming a successful student at UMB.

Community Resources

Local Outpatient Services:

  • Kolmac Clinic: 301-589-0255
  • Maryland Addiction Recovery Center: 410-773-0501
  • The Haven at UMBC: 310-822.1234


  • Alcoholics Anonymous Baltimore Intergroup Council Hotline: 410-663-1922
  • LGBT Lifeline: 866-488-7386
  • Narcotics Anonymous Hotline: 1-800-317-3222
  • Rape Crisis Center Hotline: 210-349-7273
  • Suicide Prevention: 800-273-TALK
  • Treatment Referral Hotline: 800-662-HELP

Alcohol and Substance Use Education

Websites for Recovery Connection and Support

  • Harm Reduction, Moderation, and Abstinence Support:
  • Screening and Information on Therapy for Men:!/card/367/Addiction
  • Baltimore Alcoholics Anonymous:
  • Baltimore Narcotics Anonymous:
  • Baltimore Celebrate Recovery:
  • Baltimore Al-Anon and Alateen:
  • C., Maryland, Northern Virginia Alcoholics Anonymous:
  • C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Narcotics Anonymous:
  • Online Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings:
  • Online Narcotics Meetings and Chat Room:
  • Marijuana Anonymous:
  • Nar-Anon:
  • Smart Recovery:
  • The Haven at College
  • Treatment Locator:

What are the UMB Substance Use Policies and Procedures?

USM Policies and Laws:

University of Maryland, Baltimore Policies and Laws:

Who are the Scholars for Recovery?

The mission of the UMB Scholars for Recovery student organization is to promote the academic and social well-being of recovering students at UMB through the praxis of social justice, empowerment, and community-building. We seek to provide a supportive atmosphere on campus for students who are in recovery, wish to recover from an addiction, persons who are affected by another person’s addiction, and all friends of recovery. To learn more, go to

Recap of Previous Years

Recap of 2019

In 2019, students designed a week of events to educate the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) about the risks and prevalence of substance abuse, resources for addiction treatment, interventions for harm-reduction, and support for individuals in recovery.

Thank you to our amazing student organizations that support and participate in Substance Use and Recovery Week, including the Community Health Addictions Team (CHAT), GenerationRX, Scholars for Recovery, and UMB’s National Alliance on Mental Illness. And thank you to all our student services for your support, including CulinArt, the Student Counseling Center, UMB Police, and URecFit. Thank you for starting the conversations and normalizing substance abuse and recovery.

Substance Use and Recovery Workshops and Events 2019

  • Substance Use IQ Challenge
  • UMB Addiction and Awareness Support Dinner
  • Drunk, Drugged, and Distracted Driving Prevention
  • Sober Curious: Alternative Thinking About Drinking
  • Naloxone Training
  • DEA Drug Take-Back Day