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Center for Substance Abuse Research, University of Maryland
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Dedicated to addressing the problems substance abuse creates for individuals, families, and communities by informing policymakers, practitioners, and the general public about substance abuse — its nature and extent, its prevention and treatment, and its relation to other problems.

Deaf Addiction Services at Maryland
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A state wide substance abuse program for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Maryland Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates
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Seeks to establish and maintain a support system for substance abuse prevention professionals and to promote public recognition of prevention as a viable, distinct professional discipline.

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Substance Abuse
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Committed to providing Maryland citizens with access to quality substance abuse prevention and treatment resources by efficiently utilizing resources in a manner consistent with the principles of continuous quality improvement.

Maryland Psychiatric Society (MPS)
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A state medical specialty society whose physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance use disorders. The MPS Web site was developed to inform the public and the members of the society about advocacy initiatives, legislation, and offer informative articles about issues relevant to psychiatry and mental illness. The site also offers an online search mechanism for psychiatrists in the state.

Maryland Senate: Special Committee on Substance Abuse
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Studies how Maryland currently addresses substance abuse, and what legal, social, fiscal and bureaucratic issues bar improvement. Strategies that successfully combat substance abuse will be reviewed by the committee, and recommendations will be developed to improve how the state copes with substance abuse and its related problems.

Maryland Task Force on the Needs of Persons with Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders
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Seeks to develop creative ways to provide efficient and thorough services to those with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders.

Mental Health Association of Maryland: Children and Youth
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Provides information about kids and mental illness, including ADD/ADHD, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem, schizophrenia, sexual abuse, substance abuse, and suicide.

University of Maryland Medical Center
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A team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and clinical nurse specialists offer a range of inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and the elderly, including alcohol and drug abuse, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioral problems associated with dementia, cognitive disorders (including dementia),depressive disorders, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias, schizophrenia (and other psychotic disorders), and sexual disorders.


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