Substance Abuse Supports & Resources
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
HCPSS strives to support students prior to disciplinary infractions involving tobacco, drugs and/or alcohol. Student services staff members are available to support and discuss with students and families. In addition, supportive actions may include, but are not limited to, free, non-disciplinary, non-punitive, individualized services such as counseling; mental health services referral, increased monitoring or supervision; parent conferences, referral to the school’s Student Support Team (SST), and referral to Student Assistance Program (SAP).
Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is an intervention program used in schools that provides a systematic procedure of early identification, intervention, referral and follow-up for students displaying potentially unsafe behaviors related to involvement with alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Parent/guardian(s) and students who are concerned can contact their school for a Student Assistance Form. If you are concerned either before or after a referral is made, you also can reach out to your school counselor for support.
Please note that SAP referrals may result in the following outcomes for students and families: sharing of community resources and/or referral for a free assessment through Integrative Counseling or Grassroots.
Additional Substance Abuse Resources
- Behavioral Health Navigation, 410-313-6240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org: Connects community members, providers, and families to mental health and substance use resources in the community.
- CDC Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults
- Grassroots Crisis Intervention, 410-531-6006: A 24/7 single point access for behavioral health, crisis and homeless services, including Substance Use Disorder Screening and a Substance Use Disorder Crisis Stabilization Center.
- HC DrugFree, 443-325-0040: Provides resources and education on prevention, treatment, recovery, and health and wellness.
- James’ Place, 410-480-2334 or email@example.com: Committed to bringing support to those battling addiction through hope and healing.
- Maryland Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control Facts and Resources
- Network of Care: Provided by the Howard County Health Department, Bureau of Behavioral Health, and the Local Behavioral Health Authority, the website provides information in the range of human services, including behavioral health, basic needs, and community resources, and materials are available in over 100 languages.
- Opioid Overdose Response Program, 410-313-6202 or firstname.lastname@example.org: The Howard County Health Department (HCHD) offers a free Opioid Overdose Response Program monthly virtual training. In-person training and Narcan distribution also are available.
- Parent CRAFT: A self-paced online video course that teaches parents the skills they need to meet the risks of substance abuse.
- Parents Against Vaping: A national grassroots organization founded in response to the youth vaping epidemic.
- Peer Recovery Support, 667-203-1253/1264: The HCHD Peer Support staff are available for substance use recovery support, safe usage resources, referrals.
- Phoenix Recovery Academy, 301-644-2140 or email@example.com: A recovery high school in Frederick, Md., which meets the individual educational needs of teens recovering from substance use disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor.
- Sandstone Recovery Centers, 301-679-1883: Mental health, drug, and alcohol rehab centers in Maryland offering age-specific, evidenced-based care for teens, young adults, and adults.
- SAMHSA: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers resources for families coping with substance use disorders.
- Tobacco Awareness Program for Teens, 410-313-6360: Encourages skills motivating students to decrease/quit their tobacco/nicotine use.
- Tobacco Prevention Toolkit: A Stanford Medical resource, aimed at preventing middle and high school students’ use of tobacco and nicotine products.
- U.S. Surgeon General Know The Risks