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Behavioral Health - Substance Use Disorder Services

We offer an Opioid Overdose Response Program  that trains you to recognize an opioid overdose and save a person's life!  

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Services Offered:

The Health Department's Bureau of Behavioral Health offers Substance Use Disorder Services including assessments, individual sessions, group sessions and family counseling for adolescents and adults. The Bureau of Behavioral Health is certified and staffed with licensed counselors.

Early Intervention
Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient Treatment at the Detention Center
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (minimum of 9 hours a week)
Urine Drug Testing
Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Monitoring
Buprenorphine Induction and Maintenance
Continuing Care: Recovery Follow-up
Care Coordination
Peer Recovery Support Services

Click here for a copy of the Howard County Resource Directory for Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery


     * Walk-in assessments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
     * Assessments by appointment are on Wednesdays and Fridays ONLY 


The program bills Medicaid and some private insurance plans.  Our fees are based on a sliding scale based on family income if you are uninsured.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday 
8:30 AM – 8:30 PM

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.
Closed Saturday and Sunday 


8930 Stanford Blvd,
Columbia, MD 21045

For more information about accessibility, call 410-313-6300.

Service Contract Links:

 Prevention Services provided by HC DrugFree - Click here to visit their website 

Alcohol Drug Abuse Advisory Board - Minutes and Agendas




May   ADAAB Agenda May Meeting  ADAAB Meeting Minutes 5-2015 
 April    ADAAB Meeting Minutes 4-2015 
 March     ADAAB 2015 March Meeting Minutes 
 February   ADAAB Agenda 2-18-2015  ADAAB Meeting Minutes 2-18-2015 
 January   ADAAB Agenda 1-21-15  ADAAB Meeting Minutes 1-21-2015  
 December  n/a n/a
 November   ADAAB Agenda-11-19-2014   ADAAB November 2014 Meeting Minutes 
 October   ADAAB Agenda-October   ADAAB Agenda-10-15-2014 
 September    ADAAB September Minutes