Behavioral Health
  • Please call us at 410-313-6202 to discuss Behavioral Health service options.
  • If you need help with a substance abuse issue after hours, call 800-422-0009
  • If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, MD  21045
(Howard Transit Red Bus Route)

Resources & Information:

Services Provided:

    • Referrals to outpatient, detoxification and inpatient substance use disorder treatment
    • Outpatient substance use disorder treatment at the Howard County Detention Center
    • State Care Coordination
    • Maryland Recovery Net Care Coordination
    • Peer Recovery Support Services
    • Alcohol and drug screenings for Temporary Cash Assistance Recipients at the Howard County Department of Social Services
    • Opioid Overdose Response Program training with naloxone distribution
    • Opioid Misuse Prevention Programming

Avoiding Opioid Overdose - What is Naloxone?
Naloxone is a prescription medication that reverses an opioid overdose by restoring breathing. Naloxone is safe, even for children and pregnant women, and has minimal side effects (nausea and vomiting). There is no potential for abuse or getting high.  Obtain free naloxone medication when you attend a training at the health department and learn to save a life.  See training dates below

For additional information about Naloxone visit the State of Maryland Overdose Response Program page.

Upcoming Opioid Overdose Response Program Training

OOPR Training Class
To RSVP, contact Seanté Hunt at 410-313-6274 or

Times Location
Monday, June 19, 2017
9:00 Howard County Health Dept.
8930 Stanford Blvd. Columbia, MD.


Carfentanil Information
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Online Training for Naloxone is Available for the Maryland Overdose Response Program (ORP)
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Behavioral Health Administration partnered with the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. to modify an existing online training and certification module for Maryland’s Overdose Response Program (ORP). Individuals using a Maryland zip code to register at will receive an ORP certificate upon completion of the training. ORP certification allows individuals to obtain naloxone from any provider and at a participating pharmacy without a prescription through the statewide standing order. Online training will greatly expand access to the life-saving drug and critical overdose prevention education.
To access the training, visit:

Videos of Interest

Heroin Overdose: The Story of Two Sisters

Governor Larry Hogan and Actor Michael Kelly on the Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

 Chasing the Dragon

Not My Child


Former Secretary of Maryland Department Of Health and Mental Hygiene Talks About the Dangers of Fentanyl

 Losing a Son

Beth Schmidt lost her son Sean to a fentanyl overdose in 2013. Now, she helps families to recognize the signs of opioid addiction and to know that they are not alone. (Published on Sep 27, 2016)

Good Samaritan


Sick Girl

Standing Order

On December 14, 2015, Dr. Howard Haft, DHMH Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, issued a  statewide standing order  allowing all Maryland-licensed pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription to individuals trained and certified under the Overdose Response Program. Certificate holders need only present their certificate at participating pharmacies to receive naloxone. Please visit for more information.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

The Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was created to support providers and their patients with the safe and effective use of prescription drugs. The PDMP is part of Maryland's response to the epidemic opioid addiction and overdose deaths.

Beginning October 1, 2016, practitioners authorized to prescribe Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS) in Maryland must be registered with the PDMP prior to obtaining a new or renewal State CDS Registration by July 1, 2017, whichever occurs sooner. This applies to physicians, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, dentists, podiatrists and veterinarians. This  mandate does not apply to nurses.

For more information, visit the Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring page.

Don't have insurance? Have high co-pays exhausted your benefits?  Assistance may be available!
Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers (listed in the Resource Directory above) are able to bill Beacon Hill Options for outpatient substance use disorder treatment for those who are uninsured or fit certain criteria.  To qualify, contact one of the Medicaid Substance Use Disorder Treatment Providers (in the Resource Directory).  If you have questions, contact us at 410-313-6202.  Don't wait. Get help today.