Welcome to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Maryland (NCADD-MD)
Our mission is to raise public awareness of alcoholism and drug dependence issues across the state, while working to ensure those affected by the disease of addiction have the resources necessary when accessing treatment and sustaining recovery.
NCADD-Maryland plays a vital role in ensuring that substance use disorder and recovery services are recognized and understood in the changing landscape of healthcare reform. NCADD-Maryland collaborates with a number of valuable and influential organizations, and takes pride in sharing as much information as we can to our constituents, consumers, families, and policy makers.
the Maryland Chapter formed the Access to Treatment program that assists individuals in finding treatment. At this time, a part-time addictions counselor, with more than 20 years' experience in the field, was hired to screen calls made to the information and referral line and referred people to treatment programs in Maryland. Since then, a state-funded, state-wide locator service has been established and is available to the public.
the Maryland Chapter hired its first full-time staff person to coordinate the government relations and advocacy efforts of the organization. We are happy to say that this staff person still serves as our legislative consultant for all of our advocacy needs and leads the statewide coalition called ATAC - Addiction Treatment Advocates Committee.
the Maryland Chapter led the legislative efforts to get the Good Samaritan Law passed in Maryland. The law was enacted to encourage people to call for help when someone is facing a medical emergency due to drugs or alcohol. Maryland is one of 47 other states and the District of Columbia that have enacted some form of a Good Samaritan or 9-1-1 drug immunity law.
Our Annual Tuerk Conference
Our Tuerk Conference is an annual event where we take an in-depth look at the latest information on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment. We explore the social, political and legal responses to the continuing problem of substance use disorder.
The 35th Annual Tuerk Conference on Mental Health and Addiction Treatment will be returning to a virtual format on Thursday, October 12, 2023. Cick for Full Details
We Need Your Help
Your Donations Really Help
Please donate to help NCADD-MD raise public awareness of addiction issues statewide, and ensure that those affected by the disease have the resources they need for treatment and recovery.
Know your rights!
Our prepared material helps you to understand your insurance/treatment rights. The Mental Health Parity And Addiction Equity Act (Parity Act of 2009) requires most health insurance plans and Medicaid programs to provide the same level of coverage for MH/SUD care as they do for medical care.
Families for Recovery (FFR)
FFR provides guidance for existing family support groups around the state and helps the development of new local recovery organizations. FFR recognizes the potential of families dealing with alcohol and drug addiction issues to reduce the stigma associated with the disease.
We know that when it comes to advocacy, there is strength in numbers. We have made great strides in connecting with other advocacy groups to build a solid network of supporters to fight for or against many policies, relating to addiction treatment, mental health and recovery, that are introduced each year during the legislative session.