New Drugs of Abuse
What are Bath Salts? Click here for Infographic
Maryland Moves to Ban "Bath Salts"
DHMH Press Release - 7/21/11
"Bath Salts": Report on Department's Findings
Statement from White House Drug Policy Director on Synthetic Stimulants, a.k.a. "Bath Salts"
For the Professional: Toxtidbit Newsletter on Bath Salts, from the Maryland Poison Center, February 2011
For the Public and the Professional: Poison Prevention Press Newsletter on Bath Salts, Jan/Feb 2011
Information on Carisoprodol
What is Salvia?
Recently a pop star, who just turned 18, went "viral" on the internet after inhaling Salvia. Learn more about this drug here.
What is Salvia? (English Version)
What is Salvia? (Spanish Version)
K2, Spice, Fake Marijuana, Skunk, Yucatan Fire, Moon Rocks, K-6 Summit, Black Widow and Black Mamba are just a few of the street names for marijuana-like substances that can cause reactions including rapid heart rate, vomiting, agitation, confusion, and hallucinations. Five of these compounds are now banned by the DEA, but more than six compounds have been created since then and are available for use. Please read the general description about "Spice" and keep it in mind when evaluating and treating.
What is Spice? (English Version)
What is Spice? (Spanish Version)
The Top 20 Substance Abuse Articles of 2009: What Physicians Read Over the Past Year
Peter Cohen, MD
Agencies Providing Specific Services to Maryland
Co-Occurring Disorder Resources
Drug & Alcohol Resource Links
Drug Rehab Guide - Provided by the Hills Treatment Center
Help for Quitting Smoking and Tobacco Use
Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems
Medicaid/PAC/Healthcare Reform Resources
Medical and Related Resources
National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment - is a non-profit organization formed to help people in need of treatment find treatment providers who are willing and able to treat opioid dependency in the privacy of a doctor’s office.
Research & Addiction Studies
Substance Abuse Search Engines
Tobacco Recovery Resource Exchange
The above website is a tool kit developed by NY's Offices of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services for Tobacco Awareness and Cessation. They are glad to share it with all who are interested.
It is a wealth of information. The curriculum contains 5 modules complete with trainer manuals, participant manuals and power points. There is a section for administrators on building staff buy-in and developing policies. There is a section for clinicians on developing treatment plans, facilitating groups tobacco awareness and recovery groups, and tobacco assessment, diagnosis and pharmacotherapy.
Treatment Services for Veterans