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New Drugs of Abuse

Bath Salts

What are Bath Salts? Click here for Infographic

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)

Synthetic Cannabinoids

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)

Research Reviews

The Top 20 Substance Abuse Articles of 2009: What Physicians Read Over the Past Year
Peter Cohen, MD


Advocacy Resources

Agencies Providing Specific Services to Maryland

Co-Occurring Disorder Resources

Drug & Alcohol Resource Links

Drug Rehab Guide - Provided by the Hills Treatment Center

Government Resources

Help for Quitting Smoking and Tobacco Use

Interpreters/Translator Services

Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Related Problems

Maryland 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.

Resouces on Addiction

Other Resources

Professional Organizations

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