Drug Summit for Southern Maryland Planned on March 7 at Hollywood Volunteer Fire Hall

A Drug Summit for the community is planned for March 7, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Hall. Walden will be partnering with the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services, Health Department, Sheriff’s Office and Board of Education.

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(PRWEB) February 06, 2014

A Drug Summit for the community is planned for March 7, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Hall. Walden will be partnering with the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging and Human Services, Health Department, Sheriff’s Office and Board of Education. This drug summit will address heroin and pill related abuse and overdoses in St. Mary’s County. The unfortunate reality of the situation is that these accidental and lethal overdoses don’t discriminate- youth, teens and young adults are not immune from the epidemic.

Walden’s role in this community summit will be to discuss pathways to use, various drugs used, early identification strategies and techniques used to discuss drug abuse with young adults as well as treatment and recovery services. Walden’s counselors will be available for to discuss individual questions or concerns.

Walden offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health treatment, and recovery services to individuals and families throughout the community. These services include crisis intervention, psychiatric and mental health therapy, trauma services related to relationship abuse or sexual assault, drug and alcohol services and community and recovery support initiatives. Recommended treatment might include outpatient care for youth and adults or inpatient treatment with detox options for those 18 and older. Walden also offers extended/long term residential care in our North Star and Compass programs.

Often the first step in drug and alcohol treatment is an assessment for the individual or family where Walden will make a recommendation for the most appropriate level of care. Walk-in assessments are offered at both Charlotte Hall and Lexington Park locations on Monday-Friday from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

Recovery and wellness services are additionally available via Walden for both youth and adults. The Beacon of Hope in Lexington Park is free and open to the public On Fridays from 4:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1-7 pm and throughout the week to host recovery community meetings for adults. The Cove/D.F.Z., located in California, offers youth ages 12-17 a fun, safe, and sober place to be. It is open Monday-Friday 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and most Sundays 1 p.m-4 p.m.

For more information about how Walden can help, please contact our 24 hour crisis line at 301-863-6661 anonymously or call our appointment line at 301-997-1300 ext.2. Visit us online at http://www.waldensierra.org, “like us” on Facebook or “follow us” on Twitter.


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