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24-hour addiction hotline available to Marylanders

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 00:55:19-04

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A new 24-hour helpline has been made available to Maryland residents battling addiction, the Washington, D.C.-based Addiction Policy Forum announced.

The Addiction Resource Center’s free, confidential helpline is staffed by licensed clinicians, the addiction nonprofit said in it’s announcement. Marylanders looking to use this service can call 1-833-301-HELP (4357). When contacted, clinicians can provide information about substance use disorder, educational information about treatment options, and compassion and support to those dealing with crisis. Additional resources can also be found at the Addiction Resource Center’s website.

“The Addiction Resource Center helpline can assist with anything, from how to talk to your loved one about their substance use to where the nearest treatment facilities are located,” said Jessica Hulsey Nickel, the Founder and CEO of Addiction Policy Forum.

“We understand that every person is unique and, with that, their plan of action should be too,” says Morgan Gliedman, vice president of programs and education at Addiction Policy Forum. “Now that the Addiction Resource Center’s helpline is available at all times, we will better be able to meet people where they are when they’re ready and connect callers to local resources.”