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Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Matrix
As a method to keep track of the multiple prevention and treatment activities/programs implemented in Calvert County, the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. created a matrix that provides a brief synopsis of local prevention and treatment activities.  Some of the activities are on-going.  We share activities/programs that we are aware of at the time of updating.  If you know of a program/activity and don't see it listed, please contact our office at 410-535-3733 so that we can update the listing.


Listed below are links to substance abuse data gathered by various agencies.

State of Maryland

Maryland Behavioral Health Administration (BHA)  was created with the merger of  the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration (ADAA) and Mental Hygiene Administration (MHA).  Data and information regarding local overdose deaths can be found on the BHA website. 
     

Education
  • 2013 marked the first year the Youth Risk Behavior Survey provided county specific data as it relates to alcohol and drug use.  To access the data go to http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm.
  • 2007 marked the last year the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)  allowed for the Maryland Adolescent Survey to be conducted.  Historically, the MAS was conducted  every two years in middle and high schools.  This allowed 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th graders to be surveyed to determine the natue, extent and trend of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among adolescents.  Currently, MSDE allows the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to be conducted in the schools on years ending in an even number.   The most recent data can be found on their website.

Law Enforcement
  • A coalition of nearly two dozen state and local agencies launched the Maryland Drug Early Warning System (DEWS) in 1998 to better detect and monitor substance abuse trends across the state. To view regional drug information about Calvert County, go to the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) website.
  • Offender Population Urine Screening (OPUS) provides insight into emerging drug trends among juvenile offenders in Maryland. These prior drug patterns may not be typical of the general youth population.


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