Division of Addictions
120 S. Hays Street
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
Central Intake Line: 410-877-2340
**NEW Intensive Outpatient Program**
The Substance Use Disorder – Intensive Outpatient Program is for people who are in the beginning stages of recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The Substance Use Disorder – Intensive Outpatient Program meet at the Harford County Health Department on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00 Am to 12:00 Pm. The Substance Use Disorder – Intensive Outpatient Program offers individual and group counseling and is designed to assist those who are in need of a higher level of treatment than is normally provided in an outpatient program. The aim is to assist patients in their recovery by developing a recovery plan to effectively manage sobriety, coping, education, and understanding.
The Harford County Health Department Division of Addiction Services is proud to offer a range of services. The SUD-IOP is a continuum of structured therapeutic and assessment services appropriate for those with significant substance use problems who may be safely maintained at home outside of treatment hours but require more intensive treatment than is available through general outpatient treatment.
Participants admitted into the SUD-IOP are usually at a higher level of functioning and typically require less structure in the program and outside of the program. They must still function at a level that allows them to safely reside at home, and may also require additional supervision and support from family and friends.
The SUD-IOP is a three (3) hour treatment program, three (3) three days a week, starting at 9:00am and ending 12:00pm for two to up to four (2-4) weeks. The SUD-IOP treatment program will assess the participant’s ability to function with gradually decreasing the level of support providing the opportunity to practice newly developed skills prior to discharge from the program. Discharge from the SUD-IOPprogram will include a transition to a lower level of care provided by the HCHD level I outpatient services.
- Comprehensive assessments
- Group Counseling
- One-on-one individual counseling
- Free Family Education and Support Group
- This free group is offered on Monday evenings from 6-7pm for those who love and support someone suffering from addiction.
Adult “Special Program”:
- Drug Court: A judicially monitored program that includes intensive supervision and addiction treatment. Successful treatment completion has often led to acquittals, probation or suspended sentences.
H.O.P.E. Program (Health Options Provide Empowerment):
- Helps inmates of the Harford County Detention Center obtain a fast track into services including substance abuse, mental health, medical, shelter, etc., upon release.
Temporary Cash Assistance (410-297-6102):
This program provides drug and alcohol screening along with treatment referral and monitoring of treatment progress.
Mental Health Diversion Court:
This program works in collaboration with the Mental Health Court Program to assess client needs, placement and consistent monitoring of clients in the Division of Addiction Services.
Dual Diagnosis Services:
This program works in close collaboration with community mental health agencies to serve clients who are diagnosed with both mental health and addiction disorders.