Substance Use Resources

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The City is committed to promoting a healthy and drug-free community. In collaboration with Montgomery County and other national and local providers, we offer the following education and prevention resources, including opioid overdose prevention, support services, and treatment options for individuals and families.

The City’s Homeless Services Division offers transitional housing programming, treatment referrals, case management and aftercare for homeless men and women seeking to recover and/or recovering from Substance Use Disorders.

The Gaithersburg Police Department accepts unused or expired prescription medications at its police station all year round. Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety hazard that can lead to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. The Police Department provides an opportunity for citizens to dispose of unwanted medications anonymously, safely and securely, with no questions asked.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers a variety of resources, including helping you talk with teens about drugs and information about the opioid crisis in Maryland.

Overdose Prevention

Montgomery County offers periodic free trainings on the use of Naloxone, a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

The Maryland Behavioral Health Administration provides information on how to obtain Naloxone and gives instructions for use.

The State of Maryland has also created a toolkit with links, videos, graphics and other elements that businesses, public agencies and other organizations can use to educate others about the use of Naloxne.


The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) offers a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

  • SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services offers screening and assessment services for children and adolescents (SASCA).

Montgomery County also offers mental health/substance abuse screening and referrals and access to behavioral health services (ACCESS Team).


InfoMontgomery, a public-private effort led by the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc., provides resource information on a variety of special topics, including mental health and substance abuse prevention for adults and children.

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services offers a 24 Hour Crisis Center and provides information and assistance in locating substance abuse treatment services in Montgomery County and the surrounding area.

211 Maryland offers assistance to individuals and families navigating statewide health and human services resources, including substance abuse treatment services.

Support Groups