Dorchester County Health Department

3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410-228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Memorial Day

The Dorchester County Health Department will be close Friday May 22nd and Monday May 25th.

The Drug and Alcohol Prevention Services program of the Dorchester County Health Department develops, coordinates, and implements the county's substance abuse prevention plan. Referrals are not necessary. Anyone can obtain services, which are free of charge. Services include:

  • Special programs for high-risk youths
  • Center for Substance Abuse Model Programs
  • Technical assistance/networking with community agencies
  • Group presentations
Eligibility: Residents of Dorchester County who want to prevent substance abuse problems.

For information, please contact Ervina K. Johnson, AOD Abuse Prevention
Supervisor. at 410-901-8134  


Drug and Alcohol Prevention Services also addresses substance abuse/issues through the Partnership for a Drug Free Dorchester (PDFD).

Partnership for a Drug Free Dorchester (PDFD) is a community coalition.  We involve community members in achieving changes in local public policies/practices that reduce our youth’s access to and use of substances in the county.  Achievements include the Breathalyzer Test (PBT) Project and arm banding for alcohol sales at public events. Meetings are held the first Monday of every month unless the date falls on a holiday.  The coalition functions through subcommittees, which may be subject to change, include:

  • Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol (CMCA): Changes policies and practices in ways that reduce access to alcohol by youth.
  • Communities United (CU): Community members assist with fulfilling the coalition’s goals and objectives.
  • Data & Evaluation: Evaluates the coalition’s efforts, monitors plans and activities, and makes recommendations for improvement and sustainability.
  • Dorchester Recovery Initiative (DRI): Promotes personal recovery for all by strengthening the recovery community, services, and structures that help folks get and stay in recovery.
  • Media: Monitors and oversees the creation, development, and coordination of the coalition’s traditional and social media outputs and marketing materials.
  • Membership & Capacity: Monitors the availability of volunteer, organizational and other resources, increasing each as needed in order to sustain coalition efforts.
  • Prescription Drug: (Ad Hoc)
  • Tobacco: Addresses access and use of tobacco by minors and promotes smoke-free environments.
  • Youth Action Council (YAC): Middle and high school age community youth work to reduce underage substance abuse.

Residents interested in joining are greatly welcomed.  We need you!

Find us on Facebook: & YouTube  For more information, contact Charlene Jones, PDFD Coordinator, at 410-901-8162 or

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3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410 228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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