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
For information, please contact Charlene Jones, AOD Abuse Prevention
Supervisor. at 410-901-8162 Charlene.Jones@maryland.gov
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 established to prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse i Dorchester County, Maryland. We involve community members in seeking and achieving changes in local public policies and practices that prevent our youth's access to and use of substances.
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:
Residents interested in joining are greatly welcomed. We need you!
Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/drugfreedorchester & YouTube www.youtube.com/drugfreedorchester. For more information, contact Charlene Jones, PDFD Coordinator, at 410-901-8162 or Charlene.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit: http://www.parentonthescene.org
Opiate Misuse Prevention
The Dorchester County Health Department has the lead role for this Initiative, in cooperation with 4 other Mid-Shore Maryland Counties of Talbot, Caroline, Queen Anne's and Kent. This is an opportunity to bridge the spectrum of opiate use from primary prevention efforts through overdose and death prevention (harm reduction). Erin Hill coordinates the program, and has experience in Prevention and Recovery Support. Using the Strategic Prevention Framework and with funding support from the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration, strategies will be implemented in the region to address prescription opioid misuse and heroin use. Join the #IWishIKnew conversation at www.iwishiknewmidshore.org.
For more information on the regional effort, contact Erin Hill at 443-205-9638 or Erin.Hill@maryland.gov
For local opportunities to support the initiative, contact Charlene Jones at 410-901-8162 or Charlene.Jones@maryland.gov