Substance Abuse

Greensboro Connects


111 S. Main Street Greensboro, MD 21639

The Greensboro Connects initiative serves to connect multiple services with residents of Greensboro and those in the surrounding areas of Caroline County. Organizations, to include non-profits, are available to provide services to those that may not have the financial resources or transportation to access such services.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

tags: assistance, food assistance, healthcare, housing, low income, mental health, substance abuse,

Medication Drop Boxes

Medication drop boxes in Caroline County may be found at the following locations:

Denton Police Department 100 North 3rd Street, Denton MD 21629 Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm

Walgreens 21 Denton Plaza, Denton, MD 21629 Hours: Sunday – Saturday 8am – 10pm

Drug Free Caroline Coalition



The Coalition is specifically organized and shall be operated for the purpose of empowering and supporting our youth in making positive, healthy and alcohol/drug/tobacco-free choices in their lives.

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You, the citizens of Caroline County, are always invited to attend our monthly meetings, held on the first Tuesday of each month, 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Denton Library on the 2nd floor.However, your input and ideas on how we can spread the message through various means, including education are desired and would be greatly appreciated. I am always willing to meet with you, to present at your church, civic event, meeting, youth event, etc.Feel free to contact me: Melanie Rodriguez, Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist for Caroline County. My number is 410-479-8164 / direct line (feel free to leave a message) as well as email:


Any concerned Caroline County citizen can join the group.

Hours of Operation

Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-4:30 PM


There are no fees associated with being a member of the DFCC.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Mid-Shore Intergroup (Alcoholics Anonymous)


P.O. Box 643, Easton, MD 21601

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.

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Serves the Alcoholics Anonymous groups in the Mid-Shore area. Check the website or call the number above for local A.A. or Al-Anon/Alateen meeting places and times.


The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Hours of Operation

Mon. – Fri : 9:00 – 11:00 AM Sat, Sun CLOSED


There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Annes and Talbot Counties

Sante Eastern Shore Mobile Crisis Team


For help with people in crisis, mental health issues, substance abuse, intellectual disabilities.

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Crisis interventions, assessments & referrals; emergency petitions; anyone in crisis, i.e. situational crises; individuals with suicidal thoughts and/or plans; individuals with psychosis and/or delusions; family and marital conflicts; child/teen/elder issues; domestic violence; substance abuse; intellectual disabilities; links to mental health and substance abuse services; family education. Can’t provide service for transportation in MCT vehicles, or shelter assistance for homeless persons without a mental illness.

Hours of Operation

Operate 24/7/365 or as needed | Hotline Always Available

Areas Served

All 9 Counties of the Eastern Shore

Caroline County Health Department



403 S. 7th St, Denton, MD 21629

MEDICAL ADULT DAY CARE CENTER – DENTON. Call us at 410-479-8065.Caring for Senior Citizens needs & helping them live independently in our community. Transportation for Caroline Residents included; others provide their own transport. Sliding scale pricing, Veterans Served and clients physician orders reviewed.CAROLINE COUNSELING CENTER / ADDICTIONS. Call us at 410-479-1882Saving Lives by helping all ages from negative effects from drug & alcohol abuse. Vivitrol & Medication Assisted / Walk-In Clinic / Outpatient Treatments, Individual & Group Counseling, Co-Occurring Disorders Therapy, DWI Ed classes, School Based Counseling & Housing referrals.BEHAVIORAL / MENTAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT CLINIC. Call us at 410-479-3800Providing a full range of psychiatric services and supportive counseling to individuals, groups, and families. 606 Sunnyside, Ave, Denton.MIDSHORE WIC. Please call 410-479-8060 to make an appointment.A supplemental nutrition program for woman, infants and children under 5. Providing nutrition counseling, breastfeeding support, referrals to other health and social agencies, and free healthy food. Offices located in Caroline, Talbot, and Dorchester counties.COMMUNITY MEDICINE / DISEASE PREVENTION. Call us at 410-479-8000.Immunizations, TB/ STD’s, Family Planning Education & Medicine, TB/ STD HIV case management, Nurse of the Day, Children’s Medical Services & Insurance MA/MCHP, Lead Poisoning Prevention.DDA (DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICES). Call us at 410-479-8075Locates and Obtains resources for residents, conducts Assessments/ Life Plans, Transition & Coordinated Community Care for their needs.TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE – MA PROGRAM. Call us at 410-479-8014Provides transportation to medical appointments for persons receiving Medical Assistance. Pre-Approval needed before scheduling.ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. Call us at 410-479-8045.Septic System / BAT Fund, Plat Review, Water Supplies, Food Safety / Inspection; Environmental Health Protections, Property Status Reports, Rabies Clinics / Exposure, Licences.EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS – PUBLIC HEALTH. Call us at 410-479-8006Protecting the health and safety of residents during man-made and natural health emergencies.VITAL RECORDS / BIRTH / DEATH CERTIFICATES. Call us at 410-479-8030.Records available between 8:30am to 4:00 pm M-F. Call for details.WELLNESS PROMOTION Call us at 410-479-8080Tobacco/electronic cigarette prevention & education in schools and community/ Quit smoking classes/ youth tobacco enforcement programBreast, Cervical, and Colorectal Cancer Screening Program for uninsured and under-insured clients.Chronic disease prevention programs focusing on the prevention of Diabetes, Stroke, High Blood Pressure and Obesity. All programs at NO COST to the client.

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Mid-Shore Restoring Hope in Women


12400 River Road, Ridgely, MD 21660

Our purpose is to make sure all women on the Eastern shore of Maryland have a chance at a new start. To begin over in a safe sober environment. We are a board of 5 women who have all been affected by the opiate epidemic and thought we needed to do something to help the women in our communities.

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We pay fees and rent for women going into recovery houses (Sober living). We are a local resource so women looking for help can come to us and we will point them in the right direction for recovery. We give rides to rehab facilities, doctor appointments, work, court, etc.

Maryland Heroin Awareness Advocate, Eastern Shore Chapter (MHAA)


We are an organization fighting heroin addiction, consisting of family members with lived experience who advocate, raise awareness and support those suffering with substance use disorder. We complete our mission by collaborating with other advocates, state and local leaders/officials to create policies, initiate prevention practices along with education and promoting quality treatment through a continuum of care, including recovery services.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.The website offers a chat function and additional resources that are more specific.

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Mid-Shore Fresh Start Recovery Program

(443) 385-0262

Fresh Start is a nonprofit transitional housing program for people recovering from substance-related addiction. Their goal is to provide, in the Mid-Shore area, a stable housing environment complemented by aggressive case management to assist the residents in achieving sobriety, independence, and self-sufficiency with enhanced possibilities for future success.

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