Keep It Safe...

For more information on responsible drinking or for individuals whose lives have been affected by alcoholism we offer the following local and national resources. To have your group included, please contact us.

PARENTING and TEEN-AGE USE:

PREVENTION STRATEGIES for PARENTS

Wicomico County Underage Drinking Coalition: link

MARYLAND UNDERAGE DRINKING LAWS

FACT: A parent or guardian may direct the Maryland Vehicle Administration to suspend the driver's license of his or her child. Wicomico County Underage Drinking Coalition: link

100 GOOD MEN INC

Creates a positive atmosphere for youth and provides role models and volunteer tutors. Contact: Joseph Morris, 410-543-4663

ALCOHOLISM:

HUDSON HEALTH SERVICES INC.

Offers confidential, quality substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment utilizing certified and knowledgeable staff, a full continuum of care and the twelve step and other support networks as adjuncts. Contact: Garrett Altvater, 410-742-0151

LOWER SHORE INTERGROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Serves Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset counties. 24 Hour Help Line (410) 543-2266. link

MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVERS

The mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. MADD volunteers speak to civic groups, educators and youth, conduct local awareness programs and distribute informational material to the public. Contact: 410-742-6233

SALISBURY SUBSTANCE ABUSE COMMUNITY CENTER

Provides meeting space for Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups, which practice the principles of 12 Step recovery programs. Contact: Lewis Carmean, 410-749-9482

CRISIS ASSISTANCE:

THE JOSEPH HOUSE

Promotes social justice and stable family life through direct assistance to the poor, whatever their needs. Contact: Sister Pat Lennon, 410-742-9590

LIFE CRISIS CENTER INC.

Serves children, adults, and families through crisis intervention; advocacy and counseling for victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault; batterers counseling, and safe housing for victims of domestic violence. The Life Crisis Center also operates crisis hotlines. Victims receive information, referrals, emotional support, aid in accessing medical intervention, identifying legal options, and immediate safe housing when needed. Contact: Debra Smith, 410-749-0771

WICOMICO COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

This is a state-supervised, locally administered program, which offers financial assistance to the needy, protects the vulnerable, and serves the troubled while teaching people to help themselves with assistance. Contact: Ella Russell, 410-543-6900

NATIONAL LINKS:

What to Do If Alcoholism is a Problem for You (American Academy of Family Physicians) link or in Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) link

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: link

Health Information: link

National Institutes of Health & Library of Medicine: link

Fact

Dispensaries close by 9:30 p.m. to reduce drunken driving & prevent crime and encourage responsible alcohol consumption.