Fight Opioid Abuse


Opioid and Heroin use is a widespread epidemic.  As a result, multiple agencies and organizations throughout Carroll County are working together to address the issues of drug addiction, prevention and emergency treatment.  As a way to help coordinate efforts, we’re compiling a list of events and links to important local resources.

If your organization would like to be included or if you would like to submit an event please email us at




Carroll County Health Department

Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office

Carroll County Youth Services Bureau

Before It’s Too Late

CCPL: Collection on Addiction, Recovery, and Prevention

Rising Above Addiction 

Not in Carroll

Addiction Healing Center



CCAR Recovery Coach Academy

Jan 28 at 8:30 AM – Jan 31 at 5 PM

Carroll County Health Department -

290 South Center Street, Multi-purpose Room, Westminster, MD 21157

The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 4-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs.

CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© participants will:

Describe Recovery Coach role and functions
List the components, core values and guiding principles of recovery
Build skills to enhance relationships
Explore many dimensions of recovery and recovery coaching
Discover attitudes about self disclosure and sharing your story
Understand the stages of recovery
Describe the stages of change and their applications
Increase their awareness of culture, power and privilege
Address ethical and boundaries issues
Experience recovery wellness planning
Practice newly acquired skills

This training provides 30 CPRS CEU’s in the following Domains:
Advocacy-7.5 hours
Ethics- 9 hours
Mentoring/Education- 5.75 hours
Wellness/Recovery - 8.75 hours
Each credit hour meets the standards for Maryland Addictions & Behavioral Health Certification Board for PRS certification.

Registration Fee is $300 and includes participant materials.

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The Sober Truth - Black Tie/Mocktails Gala/Poker Tourney

Saturday, February 29th from 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

St. Johns Portico

45 Monroe St, Westminster, MD

Put on your swankiest clothes and help those in need find their Road to Recovery. Enjoy food and mocktails provided by The Food Chick. Limited poker spots available. Don't play poker? Enjoy roulette, table card games, a photo booth, raffle and door prizes, and more! Limited tickets available for this event -- don't miss out!

Sponsor our event -- contact Sober Truth at 443-918-8592 for details. Sober Truth is seeking in-kind donations of products or gift cards for raffle baskets and doors prizes, along with cash donations.

All proceeds benefit Sober Truth.

6 PM Doors Open
6:30 PM Poker Tournament Begins

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 6th Annual Drug Overdose and Prevention Vigil

Tuesday, April 28th, 7:00 PM -9:00 PM

 The Portico at St. John's Catholic Church

Hosted by the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office.

Annual event to recognize the lives lost to drug addiction, and provide community support to the grieving friends and families left behind. Learn how we can all play a role in preventing future overdose deaths in this County.

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