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Substance Use Disorder Services

Substance Use Disorder Services pro­vides a full range of assessment and treat­ment services to meet the needs of individu­als, families, and organizations experiencing the negative impact of addiction. Our objec­tive is to provide comprehensive recovery-oriented services with the goal of intervention, education and treatment.

  • Using a strengths-based approach, licensed and certified counselors work closely with clients to help them identify and modify the behaviors and choices that have contributed to their situation. Clients develop new methods for coping and are provided resources for outside support while working on a plan for recovery.
  • If you are an individual feeling powerless or isolated in your situation, or you are a parent, spouse/partner, friend, colleague, etc… of someone who has or you sus­pect has a problem with drugs or alcohol and you would like help with the next step, please contact us.
All services are confidential in accordance with State and Federal Guidelines.

Clinical Services:

  • Substance Use Assessment for Youth and Adults
  • Individualized Outpatient Counseling
  • Family Counseling 
  • Individualized Intensive Treatment Service Plans for Adolescents and Adults
  • Adult Treatment Groups for Women and Men
  • Substance Use Screening for Carroll County Public Schools
  • On-site Assessment and Counseling for students at The Gateway School 
  • Referral to inpatient level of care and other services
  • Implementing modified open access
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CCYSB is a private non-profit organization that has provided outpatient mental health and family support services since 1972. With a focus on the needs of the Carroll County Community, CCYSB has developed a full continuum of services to address a spectrum of ages and problem areas.

In an effort to provide the community more integrated services, our most recent addition to the continuum is assessment and treatment for youth, adults, and families struggling with alcohol and substance use/dependence.

Our Substance Use Disorder Services provides a full range of assessment and treatment services to meet the needs of youth, adolescents, adults, and families experiencing the negative impact of addiction.  Our objective is to provide comprehensive recovery-oriented services with the goal of intervention, education, and treatment.

Using a strengths-based approach, licensed and certified counselors work closely with clients to help them identify and modify the destructive behaviors and choices that have contributed to their situation. Clients are encouraged and supported while they learn how their alcohol or substance use has impacted their mind, body and overall functioning. Clients are taught new methods for coping and provided resources for outside support – while working on their plan for change.

Clinical Services

  • Substance Use Assessment for youth & adults
  • Individualized Outpatient Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Multi-Family Groups for adolescents & their families
  • Treatment Groups for Chemical Abuse & Dependency – Women & Men
  • Substance Use Screening for Carroll County Public Schools
  • On-site assessment and counseling for students at The Gateway School
  • Foundations – a Psychoeducation Group for Adolescents
  • First Offenders Program
  • DUI Treatment
  • Referral to inpatient level of care, mental health treatment & other services

CCYSB: Substance Use Services accepts:

  • Medical Assistance
  • Private Insurance (Participant in many plans)
  • Fee-for-Service (Proof of income required)

To make a referral or inquiry, please call 410-848-2500.

We accept Maryland Medicaid and most major private insurances. Co-pays are due at the time services are rendered. Due to variations between policies, it is best to contact your insurer directly to determine whether we are in their network for your plan.

The agency offers scholarship funding and a sliding scale payment option for low-income families with no insurance; families applying for financial assistance must have a child under the age of 18 and live in Carroll County. The referral coordinator will assist you through this process.

Yes – but don’t let our name fool you! Our agency also provides mental health and substance use services for adolescents, adults, and families.

Our agency offers substance use disorder treatment.  We do not offer classes specifically, but rather therapy sessions based on treatment recommendations and needs, in individual or group therapy modalities.  Our treatment is often approved by courts when they require alcohol classes as part of court orders.

To place a referral, please call 410-848-2500 and press option 1 to leave a message for one of our Referral Coordinators. You may also walk-in during our Open Access hours and someone will assist you.

From time to time, certain CCYSB programs may be operating at capacity.  When this occurs, a referral coordinator will inform you of current openings at CCYSB, as well as provide a comprehensive list of community resources should you choose to look elsewhere.

The referral coordinator will send you a listing of other area resources in the community and help in any way that she is able.

No. The Youth Service Bureau is a non-profit agency, but funded generously by the following sources: state, county, private foundations, and fee-for-session income from private and public insurance.

CCYSB is an outpatient behavioral health clinic (mental health and substance use), serving people of all ages.

Therapists typically address mental health and substance use concerns related to individual trauma, childhood and adolescent development, substance use, family stressors and functioning, and attention deficit challenges. Marital therapy and the challenges of single parenting are also common treatment themes. Treatment for depression, anxiety and mood disorders are often successfully treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

Our policy is to respect the confidentiality of every client, even children. However, if a minor is participating in dangerous behaviors, or is a harm to themselves or others, a parent or other appropriate authority will be notified. The agency also follows HIPAA regulations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) in regards to client records. For more information, please see our privacy policy.

The agency is closed on Sunday and on all major holidays, including New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. The office may also close in the event of a weather emergency. You may call the number 410-848-2500 and press 4 for the current weather announcement.

Please visit our Contributions page to view your options for giving to the agency. You may also contact our Director of Development and Marketing Andie Luchini at or 443.244.8139 our Executive Director Lynn Davis at or 443.244.8649.

The coordinator for Continuing Education is Hollie Cushen. You may contact Hollie at or 443-244-8672.