Trainings & Events


  •  Opioid Overdose Response Program

An overdose can happen to anyone.  Would you know what to do?  In this one hour class you will learn how to:

  1. identify various legal and illegal drugs, including heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone
  2. recognize the signs and symptoms of overdose
  3. perform rescue breathing
  4. give intra-nasal naloxone, a medication that reverses the effects of an overdose by restoring the person’s ability to breathe
  5. care for the individual until help arrives

The next training will be held on Monday, July 17th at 9:00 a.m. For more information and to register for  the training, contact or call 410-313-6202.

  • Five-Part Training Series:   Core Competencies in Integrated Care, Part I – V:  Screening, Assessing, Treatment Planning and Treatment Matching, and Group Treatment

    The Core Competencies in Integrated Care training series will provide an experiential opportunity to learn more about some of the basics of clinical practices in integrated care. In particular, it will be focused on the use of tools and processes that have been found to be most helpful, not only during the initial phases of treatment engagement but throughout service provision for the complex needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders.

    Overall Goals:

    During this training process, realistic case examples will be provided to help learn about the combined use of the “No Wrong Door Integrative Screener” (“NWD IS” as developed by Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D.), the “ASAM Six Dimensional Assessment” (“The ASAM Criteria”, David Mee-Lee, MD, Editor in Chief), in conjunction with a “Person-Centered Recovery Plan” (“Treatment Planning for Person-Centered Care” by Diane M. Grieder, MEd & Neal Adams, MD). In summary, participants will experientially learn about how to move from integrative screening and assessment toward the development of an Interpretive Summary and Person-Centered Recovery Plan (as required by accrediting organizations) which incorporates stage-specific individual and group treatment interventions.

    Sessions: 8:30 am to 12:00 pm on September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and October 6th at the Howard County Health Department’s Severn Room. Registration begins at 8:00 am. To register please contact by August 25, 2017.


  • International Overdose Awareness Day

Please join us for a candle lighting vigil and recovery celebration.  Thursday, August 31, 2017 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Resource tables open 5:30-7:00 p.m., program 7:00-8:00 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042


We recommend a blanket to sit on the lawn.

  • BHA’s 29th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Rd, Baltimore

Conference Fee $95.  On-line Registration opens in early August.