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Echo House Multi-Service Center is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary agency. Echo House provides substance abuse treatment to adolescents, adults, and seniors. We assist our clients in reaching their optimum level of physical, economic, behavioral, emotional, social and spiritual well-being.

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ECHO HOUSE HAS SERVED THE COMMUNITY FOR 48 YEARS...

The History of Echo House Multi-Service Center

Echo House was founded in 1964 by Howard Offit. Mr. Offit owned R&S Construction Company and many rental properties in Baltimore Cty, Maryland. Many of his tenants were low income families. Seeking a way to improve the social and economic conditions of these families, Mr. Offit sought the help of several prominent individuals: Veri Lewis, former Dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work; Stanley Mazer, former Assistant for Urban Renewal; and Daniel Thurz, Associate Direc- tor of VISTA. Together, they developed a plan to organize families in the Franklin Square neighbor- hood and recruit volunteers to work to improve the quality of life and sense of the community. In 1966, Echo House became a 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation. A few of the notable individuals who were members of the first Board of Directors included: the late Caswell Caplan, owner of Time Reality; the late Stuart Rome, Attorney; former Maryland Comptroller, Governor and Mayor of Baltimore William Donald Schaefer; Charles Tildon, Consultant; and Robert Embry, President of the Able Foundation.

We are a team of Board Certified Addiction Counselors in full-time private practice. Echo House has over 40 years of experience working with clients from adolescence onward in individual therapy, group analysis, family therapy, and individualized chemical detox therapy.

We use a client-centered therapeutic approach to treat a wide range of addictions including: Marijuana, Prescriptions Drug dependence, Cocaine, Heroin and other opiates, Ecstasy and “Club Drugs”, Amphetamines, Crystal Methamphetamine, Crack Cocaine, Aerosol “huffing”, inhalants, “Rush”, “robotripping” cough syrup abuse, and other synthetic substances. Suboxone Treatment (Intensive Outpatient Physician Assisted Protocol) The Echo House offers Suboxone Treatment (a.k.a. Intensive Outpatient Physician Assisted Protocol) coupled with counseling. Suboxone can help opiate dependant patients reduce withdrawal symptoms and stay on course with their treatment. The main ingredient in Suboxone is Buprenorphine, which is an opioid. This man-made opiate was FDA approved in 2002 for the management of opioid dependence. When a patient stops using opiates withdrawal symptoms begin. These symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and often play a role in a patients decision to move forward with opiate detox. Suboxone Treatment can help remove these symptoms and bring sobriety more safely and comfortably. Here at Echo House, we offer Suboxone Treatment because it is proven to help patients overcome their addictions and start making positive changes to their lives.>>>

We match our patients with counselors that understand the addiction the client is facing.

Counseling Services Substance abuse and addiction often go hand-in-hand with mental health issues. Echo House offers treatment programs designed specifically to meet this need. We call these “co- occurring (substance abuse & mental health) problems” and we believe a successful recovery depends on addressing both our client’s mental health and substance abuse issues. Our Team of skilled and experienced counselors can assist you and your loved ones through the process of defeating addiction. Using a real-life approach to transformation, we will guide you through the recovery and healing process. Family Services Echo House works with patients and families to aid in the process of understanding, overcoming, and ultimatley defeating addiction. Our team of counselors offer group and individual meetings with the family of the addicted to assist in the transition towards freedom from addiction.

By Morgan Eichensehr – Reporter, Baltimore Business Journal Jul 12, 2018, 7:00am CVS Health has installed safe medication disposal units in 19 of its pharmacies across Maryland, in an effort to help prevent opioid abuse and misuse.

w “This is for those medications that are sitting in your home that are no longer needed,” Davis said. “So maybe a patient had a broken leg and needed opioids for the pain, but has some pills left over — those drugs can be easily diverted for abuse by anyone who has access, and we want to help prevent that.” In addition to the medication disposal effort, the CVS Health Foundation is helping to fund opioid-related efforts at the local level, by awarding up to $2 million in grants to community health centers dedicated to supporting opioid addiction recovery. In Baltimore, a $85,000 grant is going to Total Health Care. The funding will be used to develop and implement care models to increase participation in Total Health Care’s substance abuse treatment program. Davis said taking part in combating the opioid crisis is in line with CVS’s mission as a health care company. “Our pharmacists are uniquely positioned as part of the local health care systems to play an important role in educating and also intervening on this issue,” Davis said. “Our mission is about helping people on their path to better health, and one of the ways we can do that is through heightened safety around prominent public health issues.” Maryland is among states across the U.S. that have been ravaged by the deadly ongoing opioid epidemic. Tom Davis, vice president of professional services for CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), said CVS is seeking to support communities that have been affected by the crisis with its medication disposal kiosks. The units will allow patients to drop off unused or excess pills from old prescriptions, so they can be handed over to police and safely disposed of.

CVS looks to prevent

prescription opioid misuse with disposal kiosks in Md.

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I recently returned to Buffalo after living five years in Maryland where, in the first nine months of 2017, overdose deaths related to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids reached a new high of 1,501. In response to a mandate from Gov. Larry Hogan, my colleagues and I developed an opioid awareness program for all newly admitted students at Johns Hopkins University. The recent move by the Town of Tonawanda to equip its police officers with naloxone moves that department from being aware to taking action to save lives. Amid the nation’s opioid crisis, why are communities slow to adopt the lifesaving antidote naloxone? On April 5, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams issued an advisory recommending that more Americans carry naloxone – not just emergency responders and law enforcement personnel, but average citizens. Recent reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that more than half of opioid overdose deaths are caused by synthetic drugs, including fentanyl. While heroin overdoses evolve in minutes to hours, fentanyl is faster acting and more potent, evidenced by that overdose evolving in seconds to minutes. In his study, “Characteristics of fentanyl overdoses – Massachusetts, 2014-2016,” Dr. Alexander Walley reported that among people who witnessed naloxone being administered, 83 percent said that two or more naloxone doses were used before the person responded. Of those who died from fentanyl overdoses, 90 percent had no pulse by the time emergency medical services arrived. [in Maryland] overdose deaths related to heroin, fentanyl and other opioids reached a new high of 1,501

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