Maryland Addiction Consultation Service
MACS provides support to primary care and specialty prescribers across Maryland in the identification and treatment of Substance Use Disorders and chronic pain management.
- Providing free phone consultation for clinical questions, resources, or referral information
- Offering education and training opportunities related to substance use disorders and chronic pain management
- Assisting in the identification of addiction and behavioral health resources that meet the needs of the patients in your community
Upcoming MACS Training
It still hurts! Treating Pain in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
Presenter: Mark Bicket, MD, PhD
Date: June 13, 2019
Treating Addiction Without Judgment in East Baltimore
Twenty-five years ago, MACS Consultant, Dr. Michael Fingerhood began a medical practice that delivers dignified, first-rate primary health care to a population many physicians ignore.
Treating Opioid Addiction in Homeless Populations: Challenges and Opportunities Providing Medication Assisted Treatment
This webinar from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council identifies challenges to treating opioid addiction with Medication Assisted Treatment (Buprenorphine) in a health center environment, and discusses provider practices to overcome these challenges to promote access and recovery.
Patient wants to stop taking buprenorphine
Dr. Edwin Salsitz, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical (PCSS) expert, speaks to a patient who has been on buprenorphine and has done well and now wants to taper off buprenorphine.
Drug Overdose Deaths in the United States
NORC at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s USDA Rural Development have created this tool to allow users to map overdose hotspots and overlay them with data that provide additional context to opioid addiction and death - including the strength and diversity of local economies, ethnicity, educational attainment, and disability status of residents.