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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.

1-855-337-MACS (6227)

Our Services

  • 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

9 Oct
PCSS Half & Half MAT Waiver Training 7:30 am | Doordan Institute, 2000 Medical Parkway, Belcher Pavilion, 7th Floor, Annapolis, MD 21401

Presented by MACS Consultant, Christopher Welsh, MD
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
7:30 am - 12 pm

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15 Oct
Maryland's PDMP: A Tool to Support the Treatment of Patients with Substance Use Disorders 12 pm | Webinar

Presented by MACS Consultant, Dr. Yngvild Olsen
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
12:00 - 1:00 pm

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6 Nov
PCSS Half & Half MAT Waiver Training 7:30 am | UM Shore Medical Center at Easton | Nick Rajacich Health Education Center | 219 South Washington Street Easton, MD 21601

Presented by MACS Consultant, Eric Weintraub, MD.
Wednesday, November 7, 2019
7:30 am - 12:45 pm

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What's New

Recorded webinar

Presenter: Christopher Welsh, MD

Date: August 13, 2019

Mental Health Comorbidity with Substance Use Disorders Slides

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New program helps doctors treat people with substance use disorders
As a part of Talbot Goes Purple, Easton's local newspaper, Star Democrat, interviewed MACS Consultant, Dr. Eric Weintraub, about Medication-Assisted Treatment and services provided by MACS.

Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas
This JAMA Medical News story discusses the use of telemedicine to treat opioid use disorder in rural areas and features MACS Consultant, Dr. Eric Weintraub.

Expanding low-threshold buprenorphine to justice-involved individuals through mobile treatment: Addressing a critical gap in care
MACS Consultant, Dr. Michael Fingerhood, is an author of this journal article.

Rethinking Opioid Dose Tapering, Prescription Opioid Dependence, and IndicationsTapering long-term opioid therapy is challenging, starting with determining whose dose to taper. This article published in the Annals of Internal Medicine discusses achieving effective, safe, and compassionate tapers.


Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Guidance about the effective use of drug testing in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and promotion of recovery for patients with, or at risk for, addiction.

Key Substance Use and Mental Health Indicators in the United States 
This report from SAMHSA summarizes key findings from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for national indicators of substance use and mental health among people aged 12 years old or older in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States.

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.


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