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County Provides Free Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services For Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and Their Families

Annapolis (June 30, 2008) - Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold and Health Officer Frances B. Phillips announced today a new initiative to provide free mental health and substance abuse treatment services to Anne Arundel County veterans returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan, their spouses, and their children ages 5 to 18.

"This initiative is a way for Anne Arundel County to show its sincere appreciation for veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. They deserve our support both abroad and at home," said County Executive John R. Leopold. "We want to assure that Anne Arundel County’s veterans and their families have the quality of life they deserve."

The mental health and substance abuse services will be offered at health care providers conveniently located throughout the County. Services will include assessments, inpatient and outpatient treatment and intensive case management. The free and confidential services are supported by the Department’s Opportunity for Treatment Fund and the County Mental Health Agency, Inc.

To apply or get more information, call the Substance Abuse Treatment Referral and Resource Information Line at (410) 222-0117.


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