The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), part of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) (link), has oversight responsibility for publicly funded inpatient and outpatient community behavioral health services related to substance use disorders, mental health disorders, co-occurring disorders, and problem gambling disorders. BHA is the entity responsible for regulating and licensing all behavioral health programs in …
The Maryland Behavioral Health Integration in Pediatric Primary Care (BHIPP) supports the efforts of primary care clinicians to assess and manage the mental health needs of their patients from infancy through the transition to young adulthood. Calls are answered by a licensed behavioral health consultant who can assist with resources, referrals, and general questions regarding …
Benefits include Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance provided to people in the form of payment for some or all medical services, medical-related services, rehabilitative services, and/or prescription drugs.
Benzodiazepines, sometimes referred to as “benzos”, are tranquilizer drugs that slow the activity of the central nervous system. Prescribed benzodiazepine medications include Ativan, Valium, Diazepam, and Xanax and can come in tablets, capsules, injections, or suppositories. Slang terms for benzodiazepines include sleepers, tranx, downers, xannies, roofies.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health disorder that causes severe and unusually high and low shifts in mood, energy, and activity levels as well as unusual shifts in the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.
Buprenorphine is an opioid partial agonist used in MAT that can diminish the effects of physical dependency to opioids as well as withdrawal symptoms and cravings.