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Robert DeHaven, Regional Director
Edward Orndorff, Program Administrator
Sabillasville 21780 Telephone: 241-3131

The Victor Cullen Center was established as a
training school for male minors by Chapter 818,
Acts of 1965, under the State Department of
Public Welfare. It was transferred to the Juvenile
Services Administration on July 1, 1967. Prior to
1965 the facilities were known as the Victor
Cullen State Hospital, a tuberculosis hospital un-
der the general management of the State Depart-
ment of Health. From its initial establishment in
1908 to 1965, Victor Cullen had been known as
the State Sanitorium. In January 1974 the Victor
Cullen School was transferred from the jurisdic-
tion of the Department of Juvenile Services to
what is now the Mental Retardation and Devel-
opmental Disabilities Administration and redesig-
nated as the Victor Cullen Center.

The Center is oriented toward a nonmedical
model of education, training, and habilitation for
all of its severely and profoundly retarded resi-
dents. The goal of the program is to prepare resi-
dents to return to the community within a five-
year period. Individualized programs are prepared
to implement this long-range goal and residents
use the generic services provided by doctors, den-
tists, speech therapists, occupational therapists,
physical therapists, and pharmaceutical services
in the local community. More than half of the
residents attend day training in the community.
The Center is budgeted for ninety residents.


Richard L. Hamilton, Director

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-3959

The Drug Abuse Administration, created by
Chapter 29, Acts of 1971, succeeded the Drug
Abuse Authority, established by Chapter 404,
Acts of 1969. The Director of the Administration
is appointed by the Secretary of Health and Men-
tal Hygiene.

The Drug Abuse Administration engages in a
planning process that identifies needs, policies,
and strategies aimed at the prevention, diagnosis,
and treatment of drug abuse in the State of
Maryland. The Administration funds projects
based on need and encourages initiatives toward

unique programming for the prevention of drug
abuse or the treatment of chemical substance
abuse in an effective and efficient manner. This
grant-in-aid program emphasizes multi-modality
public or private non-profit projects. Current
strategies include maximizing coordination with
the local health departments and Health Systems
Agencies leading to a more thorough identifica-
tion of local needs. The current policy of the Ad-
ministration is to maintain facilities in local com-
munities that best serve the unique requirements
for chemical substance abuse treatment and reha-
bilitation in these areas.

It is the responsibility of the Administration to
monitor all drug abuse treatment programs in the
State and to certify these programs annually as to
the quantity and quality of treatment delivered.
No drug abuse treatment or prevention program
can operate within the State of Maryland, either
public or private, without certification by the
Drug Abuse Administration.

The Administration cooperates with the Office
of Education and Training for Addiction Services,
under the Assistant Secretary for Mental Health,
Mental Retardation, Addictions, and Develop-
mental Disabilities for the purpose of assuring
competent program personnel and adequate infor-
mation dissemination. The Administration annu-
ally publishes a comprehensive plan for drug
abuse treatment and prevention (Code 1957, Art.
43B, secs. 1A-22).


John Bland, Director

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-2977

The Alcoholism Control Administration, creat-
ed by Chapter 746, Acts of 1976, succeeded the
Division of Alcoholism Control of the Mental
Health Administration.

The primary functions of the Alcoholism
Control Administration are to serve as a clear-
inghouse for information relating to alcoholism,
to develop, encourage, and foster Statewide,
regional, and local plans and programs in the
field of alcoholism, and to provide technical assis-
tance and consultation to all political subdivisions
of the State with respect to programs for the
prevention and treatment of alcoholism and the
rehabilitation of alcoholics.


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