Maryland Mental Health And Substance Abuse Agencies Merge

Industry Bulletin | July 21, 2013

Circle Connections: Mergers & Acquisitions

Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems and Baltimore Mental Health Systems will merge this fall as the field moves to integrating substance abuse and mental health treatment. The new organization will be named Behavioral Health System Baltimore, employ 70 people and have a $68.5 million operating budget. The merger, contingent on the board approval of both organizations, comes as the state of Maryland prepares to combine substance use and mental health programming into one agency next year. This was reported by The Baltimore Sun on July 22, 2013.

Contact information: Rachel Indek, Director of External Affairs, Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, 1 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD; 410-637-1900; E-mail:; Website: