About 135,000 people die each year as a consequence of alcohol and drug abuse, not including tobacco.

More than 1,700 high school and college students die of alcohol poisoning or alcohol-related injuries each year.

Teens who attend religious services regularly are less likely to use drugs, alcohol and tobacco than those who do not attend.

Approximately 80% of all crime in the US is related to drug or alcohol addiction.

Almost 50 percent of Americans struggling with addiction do not receive treatment due to insurance barriers.

People who have been drinking are at greater risk of being the victim of a violent crime.

Less than 20 percent of Americans who need treatment receive it.

Currently, an estimated 25 million Americans are addicted to drugs and alcohol.

An estimated $31 billion of Medicare inpatient hospital costs—some 25% of all Medicare inpatient hospital spending—are attributable to substance abuse.

Expert estimates of the number of crimes committed by one single drug addict range from 89 to 191 a year.

Twenty-five percent of all people admitted to hospitals are admitted for problems related to alcohol.

Substance abuse is a chronic disease affecting nearly 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 12.

About three million cases of child abuse are reported each year in the US. Three out of four involve drug or alcohol abusing parents.

Theories posit that people suffering from addiction self-medicate a physical, emotional or spiritual hurt.

About 335,000 people die every year as a direct result of their use of tobacco products.

For each unemployed substance abusing woman on welfare who becomes self-supporting and maintains sobriety, the annual benefit to society is about $50,000.

From 1992 to 2003, the abuse of controlled prescription drugs by 12 to 17 year olds more than tripled, rising to $2.3 million.

Cocaine overdose caused approximately 25,000 emergency room admissions in 1997.

Ninety percent of property crimes and muggings are related to drugs.

Twenty-two percent of full-time college students meet criteria for alcohol and drug abuse.

Studies show that every dollar spent on treatment leads to a $7.46 reduction in legal, social and other costs to taxpayers.

Twenty-two percent of full-time college students meet criteria for alcohol and drug abuse.

The average individual suffering from an addiction needs $200 per day to support the disease.

More than half of all adults have a family history of alcohol abuse.

Among the homeless adults in shelters, almost 90% are alcoholics and alcohol abusers: more than 60% are drug addicts or abusers.

Nearly 1 out of 5 people detained in American prisons committed their offences to obtain money for drugs.

In 2004, NIH set the annual costs of underage drinking at $19 billion from traffic accidents and $29 billion from violent crime.

If you do not suffer from an addiction by the age of 25, you are less likely to become addicted.

Abuse of prescription opioids like OxyContin and Vicodin has climbed 342% from 1993 to 2005.

Tuerk House transforms lives by providing help and hope for enduring recovery to individuals, families and communities in the Baltimore metropolitan areas who are struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs.

A Letter from our Executive Director, Kevin N. Tyler, Sr.

On behalf of the management and staff of Tuerk House, Inc., I am pleased to take this opportunity to welcome you to our website. Our mission is to transforms lives by providing help and hope for enduring recovery to individuals, families and communities in the Baltimore metropolitan areas who are struggling with addiction to alcohol and/or drugs.

I recently read an article that expressly explains the Tuerk House “Vision”. The article, called the “Integration of Everything” talks about the integration of substance use treatment, primary care services, and social and vocational services all supported by a high end technology framework. This is the model that truly offers a full continuum of care that leads to long term and life-long recovery. It is a model where there really is no “Wrong Door” and those who have been historically underserved receive the same level of service as those who have historically been at the top of the economic ladder. This is the Tuerk House model of care. A model that is client focused which means it entails a robust family support component as well as a strong community engagement component. At Tuerk House we are building a culture of care and accountability. This applies to our clients as well as the Tuerk House staff.
In this era of computers, tablets, and smart devices we often forget the core component of any successful organization. That component is the people. The Tuerk House management, clinical and medical teams are second to none. They are highly skilled and dedicated to the Tuerk House clients. They have been empowered to provide the quality care our clients deserve with a minimum of administrative burdens or clinical restrictions. We simply have asked them to focus on their clients, while we handle the administration.

In closing, our dedicated team of health management professionals is poised to deliver an integrated level of care that encompasses all aspects of recovery. This integrated model allows us to deliver advanced customized healthcare solutions to all of our clients. Take a tour of our website. It is rich with information about us and all the services we offer; as well as the services delivered by our partner providers.

Thanks again for visiting our website and welcome to the “New Tuerk House”.