Hope House Treatment Centers


What We Do


Hope House provides non-hospital detoxification services for patients requiring medical support for the management of withdrawal symptoms during the earliest phase of treatment. The average length of detoxification, which varies upon the individual and the drugs he/she has been using, is 3-10 days. Services include medical evaluation, toxicology screening, medical monitoring, chemical assistance, client education, group and individual counseling, and continuing care planning.

In-patient Care

This is an intensive, approximately 30 day inpatient program designed to provide a safe, drug-free environment for individuals who are unable to abstain from alcohol and drug use in their normal environment. This level of care provides a comprehensive assessment of the patient's needs, medical stabilization, psychiatric assessment when needed, medication as required, cognitive/behavioral counseling (both group and individual), introduction to 12-step self-help groups, relapse prevention counseling and a high level of education about the disease of addiction and the process of recovery.

Medical and Nursing Care: We provide 24 hour nursing care under the direction of a physician specializing in addiction care. Our staff is specially trained to address the complex needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders and addiction issues.

Intensive Out-patient Program (IOP)

Our Intensive Outpatient Program is for those needing addiction treatment and who are ready to return to work, school or other responsibilities or who do not require a higher level of care. Our IOP is led by a certified Addictions Counselor and utilizes 12-step and proven clinical treatment methods to help you make positive life changes. The evening sessions make this treatment option convenient for those with work or school commitments.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

The MAT Program uses medication in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a more complete approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. MAT is primarily used for the treatment of addiction to opioids and prescription pain relievers that contain opiates. The MAT Program at Hope House currently consists of Vivitrol injections, Naltrexone, and Suboxone/Zubsolv maintenance. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve psychological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drug. Medications used in MAT are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and MAT programs are clinically driven and tailored to meet each patient's needs. Individuals seeking to participate in the MAT Program can do so with the requirement of enrolling in Hope House's IOP/OP Program.

MVA Approved DUI/DWI Education Classes

Our educational series is led by a professionally certified Addictions Counselor. Participants receive a complete overview of relevant issues, including Maryland laws concerning DWI/DUI, consequences associated with driving after drinking, alcohol related health issues, defining "addiction", impact on family and friends, 12-step groups and other resources.

Pre-Op Liver Transplant Group

Our Pre-Op Liver Transplant Group is part of our Outpatient Program and serves those in waiting for a new liver. Specific areas of education and discussion include the impact of alcohol on the liver, relapse prevention, identifying and avoiding triggers/stressors, finding and maintaining a solid support group, keeping track of your MELD (Model for End-stage Liver Disease) score, and dispelling the myths associated with post transplant life.

Family Education Program (FEP)

Hope House provides weekly family meetings led by a member of our professional counseling staff. Family counseling is a chance to rebuild trust and re-establish bonds between family members that existed before drug addiction entered their lives. Weekly sessions provide a chance for parents, siblings and children to speak their minds. This may be the first time that family members have addressed the individual directly about their addiction (and its fallout) - and can help open the lines of communication. These sessions are a chance for a counselor to instruct the family on the best, most productive ways to help their loved one make a smooth transition back into normal life following treatment.

Gambling Treatment

Hope House Treatment Centers offer both inpatient and outpatient counseling at our Crownsville location for problem gambling. A comprehensive gambling assessment is completed to determine specific treatment needs and appropriate level of care recommended. We also provide counseling with individuals that have been placed on the Maryland Voluntary Exclusion Program’s list that are requesting to be permitted to return to Maryland Casinos. Review participant workbook, "Healthy Lifestyle Choices" to be returned to Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency  in order to be removed from Exclusion List.

Topics addressed in this program include: reason(s) for seeking help - whether familial, occupational, financial or legal; types of gambling (e.g. casino, race track, lottery, sports betting, and so-called “friendly wagers”); problem gambling and recovery; what is gambling disorder?; what are the causes and risk factors for problem gambling?; what are the complications and negative effects of gambling addiction?; and symptoms of low risk and high risk potential for gambling problems.

Alumni Support

Our Alumni Association exists to support, inspire, and encourage those in our program that recovery from addiction is possible, and to help Hope House graduates become adjusted and comfortable with new faces, new challenges and a new way of life.

Community Involvement

Hope House is fortunate to have faithful friends in the community who partner with us in helping our patients in their journey to a life of sobriety. We currently have volunteers who lead 12-step groups, provide clerical support, help with meal preparation and facility maintenance, and offer healthy recreational alternatives for our patients. We are grateful for support from local church groups, civic associates, businesses and individuals.


All of our services are provided with strict confidentiality.