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.
This is an intensive, 14-28 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 Outpatient 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.
MVA Approved DWI/DUI 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.
Family Education and Support
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.
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. Learn more.
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.