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Ashley Addiction Treatment - Upper Chesapeake Medical Center believes in treating patients holistically, this means they will treat the patients body, mind and soul. Including chronic pain and any co-occurring issues. Their caring and professional staff with provide individualized treatment programs that combine medical, clinical and psychological services.

Ashley Addiction Treatment - Upper Chesapeake Medical Center is committed to treating every person with dignity and respect. This treatment facility uses every innovative tool available to help clients overcome their alcohol or drug dependency, so they can find their way back to health and happiness. They will provide psychological and psychiatric services.


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Joint Commission:

The Joint Commission, formerly known as JCAHO, is a nonprofit organization that accredits rehab organizations and programs. Founded in 1951, the Joint Commision's mission is to improve the quality of patient care and demonstrating the quality of patient care.

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Joint Commission Accreditation: Yes
Accreditation Number: 21078




The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Dual Diagnosis:

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

A combined mental health and substance abuse rehab has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Insurance and financials:

  • Medicaid
  • Private insurance
  • Self-pay options
  • Financial aid
  • Sliding scale payment assistance
  • Per session: $120
  • Financing available
  • Military insurance
  • Daily


  • Adult program
  • Hearing impaired program
  • Program for men
  • Program for women
  • Young adult program

Levels of care:



Outpatient Programs (OP) are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Medically Assisted Detox:

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one's body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Intensive Outpatient:

The Ashley Intensive Outpatient Program provides you with compassionate, affordable, personalized and professional treatment if you’re an adult 18 years of age and older. Their program is evidence-based and proven by research to increase the chances of long-term recovery.

Intervention Services:

Intervention services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict's behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.

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12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Aftercare Support:

Ashley’s expert counselors will work with you to develop a continuing care plan that best suits your unique needs. They work with your family members and referring professionals to create the most effective continuing care plan for you. Your customized plan will integrate the right balance of medical, psychological, spiritual, holistic or 12-Step practices.

Clinical services:


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Family Therapy:

The weekly Family Education and Skills Training Group provides friends and family members of individuals suffering from addiction disorders with evidence-based information about the specific substances patients may be using, treatment alternatives, and about the recovery process. The program helps individuals develop the skillsnecessary to support and aid their loved one’s recovery.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Individual Therapy:

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

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Motivational Interviewing:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Nutrition Therapy:

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Recreational Therapy:

Recreational therapy (aka therapeutic recreation) uses creative and fun activities to help with addiction recovery. Recreational therapists lead patients in entertaining and engaging activities like sports or games; art (drawing, painting, sculpture); drama, music, and dance; and/or community outings (field trips) to improve patients' physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Trauma Therapy:

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Setting and amenities:

  • Private setting
  • Meditation room
  • Acupuncture room


Ashley Addiction Treatment - Upper Chesapeake Medical Center520 Upper Chesapeake DriveKlein Ambulatory Care Center Suite 304Bel AirMD, 273-6600
Last Updated: 10/08/2022

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What are the 4 levels of the addiction process? ›

There are four levels of addiction: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. We will discuss each level in-depth and provide tips for overcoming addiction. Most people who try drugs or engage in risky behaviors don't become addicted.

What is the best psychological treatment for addiction? ›

Behavioral therapy is perhaps the most commonly utilized types of treatment for addiction that is frequently used during substance rehabilitation. A general behavioral therapeutic approach has been adapted into a variety of effective techniques.

What do you say to an addict in recovery? ›

8 Things to Say to Someone in Recovery
  1. I Love You. ...
  2. You're Not Alone. ...
  3. Everyone Needs Help Sometimes. ...
  4. How Are You Feeling? ...
  5. How Can I Help? ...
  6. Let's Hang Out. ...
  7. I'm Proud of You. ...
  8. I Know You Are Struggling, But There's Always Hope.
29 May 2019

What is the success rate of an addict? ›

Research shows 75% of people with addiction survive and go on to live full lives, especially if they get good treatment.

What is the last stage of addiction? ›

Stage 4: Addiction

Once the final stage is reached, you have entered addiction and complete dependency upon the substance. It's no longer a question about whether or not you're addicted to drugs or alcohol.

How long do drug users live? ›

Depending on the number of times it's used per day, the user could lose between 10-30 years off of their lives. Heroin had the most life lost across the board.

What mental illness is most associated with addiction? ›

The personality disorder with the highest risk of addiction is antisocial personality disorder but people with that condition rarely seek treatment and rarely finish treatment when they do seek it.

What medications are used in addiction treatment? ›

Some of the most well-known medications that are used during addiction treatment are Naltrexone or Buprenorphine.
Medications that are commonly used to treat addiction include the following:
  • Naltrexone or Vivitrol.
  • Buprenorphine, Suboxone, and Methadone.
  • Disulfiram or Antabuse.
  • Acamprosate or Campral.

What are the two types of addiction treatment? ›

Professionals can effectively treat addictions of all types, both physical and behavioral. Personalized treatment plans allow people suffering from addiction to ease through withdrawal and learn to live without their addictions.

Do addicts know they are hurting you? ›

Having an addiction is hard enough, but making those you love suffer from your addiction is even worse. Addicts can see your struggles and they know when they are the cause. They don't want to hurt you. To cope, some addicts find solace in distancing themselves to avoid hurting anyone else.

What are the 5 steps of addiction? ›

The five stages of addiction recovery are precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance.

What happens to the brain of addicts? ›

Instead of a simple, pleasurable surge of dopamine, many drugs of abuse—such as opioids, cocaine, or nicotine—cause dopamine to flood the reward pathway, 10 times more than a natural reward. The brain remembers this surge and associates it with the addictive substance.

What percentage of people relapse after drug treatment? ›

Between 40% and 60% of addicts will inevitably relapse. This figure, however, does not represent every person who has completed treatment. It is important to understand the high probability of relapse and learn the proper tools to maintain sobriety.

Who is most likely to become an addict? ›

Of all age groups, young adults age 18 to 25 have the highest rate of addiction. Many of these adults may not address their addiction until they reach their 30s or 40s. Consequently, they may maintain an addiction for more than a decade before finally checking into a drug addiction treatment program.

What are three warning signs of addiction? ›

Psychological warning signs of drug abuse
  • Unexplained change in personality or attitude.
  • Sudden mood swings, irritability, spaced-out, or angry outbursts.
  • Appears fearful, anxious, or paranoid, with no reason.

What are 4 of the withdrawal symptoms? ›

Symptoms can include insomnia, irritability, changing moods, depression, anxiety, aches and pains, cravings, fatigue, hallucinations and nausea. The person may be hot and cold, have goosebumps, or have a runny nose as if they have a cold.

How can you tell if someone is recovering from addiction? ›

A person recovering from substance use may experience the following:
  1. Irritability.
  2. Isolating behaviors.
  3. Substance cravings.
  4. Mental health challenges.
  5. Health complications caused by past drug use.
  6. Disinterest in new experiences, hobbies or their partner.
  7. Vulnerability to other addictions such as sex or gambling addiction.
16 Aug 2022

How long does it take for a person to overcome their addiction to drugs? ›

Most addicted individuals need at least three months in treatment to get sober and initiate a plan for continued recovery. Research shows that the best outcomes occur with longer durations of treatment. Lengthier treatment programs can seem intimidating at first, but they may end up bringing you the best results.

How do you get out of drug life? ›

Know your triggers
  1. avoiding places where you know drugs and alcohol will be available.
  2. surrounding yourself with friends who don't use drugs.
  3. knowing how to resist temptation.
  4. learning how to cope with stress and relax without drugs.
  5. distracting yourself with activities like exercise or listening to music.
4 Mar 2020

What's the average age of a drug addict? ›

The mean age of first use (expressed in years old) for persons with abuse/dependence diagnoses and normal volunteers was respectively 14 Vs 17 for alcohol (T=. 720, p<0.001); 15 Vs 18 for cannabis (T=. 388, p<0.004) and 15 Vs 20 for tobacco (T=. 017, p<0.001).

What drugs can cause permanent mental illness? ›

What Drugs Can Trigger Mental Illness?
Substances That Can Trigger Mental Illness
DepressionBenzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Valium Psychostimulants, such as Ritalin, cocaine, Adderall, and other amphetamines Alcohol Hallucinogens Opioids, including prescription drugs
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8 Jan 2019

What is the main root of addiction? ›

The most common roots of addiction are chronic stress, a history of trauma, mental illness and a family history of addiction. Understanding how these can lead to chronic substance abuse and addiction will help you reduce your risk of becoming addicted.

What part of the brain is damaged in addiction? ›

Addiction is a complex disease impacting the function of the brain. The part of the brain that causes addiction is called the mesolimbic dopamine pathway. It is sometimes called the reward circuit of the brain. Let's take a deeper look into the causes of addiction and how this area of the brain is impacted.

What are the 7 Addictions? ›

The 7 Stages of Addiction
  • Initiation.
  • Experimentation.
  • Regular Usage.
  • Risky Usage.
  • Dependence.
  • Addiction.
  • Crisis/Treatment.

What is the best treatment for opioid use disorder? ›

The most effective treatments for opioid use disorder (OUD) are three medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA): methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.

What is the first stage of treatment for addiction? ›

Detoxification is normally the first step in treatment. This involves clearing a substance from the body and limiting withdrawal reactions. In 80 percent of cases, a treatment clinic will use medications to reduce withdrawal symptoms, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

What are 5 causes of addiction? ›

Risk factors
  • Family history of addiction. Drug addiction is more common in some families and likely involves an increased risk based on genes. ...
  • Mental health disorder. ...
  • Peer pressure. ...
  • Lack of family involvement. ...
  • Early use. ...
  • Taking a highly addictive drug.
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What are the emotional signs of drug abuse? ›

Behavioral and Emotional Signs of Addiction

Sudden changes in friendships. Declining performance at work or school. Severe mood swings. Paranoid thinking.

Do addicts have mental health problems? ›

Many chronic drug abusers--the individuals we commonly regard as addicts--often simultaneously suffer from a serious mental disorder. Drug treatment and medical professionals call this condition a co-occurring disorder or a dual diagnosis.

What does blame do to an addict? ›

That's why the dangers of blame are so important to avoid: It can keep people trapped in their addiction by providing a justification for further substance abuse. It encourages a host of negative emotions that prevent people from thinking clearly. It takes the focus away from recovery.

What are 5 signs that indicate a person has an addiction? ›

General physical signs of addiction include but are not limited to:
  • Enlarged or small pupils.
  • Sudden weight loss or gain.
  • Bloodshot eyes.
  • Insomnia.
  • Unusual body odors.
  • Poor physical coordination.
  • Looking unkempt.
  • Slurred speech.

What are the six major characteristics of addictive behavior? ›

The addiction components model operationally defines addictive activity as any behavior that features what I believe are the six core components of addiction (i.e., salience, mood modification, tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, conflict, and relapse) (Griffiths, 2005).

What types of people are addicts? ›

Traits of People with High Risk of Developing Addiction. Related to Others with Addiction. Experiencing Other Mental Health Disorders. The Adventurous, Risk-Taking Trait.
Experiencing Other Mental Health Disorders
  • Depression, bipolar disorder, or other mood disorders.
  • Anxiety or panic disorder.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
14 Sept 2022

How long is long term recovery? ›

A person is considered in long-term recovery or remission when they have stopped or moderated their substance use and improved their quality of life for at least five years.

What are three examples of addiction? ›

However, in terms of substance addictions, some of the more common types of addiction include:
  • Alcohol addiction.
  • Prescription drug addiction.
  • Drug addiction.
  • Heroin addiction.
  • Opioid addiction.
8 Sept 2021

What is the third stage of addiction? ›

Stage 3: Risky Use/Abuse

This is the stage where the warning signs of addiction will begin to appear: craving, preoccupation with the drug, and symptoms of depression, irritability and fatigue if the drug is not used.

How long does it take for the brain to get back to normal following addiction? ›

In the center, after one month of abstinence, the brain looks quite different than the healthy brain; however, after 14 months of abstinence, the dopamine transporter levels (DAT) in the reward region of the brain (an indicator of dopamine system function) return to nearly normal function (Volkow et al., 2001).

Which drugs can cause brain damage? ›

  • 10 Dangerous Drugs:
  • That attack your Brain and. Body.

What are the 2 parts of the brain that are most affected by addiction? ›

The two parts of the brain that are most affected by the disease of addiction are the primitive, or reptilian, brain, and the cortex, or neomammalian brain.

What is the number one cause of relapse? ›

High Levels of Stress. One of the most common relapse triggers which lead to addiction, stress is something that most everyone who has committed to recovery has to deal with. Everyone deals with stress. And, before treatment, you may have dealt with yours through the use of drugs or alcohol.

What happens to the brain during a relapse? ›

Circuits of the brain involved in relapse are those of the mesocorticolimbic DAergic system and its glutamatergic inputs, and the CRF and noradrenergic systems of the limbic brain. Exposure to drugs changes sensitivity to subsequent exposure to drugs and to the effects of stressors.

Is addiction genetic or hereditary? ›

Genes also account for 60 percent of the tendency to become addicted and 54 percent of one's ability to quit. Because not all smokers are created equal, it's possible to look at genetic factors to determine the best way to quit.

What are the four main factors of addiction? ›

There are certain factors that increase the risk of a person developing an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Genetics, family history, mental health, and the environment are some of the risk factors for addiction susceptibility.

What are the 4 dimensions of recovery? ›

The four dimensions are a concept developed by SAMHSA to support life in recovery and guide individuals toward a more healthy, happy, fulfilling life, free of addiction. These dimensions include health, home, purpose, and community.

What is step 4 in the AA process? ›

“Step 4 is called the Inventory Step. This simply means taking an honest look at all of your good and bad character traits. Peeling back the curtain and exposing IT ALL. When you take inventory, you take notes or write down ALL that you have on hand.

What is the number one cause of drug addiction? ›

Factors such as peer pressure, physical and sexual abuse, early exposure to drugs, stress, and parental guidance can greatly affect a person's likelihood of drug use and addiction. Development. Genetic and environmental factors interact with critical developmental stages in a person's life to affect addiction risk.

What drugs can cause permanent damage? ›

Many drugs can cause permanent or severe brain damage, including but not limited to:
  • Alcohol.
  • Heroin.
  • Amphetamines.
  • Marijuana.
  • Hallucinogens.
  • Opioids.
  • Inhalants.
  • Cocaine.
16 Jun 2022

What are the 3 P's of recovery? ›

3 “P's” for Recovery: Passion, Power and Purpose.

What are the 3 M's of recovery? ›

I call these three pillars of recovery “The Three Ms: Mind, Mouth and Muscle.” You'll notice I started with “mind” because the entire process begins with laying down a powerful mental foundation fueled by your passion for wanting to live long and well, while sustaining lifelong recovery.

What are the most important factors in recovery from a drug addiction? ›

It is important for individuals in recovery to eat well, exercise, meditate, have proper sleep-hygiene, and engage in other such self-care behaviors that support their mental wellness and addiction recovery.

What does Step 5 mean? ›

Step 5 of AA reads that one, “admitted to God, to oneself, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” Put simply, Step 5 is the point in the process in which one will speak openly and honestly about their struggles with addiction, with focus on how they harmed themselves and others through their ...

What are a list of character defects? ›

In general, common character defects include:
  • Greed.
  • Anger.
  • Fear.
  • Cowardice.
  • Egotism.
  • Guilt.
  • Dishonesty.
  • Impatience.
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What's the fifth step? ›

Step Five. “Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.”

What are three types of addiction behaviors? ›

Types of Addiction
  • Behavioral addiction: Many people associate addiction solely with substances, like alcohol or drugs. ...
  • Substance addiction: Substance addiction creates a physical dependence on a specific chemical. ...
  • Impulse addiction: Impulse control disorders can lead to impulse addiction.


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