Through Sheppard Pratt's outpatient addiction services, people dealing with alcohol, drug addiction, and substance use will find compassionate, individualized care. You and your loved ones can access a variety of substance use treatments and mental health services tailored to your needs. Our goal is to help you recover and build a meaningful, productive life.
Addiction Services Offered by Sheppard Pratt
Recovery from alcohol use, drug addiction, and substance use goes beyond merely ending your use of them. Our goal is to help you build a full, meaningful, and productive life in your community.
Through our Addiction Services program, we offer:
For many clients, detox is the first step to recovery from drug addiction. We provide medically supervised outpatient detox from opiates, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and barbiturates.
We understand that individuals addicted to opioids experience severe withdrawal symptoms. We can prescribe medication to help ease this discomfort. Our medical staff will also see you or your loved one daily to engage in intensive outpatient treatment and support during the detox period.
Ongoing therapy and support
We offer individual, family, and group therapy to help support recovery efforts. Group therapy can help individuals address addiction in a supportive and understanding environment. We also require clients to attend a community program, such as 12-step or self-help meetings, so they can build a sober support system.
We host Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings on our Towson hospital campus to supplement involvement in a self-help program. These weekly support sessions provide you or your loved one with community support and a sense of accountability while adjusting to sobriety. These in-person meetings will depend on current Covid-19 policies.
Drug and Alcohol Education Program
We offer a 6-week group Drug and Alcohol Education program that meets the requirements set by the Maryland court system. This program is available for individuals who have been convicted of:
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driving while impaired (DWI)
- Possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS)
- Testing positive for an illicit substance on the job
- Each group session is $80, and there is a one-time assessment fee of $180.
Where to find dual diagnosis treatment services
At some of our locations, you can receive substance use treatment while you participate in therapy for underlying mental health issues.
By addressing all of your health needs, we can improve your chances of sustainable recovery. These services are available at:
Why Choose Addiction Services at Sheppard Pratt?
We seek to care for you as a whole person, addressing lifestyle, medical, and mental health needs comprehensively. We support clients’ recovery in their own environment, and using evidence-based approaches, we customize our efforts to each person’s individual recovery needs. We offer:
Addiction is a chronic medical condition, not a personal failure. It’s a disease that requires continuous treatment and support.
Our experienced care teams provide a range of services to support each client wherever they are in their recovery process. These services may include medication management, , group counseling, mental health counseling, trauma treatment and more.
Dual diagnosis services
Evidence shows that many people dealing with addiction may also have underlying mental health conditions. Our expert providers can diagnose other mental health issues you may be experiencing. People have a better chance of recovering when we treat both their mental health conditions and their substance use or drug addiction simultaneously.
Access to our network of support
Sheppard Pratt has a history of providing leading-edge mental health treatment for clients with a wide variety of diagnoses. Our clients have access to our comprehensive range of services, including off-site counseling and addiction services. This robust network offers an extra layer of treatment and support to help individuals in recovery.
How to Access Sheppard Pratt’s Addiction Recovery Services
We serve adults seeking substance use treatment. We encourage you to be open to a range of evidence-based treatment methods, such as diet and exercise changes, mental health treatment, and community involvement. We also encourage you to consider support services and/or dual diagnosis treatment if necessary.
To schedule an appointment, please call:
- Baltimore City: 443-573-8671
- Rosedale: 410-285-8157
Addiction Services accepts patients who receive Maryland Medical Assistance, as well as private insurance and private payment.
Off-site substance abuse assessment
- Screenings and assessments: We offer substance use screenings and assessments for teen parents and adults seeking public assistance. We provide screenings at Baltimore City Social Services offices and two Department of Social Services sites for parents with open Child Protective Services cases.
- In-hospital assessments: We provide assessments for substance use and referral to treatment for mothers of drug-exposed newborns.
We provide assessments, referrals, and follow-up services as needed so we can connect people to our extensive network of mental health services. To learn more, contact Catherine Faulkner or Edward Williams at 410-453-9553, ext. 3129.