Comprehensive Withdrawal Management and Residential Treatment Options in Maryland

Pyramid Healthcare provides treatment from four locations across the state of Maryland – three of which offer a residential level of care and one focused on outpatient services for ongoing treatment.

Withdrawal Management (Detox)

There are several treatment modalities and programs for substance use disorder recovery. While many people are familiar with rehab for substance use treatment, detoxification and rehabilitation are two different things. What people commonly think of as rehab is often the second step in recovery, and detox is the first step.

Detox is the process of eliminating drugs or alcohol from your body. Depending on how long substances have been consumed and how dependent the body has become on the substance, abruptly stopping can be dangerous and possibly fatal. The detox process is typically challenging for those going through withdrawal as they are weaned off dependency. Detoxing from drugs or alcohol and experiencing symptoms of withdrawal can be uncomfortable, and clients may have issues with sleep deprivation, high blood pressure, inability to focus, brain fog, erratic mood swings and other mental and physical symptoms.

Detox programs treat alcohol use, heroin, fentanyl, prescription opioids and other opioid use, cocaine, methamphetamine and other stimulant use, as well all other drug use such as inhalants and sedatives.

A detoxification program requires inpatient care and provides a safe, controlled environment where the client is supported with medical monitoring, medication as needed, counseling and a plan for the next step in treatment.

While most detoxifications take between seven and 10 days, some people experience lengthy or severe withdrawal symptoms that require a longer stay. The length of stay will depend on the client’s mental, emotional, and physical needs as well as behavioral, mental, and medical health conditions. Their history of addiction will also be evaluated and used to determine the length of stay.

Residential Treatment

After completing a detox program, residential treatment is typically the next step toward recovery. These programs vary from short stays, which can be a couple weeks, to long-term stays, often lasting anywhere between 2-6 months. The length of stay depends on each client’s needs and is determined with a level of care assessment during intake.

Residential treatment provides a safe and controlled environment for the client to focus solely on their recovery without distractions, where they’ll learn how to cope with triggers, cravings, daily stresses and how to live without substance use. While all clients in a residential facility work toward sustained recovery, each client receives an individualized treatment plan to meet their unique physical, emotional and mental health needs and goals.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, only 18% of substance use treatment programs and 9% of mental health treatment organizations have the capacity to serve patients with co-occurring disorders. At Pyramid Healthcare in Maryland, we treat substance use disorders, mental health disorders and co-occurring disorders at our residential facilities. Our treatment modalities include individual and group therapy and may also include (offerings vary per facility):

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Family therapy
  • Psychiatric services
  • Medication management
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Peer support services
  • Holistic services
  • Experiential therapy
  • Life skills
  • Community support

When residential treatment is completed, clients leave with an aftercare plan and often step down into an outpatient treatment program to ensure continued support and treatment as they work toward sustained recovery.

Pyramid Healthcare Treatment Centers in Maryland

If you or someone you know is ready to take the first step in the journey to recovery, Pyramid Healthcare is here to help. Explore our Maryland locations to find which program is right for you or call our 24/7 admissions team.

 Our Maryland locations accept Delaware and Maryland Medicaid, and we also accept most commercial insurance as well as self-pay.

California Outpatient Treatment Center

California Drug & Alcohol Residential Treatment Center

Charlotte Hall Drug & Alcohol Residential Treatment Center

Harford County Detox and Residential Treatment Center