“I cannot believe how time flies when you are doing something you love! In 1988, Dr. William Schlothober, a renowned psychologist and I opened the Columbia Addictions Center to our first client. For over 30 years, the goal of the center has always been to provide compassionate and effective care in an environment free of judgement and blame. While we use evidenced based treatments in all of our work, it is the dedication of each of our therapists and administrative team that really sets us apart.
I have led our team throughout the years, and as demands changed, we have analyzed and improved services… we listen to our client’s suggestions for new programming. In fact, just last year, a group of clients came to me to say: ‘We love your programs but we don’t love your name… why not call it Columbia Treatment Center?’ This came at a perfect time as we moved away from pejorative language in the substance abuse field.”
– Eileen Dewey, LCSW-C, Program Administrator and Clinical Supervisor
About Our Maryland Outpatient Treatment Center
Columbia Treatment Center (CTC) provides outpatient care for our clients seeking professional support to meet their substance abuse treatment needs and goals. Outpatient treatment begins with a thorough evaluation to assess an individual’s overall substance use in the broader context of their life, exploring mental health, physical health, family dynamics, substance use history, and life stressors. After their initial evaluation, participants in the outpatient program are then provided a customized treatment plan consisting of a combination of substance use groups, individual therapy, drug and alcohol screening, and relapse prevention support. A treatment center like CTC will provide a tailored program that prepares you for a successful and sustainable recovery.
At Columbia Treatment Center, a State Certified Maryland outpatient treatment center, you will participate in treatment to help you identify and cope with the underlying issues that contributed to your substance use and abuse. Through group counseling sessions you will learn and apply new coping skills and relapse prevention techniques. Outpatient care may be a first step in your treatment. It may also be a continuation of treatment that has already begun. Outpatient care is highly encouraged for anyone who is transitioning from an inpatient rehabilitation program back to daily life. During this transitional phase, Columbia Treatment Center offers professional support as you readjust to your everyday life. This supported transition can make all the difference in the long-term success of your recovery.
A Maryland outpatient treatment center, like CTC, will include therapies such as:
- Life skills training
- Individual therapy
- Anger management
- Mental health treatment
- Sobriety monitoring
- Stress management education
- Relapse prevention skills
This range and variety of treatment modalities will ensure your health and growth in all areas of life as part of your recovery.
Certified, Experienced, Compassionate
The staff of dedicated professionals at the center is considered to be the top in their field, and have been carefully chosen to be a part of the team. Meet the staff
The center offers training for young professionals, college interns, university practicum students, and professional colleagues as well. Students from nearly 20 local and national colleges and universities have studied at the center. Eileen chaired the Continuing Education Program for the Maryland Society of Clinical Social Work through the 1990’s and into 2001. Since that time, she and her staff have offered numerous workshops to professionals in the mental health and substance abuse community.
The center has been the recipient of a number of awards. Most recently, we received an Honorary Resolution from the Howard County Council for the impressive contributions we have made to the health and well-being of our clients.
Over-looking a quiet, wooded setting, the center offers clients a peaceful and serene environment to encourage personal growth and change.
At Columbia Treatment Center, you will never face your substance use disorder alone. Our supportive and friendly staff will be by your side throughout the process. Our Maryland Outpatient Treatment Center will help you transition back to daily life with confidence and stability.
A Brief Explanation of Licenses and Certifications in Maryland
Behavioral Health Administration Comar regulations Chapter 10.47.01.01 to 10.47.01.08 regulates our practice. Columbia Treatment Center is a state-certified program meeting all requirements for Level 0.5 level of care. The most recent license was awarded on July 13, 2018, for a three year period.
CTC is licensed by MDH BHA to provide:
- DUI education
- Early Intervention Level 0.5
- Level 0.5 falls under Comar 10.47.02.03.
Our clinical practice outside of DHMH falls under 10.47.04.03. The following are exempt from certification under this chapter: A health professional licensed under the Health Occupations Article who is treating patients within the scope of the professional’s practice and who does not advertise the practice as an alcohol or drug abuse program.
Please note: in 2019, we changed our name to be more inclusive of all our services.
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