COVID’s Isolation Game And 5 Ways to Beat It

Woman having a teletherapy appointment via phone and Zoom, Columbia Treatment Center

While some have dodged the COVID-19 diagnosis, most of us are caught in another pandemic: isolation. Since March of 2020, COVID has created a dizzying game of 6-feet apart interactions, masked errands, Zoom work meetings, the cancelation of most if not all social gatherings, and a crushing game of risk and sanity. This year has been all about survival. And … Read More

News Release: CTC Launches Free Virtual Support Groups & Expanding Team

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Columbia Treatment Center Launches Free Virtual Support Groups to Help Community Cope During COVID, Expands Managing Team with Robert “Bob” Barry, Jr. Former Columbia Addictions Center, A Leading Resource On Substance Use and Mental Health, Takes Strategic Steps Toward Expanding Scope and Distribution of Services COLUMBIA, Md. – The Columbia Treatment Center (CTC), a leading provider of clinical support for … Read More

How Video Calls Have Improved Treatment

Video Conferencing, Columbia Treatment Center

Telemedicine has been on the rise here in the U.S., according to this article and study in the International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications*. Tele-health offers new opportunities and reduces barriers for those seeking confidential care for substance use and mental health concerns. Treatment programs and counseling services are undergoing a digital evolution with video communication playing a vital role. This year, … Read More

Supporting Our Community During COVID-19

COVID-19 Support and Resources, Columbia Treatment Center

The past six months have been marked by unprecedented uncertainty. “Parenting” and “Education” and “Community” are just a few aspects of life that have taken on entirely new meanings. Through it all, we encourage you to join us in the pursuit of the health and wellness that can be attained during this time. We have been privileged to support many … Read More

Online Support Groups

Online Support Groups, Columbia Treatment Center (CTC)

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released a guide for treatment and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are strongly encouraging and promoting support groups during these times. If you cannot attend in-person groups due to social distancing guidelines, you can find some amazing resources online. Online Support Groups Online support groups are offered in a variety of … Read More

Myths and Truths

Domestic Abuse, Myths and Truths, Columbia Treatment Center

Here are three myths and truths about an effective program to help men and domestic abuse. Myth #1   Marital counseling can help the couple improve their relationship. The Truth: Offering marital counseling gives the offender a rationalization for his behavior. Couples counseling should only be provided after the offender has successfully completed a reputable domestic violence program, the person … Read More

How Treatment Can Help Expunge Your Record

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Look Good in Court Achieve favorable results in court by participating in a treatment program that has been in the court systems in the DMV for 33 years. Help your attorney by helping yourself. Completion of our programs can help you in the following ways: Get unsupervised probation Expunge your record Obtain a PBJ (“probation before judgement”) Stay out of … Read More

Marijuana and Covid-19

Marijuana and Covid-19, Columbia Treatment Center

As people continue to isolate, rates of substance use continue to rise rapidly. This includes the use of marijuana, and it’s certainly worth discussing. Know the Risks Scientifically-defensible data about the true risks of regular marijuana use are more readily accessible today. It is important to know the risks, especially considering the new forms and tremendously high levels of THC … Read More

Quarantined with an Angry and Abusive Family Member?

Dealing with an Angry and Abusive Family Member, Columbia Treatment Center

Being isolated at home with family and other household members can be very, very stressful. It is very scary to be in a home with an abusive family member. On top of the recent quarantine due to COVID-19, domestic violence and abuse is rising worldwide. In fact, for many homes, the violence is becoming more frequent, more severe and more … Read More

Telemedicine and Teletherapy

Teletherapy, Columbia Treatment Center (CTC)

As COVID-19 spreads, telemedicine and teletherapy has emerged as a dominant technology all over the world. Also called virtual care, eHealth, online therapy, and audio-conferencing, our clinicians have been providing these services to select clients for several years. We call our teletherapy services Maven Online, coming from the Hebrew name of one who understands, and we are committed to increasing … Read More