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

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

How Treatment Can Help Expunge Your Record

Look Good in Court, Columbia Treatment Center

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

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

Operation Impact, DWI Education, and Clinical News

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Columbia Treatment Center Receives 3 Year License CTC received 3 year renewal of its license to provide early intervention programs and DWI education. This license is administered by the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration through the regulatory process as governed by COMAR Title 10, Subtitle 63 Community-Based Behavioral Health Programs and Services. Operation Impact This fall, Columbia Treatment Center is launching … Read More

Deadly Effects of New “Synthetic” Drugs

Synthetic marijuana

Synthetic marijuana, “bath salts” and other designer drugs are now being grouped together and termed “synthetic drugs.” These synthetic drugs are meant to mimic the effects of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines and other drugs. They are some of the most destructive drugs available today. As a whole, this category of drugs is noted for its unpredictable and toxic physical effects. The … Read More

Opioid Dependence

Pills and pain medication

Like me, you may be wondering why so many talented young adults are dying of heroin overdoses. Why are they getting ‘hooked’ on opiates? This epidemic is in our neighborhoods, in the news and sadly in our hearts. A growing number of young adults are using and becoming addicted to opiates, using either heroin or prescription medications such as Oxycodone, … Read More

Marijuana, the Changing Landscape

CAC - MD drug law changes

In the last legislative session, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed medical marijuana (House Bill 0881) and marijuana decriminalization laws (Senate Bill 0364). Both laws go into effect on October 1, 2014. To briefly summarize Senate Bill 0364, the purpose is to alter the penalty for the possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana, resulting in issuance of a civil … Read More