Ashley Addiction Treatment Overview
Ashley Addiction Treatment, located in the city of Havre de Grace is a 35-year-old alcohol and drug treatment center founded by Father Joseph C. Martin, a Catholic priest, and Mae Abraham, who both suffered from alcoholism and were inspired to help other individuals struggling with the affliction as well. The facility is embedded with Catholic influences as can be observed in the strict manner it is run and is focused on transforming the life of addicts through the integration of medical, spiritual, and holistic forms of therapy. Even though the center operates on Catholic principles, it offers its services to people of all faith—believers or not. In 1986, the Ashley Addiction Treatment became the first rehabilitation center to establish a special relapse prevention program which offers 12-step meetings, therapeutic needs, detoxification, and relapse prevention professionals. Individuals who are admitted are usually given a copy of the Big Book of Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous and a daily meditation book.
The facility boasts of expert professionals who include addiction counselors, doctors, experienced and registered nurses, and psychologists. The facility addresses the clinical and medical needs of the patients including co-occurring issues with clinical and holistic methods of treatment. Additionally, the facility offers a range of programs tailored to address the specific needs of its clients. Some of these are the outpatient program, pain recovery program, and the emerging adult program.
Accommodation, Meals, and Schedules
Ashley Addiction Treatment follows strict rules. Residents at the facility are accommodated at same-sex houses which are cozy and comfortable. Each resident usually has two roommates and they are encouraged to be respectful and responsible for their personal space. The center provides housekeeping in charge of cleaning and replacing bed sheets and laundry services. Residents are advised to bring up to $100 in cash for buying items on campus. Residents are also advised to bring comfortable clothing, ID, medications in their original bottles, and work-out clothing. However, electronic devices, food, perfumes, and revealing clothing are not allowed in the facility. The center offers the residents with an array of above-average dishes which include eggs and bacon, fresh pancakes, chicken, pasta, and meatloaf. Accommodation is made for clients with special dietary requirements and dishes are prepared with fresh ingredients. Residents are also advised to engage in healthy activities such as exercises (a fully-equipped fitness center and personal trainers are available on site), meditation and arts. The center also offers free massages. A typical day usually kicks off around 6:00 am and ends at about 9:00 pm.
Treatment & Therapy
The treatment center offers various levels of care for its patients. These include:
This is a form of treatment which the facility uses to aid the resident to achieve a long-lasting recovery. The center uses psychological and medical practices to address the direct cause of substance abuse.
This is a form of treatment which aids residents who have relapsed or are at the edge of relapsing find their footing. The facility uses a “refreshed” approach to help the patient identify underlying issues.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
The center offers a personalized, evidence-based outpatient program for individuals who may be 18 years and older. It goes on for eight weeks and consists of medical detoxification, relapse prevention group therapy, and meditation.
The following are some of the issues treated at the hospital:
- Substance Addiction (Alcohol, Opioids, Heroin, Prescription medications etc.)
- Co-occurring Disorders
The hospital offers a list of therapy options for patients which include:
- Family Therapy
- Individual Therapy
- Group Counseling
Ashley Addiction Treatment center’s cost varies greatly depending on the kind of treatment a client is registered into. If a client is unsure about any insurance plan, a form is available on the website where information such as; Patient’s phone number, patient’s email, patient’s SSN number (last four digits), and many more are asked to be filled, to determine the eligibility of such insurance. Patients and potential clients are advised to call the hospital to verify the cost of treatment, submit any insurance for verification as the center is in-network with most commercial insurance providers, and to discuss the process with which payments will be made before admission into the facility or on admission. For clients unable to foot the bill immediately, financial lending plans are available.
Why Ashley Addiction Treatment
The hospital conducts different therapy programs to treat patients based on the health issue being faced. The treatment center provides holistic programs such as pastoral and spiritual counseling as the facility is very faith-based, and this is available for all faiths. Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation, Exercise, Acupuncture, Art and Music Therapy are other holistic care programs given to patients registered at the treatment facility. The facility offers a very by-the-book program and in this, doesn’t slack on activities involved in the treatment process. Clients not very accepting of the thoroughness of the program, either 12-step, religious or otherwise might be unhappy or uncomfortable with the treatment program but others might find that the process and style of treatment are needed.
Vice President (Business Development)
Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore majoring in Health Systems Management and he graduated cum laude. He has held previous positions at the treatment center before being Vice President such as; Director of Clinical Outreach, Director of Business Development, and many more.
Assistant Director (Business Development)
Rob holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Baltimore majoring in Corporate Communications and he graduated cum laude. He has been working for the treatment center for 2 years now serving in different positions such as; Clinical Outreach Representative and Clinical Outreach Lead Representative.
Marketing and Communications Manager
Erin holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania majoring in Psychology. She served as a Corps Member for AmeriCorps and has been working at the treatment center for over 2 years. She has held different positions such as; Admissions Counselor, Admissions Registrar, and Referral Relations Coordinator.