Addiction Treatment
Programs in Maryland

Part of the Avenues philosophy is community-based treatment - that quality addiction rehab close to home leads to real and sustained sobriety. If you’re looking for drug and alcohol rehabs in Maryland, Avenues may be right for you - we’re the top-rated addiction treatment program in Maryland.

About Us

Avenues Recovery Center is a national drug and alcohol detox and rehab network with two leading addiction treatment programs in Maryland.  Staffed by seasoned doctors, nurses, psychiatric experts, therapists, and technicians, both facilities provide our signature customized clinical treatment coupled with attentive and compassionate care. 

But more than just an alcohol and drug rehab in Maryland providing exceptional care, Avenues is a warm recovery community that’s a constant source of love and hope. Our commitment to each other and to our recovery is our guiding light in everything we do, every day.


of our active alumni are sober after one year!

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The Avenues Journey

Quick fixes = quick relapses. At Avenues Recovery Center of Maryland, our tried and true process creates real, long-term recovery.

Admissions & Evaluation

We learn about who you are - and create a customized treatment plan targeted to your strengths and weaknesses.

Detox Treatment

For individuals with dangerous levels of drugs or alcohol in their blood, medically-monitored detox treatment is crucial.

Residential Treatment

In inpatient residential treatment, you’ll gain the recovery skills you need through individual and group therapy, classes, recreation, and more.

Outpatient Treatment

In outpatient treatment, continued therapy plus guided independence teaches you to lead your own life again - only this time with joy, stability, and poise.

Post-Treatment Care

Upon graduation, you’ll enjoy the benefits of our incredible alumni program: friendship, fun, and unflagging support. You’ll leave with a new family who’s always got your back.

Secrets to Our Success

At Avenues, we’ve created an unparalleled treatment program that yields success almost every time. What makes us different?

No-giving-up policy

One of the most important ingredients of sustained sobriety is your self-faith and support circle. At Avenues, we believe in you - and never, ever quit on you. 

Evidence-based treatment

We employ treatments that are proven to extend sobriety long after graduation, like dual diagnosis, relationship counseling, trauma-informed care, and more. 

Outstanding alumni program

When in recovery, community is key - and at Avenues, you’ll leave with a network of close friends who will cheer you on through the journey of life.

Our Treatment Modalities

Every individual heals in their own way. That’s why we employ a wide array of research-proven therapy modalities and methods to create a treatment plan designed around you

  • Alcohol Detox
  • Drug Detox
  • Inpatient Rehab
  • Individual Therapy Sessions 
  • Group Therapy Sessions
  • Family and Couple Counseling Sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Immersive 12-Step Programming
  • Community Meetings (AA, NA, HA, CA…)
  • Yoga and Outdoor Activities
  • 24/7 Medical Care
  • Quality Psychiatric Care
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Vivitrol Onsite
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement
  • Didactic/Psychoeducational Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Addictions Treatment (TIAT)

Maryland Locations

Avenues has two premium drug and alcohol treatment centers in Maryland:

Avenues Recovery Center at Prince Frederick

Maryland detox, inpatient and outpatient treatment center

125 Fairground Road | Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678

Give us a call! 410-535-8930

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Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore

Drug and alcohol detox and residential treatment center in Maryland

821 Fieldcrest Road | Cambridge, Maryland 21613

Give us a call! 443-972-5662

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Cities & regions we serve

If you’re looking for excellent drug and alcohol treatment programs in Maryland, we’ve got you covered! Avenues Recovery’s Maryland rehab centers serve all of the following locations:

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Baltimore Columbia Germantown Silver Spring Frederick Waldorf Ellicott City Glen Burnie Gaithersburg Rockville Dundalk Annapolis Dunkirk Towson Chesapeake Beach LaPlata Cambridge Prince Frederick Washington Salisbury Fairfax county

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Frequently asked questions

What are the living accommodations like at Avenues Maryland?

To best serve the wider Maryland community, Avenues has two Maryland locations – one in Prince Frederick, and one in Cambridge. Both facilities are newly remodeled, inviting, and pristine, with soothing tones and open spaces. Each building sits on its own spacious, private campus, allowing clients to enjoy the beauty of the Maryland countryside through various outdoor patios, courts, and gazebos.

Both facilities feature comfortable bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, expansive lounges and common areas, on-site gyms and recreation rooms, and light-filled therapy and group rooms. Three fresh, gourmet meals are served daily in our spacious cafeteria.

Every detail contributes to the serene and homelike atmosphere which embraces our clients as they begin their recovery journey.

Is smoking allowed at Avenues Recovery drug and alcohol treatment centers in Maryland?

Although many rehab centers forbid smoking, at Avenues, we understand the real necessity of allowing clients an outlet as they engage in the demanding work of recovery.

Both of our Maryland locations permit the use of both tobacco and vape products. Each facility has designated outdoor smoking areas, where clients are welcome to smoke or vape whenever they are not in group or session.

What should I bring to rehab in Maryland?

Packing for rehab is not much different than packing for any extended journey away from home. When packing, be sure to include the following items:

  • A decent amount of comfortable, modest, seasonally appropriate clothing
  • One or two pairs of comfortable shoes and/ or sneakers
  • Any medications currently prescribed to you
  • Alcohol-free toiletries, and any personal hygiene and beauty products you may need (i.e. shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, deodorant, mouthwash, toothbrush and toothpaste, makeup etc.)
  • Your health insurance card
  • A valid form of state – issued ID (i.e. driver’s license)
  • Any spending money you wish to have on you during treatment

Is anything not allowed at rehab at Avenues Recovery Maryland?

Yes. Avenues Recovery is committed to maintaining a safe, respectful and inclusive environment at all times, and any item which will infringe upon that atmosphere is strictly prohibited. Please do not bring any of the following items to rehab:

  • Any mind or mood-altering substances
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Any clothing with inappropriate or profane messages (i.e. drugs, alcohol, gang affiliation, racism)
  • Halter, strapless and spaghetti tops, and short shorts
  • Any clothing which exposes the midriff, cleavage, buttocks, or undergarments
  • Weapons or sharp objects of any kind
  • Large amounts of cash or valuables (i.e. checkbooks, gift cards, jewelry, designer items)
  • Any item containing alcohol in the first three ingredients

Can I have visitors at rehab in Avenues at Prince Frederick and Eastern Shore?

The work of addiction recovery requires intense focus and incredible inner strength. At times, visitation can serve as a great help for clients, and at times it will merely detract from the efficacy of treatment. At Avenues Recovery Center's Maryland facilities,  visitation is allowed upon request and at the discretion of each client's primary counselor. Family therapy sessions are welcomed and encouraged as well!

Should I attend rehab locally or do I need to travel far away from home?

Contrary to popular opinion, there is no need to travel far from home to receive quality, effective addiction treatment. As a matter of fact, attending rehab close to home gives clients the stability of a familiar environment as well as the tremendous advantage of community-based treatment.

Clients remain in a sheltered, supportive environment removed from triggers and toxic living situations, while still in a familiar location with family and friends close by. Anchored by these dual benefits, they are able to recover and steadily develop a strong sober support network in their hometown, which will support their recovery for years to come.

What substance use disorders does Avenues Recovery Center Maryland rehab treat?

Avenues Recovery Center’s two Maryland locations are skilled in treating every kind of substance use disorder and process addiction, such as shopping, gambling, internet, and more. We deal with addictions to alcohol, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, narcotics, opioids, inhalants, and cannabis. Here at Avenues, we believe that regardless the type or extent of an addiction, no person is too lost to find their way back to a beautiful, joyous, and productive life.

How long should rehab last?

The trademark of Avenues is truly individualized care, and length of stay at Avenues Maryland will always be determined by the unique circumstances and needs of each client.

However, research has long proven that the chances of sustained sobriety increase greatly with every additional day spent in treatment. In many situations, extended stays in rehab are highly recommended – and Avenues’ programs are designed to provide continued care for however long a client may require.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Maryland

Statistics and Laws

Drug and alcohol use is a rising problem across the United States - and Maryland is no exception. With the rate of overdose-related deaths climbing each day, the need for quality alcohol and drug rehabs in Maryland keeps on growing as well. 

In 2020 alone, Maryland suffered 2,773 substance-abuse (both drug and alcohol) related deaths  -  a 16.6% increase from the 2,379 fatalities of 2019. These steadily rising numbers reflect a dangerous trend that’s evolved since the beginning of the opioid crisis in 2010. 

Alcohol Abuse in Maryland

Excessive alcohol use holds the blame for around 88,000 deaths and $223.5 billion in expenses in the United States each year. In Maryland itself, 1,318 lives and $4.1 billion are lost each year by excessive drinking. These funds are lost through decreased workplace productivity, increased healthcare expenses, and alcohol-induced crime.

The Maryland Young Adult Survey on Alcohol (MYSA) was a survey performed in Maryland on teenagers and young adults across a range of communities. According to MYSA, nearly 90% of respondents to the survey reported alcohol use in the past month. 55% of respondents admitted heavy alcohol use or binge drinking in the past month. 

Binge drinking is by far the most widespread, expensive, and fatal form of alcohol abuse in the United States. Aside from the obvious concern of alcohol addiction, it poses many other serious risks: 

  • Car accidents
  • Crime and violence 
  • STDs
  • Accidental pregnancy 
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Heart and liver disease
  • Cancer
  • Cognitive impairments

Altogether, 18.% percent of Maryland adults and 18.4% of Maryland high school students admitted to binge drinking.

Drug Abuse and Overdose Deaths in Maryland

At present, Maryland’s drug overdose death rate is one of the worst in the United States. It has been strongly impacted by the spreading opioid epidemic, with one of the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths among all states - 30 deaths per 100,000 people.

Since the early 2000s, Maryland has seen a significant increase in the abuse of heroin and opioids (both prescription and non-prescription), and a corresponding rise in the number of heroin and opioid-related overdose deaths.  

Most recently, fentanyl is the drug being held accountable for the frightening spike in overdose deaths in Maryland. (650 out of 1,821 annual overdose deaths were caused by fentanyl.) With a potency 50 times greater than heroin and 100 times greater than morphine, fentanyl is an incredibly powerful synthetic opioid painkiller that is widely abused in drug-using circles. Its potency even in tiny amounts renders it both highly addictive and dangerous. Additionally, many Maryland rehab centers reported that their clients were unaware that their drugs had been laced with fentanyl - which contributed greatly to the number of unintentional fatal overdoses.

Prescription drug abuse has been another cause of fatal overdoses in Maryland. Commonly-abused prescription drugs include: 

  • Adderall
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
  • Methadone
  • Oxycontin
  • Percocet
  • Ritalin
  • Valium 
  • Xanax

Altogether, the abuse of drugs and alcohol has had a devastating impact on the residents of Maryland. The need for quality, affordable addiction treatment programs in Maryland has never been greater - and Avenues Recovery works every single day to meet that need.

Substance Abuse Laws and Policies in Maryland

What happens to someone caught with drugs or alcohol in Maryland?

Maryland classifies drugs and alcohol (or “Controlled Dangerous Substances”) into 5 categories, or “Schedules”. Schedule I lists the most dangerous and addictive drugs that have no recognized medical use and Schedule V lists the least dangerous and addictive drugs with recognized medical uses. The severity of the penalties for drug possession, use and sale are dependent on the Schedule of the drug in question. 

Controlled Substance Penalties


  • The possession of any amount of any controlled substance (excluding marijuana) is a misdemeanor and punishable by up to 4 years of jail time and up to $25,000 in fines.

Possession with Intent to Distribute

  • Schedule I and II substances - Up to 20 years of jail time and up to $25,000 in fines
  • LSD, PCP, and all hallucinogens - Up to 20 years of jail time and up to $20,000 in fines
  • Schedule III, IV and V substances - Up to 5 years of jail time and up to $15,000 in fines

*Once the controlled substances in a person’s possession exceeds a certain amount, there is a mandatory 5-year prison sentence, and fines can go up to $100,000.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

  • Marijuana Paraphernalia (with intent to use or actual use) -  Up to one year of jail time and up to $500 in fines
  • Drug Paraphernalia (with intent to use or actual use) - Up to four years of jail time and up to $25,000 in fines

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