Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore

Eastern Shore, an Avenues Recovery Location

Welcome to Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore, where we’ll help you recover for good — with innovative treatment and a community that’s with you forever.


About Us

Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore is a warm, community-based residential rehabilitation center located in Cambridge, Maryland, offering the highest standard of patient-centric care. Featuring an unusually effective treatment regimen that spawns long-lasting  results, our Cambridge rehab’s evidence-based and customized care is guaranteed to serve as your springboard to success. 

Where You’ll Stay

It’s widely proven that inpatient treatment yields the best outcomes. Getting treatment in a safe, structured environment, removed from any triggers, gives you the support you need to heal and develop healthy coping skills. 

At Avenues Eastern Shore Cambridge rehab, you’ll reside in our beautiful, newly-renovated 104 bed drug and alcohol rehab center facility. Airy bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms, a large kitchen and cafeteria, spacious lounges and common areas, medical and clinical offices and group rooms all come together under one roof - offering you the greatest ease and comfort as you begin your recovery journey. 

  • Fresh, Modern Accommodations
  • Expansive Grounds
  • State-of-the art gym
  • Basketball Court
  • Outdoor Patio and Picnic Benches
  • On-Site Laundromat
  • Gourmet, Nutritious Meals Daily
  • Lounge and Recreational Areas
  • Local Transportation Provided

Additionally, Avenues partners with step-down sober living apartments to accommodate post-treatment clients who can benefit from additional structure and support.

What You’ll Do

Should you require alcohol or drug detox, you’ll start off in our comfortable, serene detox center beneath round-the-clock medical care. Once you’ve been medically cleared, you’ll join the rehabilitation center program - and your schedule will be full of individual therapy, interactive group sessions, classes, workshops, and fun recovery-focused activities. You’ll be supported throughout by a top-notch medical and clinical team, and a wonderful community of like-minded people on the road to recovery. Day by day, you’ll grow stronger as you develop the tools and coping skills necessary to lead the life of your dreams. 

  • Individual and Group Therapy

  • Family and Couple Counseling Sessions

  • Daily 12 - Step Meetings - AA, NA, CA, HA

  • Alternative Therapies 

  • Art, Music, Yoga, Nature and Meditation

  • Enjoyable Weekend Activities

Treatment Modalities

No two people are alike, and no two recovery journeys are alike. That’s why at Avenues drug and alcohol rehab in Cambridge, we select from a range of evidence-based therapies to create a customized treatment plan specially crafted to address your strengths and weaknesses. Our multidisciplinary staff of medical and clinical specialists all excel at what they do, and are trained to seek the root of your addiction so they can facilitate healing on every level. 

  • Alcohol Detox 
  • Drug Detox
  • 24/7 Medical Care
  • Expert Psychiatric Care
  • Inpatient Rehab
  • Individual Therapy 
  • Group Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family and Couple Counseling Sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Immersive 12 - Step Programming
  • Holistic Arts Track
  • Medication - Assisted Treatment

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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

Cities & regions we serve

Easton, MD Cambridge, MD Seaford, DE Salisbury, MD Ocean City, MD Lexington Park, MD Annapolis, MD Parole, MD Georgetown, DE Arnold, MD Rosaryville, MD Milford, DE Severna Park, MD Lake Shore, MD Mitchellville, MD Crofton, MD Waldorf, MD
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Why Avenues

Because you’re going to have bad days.

(We all do!) And we won’t let you give up.


We’re in this with you, no matter how hard it is.


So you can bring your healing back home.


A toolbox of treatments — customized to your needs.

Dual diagnosis

Get answers & support for both your physical & emotional health.

Real world

Job retraining, relationship counseling, and more.

Incredible alumni program

So you can stay sober — and love the rest of your life.

Our clients are our heroes.

The Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore Team

Staffed with a full-time physician, psychiatrist, and licensed counselors, the Avenues Recovery team is warm, loving, and acutely qualified to help you!

Charlie Pleeter

Executive Director

Tammy Brown

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Tammy Brown hails from Baltimore, Maryland, but has made her home in Salisbury for the last 16 years. She serves as the administrator of Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore, and is a Certified Peer Support and a Registered Peer Supervisor. Tammy is passionate about her work and takes pride in being able to help people just like her.

As a person in long term recovery, Tammy has not used any mood or mind altering substances for almost 16 years. This journey has been challenging but rewarding, and she takes great joy in being able to give hope to others who are struggling with similar issues. Watching hope come back into clients’ spirits where they were once hopeless upon intake is a priceless experience for her.

Tammy is a proud mother of three grown children, aged 37, 33, and 25, and a grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren. The beach - any beach - is her best therapy, as any stress melts from her body the minute her feet hit the sand. She looks forward to her Cancun trip every year anew! She is truly grateful for the life she is living today as a person in recovery and tries to live every day to the fullest because she has never seen this day before.

Andrea Travers, LCPC

Clinical Supervisor

Brittany Shufelt

Administrative Assistant

Tamika Watson

Nurse Manager

Trina Rogers

Nurse Manager

Genia Grimes

Nurse Practitioner

Karen Johnson

Nurse Practitioner

Jeannette Quigley

Nurse Practitioner

Sarah Jenkins

Medical Lead

Cathy Justice, CSC-AD

Primary Counselor
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Cathy Justice, a dedicated primary counselor at Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore, graduated from Wor-Wic Community College in 2018 with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling.  She began her career at Hudson Behavioral Health in Salisbury, MD, where she worked as a counselor at both their residential inpatient facility and their 3.1 Halfway Housing program. In her ongoing quest to improve the services she brings to her clients, Cathy is now pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a focus on mental health counseling.

Cathy is passionate about helping those in need and prides herself on her ability to connect with people of all backgrounds.  She is a fan of ‘keeping it real’ and not sugar-coating things – “Addiction is hard.  Recovery is harder.  You can do it.”  Advocating for client needs is important to her.

Cathy enjoys being creative, knitting, and going to the beach.  She resides in Salisbury, MD with her 2 wonderful children.

Kenesha Taylor, CSC-AD

Primary Counselor
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Kenesha Taylor is originally from Pocomoke, MD, and has pursued higher education at Wor-Wic Community College and Wilmington University. She has earned an AA Degree and is currently in school working towards completing her BA in the Fall of 2023.

Kenesha has chosen her field with a specific goal in mind – she wanted to change the lives of people. Providing education while giving them strength and hope is her ultimate objective, and she is passionate about achieving that goal. She strongly believes in the transformative power of education and is dedicated to making a positive impact on people’s lives through her work.

When Kenesha is not busy with her studies, she enjoys indulging in her favorite pastimes, such as going to Target, eating crabs, and traveling. These activities help her to unwind and recharge so she can stay focused and motivated in her work.

Destini Sanders, CSC-AD

Primary Counselor
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Destini Sanders, Primary Counselor, hails from Detroit, Michigan, but currently calls Salisbury, Maryland home. She holds a degree in Chemical Dependency from Wor-Wic Community College and is set to graduate from Wilmington University on June 4th with a Bachelor's in Behavioral Science, specializing in case management. Currently, she possesses her CSC-AD and is actively pursuing her CAC-AD along with gambling credentials ICOGS.

Driven by a belief that addiction impacts us all, Destini is dedicated to empowering her clients to become their own heroes and live life to its fullest. Her approach to addiction treatment is based on the belief that every individual can turn their life around, and deserves support in their journey towards recovery.

In her personal life, Destini is a devoted Detroit Lions fan. She finds joy in football, boxing, and exploring new destinations through travel. She's also a proud mother and fur mommy, with a deep affection for her family and furry companions. In her downtime, you might find her enjoying reruns of the Golden Girls, spending time with her loved ones, or embarking on new adventures.

Jessica Blood, CSC-AD

Primary Counselor
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Jessica Blood, of Salisbury, MD, is a Primary Counselor with a passion for mental health and addiction treatment. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Salisbury University and an associate's degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Wor-Wic Community College. Currently pursuing her MSW, Jessica's ultimate goal is to obtain her LCSW-C alongside her CAC-AD credential.

Driven by a desire to make a difference in mental health, Jessica found her calling in addiction treatment and has loved her career ever since. She specializes in supporting clients who have faced challenging circumstances, where substance use became their primary coping mechanism. Watching her clients evolve into their best selves is what fuels her dedication to her work, and guiding them to recognize their inherent value is  hands-down the most rewarding part of her job.

Outside of work, Jessica's faithful  dog Cleo accompanies her on all her adventures - whether it's hiking, beach outings, attending concerts, participating in Disney half marathons, or exploring new destinations through travel. Her zest for life and dedication to helping others shine through both personally and professionally.

Jessica Noto, ADT

Primary Counselor

Karen Marshall, CSC-AD

Primary Counselor

Ryan Dobbs, LGPC

Primary Counselor

Jessica Monteferrario, ADT

Primary Counselor

Josette Brooks

Primary Counselor
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Josette Brooks serves as a primary counselor at Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore. Originally from New Jersey, her journey into the helping profession began through a unique path in real estate. She learned the ropes of real estate management while assisting her neighborhood friends with rental units. This ultimately led her to become a licensed realtor from 1999 to 2011, after attending Weichert School for Real Estate in Princeton, NJ.

Josette's passion for helping others, particularly those struggling with addiction, led her to further her education. She earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, MD, in 2015. She also completed 20 credits through a hybrid program at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, School of Social Sciences, and Salisbury University.

In 2011, Josette's family moved permanently to Somerset County, Maryland, a place they frequently visited during summers and holidays. Inspired by her personal experiences and motivated by her son's struggles with substance use and incarceration, Josette and her son aspired to own and operate Re-entry Safe Homes for ex-offenders. Tragically, her son passed away in 2016 due to substance use and multiple incarcerations.

Josette chose to remain in the helping profession to honor her son's memory and make a difference in the lives of those facing similar challenges.

Latrell Williams Elliott

Primary Counselor

Craig Pennington

Primary Counselor

Jessica Rickels

Primary Counselor
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Jessica Rickels works as a Primary Counselor at Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore, and currently resides in Salisbury, MD. She attended Wor-Wic Community College and Salisbury University, earning an associate degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling (AA), a bachelor's degree in Social Work (BASW), and a master's degree in Social Work (MSW). Additionally, Jessica holds a CAC-AD with a supervisory attachment as well as an LMSW. She is one hour away from having everything she needs to test for her LCSW-C and hopes to obtain this license within the next couple of months.

Jessica's passion for addictions counseling began during her time in community college. Initially entering the program with different career intentions, her perspective shifted dramatically after learning about addictions and working with the population during her internship. She fell in love with people's resilience and their motivation for change. Witnessing clients grow and succeed in recovery has profoundly impacted her, both personally and professionally, and has reinforced her belief in the possibility of real change.

Outside of work, Jessica loves spending time with her sons, Oliver and Felix. She has a pug named Winston and a cat named Willow. And of course, she is an avid Harry Potter fan.

Morgan Gibson

Primary Counselor

Demitria Howard

Primary Counselor
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Demitria Howard works as a primary counselor at Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore. Hailing from from Hebron, MD, she is deeply dedicated to the fields of addiction and mental health. She earned her associate degree in chemical dependency counseling from Wor-Wic Community College and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Social Work, which she expects to complete by February 2024. 

Demitria's career choice was driven by personal experiences, having witnessed the devastating impact of addiction on her family, friends, and loved ones. This fueled her passion to make a difference in the lives of people struggling with addiction. She believes that addiction is a disease requiring individualized care.

In her personal life, Demitria enjoys spending time with her family, including her two children and three dogs. She also loves traveling and exploring new places. Her dedication to helping others and her zest for life make her a valuable asset to the addiction treatment field.

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This program is for individuals who require medical detox before beginning their recovery journey.


Our inpatient treatment program offers a safe, structured environment for you to heal and rebuild.


Our outpatient rehab program provides weekly therapy sessions for post-treatment individuals.


Our alumni program is a warm sober support network - part emotional support, part family, part party.


Avenues Recovery Center at Eastern Shore accepts private pay and most insurances, including:

First Health
John Hopkins / John Hopkins USFHP
Praxis Health Network
VA Community Care Network
Maryland Medicaid- Optum
Highmark Delaware
Amerihealth Delaware

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