In addition to evidence-based treatment, Ashley offers spiritual counseling and support and alternative, holistic therapies.
Introduction and Basic Services
The long running Ashley Addiction Treatment has three locations in Maryland. Its main residential treatment campus is located on 147 acres on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay in Northern Maryland. It’s close to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, DC and northern Virginia. With scenic waterside views and plentiful greenery, Ashley Addiction Treatment provides clients with a tranquil setting that’s ideal for creating a solid foundation in sobriety and recovery.
Formerly known as Father Martin’s Ashley, Ashley Addiction Treatment was founded in 1983 by Father Joseph C. Martin, S.S and his business partner, Mae Abraham. The facility is named after Abraham’s maiden name, Ashley. Mae Abraham thought to open a treatment facility after attending Father Martin’s 1964 “Chalk Talks” about addiction at Johns Hopkins University. Father Martin’s talks inspired those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction to seek help in a formalized setting. He has been celebrated for being an advocate for those suffering from addiction and recognizing addiction as a disease rather than a chocie.
Accredited by the Joint Commission, Ashley Addiction Treatment is committed to preserving Father Martin’s memory by providing extensive options for care to anyone who seeks help for alcohol and drug addiction. Ashley Addiction Treatment offers a wide range of services including detox, residential treatment and outpatient care, dual diagnosis support, holistic modalities and aftercare programming.
Facility and Meals
Ashley Addiction Treatment is a large resort-style treatment facility with hotel style accommodations and amenities. Both private and double rooms (with one queen size bed or two full size beds) are available with a full private bath. Housekeeping staff cleans rooms and prides fresh bedding and towels daily and can provide laundry and dry cleaning services.
Clients eat all meals in a dining room. A staff dietitian and chef create a seasonal menu with local, fresh ingredient based on a client’s medical and special dietary needs.
Treatment Protocol and Team
Ashley Addiction Treatment’s primary residential program includes medical, psychological and psychiatric care as well as holistic treatment. Care includes a consultation to evaluate a client’s medical, therapeutic and dietary needs and on-site medically assisted detox, individual and group therapy and 12-step. Ashley also offers experiential counseling including interactive and skill-based workshops and continuing education to understand addiction. Each client can anticipate an individualized treatment and aftercare plan. The length of stay is contingent on a client’s individual needs and treatment plan.
The facility’s medical care includes a review of client’s medical and psychiatric history, laboratory tests and toxicology screenings. Medically assisted detox that can administer anti-craving medications like naltrexone, acamprosate, disulfram, and buprenorphine is available to clients who need it. Clients have 24/7 access to nurses and a medical provider.
Ashley Addiction Treatment evaluates clients for co-occurring psychological or psychiatric conditions. From there, they receive an integrated treatment plan that includes specialized therapies to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, stress and chronic pain.
A third main component of Ashley’s primary care is holistic treatment that aims to restore a client’s mind, body and spirit. The holistic offerings include yoga, meditation, massage, acupuncture,spiritual support, yoga and personal trainer led exercise. Clients can also expect music and art therapy.
Staff includes an on-site multidisciplinary team of board certified physicians, physician assistants and nurses. The medical team specializes in diagnosing and treating the effects of drug and alcohol addiction. Ashley Addiction Treatment also employs full time psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and Master’s-level counselors.
Other treatment programs include an emerging adult program for adolescents, relapse recovery, pain recovery, outpatient and family wellness for family members over the age of 15, and children and youth program for family members ages six to 14.
Ashley’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at its Bel Air and Elkton facilities offers an eight week evidence-based treatment for adults ages 18 years and older. Alcohol and drug addiction treatment is based on the Matrix Model and includes ambulatory detox, individual and group therapy, anti-craving medication-assisted therapy, relapse prevention therapy, acupuncture, meditation, Naloxone Certification and a family program.
The Ashley Addiction Treatment outpatient facilities also offer opiate treatment and maintenance. The IOP also partners with Hartford County’s Project Healthy Delivery, which helps pregnant women struggling with addiction get treatment and counseling needed for continued sobriety.
Residents enjoy a state of the art indoor fitness center including a gym staffed with personal trainers, basketball and volleyball courts and yoga rooms. Additionally, Ashley’s sprawling campus offers outdoor walking trails and jogging paths, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, gardens and a chapel.
Ashley Addiction Treatment recently opened a new wing on it main campus, Skip’s Hall. It offers integrated addiction treatment and holistic care. Here clients can garner extended recovery skills, relapse prevention and an overall health and wellness education. Treatment fosters spirituality, spiritual counseling, grief counseling, mindfulness meditation, sound therapy, drumming, art therapy and Catholic mass and non-denominational services.
Overlapping with the emphasis on holistic treatment, the wellness services at Ashley Addiction Treatment include acudetox, personal training, yoga, acupuncture and massage sessions, Reiki and cupping therapy. All of wellness services at this facility are designed to support therapy and foster relapse prevention and mindfulness.
Ashley Addiction Treatment offers a wide range of support for alcohol and drug addiction and co-occurring disorders. Clients also enjoy myriad wellness services on a beautiful, sweeping campus with waterside views. With resort-style amenities, clients can experience a full program of recreational and fitness activities. In addition to evidence-based treatment, Ashley offers spiritual counseling and support and alternative, holistic therapies. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Ashley also offers a wide range of outpatient, family care, opiate treatment and maintenance and relapse recovery in two additional facilities.
Ashley Addiction Treatment Location
800 Tydings Lane
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Ashley Addiction Treatment Cost
Call for cost. Insurance is accepted.