Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics provide primary care, surgery and behavioral healthcare to active duty members of the Air Force. Malcolm Grow is located on the Joint Base Andrews in Prince George County, Maryland. Its outpatient substance abuse treatment program—which has been in operation for over 10 years—is the only outpatient program operated on-base in the Air Force.
Treatment and Staff
Malcolm Grow offers treatment at the Partial-Hospitalization Program (PHP) level, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) level and continuing care/standard outpatient level. Most clients enter treatment in the PHP or IOP and then step down, using the general outpatient track for continuing care as their recovery stabilizes. Clients who enter treatment at the lowest intensity are on the standard outpatient track.
Clients in the PHP attend group and individual therapy as well as psychoeduction classes Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. IOP clients usually attend group sessions four days a week and have one-on-one therapy weekly. Continuing care and standard outpatient clients attend groups once a week for 12 weeks, and there are separate groups for those who are entering treatment at this level and those who are stepping-down from a more intensive track.
The treatment team at Malcolm Grow includes MSWs, psychologists and addiction counselors with the CADC credential. Since the outpatient program is connected to Malcolm Grow’s mental health department, clients with co-occurring disorders can receive referrals to additional therapists and psychiatrists for prescriptions and medication management and therapy for their mental health diagnoses.
Therapy groups are limited to 10 participants. The treatment team uses CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI) and encourages clients to use the 12-step framework, as well. PHP and IOP clients are required to attend off-site 12-step meetings as a component of their treatment plan, and standard outpatient clients are encouraged to attend.
Malcolm Grow offers a periodic family group for loved ones to learn about addiction and recovery, and clients can request family therapy in its mental health department.
Joint Base Andrews’ Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics offers the Air Force’s only on-base outpatient substance abuse program. With three levels of treatment and integrated services with its mental health department for dual diagnosis support, Malcolm Grow is equipped to help clients address the trauma and mental health issues that may make them particularly vulnerable to addiction.
Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics
1050 W. Perimeter Rd, Fl 4
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics Outpatient Cost: Free for active-duty Air Force members. Reach Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics by phone at (240) 857-7788. Find Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics on Facebook and YouTube
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