Founded in 1989, Mountain Manor Treatment Centers operates four facilities in Maryland that provide detox, residential and outpatient substance abuse services for clients of all ages. While the Emmitsburg location caters to adults, the Baltimore facility houses three inpatient programs for young people. There are two coed programs—one for adolescents ages 13 to 18, the other for young adults 18 to 24—and a separate program, called “The Way Home.” for high-risk female clients, ages 14 to 19, that is located in a different wing of the facility.
Accommodations and Food
The young adult program has a 16-bed capacity, while the adolescent program provides accommodations for 52 residents. Adolescents are paired in gender-specific rooms, while young adults have their own rooms. Furnishings are dorm-style and bathrooms are shared.
Residents of both programs eat in the dining room on the first floor. The menu is a combination of healthy and comfort food and includes beef, chicken and fish. Food is served cafeteria-style and salads are provided, too. Snacks are available after regular evening NA/AA meetings. Adolescent residents have a stricter set of rules, with no coffee allowed and snacks not permitted outside the dining hall. The young adults can nibble in the community lounge and are allowed to drink decaf.
While TV watching is limited for adolescents, young adults have access to a TV/DVD player for entertainment and educational use. Films for amusement have to be staff-approved and R-rated films are not permitted. Young adults have more pay phone privileges than adolescents, whose phone usage depends on their behavioral level.
The Way Home operates independently, offering a highly-structured living environment for only 12 female clients, who live in a dorm, eat in a separate dining room and are monitored 24/7 by staff. This program caters specifically to young women with histories of high-risk substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, family chaos, low self-esteem and legal issues.
Limited smoking privileges are granted to residents 18 and over. Staff members distribute cigarettes and residents are forbidden to carry matches or lighters.
Treatment and Staff
Upon admission, all residents undergo full psychiatric evaluations and receive individualized treatment plans. Residential treatment is typically 30 days and detox services are provided. Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) (Vivitrol and Suboxone) is provided, when appropriate. This rehab is known for its specialized youth opioid treatment program.
The young adult inpatient treatment program is similar in protocol to the adult inpatient program at Emmitsburg, using the 12-steps and CBT as major treatment approaches. Weekly treatment includes individual therapy, group therapy and attendance at AA/NA meetings. Group therapy topics include anger management, grief counseling, opiates group (for suitable residents) and healthy relationships. Young adults learn how to develop healthy coping techniques, as well as manage their feelings. While clients attend some in-house meetings, the rehab believes it is important to expose them to several outside meetings a week, as well. Dual diagnosis support is provided.
The adolescent program uses the Stages of Change Model along with a behavioral level system (levels A to 3) that grants or takes away privileges based on conduct. Residents who progress to Level 3 participate in a positive peer group on Wednesdays that takes part in special recreational activities and receives rewards for continued constructive performance. Level 3 adolescents attend amusement park outings, NA marathons, AA/NA conventions, museum trips and sporting events.
Treatment protocol for The Way Home clients and the adolescents is the same, including group therapy, individual therapy, step groups, peer support, CBT groups, academic education and attendance at 12-step meetings, both on and off the premises. CBT group topics include anger management, relapse prevention, mood regulation, goal setting, management of cravings, substance refusal skills, stress reduction and grief support.
Academic education is provided on-site at Mountain Manor Treatment Center’s Baltimore Academy for school-age residents or those who wish to complete a GED program. Classes are taught by state-certified teachers.
Mountain Manor Treatment Center employs licensed CADCs, counselor techs, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, psychologists and trainees from local universities, including the John Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The young adult program features YMCA outings that include swimming, weight training and aerobics classes. Yoga is provided on and off the grounds. An outside organization, Art with a Heart, brings art therapy to young adult residents. Aftercare includes weekly group therapy. During their stay, all residents are subject to random weekly urine toxicology screenings.
Family visitation is allowed on Saturdays and Tuesdays, with different times for adolescents and young adults. Family education groups are scheduled an hour ahead of visitation periods. Families are encouraged to attend private sessions with a weekend counselor or the resident’s primary therapist.
Young adult males participate in a weekly men’s mentoring group, while women attend a peer group during that time. Both groups attend PHAT (Promoting Healthy Alternatives for Teens), an interactive, violence-prevention program held at the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Center.
Mountain Manor Treatment Center Baltimore offers several intensive programs to help young adults and adolescents recover from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. In addition, the rehab stresses family involvement and offers a sliding fee scale for financially-challenged clients.
Mountain Manor Treatment Center
3800 Frederick Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229
Mountain Manor Treatment Center Baltimore Cost: Sliding scale-$11,250 (30 days). Reach Mountain Manor Treatment Center Baltimore at (410) 233-1400, (800) 446-8833, (410) 330-8522 (adolescent and young adult after-hours line) or by email. Find Mountain Manor Treatment Center on Facebook and Google+
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