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Harford County Health Department

Harford County Health Department

Drug Rehab Center in Aberdeen, Maryland

  • Mental Health
  • Dual Diagnosis

The Harford County Health Department offers a variety of mental health and dual-diagnosis treatments, including therapy and outpatient care, as well as educational resources and support for families in Aberdeen, Maryland.

About This Aberdeen, MD Facility

The Harford County Health Department proudly offers an extensive dual-diagnosis and mental health treatment service in Aberdeen, Maryland. Their team of experts are dedicated to providing quality care to individuals suffering from both substance abuse and mental health issues. Patients can access a range of treatments including couples therapy, experiential therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, nutrition therapy, trauma therapy, dual-diagnosis, and outpatient treatment. The team also provides cognitive-behavioral treatment and long-term residential care for those in need.

In addition to their treatment services, the Harford County Health Department offers educational resources to promote better understanding and awareness of mental health and dual-diagnosis issues. They operate an information center providing resources to help individuals and their families learn more about these issues, access local support groups, and find treatment options that fit their individual needs. With compassionate care, dedication to treating the whole person, and on-going support for recovery, the Harford County Health Department is committed to helping those in need get their lives back on track.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Conditions and Issues Treated

    Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in Aberdeen, MD

    People with dual diagnosis have coexisting addiction and a mental disorder. 9.2 million US adults had a co-occurring disorder in 2018, so not just limited to Maryland residents. Best treatment combines medication, psychotherapy (talk therapy), support group, and inpatient rehabilitation. Sometimes, complementary therapies – yoga, massage, and acupuncture – may also be used.

    Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Mental Health 

    Levels of Care Offered

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Outpatient Program

    Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment in Aberdeen, MD. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. Harford County Health Department peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be involved.

    Harford County Health Department‘s Therapies & Programs

    Individual Therapy

    Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address the root cause effectively. Patients find the therapist as a person who they can trust. It helps them to open up and discuss personal and sensitive issues, which they may not be comfortable discussing in a group.

    Couples Therapy at Harford County Health Department

    Couples therapy is an approach wherein the patients and their partners are engaged together as a part of the treatment process. When a person becomes a victim of substance abuse, it affects the patient and the people around him, particularly his partner. Their relationship can become strained due to lack of communication, financial issues, loss of trust, lack of intimacy, and physical abuse in more severe cases.

    Couples therapy addresses these issues and tries to rebuild the trust between the partners. The partner’s involvement in the process will result in greater chances of treatment success and sustained recovery.

    Family Counseling + Treatment

    Family therapy is a set of therapeutic approaches that assumes that the entire family is a system. It utilizes the strengths and resources of the family to help the patient refrain from resorting to substance abuse. It helps to repair relationships and improve communication between family members.

    Group therapy happens at Harford County Health Department in a controlled group environment, as opposed to a one-on-one setting. It supports Aberdeen, MD patients’ recovery by offering a sense of comfort and letting them know that they are not alone. Through shared conversations, patients also learn to develop faith and understanding and gain insight on their addictions.

    Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma therapy refers to treatment wherein specialist therapists help the patients to resolve the trauma that led the patients to substance abuse. The trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. Thinking of these traumatic events causes emotional disturbances like anxiety, depression and results in addiction. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed. Otherwise, there is a risk of relapse. Trauma therapy also improves the cognitive functions and provides long term benefits.

    Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) sees a person suffering from substance addiction to have illogical reasoning, counterproductive actions, and does not see things clearly. Due to this, REBT deals with cognition, images, and behavior extensively to rectify the client’s bad habits. REBT pushes an individual to become more reasonable and choose a life without the repercussions of addictions.

    Patients at Harford County Health Department in Aberdeen, MD learn how to self-soothe by conducting rational self-counseling. REBT provides their patients with the skill sets necessary in handling problems all by themselves, without seeking professional help. The process calls for practice, reiteration, and bolstering the new way of thinking being introduced to the patient.

    Medical Nutrition Therapy, also called nutrition therapy and MNT, helps someone recovering from an addiction learn how to replenish their body with the nutrients that food can provide. This helps improve medical, physical, and emotional conditions resulting from an addiction. These skills are taught by dietitians and nutritionists at Harford County Health Department in Aberdeen, Maryland who understand the effects of addiction.

    Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Couples Therapy, Dual-Diagnosis, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Trauma Therapy

    Patient Experience

    Experiential Therapy at Harford County Health Department

    Experiential therapy works on the principle that the perception of individuals determines their behavior. It is different from medication and talk therapy and suits those who have difficulty in expressing themselves and interact. Experiential therapy works by using tools and activities to recreate past experiences and encourages the release of suppressed thoughts that were responsible for the negative feelings and drug addiction.

    Role-playing, arts and crafts, music, animal care, rock climbing, etc. are some of the activities used in this therapy. Gradually the individual will experience calmness and love and change their perception positively. Other than drug addiction, Experiential therapy is useful in various behavioral and eating disorders.

    Payment Options Accepted

    For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Harford County Health Department Location and Directions
    Address Information253 Paradise Rd
    Aberdeen, Maryland 21001 Phone Number(410) 273-5681 Meta DetailsUpdated November 25, 2023
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    Aberdeen, Maryland Addiction Information

    For the past decade, Maryland's rate of drug use and abuse has significantly increased. The overdose rate is currently higher than the national average. This epidemic is due to the many industries where manual labor is required. As soon as prescription opioids were more readily accessible a large part of manual workers started using–and eventually abusing–the painkillers.

    60% of all arrests in Aberdeen are due to drug-related offenses. The number of overdose deaths in Aberdeen has doubled since 1998. 1 in 5 high school students has used drugs or alcohol. More than half of all students report being offered drugs on school property. There are many treatment options available, including inpatient and outpatient programs. There are also support groups and sober living homes available to help those in recovery.

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