Residential- Level 3.1

While participating in our residential treatment program, adults in recovery from Substance Use Disorders live in one of several facilities in Hagerstown and Frederick.

Upon admission, patients are provided with peer support by being assigned a peer within the house. Direct Care provider staff are also available to help patients get oriented into the residential community.

As patients progress through treatment, services are focused on continued engagement and assessment of the stages of change. Evidence-based practices include patient-centered counseling, cognitive behavioral counseling, motivational interviewing and problem solving strategies. Self-directed treatment plan goals, focused on the individual’s specific areas of need, are developed for each patient. Individualized treatment planning that targets specific needs such as food, clothing, housing, transportation, medical care, mental health care, employment, and education, incentivizes patients to remain in needed treatment, thereby reducing substance use and increasing their chances of continuing their recovery. Therapeutic environments, combined with the evidence based practices employed at the Wells House assist patients with how they relate to their environment, improving their recovery skills, relapse prevention skills, and emotional coping skills, thereby increasing the patients’ self-worth.

Individuals will participate in therapy groups and meet with their counselor on a regular basis for the duration of their stay in residential treatment. Family counseling is available for patients’ parents, spouses and other family members. Patients are also encouraged by their counselors to build a community of support by attending local 12 Step Meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous and/or Narcotics Anonymous) and obtaining a program sponsor to receive further recovery guidance and support.

Patients have the opportunity to develop and practice their interpersonal and group living skills, strengthen their recovery skills, reintegrate into the community and family and begin or resume employment or academic pursuits.   Patients who stabilize and meet criteria for stepped down services can be placed in outpatient services or recovery or transitional housing services.   Wells House strives to ensure continuity of step down services for all patients served.

Highlights of Residential Structure

Patients in our residential locations follow a structured program that includes treatment groups, recovery groups and engagement in community activities that allows for full engagement in the recovery process with limited down time.

All residents are to be out of bed, showered, clothed and beds made by 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Breakfast must be eaten by 8:45 a.m. weekdays.

When leaving or returning to the residential program, patients must use the sign out log. Patients must report back to the facility by 5:00 p.m. daily, unless on pass. Patients must notify staff if they are going to be late. Curfew is at 10:00 p.m. Every resident must attend a scheduled in-house residential housing meeting every Sunday, at 5:00 p.m. It is required that residents adjust their schedule accordingly to allow for attendance at this groups.

Patients in our intensive outpatient and outpatient programs are provided group schedules that address the needs of the individual’s employer, education and family obligations.