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10632 Little Patuxent Parkway Suite 410
Columbia MD 21044

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Located in the community of Columbia, Md., 20 miles southwest of Baltimore, Kolmac Clinic provides outpatient-based treatment, detoxification, and aftercare services for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. This location is one of six facilities of the organization, which serves Maryland, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia.


Upon admission, clients are assessed to determine if detoxification is necessary. If it is, clients can stay at the clinic for up to 10 hours a day, especially in the beginning. Also, to alleviate withdrawal symptoms, Kolmac Clinic may utilize buprenorphine and naltrexone for opioid dependency.

Kolmac Clinic’s intensive outpatient program involves 20 to 30 sessions over the course of eight weeks. Clients often begin with five sessions a week and slowly decrease as they progress in treatment. Treatment utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in group counseling sessions, which commonly discuss issues related to relapse prevention. Clients with co-occurring psychiatric disorders also receive medication management, which is monitored by a licensed psychiatrist.

After completing the outpatient program, clients can participate in continuing care, which promotes sustained sobriety through weekly, two-hour group sessions. Clients are also highly encouraged to participate in a 12-step program, though it is not mandatory. There is also a weekly support group for family members.


A CARF-accredited facility, Kolmac Clinic of Columbia is led by a team of medical doctors, psychiatrists, and licensed professional counselors. It employs a multidisciplinary team of master’s level substance abuse counselors,mental health therapists, psychiatric nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.


The only review submitted to Rehabs.com from an alum came from S.D., who provided a five out of five-star rating for treatment effectiveness. “I was admitted in January 2012 and I have been sober since. I was impressed with how helpful and professional the staff was,” the alum commented.

Three reviewers who posted to Google gave had a negative experience with one-, two-, and three-star reviews.[1] On Google, Gary wrote of unsupportive staff who turned him away after a relapse. “This is supposed to be a treatment facility where the staff supports and helps you change, not one that neglects you when you relapse,” he wrote, and added, “I was very disappointed in the way I was treated.” Another alum, Stacie, felt staff were not flexible in scheduling continuing care.


Reviews from friends and family were also limited, but supported the opinions of alumni. An anonymous family member offered high four- and five-star ratings for family participation, counselor experience, and holistic options. The loved one recommended the program wholeheartedly, although they identified the program’s cost as a weakness and rated the counseling options only two out of five stars. “They have amazing people. The cost could be a bit lower. The rehab was wonderful for my family,” they remarked.


The Kolmac Clinic of Columbia accepts a range of private insurance plans to help cover the cost of treatment, including Aetna, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, and more. According to the facility’s website, the current cost of treatment is $140 for the initial clinical evaluation, $475 per day for detoxification, and $210 per day for rehabilitation sessions.

Updated February 2017

  1. https://goo.gl/TdTDo8

Published on February 2017

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