Maryland Recovery in Bel Air, MD

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21 W. Courtland St
Bel Air MD 21014

Maryland Recovery Philosophy

Maryland Recovery offers a welcoming and supportive environment for addicts who have recently completed intensive 28-day programs, and may be at risk for relapse. With eight residential homes in beautiful Bel Air, Maryland Recovery provides a combination of outpatient programs that cater to those in the “second phase” of recovery. Affordable and effective, Maryland Recovery treats clients suffering from alcohol and drug dependency, as well as dual-diagnosis cases utilizing the latest proven treatment techniques.

Areas of Specialization

  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

  • Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Highlights

Specialty Programs

Alcohol/Drug Addiction Holistic Trauma/PTSD

Meet the Staff

Dave Gerick

CEO & President

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Review by Contributors


In the picturesque colonial town of Bel Air, Md., Maryland Recovery offers outpatient treatment and sober-living facilities for adult men and women ages 18 to 30, and seniors, who are struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Medical detox is not available on-site. Some clients come to this facility after completing a traditional residential rehab.


According to the center’s website, Maryland Recovery bills its treatment as “outpatient residential,” because it combines outpatient treatment with sober-living facilities. Treatment is divided into three phases, and all incoming clients begin at Phase 1, no matter what stage of addiction or recovery they’re at.

The first phase is a partial hospitalization program (PHP) that lasts 28 days and involves programming between five and six hours a day, seven days a week. Treatment modalities include individual and group therapy, medication management, psychiatric medical treatment, and aftercare planning.

The second phase is an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that includes individual, group, and family therapy, plus family education; relapse-prevention work; treatment for co-occurring disorders; 12-step meetings; and holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation, drumming therapy, and acupuncture.

In the third phase of treatment, clients continue to work the 12-Steps and commit to structure and accountability while living in the organization’s sober-living homes. At this stage, intensive life skills coaching and legal advocacy services are added to the list of offerings. All clients must secure employment or complete voluntary work during extended care.

Throughout treatment, clients are paired with a horse as part of an equine-assisted psychotherapy program that allows them to care for another living being over an extended period.


According to the facility’s website, psychiatrists and addiction specialists are “on standby” during Phase One, however it’s not clear whether they’re on staff. The medical director is a physician trained in emergency medicine, and the facility also employs two licensed clinical social workers.


Each phase of treatment has a corresponding living facility, so that housemates are always at the same stage of treatment. The center’s website notes each house has a full-time staff, including a house manager. Residents must complete daily chores.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any reviews from this facility's alumni at the time of this writing, however, one Yelp reviewer was very displeased with their experience. “This 'Recovery' house is not what they claim,” Ryan wrote on Yelp. “They took a lot of money including charges I did not authorize and provided none of the services so nicely described in the brochure. This is a scam!”[1]

Alumni provided more positive reviews on Facebook. To date, 10 of the 12 people who left reviews on the center’s Facebook, which it has the ability to manage, provided five out of five star reviews. On average, the center has 4.8 stars on Facebook at the time of this writing.[2]

Some alumni wrote they would recommend the center, and other praised the staff. “I must say they seem to do great and much-needed work I commend them for all their hard work and caring...I would very much recommend it,” Donald wrote in a representative review on Facebook.


The two loved ones polled by at the time of this writing gave mostly positive feedback. Mona gave the center five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, and provided four- and five- stars for all 15 aspects of treatment. She indicated she would recommend the facility.

Yet on, the one reviewer, Jym provided negative feedback. “The sales pitch is very convincing,” he wrote. “However, the place is very pricey, and very misleading.” He went on to write that his daughter was thrown out of the facility because her depression could not be treated, despite earlier promises that it could.[3]


According to the facility’s website, insurance carriers including Blue Cross Blue Shield and Cigna are accepted. The website also notes that insurers often pay for the clinical portion of treatment, but not the residential portion.

Updated March 2017




Published on April 2017

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I LOVED this place and all the people I met! You only get oUT what you pUT in. I owe alot to the staff there.

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This is a wonderful program. Bel Aire is a great town and the recovery support is great. My daughter attended after a 28 day detox intense rehab. With the results you do not worry about the money.

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Good facility

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Overall a fair program

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