Maryland Recovery in Bel Air, MD

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(3.9 of 5)
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21 West Courtland Street
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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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, 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. Many clients come to this facility after completing a traditional residential rehab.


According to the center’s website, Maryland Recovery bills its treatment as “residential outpaitent,” because it combines outpatient treatment with sober-living facilities.

The first option 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 option 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.


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 and other counselors.


Details about living arrangements are limited at this time. Ratings from four reviewers (one alum and three loved ones) to date averaged 4.75 out of five stars for both accommodations and amenities as well as meals and nutrition.


A single review submitted to from a former client gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. Brett wrote: "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."

Elsewhere online to date, one Yelp reviewer was very displeased with their experience. “This 'Recovery' house is not what they claim,” Ryan wrote.[1] “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!"

Alumni provided more positive reviews on Facebook. To date, 11 of the 12 people who left reviews on the center’s Facebook page, which it has the ability to manage, provided five out of five star reviews.[2] On average, the center has 4.9 stars on Facebook at the time of this writing.

Some alumni wrote they would recommend the center, and others 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 three loved ones polled by at the time of this writing gave mostly positive feedback, offering moderate to perfect, five-star ratings for all categories. "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," wrote Berry, who gave four stars for treatment effectiveness.

Yet on, the one reviewer, Jym, provided negative feedback. “The sales pitch is very convincing,” he wrote.[3] “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.


Though Rehabs.come has yet to receive feedback from staff members, two ratings on Indeed to date indicated mixed experiences.[4] One anonymous respondent gave three stars and wrote: "if you want to grow with a company, they are it, but becareful of people who want you to hide your knowledge. they get intimidated." Another gave just one star and wrote: "Poor leadership, sick environment. Mistreatment of staff and underhanded practices.


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.


Published on December 2017

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Selfish facility , they only care about the money and boy do you pay . our insurance covered therapy but you have to pay 10, 000 a month to live in their hose while in treatment . After you finish the program they could care less . If you ever need them after for a letter or anything , you will get a woman telling you " YOUR DAUGHTER IS NOT THE ONLY PT " . Well that's a great way of making you feel that your daughter was only a number . Please pick another facility , there are so many , this facility will take every penny and then when you finish they don't even have a safe house for females , they are just out and made to jump into an apt. and deal with everything on their own . Bel Air is infested with overdoses .


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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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