Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers have been helping the people of Baltimore, MD and DC metro areas establish a satisfying life free of addictive substances and behavior since 1973.
There are six Kolmac centers located across MD and DC providing quality assistance to patients, of which one is in Baltimore, MD. They provide a comfortable and inviting environment for the therapy of chemical dependence.
Through their outpatient dependency program, they combine cutting-edge philosophies with down-to-earth, straightforward principles for alcoholism and drug dependence.
- Outpatient Detoxification
- Outpatient Rehabilitation
- Continuing Care
- Addiction Intervention
- Weekly group sessions for family and close friends.
- Non-addictive medications
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- EHP (Johns Hopkins)
- United Behavioral Health
- United Healthcare
- US Family Health Plan
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No. We do not treat patients under the age of 18.
No. Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers is an intensive outpatient program.
Dr. Kolodner does see patients who want to be evaluated for admission or are participating in the Kolmac program, but he does not have a private practice outside of Kolmac.
Yes. We offer programs that run in both the day and the evening. It is important for patients to be able to attend regularly, arrive on time, and stay for the entire group. Our experience has been that employers tend to be receptive to a temporary schedule change when we supply a nonspecific medical excuse slip.
We attempt to make the patient feel safe and secure in group meetings and avoid confrontational or adversarial treatment. The sessions use a cognitive behavioral approach, which looks at the thought process and beliefs underlying the patient’s behavior.
The rehabilitation or intensive outpatient (IOP) phase is between 20 and 30 sessions, which takes approximately 7 to 8 weeks.
We have found that when detoxification is done without the person participating in a program, the rate of relapse among patients is high, so patients must be part of a comprehensive treatment program.
Yes, as long as the diagnosis is not psychosis.
No. We find that although buprenorphine is very helpful as an adjunct to therapy, by itself it does not lead to the kinds of changes that people need to make in order to achieve a stable recovery from opioid addiction.
Our program is compatible with 12-Step principles, but unlike many other abstinence-based treatment programs we do not make the 12-Step steps traditions the core of our program. Because of the importance of participation in community recovery support group for a stable recovery, we expect our patients to make a good faith effort to participate in one or more of these groups during their time at Kolmac.