Chase Brexton Health Care - Mt. Vernon Center

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Chase Brexton Health Care - Mt. Vernon Center is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Chase Brexton Health Care - Mt. Vernon Center is a multi-faceted health care organization offering a continuum of care to a diverse and often medically underserved community.

Chase Brexton Health Care - Mt. Vernon Center Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Rehab Services:

Opioid Dependence Treatment

Opioids are any drugs based on the chemical composition of opium. An opiate is a synthetic (man-made) version of an opioid, also known as a narcotic. Opiate pain medications include prescription painkillers, like Oxycodone, OxyContin, and Percocet. Other opioids include morphine, codeine, hydrocodone, buprenorphine, methadone, and heroin. Dependence or addiction to opioids is treated in a similar fashion to other drug and alcohol addictions, with an eye towards helping the body detox safely before other treatment commences.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

Vivitrol used for Addiction Recovery

Vivitrol has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opiate and alcohol abuse, especially when complimented with an effective rehab program. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved by the FDA that is used to suppress a person's cravings for a substance.


Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Chase Brexton Health Care - Mt. Vernon Center offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Chase Brexton’s Intensive Outpatient Program addresses the psychological, physical, and social aspects of the disease. The purpose of the Intensive Outpatient Group is to provide a supportive and interactive setting focused on increasing clients' knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of drug/alcohol use, and providing clients with practical skills to help them obtain and maintain abstinence from the use of drugs/alcohol. The group meets for nine hours weekly and is appropriate for anyone with a history of chemical dependency who is interested in maintaining abstinence from all substances. All clients in IOP will receive weekly, individual counseling in conjunction with groups.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. Outpatient group counseling is offered several times per week, including a Relapse Prevention Group and after care groups. Patients may also recieve individual counseling as needed. A weekly group provides a supportive and interactive setting, focused on relapse prevention strategies and sober life skills in recovery.

Intervention Services

Intervention Services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. Professional intervention specialists can help loved ones organize, gather, and communicate with an addict. They can guide intervention participants in describing the damage the addict’s behavior is causing and that outside help is necessary to address the addiction. The ideal outcome of an intervention is for the addict to go to rehab and get the help they need.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

The Dual Diagnosis Group is an ongoing skills and support group. The purpose of the Dual-Diagnosis Group is to provide a supportive and interactive setting focused on increasing clients' knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges characteristic of co-morbid mental health and substance use disorders and providing clients with practical skills to help them manage and maintain successful recovery from their mental health conditions, including substance use.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person’s specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic therapy facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic therapy is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Experiential Therapy

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional “talk therapy” by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Chase Brexton Health Care - Mt. Vernon Center Highlights:

Their Behavioral Medicine program will help you learn how to manage a wide range of medical issues and to live as well as you can, both emotionally and physically. Together, you, your care provider, and a behavioral medicine provider will help you make the changes and adjustments you need to make to support your healthy life.
Child, Adolescent, and Family (CAF) Behavioral Health services at Chase Brexton offers clinicians who are specially trained to support the whole family and are experts in behavioral health for children, adolescents, and families. Your CAF clinician can support your child’s emotional health and address a wide range of issues.
The Anger Management group is designed to teach people how to cope with anger and irritability, with the overall goal of helping people learn to reduce the negative consequences of anger. People will be given materials to take home to facilitate practice and learning outside of the group.
The Better Sleep group is currently offered on a monthly basis as a one session class. Participants are provided with information about the sleep cycle, learn about barriers that interfere with good quality sleep and are introduced to basic cognitive behavioral sleep strategies
The Depression/Anxiety group is an 8-session educational support group focused on depression and anxiety. The group will give you an opportunity to learn more about treatment approaches for depression and anxiety, reviewing several different coping strategies to include attention to self-care, how thoughts impact mood, the role of medication and a brief introduction to anxiety management strategies.
Exploring Change is a 4-week motivational enhancement group for people in pre-action stages of change for substance use; those who are unsure if or how they want to change their substance use. The group supports exploration of the individual's reasons and desires to change and what change may entail.
The Food and Feelings group is an on-going support group for people who would like to understand their relationship with food and learn more adaptive ways of coping with feelings. The goals of this group are to help individuals understand how they use food to manage feelings, as well as identifying alternative strategies to manage difficult emotions. It is a process style group for members to provide support and ideas to each other. Some psychoeducational and experiential exercises may also be integrated.


  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • LGBT Outstanding programs available
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Special programs for patients with HIV or AIDS


  • Sliding Fee Scale
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

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