Drug Rehabilitation Centers in Carroll County, Maryland

Created On Wednesday, 08, September 2010
Modified On Tuesday, 09, November 2021


Carroll County is a county that is located in the central portion of the state of Maryland. Home to an estimated population of more than 168,000 people as of 2019 according to the United States Census Bureau, Carroll County is one of the ten largest counties in the state by population. And while this may seem impressive, being so densely populated can have certain drawbacks, especially during America's drug epidemic. From 2015 to 2017 there were 162 drug deaths according to a report published by County Health Rankings, a rate which shows how badly the people of Carroll County need support from substance abuse treatment and detox services. But what can be confusing is that no matter how many rehabs and detoxes exist to help people, so many still use drugs and die from an overdose. A big reason why this happens is that many people attend substance abuse treatment services, yet relapse and still use drugs. It is important to understand why this happens so that others can avoid the same fate.

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It is usually not the fault of the treatment program or detox that the person relapsed after treatment. We cannot expect rehabs to be accountable for the decisions that adults make, sometimes years after being in their care. So, to blame a rehab because the person did not stay clean after treatment is not always the appropriate reaction. These relapses are often a failure in recovery, rather than treatment.

By recovery, we mean the process of getting one's life back after addiction. Addiction takes so much from the person, and usually by the time they wind up in rehab their life is in shambles. Most of the time they have lost their job or are on some probationary period to complete treatment if they still have one. Many of them are homeless or at least have been living with someone else, such as friends or family members. A good portion of the people who struggle with addiction also has legal issues, debt, and health problems all of which must be faced when the person gets clean. The drugs are used to escape and avoid life, so when the person gets clean, they usually have many problems to confront and they are lacking their major coping mechanism for handling life. So, it is no surprise that just because a treatment center did a good job of getting them clean, that they don't stay that way when they are discharged and suddenly have no support, total freedom, and a laundry list of problems to face. Support group meetings and outpatient services are helpful, but many people do not even have transportation to be able to regularly attend these services.

This is why it is so important to work with your treatment provider and establish a solid plan for continuing care and support. This could mean outpatient services or a recovery coach, or perhaps attending a longer program so that you can get some more time and stability. Whatever it is, time spent on planning your aftercare could save your life.

Here is a list of the different treatment centers in Carroll County, Maryland. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Treatment Centers in Carroll County, Maryland


Marcel Gemme, DATS


on November 9, 2021

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.