New Facility Treats Addiction, Mental Health In Gaithersburg

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The Freedom Center will offer extended drug, alcohol and mental healthcare services in Montgomery County
By Payton Potter, Patch Staff | Sep 7, 2018 12:56 pm ET

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GAITHERSBURG , MD — A new outpatient addiction treatment facility in the Greater Washington DC area is now offering a hard-to-find extended treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and mental healthcare.

The Freedom Center in Gaithersburg opened Sept. 4. It now provides flexible treatment solutions for those looking to overcome addiction without uprooting their daily lives. The facility uses a treatment model based on an individualized approach that focuses on substance use and co-occurring disorders, The Freedom Center said in a press release.

Co-founders and childhood friends Corey Hassett, James Scribner and Sam Kesaris have all have been affected by growing opioid crisis and were inspired to give hope to their community who desperately need a new type of treatment program.

“The opening of The Freedom Center is designed to increase access for care in this community,” Hassett said. “Our area is in desperate need for extended aftercare focused programs that is essential for addiction recovery.”

The purpose of the new program is to offer various outpatient services typically only found at full-service inpatient treatment centers. The facility specializes in customizing clinically-driven treatments, dual diagnosis recovery, and innovative programs such as neurofeedback, fitness and holistic therapies.

The Freedom Center is homed in 5,700 square feet of space and is located right off Interstate-270. It will be staffed by an estimated 10 physicians, counselors, volunteers and other addiction and mental health professionals.

The intensive outpatient program officially opened its doors Sept. 4 and is the newest drug treatment program in the greater Washington D.C. area to meet the growing need for substance abuse and mental health services. People interested in learning more about the facility can visit their website TheFreedomCenter.com or call 240-720-3103.

The facility specializes in dual diagnosis and holistic therapies, the latter of which is done to correct chemical deficiencies caused by substance abuse. The center offers flexible solutions for patients to reclaim their life while still living at home or in the center’s sober living program. The Freedom Center is recognized as a licensed substance abuse treatment facility in the state of Maryland, accredited by The Joint Commission.

Article originally published here: https://patch.com/maryland/gaithersburg/new-facility-treats-addiction-mental-health-gaithersburg

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