Addiction Resource Guide

Avery House/Halfway House for Women & Children

Long Term Residential Program

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Halfway House for addicted women and their children."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Avery House has been designed to meet the unique needs of recovering women and their children in a structured, supportive and sober environment."

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

"Psychiatrist on staff."

Family Program:

"Family counseling is provided for individuals significant to client's recovery."

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

"Attend 12 Step meetings daily."

Position on Confrontation:

"Confrontation techniques are utilized when appropriate."

Additional Characteristics:

"Relapse prevention, parenting classes, life skills and budgeting groups, health groups, therapeutic recreation. Clients must obtain full-time employment or part-time if going to school."


    Number of Beds: 20 (women & children)
    Detox Available: No

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 19 adults/15 children
    Average Length of Stay 7 1/2 months
    Percent of Women 100%
    Percent under age 25 .01%
    Percent with College Education: 0%
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 10%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 15%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: No
    Weekend Admission available: No
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Women

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Heroin Addiction

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Codependency
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Relapse


    Self-pay Cost per month: 1st month free (Fed.funded)/$150 after
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: N/A
    Medicare Coverage accepted: N/A
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: N/A
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: N/A


    Licensed by: Alcohol & Drug Abuse Administration
    Type of License: Halfway House
    Accredited by: Data Not Supplied

    Contact Information:

    General Information: (301) 762-4651
    Address: 14705 Avery Rd.
    Rockville, MD 20853