The Carol M. Porto Treatment Center

Freestanding Chemical Dependency Rehab



Number of Beds: 48
Detox Available: No


Last Year’s Admissions:

Total Annual Admits: 319
Average Length of Stay 30-39 days
Percent of Women 27%
Percent under age 25 26%
Percent with College Education: 45%
Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: 65%

Admissions Procedures:

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



Facility has special track for:

  • Outpatient – pain management patients and drug free patients
  • Suboxone – for opiate addiction alleviating need for detox. Maintenance only.
  • Work Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Pastoral Counseling

Facility has group sessions for:

  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Skills
  • Men
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Stress and Anger
  • Women
  • Money Management



Self-pay Cost: $875 per week
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
Medicare Coverage accepted: No
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: No
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No



Licensed by: Maryland Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene
Type of License: Short & Long Term Care – ASAM Levels III.1 and III.3. Low & medium intensity clinically managed residential. Add and outpatient.
Accredited by: None


Self Description:

“There are two programs: short and long term. Both are state-certified and use the biopsychosocial model. There is an option for work therapy in some cases. Emphasis is on relapse prevention tools and other life skills training to begin healing across all life areas. There is also outpatient, intervention, family and couples counseling, and gambling addiction treatment.”

Treatment Philosophy:

“The Carol M. Porto Treatment Center recognizes alcoholism and addiction to other drugs as a disease with biological, psychological and sociological causes. We also recognize that the treatment must address all three areas to give the best prognosis.”

Approach To Dual Diagnosis:

“The treatment team has Masters Degrees in mental health and are certified or licensed in addictions. We are comfortable and enthusiastic about working with those with co-occurring disorders. A consulting psychiatrist is on site at an additional fee. For specifically funded patients, there is fully integrated treatment.”

Family Program:

“Multi-family group meets weekly for 2.5 hours and involves education and visitation for the first three weeks of the program. Subsequently, treatment is provided for families and significant others in individual counseling a minimum of once a month.”

Position On 12 Step Involvement:

“An essential supplement to treatment; there are rare exceptions. Attending 12 step or celebrate recovery meetings builds links in the recovering community and facilitates sponsorship. Once established while in treatment, this is where some of the recovery support will be post-treatment.”

Position on Confrontation:

“If necessary, confrontation is used, but gently, treating the patient with dignity.”

Additional Characteristics:

“Work therapy is available if clients are stablized and would lose their employment by going into residential treatment. For those on work therapy, the treatment program is still residential and intensive, but is offered every evening and on weekends rather then during the day.”

Contact Information:

Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: P.O. Box 730
Prince Frederick, MD 20678