Save time by bringing your completed pre-registration form with you to your intake interview. (Schedule an intake interview by calling 443-481-5400).
Residential Rehab and Detox offer 24/7 care.
This is not an emergency facility and cannot always receive walk-in patients. Please call ahead to verify bed availability.
Please see our Covid-19 policy for the latest visiting information.
Comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment
Tucked away on a quiet, wooded campus just minutes from downtown Annapolis, Pathways is a not-for-profit substance abuse treatment center that has been a staple in the community for 30 years. We provide compassionate, confidential care for adults struggling with drug and alcohol use as well as related mental health disorders.
Our campus is both secure and secluded, and we uphold the highest standards of privacy. We help more than 1,500 people a year through our various programs, which include:
- Inpatient treatment/Residential/Detox
- Outpatient treatment and IOP
- Adventure therapy ropes course
Founded in 1992, we're called Pathways because everyone's journey to recovery follows a unique path, and we are here to walk it with you.
Pathways has Gold Seal Approval in behavioral health care from The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest accrediting body in health care. This means we continue to meet high quality and outcome standards, as we have for the last 30 years.
We are also certified by the Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration as a substance abuse treatment program.
We offer both inpatient/residential/detox and outpatient care at this facility.
You can use our Find Care tool to schedule mental health care within Luminis Health. Or, choose below from the most frequently searched services at this facility.
- Addiction Treatment
- Behavioral Health Care
- Substance Abuse
- Inpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse or Addiction
- Outpatient Therapy for Mental Health
- Outpatient Therapy for Substance Use and Addiction
- Depression and Anxiety
- Adventure Therapy
- Medical Detox
- Counseling for Addiction Dual Diagnosis
We accept most major health insurance plans.
We also provide medically necessary services to everyone, no matter your ability to pay. Call our Financial Counseling office at 443-481-6500, or learn more about payment options.
Departments & Services
Pathways is a comprehensive addiction treatment center, offering inpatient residential and outpatient care. It also shares a campus with the J. Kent McNew Family Medical Center, a stand-alone mental health facility that provides both inpatient and outpatient mental health services, as well as a Psychiatric Day Hospital.
The parking lot is in front of McNew Family Medical Center and Pathways, on the other side of Harry S. Truman Parkway.
Preparing for Your Stay
Our admission process
With just a phone call, we can start the process for your treatment. While this program is for those who are trying to overcome substance use disorders, we also treat related mental health needs for patients in the residential program. Treatment options and length of stay depend on each person's unique needs and preference.
We do everything we can to help you or your loved one get treatment as quickly as possible. Here's a step-by-step guide to joining one of our treatment programs.
- Step 1: Schedule an intake assessment. Call 443-481-5400 or 800-322-5858 and press “1" to schedule an intake assessment. Please be ready to give insurance information, substance use history, a list of current medications and medical/mental health history. It is best that the patient is present for the call.
- Step 2: Prepare at home. We aim to admit people into a Pathways program on the day of their assessment. We suggest bringing one carry-on-sized bag of clothing and necessities to the assessment, as well as a completed pre-registration form. (See below for what to bring with you.) Extra belongings will be safely stored until discharge.
- Step 3: Come in for your intake assessment. Your assessment with a nurse and a health counselor will last about two hours. The counselor will also meet with your family if they are with you. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to sign in.
What to bring
Be sure to come to your assessment prepared to stay, as we enroll most people directly after. Please know we do need to search your bags when you arrive and before you receive them once admitted.
- Overnight bag with five to seven changes of comfortable clothing.
- Pair of sneakers.
- All prescription medications.
- Clear gel deodorant/antiperspirant in a clear container. We will provide you with all other toiletries (i.e. shampoo, conditioner, lotion, razors).
- Insurance card and photo ID.
- Hand-written phone numbers of important contacts. We don't allow cell phones.
Do NOT bring:
- Towels, pillows, and blankets.
- Your own toiletries (aerosol cans, razors, etc.). We will provide all the toiletries you need.
- Electronics—including tablets, laptops, and cell phones.
- Any valuables for safe keeping.
What to expect during your inpatient stay
Once we enroll you, you'll receive a tour of the unit, go to orientation and meet with your counselor. We work with you to develop your custom treatment plan, which will include the following:
- Medically-supervised detoxification if needed
- 24/7 nursing care
- Individual case management and counseling
- Group counseling
- Addiction and recovery education
- 12-step group meetings
- Family education
- Spirituality groups
- Adventure therapy to increase self-awareness and behavior changes important in the recovery process
- Aftercare planning
- Nutrition education
The typical day
Each day, you'll receive a schedule of your activities for the day. The typical schedule includes:
- Two morning groups
- Two to three afternoon groups, including adventure therapy (adventure therapy can be in the morning or the afternoon)
- Two to three evening groups
- Evening free time for reading, arts and crafts, games, movies, and more
Our counselors and treatment assistants lead group time and may separate groups by different demographics throughout the day to increase the quality of your individualized program.
Your health and safety is our first priority and we've put policies in place to protect patients, visitors, and staff. Please see our Covid-19 policy.
Housing & Policies
We designed our campus with you and your family in mind. Nestled in a wooded area just outside downtown Annapolis, Pathways' facilities offer a tranquil place for recovery and self-reflection. Our campus includes:
- Comfortable accommodations. We have recently renovated two-person adult rooms, all with private bathrooms.
- A cafeteria.
- An outdoor ropes course for adventure therapy, as well as indoor elements in our gym.
- A patio for outdoor dining and gathering.
- Plentiful group meeting and counseling rooms.
Our unit includes one adult female wing and one adult male wing. Residents are in double rooms, matched with a roommate of similar age whenever possible. For residents who identify as transgender or non-binary, we ask where they would feel most comfortable.
All rooms have private bathrooms, and each person has their own bed, desk, and closet/dresser.
A nurses' station in the center of the unit is open 24/7 to monitor residents' health and medications. Housekeeping maintains each room on a daily basis, but residents are expected to maintain a tidy room for everyone's comfort.
Residents also have access to a gym, cafeteria, patio, adventure therapy ropes course, and more.
*Note: If needed, we may need to adjust our housing unit policies based on the demographics of current residents or situations like Covid-19.
Housing for family members
For out-of-town family members attending our family programs, Luminis Health's Hackerman-Patz House at Anne Arundel Medical Center offers a comfortable, convenient place to stay. We work hard to make it a home away from home for family members of residents staying at Pathways.
Learn more about Hackerman-Patz.
Policies for residents
Our policies are in place to help keep you focused on recovery.
- Visitors. Residents may see visitors during pre-scheduled family sessions.
- Phone calls. Limited phone access is available. To meet the clinical needs of the program, residents must use an office phone with a counselor present, for safety and security.
- Internet access. Limited internet access is available.
- Letters and packages. Family and friends may send letters, but avoid packages for safety.
- Parking. You may park your car here during the length of your stay. We'll safely store your keys for you.
- Leaving campus. If you need to leave campus during your treatment, your counselors and treatment team will review your request and approve on a case-by-case basis.
We have a 12-week program where participants attend a 90-minute evening session each week.
Day & Outpatient Programs
Therapy programs at Pathways
In addition to our inpatient substance abuse treatment program, we have outpatient options, as well. Read on to learn more about what we offer.
- Partial hospitalization with boarding. This program is for those who are medically stable and don't need inpatient detoxification or rehabilitation to receive treatment. Patients stay overnight at Pathways for a small fee ($90). Scholarships are available.
- Outpatient therapy. We have various programs, tailored to what you need. Some are intensive (multiple sessions each week), whereas others are focused on continuing care.
- Group therapy. Adults attend a 90-minute session, 1-3 evenings each week, for 12 weeks or when participants meet personal treatment goals.
- Adventure therapy. Our on-campus ropes course is an integral part of therapy at Pathways to explore shared values and challenges necessary to learn in recovery.
DWI/DUI education & treatment programs
Our DWI/DUI programs educate and/or treat those charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving while under the influence (DUI).
To enroll in the most helpful program, applicants first complete an assessment with one of our certified addiction counselors. All programs meet the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration's (MVA) DWI/DUI standards.
12-hour DWI/DUI education program
This program meets once a week for six weeks. Participants learn how alcohol affects driving skills by hearing from a certified addiction counselor. They'll also learn to identify their own drinking and driving patterns and make a plan to reduce the probability of future DWI and DUI behavior.
Taught by a certified addiction counselor, the 12-hour DWI/DUI Education Program is designed to help people with DWI and DUI increase their knowledge about how alcohol affects driving skills. Participants will learn to identify their own risky drinking and driving patterns and develop plans to reduce the probability of future DWI and DUI charges.
26-week DWI/DUI treatment program
This program meets once a week for 26 weeks and is designed for those who have a longer history of alcohol use and/or legal consequences related to drinking. With help from a licensed clinician, participants leave with tools to change their high-risk behaviors and identify the negative effects of drinking and driving.