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Addiction Treatment Services Now Available

Announcing a New Addiction Treatment Program at Upper Bay Counseling

Elkton, MD: For local residents who are struggling with substance use and addictions, there’s a new program available in Cecil County that can help. Upper Bay Counseling & Support Services, Inc. has opened a comprehensive treatment program offering substance use counseling services.

If you think you have a problem with alcohol or drug use, this program can provide the services you need. When you come for substance use services at UBCSS, you will start with a comprehensive assessment through our Intake/Admissions Department.

At intake, you will have a face to face collaborative assessment completed by a licensed behavioral health therapist. During this process, the therapist will ask you questions to determine if you have a problem with alcohol or drug use and, if so, make recommendations about what treatment would be best to help you reach your goals.

Upper Bay provides various treatment options that can help you with substance use or addiction. These include:

  • Individual counseling, which includes regular meetings with a substance use treatment professional
  • Weekly group counseling specifically for people with drug and alcohol issues.
  • Intensive Out-Patient Programming that meets three hours a day, three days a week.



(l. to r.) Therapists for Co-Occurring Disorders Roger Pedrick, Becky Abramowicz, and Marsha McGlinchey, and Substance Disorder Counselor Daniel Norvell

Your treatment services will be provided by licensed or certified professionals in the substance use treatment field. At the start of your treatment, your counselor will work with you individually to help you identify your treatment goals and to make a plan of action for your recovery. Your goals for treatment and your counseling will focus on your strengths as well as your personal needs and preferences.

Your participation in treatment at Upper Bay is based on your choice. It is voluntary and may be discontinued at any time.

Co-Occurring Disorders

At the time of your assessment, the treatment professional will also screen for co-occurring disorders. That means, he or she will determine if you have a mental health disorder in addition to your substance use disorder. If so, you can be enrolled in treatment here for co-occurring disorders. This includes comprehensive counseling services for both of these conditions, the mental health disorder as well as the substance use disorder. This may also include an evaluation for psychiatric medication based on your needs and treatment goals.

At UBCSS, we have many therapists who are skilled at providing treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders. Your assigned therapist will offer interventions designed to work specifically for you, interventions that will match your personality and meet your personal goals.

Coordination of Treatment

At your request, our staff can coordinate your care with other service providers or individuals who may be involved in your care, such as your Primary Care Physician, Medication Assisted Treatment provider (Suboxone, Methadone), probation officer, family member, or others that you give permission to include in the treatment process.


Discharge planning takes place early in your treatment in order to identify what you would like to accomplish prior to completing treatment. In many cases the level of treatment and frequency of treatment is reduced over time while ensuring that those who graduate from treatment have the needed recovery tools to maintain success. Your discharge plan will be determined with respect to your needs and preferences.

If you are interested in substance use or addiction treatment, co-occurring disorders treatment, or mental health treatment, please contact our Intake/Admissions department at (410) 996-3450 or (800) 467-0304.


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