specializing in addiction recovery
2401 Liberty Heights Ave Suite 4670 Baltimore, MD 21215
Welcome to CHS, a community- based wellness center that provides psychiatric recovery, rehabilitation and therapeutic services to individuals and families. The practice has been serving Baltimore and DC metropolitan area since 2003. In line with our vision, we partner in facilitating and sustaining positive community development where all individuals can attain their full potential and well-being, achieved through supportive, educational, and therapeutic interventions that promote awareness using wellness model of treatment that looks at the whole person, their family and their community. Our team consists of compassionate and culturally competent professionals, who share a deep commitment to advancing behavioral health and wellness of the clients that we serve.
The practice has been serving Baltimore and DC metropolitan area since 2003.
To empower individuals and promote self- awareness through supportive educational and therapeutic interventions. Mission: Vision: Philosophy: To be a partner in facilitating and sustaining positive community development where all individuals can attain their full potentials. We Believe “Treatment works,” “Change Begins with me,” and “It’s all personalized.”
Core Values C: Caring, Collaboration, Compassion, Confidentiality, Consistency, Clients, Community. H: Honesty, Hope, Holistic, Health. A: Accessible, Available, Assurance, Accountability, Attitude. N: Need, Necessity, Non- Judgmental. G: Growth, Good- documentation. E: Efficiency, Empathy, Erudition, Extraordinary Service, Excellence.
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“The best way to find
yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” —Mahatma Gandhi
Our services include: • Comprehensive Psycho- socio Assessment. • Family, Group and individual psychotherapy. • Medication Management.
• Psychiatric Evaluation. • Tele -A Psychotherapy • Systems Therapy • Behavior Therapy • Cognitive Therapy
Behavioral Health Services caters for children aged 6 and above, adolescents, young adults, adults and geriatric clients. A variety of highly trained professional staff offer individual, group, family and specialized therapies to individuals and their families. Board eligible or certified Psychiatrists are available for diagnostic assessment as well as medication monitoring and evaluation
• Solution-Focused Therapy • Rational Emotive Therapy • Reality Based Therapy • Interpersonal Psychotherapy • Play Therapy • Group Therapy.
Our Psychiatric rehabilitation program which is known as our “Pathway to Wellness” program. Our Pathway to Wellness program caters primarily for adults facing continuous developmental and behavioral health issues. We also serve individuals with emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Our Pathway to Wellness Program provides organized activities to assist clients in recovery from behavioral health disorders to develop the emotional, social and intellectual skills needed to live, learn and work in the community with the least amount of support. These activities are provided both offsite and on-site. Some of our Pathway to Wellness services and group topics include: -Wellness Support- -Preparation for employment-
-Coping with Bereavement and Grief- -Money and financial management- -Stress Recognition and management- -Yoga and Medication- -Dance, recreation and exercise-
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Psychiatry Urgent Care This service provides emergency appointments and walk-ins for clients. Some of our psychiatry urgent care services includes:
• Comprehensive Psych- social Assessment • Medication Management • Psychiatric Evaluation • Tele-psychiatry Respite Services CHS provides short-term respite
services to families caring for children with serious emotional disturbances or adults with serious and persistent mental
illness. These services give caregivers a break from the rigors of their care-giving duties and support the clients in remaining in their homes. In- home Respite services may be provided at the client’s home, school or any other. Therapeutic Behavioral Services These therapeutic services are geared towards individuals displaying maladaptive, inappropriate, disruptive or dangerous behavior that is determined to be harmful to self and others.
Some of our services include: • Screening Assessment •Evaluation •Preliminary planning
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2401 Liberty Heights Avenue Suite 4670 Baltimore, MD 21215 410-233-1088
The harsh reality is that opioids are killing thousands of people in this country, many of them young people
State legislators focused on opioid addiction treatment and prevention in schools and prisons Thursday while reviewing bills that would both use medications to thwart overdoses and assist in recovery. A bill making its way through the Legislature would require all schools with grades 9 to 12 to have policies for training nurses on how to administer naloxone. The schools would also have to keep a supply of the medication ready. “The harsh reality is that opioids are killing thousands of people in this country, many of them young people, ” Assemblyman Vincent Mazzeo, D-Atlantic, bill sponsor, said in a statement. “Narcan has been proven to save lives. Having it readily available in schools can help ensure that our schools are ready to respond in every emergency situation.” Several South Jersey schools, including Millville, Mainland Regional High School, the Egg Harbor Township School District and the Ocean City School District, already have such policies in place. As of 2017, New Jersey ranked eighth in the nation for drug overdose deaths among people ages 12 to 25, according to the national nonprofit Trust for America’s Health. There have been an estimated 654 overdose deaths in New Jersey since Jan. 1, according to the Department of the Attorney General.
The bill would require that nurses be taught how to use the anti-opioid drug and have a prescription standing order for naloxone to keep it in supply. There were more than 14, 300 uses of naloxone in the state last year, state data shows. If passed, the law would also provide immunity from liability for school nurses and other employees when an opioid reversal is performed. Nearby, members of the Assembly Health and Human Services Committee reviewed a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Herb Conaway, D-Burlington, that would require state correctional facilities to offer inmates naltrexone and naloxone just before their release. Naltrexone, known by its brand name Vivitrol, is a type of nonopioid medication- assisted treatment (MAT) for a substance-use disorder. Studies have shown medication-assisted treatments like naltrexone, methadone and buprenorphine have successfully been used to reduce relapse rates and help people maintain recovery from opioid addiction. Vivitrol completely blocks the euphoric and sedative effects of opioids. Recipients often need a monthly shot of the medication administered by a medical professional.
At John Brooks Recovery Centers in Atlantic City and Pleasantville, Vivitrol is just one medication-assisted treatment offered to inpatient and outpatient patients, but it is coupled with counseling and other treatment education. Alan Oberman, CEO of John Brooks Recovery Center, said that while the bill looks well intentioned, giving one shot of Vivitrol, which costs about $1, 000, to an outgoing inmate without follow-up or counseling only buys that person about three or four weeks of sobriety before they may use again. “It’s more than just giving an injection, which at least requires a nurse to do it, and many outpatient programs in the community don’t have medical staff there to do it regularly, ” he said. While methadone and buprenorphine are MATs that have been on the market for some time, Vivitrol is relatively new. John Brooks and the Atlantic County jail teamed up last summer to create the state’s first mobile methadone program for inmates. Oberman said they now offer inmates Vivitrol, but they haven’t yet had any takers.
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By Traci Pedersen
Y oung adults who had a parent incarcerated during their childhood are more likely to skip needed healthcare, smoke cigarettes, engage in risky sexual behaviors and abuse alcohol and drugs, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics. The findings show that young adults (aged 24-32) whose mothers — as opposed to fathers — had been incarcerated during their childhood were twice as likely to go to the emergency department for medical care rather than to a primary care clinic. Those whose mothers had been incarcerated were also twice as likely to have sex in exchange for money, while those whose fathers had been incarcerated were 2.5 times more likely to use intravenous drugs.
“This data points out that children are the invisible victims of mass incarceration, and our country has not thought about the indirect costs,” said co-author Dr. Tyler Winkelman from University of Minnesota Medical School. “This study is another step in understanding the impact of our criminal justice systems.” Prior studies have shown that people with a history of parental incarceration have greater rates of asthma, HIV/AIDS, learning delays, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. “It’s possible that because these young adults are more likely to forgo medical care and engage in unhealthy behaviors, they are at higher risk to develop these physical and mental health conditions,” Heard-Garris said. future studies will teach us how to prevent, screen for, and target negative health behaviors prior to adulthood.” The researchers emphasize that more research will be necessary to identify specific barriers to healthcare, targeting this population’s under- utilization of care. “When we see results like this, our tendency is to want to immediately jump to action to remedy the impacts,” said Winkelman. “But before implementing interventions, we need to understand the unintended consequences to acting without careful thought.” The study findings have a broad impact, as more than 5 million children in the United States have had a parent in jail or prison. “By pinpointing the specific health- harming behaviors that these young adults demonstrate, this study may be a stepping stone towards seeking more precise ways to mitigate the health risks these young adults face. Hopefully,
The United States has the highest incarceration rates in the world.
“The United States has the highest incarceration rates in the world. With the climbing number of parents, especially mothers, who are incarcerated, our study calls attention to the invisible victims — their children,” said lead author Nia Heard-Garris, M.D., M.Sc., a
pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Instructor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “We shed light on how much the incarceration of a mother versus father influences the health behaviors of children into adulthood.” The research team looked at national survey data of more than 13,000 young adults (ages 24-32), and found that 10 percent have had a parent incarcerated during their childhood. Participants were on average 10 years old the first time their parent was incarcerated. Young black adults had a much higher prevalence of parental incarceration. While black participants represented less than 15 percent of the young adults surveyed, they accounted for roughly 34 percent of those with history of an incarcerated mother and 23 percent with history of an incarcerated father.
Source: University of Minnesota Medical School
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