Our Programs

Teen Programs for Ages 13-17

Inpatient Program

When clinically indicated, teens with substance use and co-occurring disorders are admitted to Pathways for full-time inpatient care. The program is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week substance use treatment program that is tailored to each patient’s individual needs. Length of stay is based on each individual’s clinical need. Patients stay in private residential rooms—complete with private bathrooms—in our separate unit.

The major components of our full-time teen inpatient treatment are:

  • Medically-supervised detoxification
  • 24-hour medical/nursing care
  • Individual case management
  • Group counseling
  • Aftercare planning
  • Addiction and recovery education
  • 12-step group meetings
  • Family therapy/education
  • Spirituality groups
  • Adventure therapy to increase self-awareness and behavioral changes important in the recovery process
  • The Pathways School Program which allows students to fulfill basic school requirements during treatment with minimal interruption

Partial Hospitalization Program

A day program for patients who are medically stable and can be treated at a level of care that doesn't require inpatient detoxification or rehabilitation.When clinically appropriate, patients may return home. Patients may also stay overnight at Pathways, for a nominal fee.

Pathways School Program

The Pathways School Program offers a highly structured and individualized educational environment that allows students to fulfill basic school requirements during treatment with minimal interruption. Led by a master’s level Maryland-certified special education teacher, the program offers daily instruction and one-on-one tutoring with certified Anne Arundel County teachers, as well as pre-GED evaluation, preparation, and testing. The program is available to all teen patients, enrolled in Pathways programs, whether they are currently enrolled in school or not. 

Intensive Outpatient Program

Three-hour group sessions meet three days per week at night. Parents/guardians are required to attend Monday group sessions for the duration of the program.

Continuing Care Outpatient Program

A variable-length-of-stay program that provides supportive care for those who are in continuing recovery. Participation in this group requires specific individualized treatment plan objectives be met prior to discharge. Weekly 90-minute sessions are held at night.

At-Risk Outpatient Group

A five-week education program for teens with a minimal amount of chemical use and no identifiable pattern of use. This one-hour group meets weekly in the evenings.

Family Programs

Family involvement is an integral part of the recovery process, and is a component of our treatment. Learn more.