Dorchester County Health Department

3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410-228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Substance Abuse Program

(SAP)

Our Substance Abuse Program is a basic program, which focuses primarily on education and assessment and is appropriate for clients who have been diagnosed as substance abusers, and have not previously received a diagnosis of alcohol or other drug dependence.

  • The objective of this program is to provide a knowledge base for further treatment, determine whether the client is substance abusing or dependent, and establish norms for task group participation.
  • SAP participants meet one time per week for 13 to 26 weeks, or longer depending upon treatment needs and are generally required to attend a minimum of six AA/NA meetings during the course of treatment.

 

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Traditional Outpatient Program

(TOP)

  The Traditional Outpatient Program serves clients who have been diagnosed as drug and/or alcohol dependent (with the exception of clients whose primary drug of choice is cocaine) and is appropriate for individuals requiring an increased intensity of treatment.

  • TOP participants meet for group sessions once or twice a week and are generally required to attend a minimum of two AA/NA meetings per week.
  • Although the typical length of treatment is 26 weeks to satisfy MVA requirements, a specific client’s length of stay is determined by clinical assessment using ASAM Patient Placement Criteria.



3 Cedar Street | Cambridge, MD 21613 | 410-228-3223; Fax 410 228-9319 | Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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