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Outpatient Substance Abuse Counseling

Since its inception, the team at Project Chesapeake has sought to strengthen communities through innovative, recovery-focused strategies and connect individuals seeking alcohol or drug abuse and addiction counseling services with the best treatment opportunities — in an effort to promote long-term recovery and sustained success. As part of that goal, we offer a series of services that are specifically designed to address the well-being of our clients — not only for adults seeking guidance and strength in the face of addiction, but also for adolescents in need of that same guidance and compassion.

Traditional Outpatient (Level I.1)

This program focuses on education, self-diagnosis, defense mechanisms, development of a sober support network, and relapse prevention. The series typically runs for 26 weeks (if clinically appropriate) for adults who have experienced some negative consequences from their substance abuse. As a cornerstone of Project Chesapeake’s overall mission, we’re proud to offer this service to adults in need. Participation requires specific individualized treatment plan objectives be met prior to discharge.

Intensive Outpatient (Level II.1)

In some cases, traditional outpatient care is not appropriate for individuals with more severe chemical dependency problems. When this is the case, we offer our Intensive Outpatient program — our most intense level of outpatient counseling. This service is a unique combination of group and individual counseling lasting a total of nine or more hours per week. Intensive Outpatient works to stabilize the client and to begin teaching the tools of recovery. In order to better accommodate the needs of the client, Intensive Outpatient groups are offered in the morning and the evening. This allows the client to access treatment while still maintaining family and work schedules and meeting obligations that solidify behavior change, thus breaking the cycle of substance abuse.

Individual Counseling

This is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained counselor — in a safe, caring, and confidential environment — to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change. People seek counseling for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with substance abuse and simply desiring personal growth and greater self-knowledge.


We have Traditional Outpatient (Level I.1) and Intensive Outpatient (Level II.1) classes available for adolescents.

Proudly providing counsel and guidance to community members throughout the State of Maryland, Project Chesapeake has many convenient locations, each with leading experts ready to address your unique needs with compassion and expertise. Contact us at any of our listed locations and tell us how we can help you succeed!