Parker Psychiatric Service, Inc. provides intensive outpatient services offering a higher level of

care to patients struggling with relapse in standard outpatient or opioid maintenance therapies. Group counseling is offered 4 days per week and includes topics such as stress and relapse management, coping skills, health and wellness, drug education, in addition to many others. All patients receive individual counseling, case management and mental health referral, as needed.





How do I make a referral to the Substance Abuse Program?

Any individual interested in receiving substance abuse treatment may call our main number to schedule an appointment- 410.777.8710. If you are a professional wishing to make a referral on the behalf of a client you may download our referral form from the “contact us” page and fax to 410.777.8710. If you have any questions about making a referral please do not hesitate to call us.

Why is the initial assessment so important?

The assessment is critical in identifying dysfunctional family dynamics, trauma, medical
concerns, types of addictions, and a possible co-existing or dual diagnosis. All assessments are conducted by a skilled clinician, are used as the foundation for treatment recommendations and the individualized recovery plan.

How quickly can someone become addicted to a drug?

There is no easy answer to this common question. If and how quickly you become addicted to a drug depends on many factors, including your biology (your genes, for example), age, gender, environment, and interactions among these factors. Vast differences affect a person’s sensitivity to various drugs and likelihood of addiction vulnerability. While one person may use a drug one or many times and suffer no ill effects, another person may overdose with the first use or become addicted after a few uses. There is no way of knowing in advance how quickly you will become addicted, but there are some clues—an important one being whether you have a family history of addiction.

Have more questions?

Contact us for more information.