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Treatment & Support

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Use Services

Walden offers alcohol and drug treatment to fit the individualized needs of both adolescents and adults. Walden counselors typically suggest the least restrictive level of care that meets the individual’s need for treatment. We offer walk-in assessments at each of our locations as outlined below. 

Walden has an in house, full continuum of care, differentiating us from many other substance misuse providers. We can plan and adjust care plans to meet client's every changing need and supply services within Walden, without the need for outside referrals.  We call this 'the Walden difference'.

Family education and engagement is available and encouraged. Please see our FAQ's page for information about recovery support for families such as Al Anon and Family and Friends SMART Recovery meetings locally.

Residential Services

For some substance use clients Walden offers a more supportive environment and provides residential services.

  • Anchor Residential Treatment provides medically monitored detoxification, medical stabilization, counseling and continuing care planning services. Services delivered, including length of stay, in this purpose built intermediate care facility are based on individual need.
  • Walden also offers extended/long term residential care (residential services with Intensive Outpatient Treatment and, as needed, mental health and medication assisted treatment) in a program called North Star @ Compass.
  • North Star @ Compass and Dockside offer long-term residential treatment options for adults. The Dockside Program provides a transitional house for those seeking an environment supportive of stabilizing recovery. Individuals residing at Dockside participate in treatment and care management services.

Outpatient Services

Walden also offers IOP services for substance use clients. 

IOP (Intensive Out Patient) is a 9 hour program offered during both the daytime and evening.


To schedule an appointment please call 301-997-1300.

Assessments are the first step in making a recommendation to individuals and families personalized to fit each client’s individual need. Assessments can be made during our walk-in hours:

Substance Abuse walk-in hours are:

Monday through Friday 11am - 2 pm at Charlotte Hall
Monday through Friday 11am - 2 pm at Lexington Park
Monday through Friday 1pm - 3pm at Waldorf

Walden accepts insurance from most major insurance providers. A co-pay may apply. Walden accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and cash.