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FREDERICK, Md. –Detox services will now be available locally to provide treatment and hope to people struggling with addiction, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced today. Mountain Manor at Marcies Choice will be operated by Maryland Treatment Centers Inc.
Maryland Treatment Centers was awarded a $500,000 grant from Frederick County Government to establish medically supervised withdrawal management services in Frederick County. Funds were used to expand the level of service and number of patients that could be treated at Mountain Manor’s Emmitsburg location, as well as to open a second location in a county-owned building on Marcies Choice Lane south of the City of Frederick. In total, 46 beds are now available for detox services in Frederick County.
“Recovery is a long and difficult journey. We can help those on that journey by making treatment and services available in our community,” Executive Gardner said. “Detox was a missing piece of the treatment puzzle in Frederick County. I’m pleased that the incentive offered by the County’s grant and use of our space had the desired result - to bring much-needed detox services to Frederick County.”
In 2020, a total of 275 opioid-related overdoses were reported in Frederick County. Of those, 59 people died as a result. Alcohol use is the most common addiction reported among residents.
Mountain Manor at Marcies Choice is located over the County’s Work Release Center, with its own separate entrance. Work to renovate the second-floor space was completed by the Frederick County Division of Public Works and funded in part by a grant from the State of Maryland.
To find help with an addiction, call the Health Department’s Behavioral Health Services unit at 301-600-1755, visit http://health.frederickcountymd.gov/BHS, or email BHS@FrederickCountyMD.gov.