ABOUT KOLMAC CLINIC – BALTIMORE
Established in 1973, Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers operates six alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers in the Baltimore, Md., and greater Washington, D.C., metro areas. The facility in Baltimore offers outpatient-based treatment services for adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. It also provides detox and sober living support outpatient services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
To begin treatment, clients undergo an initial substance abuse assessment to determine their appropriate level of care. Those that need detox are referred to the detox program. Others are referred to the rehabilitation program.
The detoxification process may utilize antabuse, campral, and naltrexone (Vivitrol) for alcohol withdrawal and buprenorphine (Suboxone) and Vivitrol for opioid dependency. Detoxification typically lasts three days for alcohol and up to several weeks for opioids. Although residential services are not available, the facility can house several patients for up to 10 hours each day to be supervised if necessary.
The rehabilitation phase of outpatient treatment – intensive and traditional outpatient programming (IOP/OP) – usually involves 20 to 30 sessions over the course of seven or eight weeks. Clients attend group therapy and education sessions for three hours each day for five days per week initially, then less frequently after several weeks. Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in group counseling, led by two staff members with up to 15 clients. Participants focus on developing skills in coping with triggers, rationalization, and relapse mapping. Clients with co-occurring psychiatric disorders receive medication management as needed.
After primary treatment and rehabilitation, the facility offers continuing care, which involves a weekly group session that spans several hours. In addition, Baltimore operates a specialized continuing care group for IOP alumni in the medical health care professional field.
The organization strongly encourages clients to join community-based support programs, such as 12-Step. Both during and after a client’s treatment, family members are encouraged to attend a weekly on-site support group to learn coping and support techniques.
Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The treatment staff is led by medical doctors, psychiatrists, and clinical directors. Team members also include substance abuse and mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The alum polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing reported a positive experience. Citing counseling as a strength, this anonymous alum gave perfect five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness and accommodations/amenities, as well as for most of the other metrics evaluated, including the staff’s level of training and experience, counseling options, and family participation. “It works,” the alum noted.
The one Google reviewer awarded the Baltimore facility the top five stars, noting “Kolmac is caring, professional, and life-changing. Highly recommended!”  And on Yelp, three reviewers (alum, others) all rated the Baltimore program the top five stars. Alum Mark described it as: “warm yet thoroughly professional outpatient treatment.” 
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The loved one surveyed by Best-rehabs.com to date offered positive feedback. This anonymous individual rated every category except holistic offerings four out of five stars or higher and wrote: “The staff was very helpful I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two staff members submitted positive feedback about the facility’s features and mission to Best-rehabs.com. “Their staff of professionals are second to none and their customer service and the care to each individual is wonderful,” one wrote. The other noted that Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers “helps house addicts , get them off drugs , helps them gets jobs” and added that “everyone is friendly and not judgemental and understanding.” While both staff members gave the facility mostly four and five out of five stars, they provided slightly lower ratings for its holistic offerings and counseling options.
According to the Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers website, the current cost of treatment is $140 for the initial clinical evaluation, $475 per day for detoxification, and $210 per day for rehabilitation sessions. Continuing care costs $140 per day. The Baltimore facility accepts a range of private insurance plans, including Aetna, Cigna, Magellan, United Behavioral Health, and ValueOptions.