Gaudenzia Addiction Treatment & Recovery owns and operates 161 drug and alcohol treatment programs for men and women in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. The organization offers residential and outpatient programs, as well as specialized services for pregnant and parenting mothers, teens, clients involved in the criminal justice system, and individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.


According to the center’s website, all of Gaudenzia’s programs are rooted in the therapeutic community model, which focuses on the importance of making overall lifestyle changes beyond abstinence. The treatment model also relies heavily on peer-to-peer interaction and support.

Gaudenzia Addiction Treatment & Recovery provides both short-term and long-term residential programs, as well as outpatient services (including an intensive outpatient program), for both adults and adolescents. Gaudenzia also offers transitional, drug-free housing to clients who graduate from residential treatment.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its treatment staff. The three individuals surveyed by at the time of this writing gave the facility staff’s level of experience and training two five-star ratings and one two-star rating.


While there is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, the one alum surveyed by at the time of this writing gave the facility a below-average rating of two out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities.


M.A.B., the sole alum to give feedback to at the time of this writing, gave Gaudenzia a mixed-to-negative review. While this individual cited the counselors as a facility strength, M.A.B. also wrote that they would not recommend the rehab to friends or family.

This alum felt the facility was restricted by various rules it had to follow in order to remain state-funded (and noted that they came to the facility directly from state prison). However, they did give the center four out of five stars for treatment effectiveness.

Yet on CiteHealth, the one reviewer to date left a much more positive review, giving Gaudenzia five out of five stars for their overall experience. Five stars were also given for the center’s care, staff, facility, and promptness.[1] The alum admitted it was a tough program, but praised the staff. “The staff have all ‘been there done that’ They are not for the paycheck but because they know what they talk about, care and want to help. KUDOS!!! They have definately become part of my family or I part of theirs,” the reviewer wrote.

On Google reviews, one reviewer left a four-star rating with no written commentary to date.[2]


The two loved ones surveyed by at the time of this writing had opposing opinions of the facility.

One reviewer gave Gaudenzia perfect five star-ratings across almost all 15 metrics evaluated, including family participation, treatment effectiveness, the facility’s counseling options, and its ability to treat co-occurring disorders. The reviewer praised the security, staff, and doctors, and wrote that the program was “very effective in the long term.”

The other loved one noted some positive aspects of the program, also awarding Gaudenzia five stars for its family participation and five stars for its connectivity policy as well, but wrote that treatment was ineffective overall and that the “staff is unprofessional and unfair.”


According to CiteHealth, the facility accepts private insurance, Medicaid, and other state insurance.


[2] GoogleReview

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  • good security and doctors, great staff and very effective in the long term
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  • It is local and easy to access but do not believe the treatment was effective The staff is unprofessional and unfair.
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  • Strengths: Some of. The counselores. Weaknesses: Having to follow so many outside rules so that they can continue to be funded. I was sent to this facility from a state prison, most patients there were also sent from prison but then there was about 15% of the patients that were from the street.