Kolmac Clinic

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1 North Charles Street, Suite 602, Baltimore, MD 21202, USA

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The goal of the Kolmac outpatient addiction treatment programs is to help people in the Baltimore-Washington metro areas establish a satisfying life without addictive substances and behaviors. Our outpatient program is made up of the three traditional phases of addiction treatment programs:


The staff and I have created this website as an added resource for all of those in the community who are interested in recovery. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and would appreciate any feedback that you have.

—George Kolodner, M.D. Co-founder and Medical Director

The Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers provide outpatient detoxification, rehabilitation, and continuing care programs for adults who have problems with alcohol and other addictive  drugs, as well as those with gambling problems. Because of the intensive, structured outpatient programs available at Kolmac, patients can receive effective treatment without needing to leave work or family responsibilities.

Kolmac has six centers serving Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia:

The heart of our drug and alcohol treatment program is the participation of patients in the rehabilitation and continued care phases of our program. Detoxification is required for approximately 14% of our patients with alcohol disorders and 85% of those with opioid disorders. Kolmac has pioneered in outpatient detoxification from alcohol and other drugs, allowing patients with even severe physical addiction to avoid hospitalization. Since 2003, the availability of buprenorphine (Suboxone) has dramatically reduced the discomfort of detoxification from prescription pain pills and heroin.

Although we do not have any magic bullets, new medications have helped reduce the frequency of relapses and improved the odds for recovery for those seeking outpatient addiction treatment. We have become one of the leading addiction treatment facilities in the Baltimore and Washington, DC metropolitan areas – including Northern Virginia — by advancing the use of buprenorphine as a stabilizing agent for patients addicted to opioids. Our medical staff continuously monitors the safety and effectiveness of new medications. We think of these medications, however, as supportive and not as a substitute for therapy.

The Kolmac program was established in 1973 to replicate in an outpatient setting the successful results of inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation programs. The Kolmac model has now been copied throughout the country by many outpatient addiction treatment centers. Studies in academic centers have documented its equivalent effectiveness and significantly lower cost (Psychiatry Online) compared to inpatient addiction treatment programs. We have now treated over 26,000 patients in our program and have presented our treatment model in many national professional forums.

Group therapy and transition to community recovery programs are the foundation of the Kolmac Outpatient Recovery Centers treatment program for addictions to all substances. Medications, when available, can facilitate this process when used properly.

Kolmac Baltimore Hosts Recovery Community Paint & BBQ!

We will provide BBQ for attendees and also set up individual painting stations for everyone to paint a recovery-related painting. We are providing the canvases, paint, brushes…. and TASTY BBQ! Click the link below to register… while spots last!

The staff and family group members at Kolmac have made that wonderful difference in my life and in my husband’s.Read More

After years of rationalizations, crazy thinking, and an inability to control my drinking, Kolmac helped me identify the triggers, relapse symptoms, and root causes of my alcohol abuse.

Cost effectiveness may sound like a humdrum virtue, not very sexy, but it meant we weren’t as tempted to end treatment too soon. To me, this was Kolmac’s biggest single gift, making quality treatment sustainable for long enough.Read More

Over the years I have become less interested in the Big Book and the 12 Steps, and more interested in what attracted me to sobriety in the first place: people. I remain in the lifeboat with people. I am forever grateful to Kolmac for showing me to a seat.

Primary Focus of the Provider

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Type of Care

  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Detoxification
  • Relapse prevention from naltrxone
  • Buprenorphine used in treatment
  • Naltrexone (oral)
  • Vivitrol (injectable Naltrexone)
  • Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone

Facility Type

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach
  • Trauma-related counseling

Facility Smoking Policy

  • Smoking permitted without restriction

Service Setting (e.g., Outpatient, Residential, etc.)

  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or vivitrol
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Regular outpatient treatment

Facility Operation (e.g. Private, Public)

  • Private organization
  • State substance abuse agency
  • State department of health
  • Commission on Accreditation and Rehabilitation

Payment/Insurance Accepted

  • Cash or self-payment
  • Private health insurance

Emergency Mental Health Services

Payment Assistance Available

Language Services

Special Programs/Groups Offered

  • Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) clients
  • Veterans
  • Military families
  • Seniors or older adults
  • Pregnant/postpartum women
  • Adult men
  • Persons with HIV or AIDS
  • Persons who have experienced trauma
  • Persons who have experienced sexual abuse
  • Persons who have experienced intimate partner violence, domestic violence
  • Transitional age young adults

Ancillary Services

  • Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation medications
  • Treatment for gambling disorder
  • Individual counseling offered
  • Group counseling offered
  • Family counseling offered
  • Marital/couples counseling offered
  • 12-step faciltitation approach
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Relapse prevention

Age Groups Accepted

  • Young adults
  • Adults

Gender Accepted

  • Female
  • Male

Exclusive Services

  • Kolmac Clinic

    1 North Charles Street, Suite 602, Baltimore, MD 21202