Recovery Life Group is a luxury residential substance abuse treatment center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. We offer several services designed to help individuals overcome drug or alcohol addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our small, homelike setting ensures those who enter our residential program receive customized, one-on-one care administered by licensed medical professionals to help them sustain long-term recovery. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use, learn more about residential treatment and how it can benefit you.

What Is a Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program?

Residential alcohol and drug treatment is the highest level of rehab for those battling substance abuse and addictive behaviors. Also referred to as inpatient treatment, this type of care offers various services from drug and alcohol detox to therapy for mental health disorders.

Our residential treatment programs provide a structured setting where clients attend therapy, planned sober activities and support group meetings throughout the day. They also receive medication management and case management services to ensure their treatment progress is on track.

At Recovery Life Group, our clinical team strives to provide a safe environment for individuals to receive substance abuse and co-occurring disorder treatment. We treat a range of addiction issues, including heroin, prescription opiates, fentanyl, PCP, cocaine and alcohol. Each person receives a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs by our medical staff.

As a luxury inpatient rehab center, we also provide premier amenities, such as queen- or full-size beds, holiday celebrations, an on-site gym and a personal chef to help residents feel comfortable and at home.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment

A person receives a dual diagnosis if they’re struggling with a substance use disorder and a coexisting mental health issue. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports approximately 9.2 million American adults have a co-occurring mental health disorder. Some of the most common include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Schizophrenia

During dual-diagnosis residential treatment, you’ll receive a combination of services, such as therapy, medication and support groups, that address both conditions simultaneously. The goal is to help you effectively manage your substance abuse and other mental health disorder and learn healthier coping skills to prevent relapse.

What Happens During Inpatient Treatment?

During inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, you’ll live in our residential facility full-time to receive professional services aligning with your substance abuse and mental health needs. You’ll undergo an evaluation by our treatment team to determine the level of drug or alcohol treatment needed and what services best address those needs. Here are a few examples of what to expect.


Detox is the process of ridding the body of toxic substances and is often the first step of alcohol and drug rehab. This can be an uncomfortable experience, since withdrawal symptoms usually kick in during detox. However, you’ll receive around-the-clock medical supervision for your physical health from trained addiction professionals to ensure your safety.

Depending on your level of discomfort, they may provide you with medications to reduce cravings and other unpleasant withdrawal effects. The length of detox will depend on the substance taken and how long it was being abused. Once medically stable, you’ll be able to integrate into the residential program to focus on therapy and other activities.

Types of Therapy

Residential treatment programs offer several types of therapy to address substance use disorders and underlying mental health issues that may have caused drug or alcohol use in the first place. Common types of therapy include:

  • Individual therapy: When receiving individual therapy, clients meet one-on-one with an assigned therapist to address their mental health or substance abuse issues and learn new coping skills.
  • Group therapy: Multiple residents attend therapy sessions together to share coping strategies and hold each other accountable to stay sober. Group therapy helps individuals build community with others who share similar experiences and can improve communication and social skills.
  • Family therapy: Individuals and their family members attend counseling sessions together to improve communication by discussing how substance abuse has affected the family dynamic.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): This goal-oriented form of talk therapy helps individuals challenge their negative thoughts so they can respond to difficult situations in a more positive way.

Holistic Approaches

Our alcohol and drug rehab approach combines the above evidence-based treatments with holistic approaches to address the body and mind for complete healing. Examples of holistic treatment include:

  • Yoga: A meditation practice promoting deep relaxation and inner peace that helps reduce stress.
  • Acupuncture: This practice cleanses the body of harmful chemicals to boost healthy energy and relieve stress.
  • Massage therapy: Massage can help reduce stress or anxiety and alleviate physical withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches and muscle pains.
  • Experiential therapy: These therapies, such as equine or art therapy, help individuals rediscover enjoyment in life through relaxing and stimulating activities.

Who Needs Residential Treatment?

If you’ve tried and failed to quit drugs or alcohol in the past or are at a high risk of experiencing withdrawal symptoms, you may want to consider a residential treatment program. The structured environment of inpatient rehab can make it easier to focus solely on recovery and get help for mental health issues that may be contributing to your substance abuse.

This is especially important if you don’t have a healthy and supportive environment at home. Residential treatment can remove you from negative influences and provide essential support through a community of others struggling with similar issues.

We’re Here to Help

If you’ve been struggling with addiction, it’s never too late to start on the road to recovery. Recovery Life Group in Maryland welcomes clients from around the country to our alcohol and drug addiction treatment center. We accept various health insurance plans, including private insurance, Medicare and Medicaid.

Call us today at (301) 686-3233 or fill out our contact form to learn more about our luxury inpatient rehab services.