Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services at Recovery Center of Maryland is designed to assist adults with persistent mental health and/or substance abuse issues that require intensive interventions to remain stable in the community due to one or more of the following additional difficulties:

  • Numerous visits or admissions to the hospital
  • Repeated jail time, homelessness
  • Difficulties making or keeping friends
  • Thoughts of hurting themselves or others
  • Feeling like people are out to get them
  • Hearing things other people can’t hear
  • Money problems
  • Medication and medical problems

ACT services assist individuals to improve all areas of functioning so that they can live independently and reach their full potential. Treatment empowers individuals to improve and stabilize symptoms, physical health, housing, employment, and social opportunities, while at the same time reducing hospitalizations and legal problems. Treatment is primarily in the community, but does include some clinic-based services. The ACT Team consists of a nurse, an employment specialist, mental health professionals, substance use professionals, a psychiatrist, and a peer who has recovered after services. The ACT program provides individuals with 24/7/365 availability.