hudson health

For Families

Addiction’s impact goes deep and wide. We’re on your side, too. Addiction reaches deep into families planting stress, fear, anger, and pain. Our residential treatment offers patients and their families the safe and focused care they need to move forward.

Our Values


Program excellence

We believe that all programs we offer must be of the highest quality. All programs are continuously evaluated, and the results guide ongoing program adaptation and innovation.



We are committed to having the peripheral vision to see others when they are struggling and helping them along their journey.



We seek input from those we serve on how we could do things better. We encourage staff to keep their pulse on community needs and bring their ideas back for program development and adaptation.



Involved and Empowered Employees

Our employees are skilled and passionate about their work. To this end we provide ongoing training and supervision, which allows them the opportunity to grow and succeed.



We provide transparency in matters critical to the organization and to those who support us.



We exist to serve those who access behavioral healthcare and their families. We commit to walking alongside them and always fighting for the betterment of the behavioral health treatment system as a whole.



We respect and value diversity of ideas and people, creating an environment that is inclusive of all. 



We are a strong partner in addressing social determinants of health that negatively impact individuals in our community. Being a part of a united front results in a healthier population and strengthens its social safety net.



We are one company, one team.  We are committed to a teamwork environment where every person is a valued member.

Withdrawal management

Upon admission to Hudson Behavioral Health, all patients meet with our physician and nursing staff to undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine if withdrawal management services are necessary. Also known as detoxification, withdrawal management is the process of using medications to stabilize patients and address the physical withdrawal syndrome that is not only uncomfortable, but also potentially dangerous.

Withdrawal Management is a necessary first step for many patients. Because we individualize the treatment process to meet each person’s needs, patients will be closely monitored by medical staff during the period of withdrawal management. Current withdrawal management protocols are so effective at relieving physical withdrawal that most patients are able to engage in counseling and participate in the community during these first crucial days.

Residential Treatment

Levels 3.5 & 3.7

We offer medium and high-intensity residential treatment for drug and alcohol addiction at our peaceful and secluded campus in Salisbury, Maryland. This setting is appropriate for patients with co-occurring disorders that are stable and manageable outside of an acute care facility. Withdrawal Management services are often coupled with your residential treatment.

All patients that stay on our campus receive a comprehensive psycho-social and physical assessment, as well as psychiatric services when necessary. Patients participate in scheduled group therapy sessions daily, peer support and alternative therapy groups, and individual counseling sessions at least once a week.  Family sessions are also encouraged when appropriate.

Residential Treatment

Level 3.1

Our low-intensity residential programs offer a structured environment to promote recovery and prepare patients for an independent and sober lifestyle. Each house is staffed with a live-in House Manager to provide additional oversight and support. The emphasis of community within these programs facilitates social bonding and cohesion, reinforces recovery concepts and norms, and introduces patients to the larger local recovery community.

Your clinical treatment will continue during your stay in our Residential 3.1 programs with the treatment intensity determined by your needs. Typically, there are 10+ hours of clinical interaction provided in-house per week. Treatment is focused on improving a person's readiness to change, level of functioning, and coping skills. The treatment program includes individual and group therapy with a licensed counselor, as well as job readiness assistance and other introductory life skills work with a dedicated Case Manager and Peer Recovery Specialist.


We offer recovery housing in Delaware for individuals who require a more structured environment in the early stages of recovery.  Residents are required to obtain employment, attend 12-step meetings and enroll in and complete an outpatient treatment program. During your stay in one of our recovery houses, you are expected to contribute to the daily operations of the house and participate in all house activities.

Residents in our Delaware Recovery Houses receive case management services and are offered life skills groups weekly. Our Recovery Housing options are available to patients who discharge from our Residential Programs, but individuals can also self-refer or be referred in by other community organizations.

*Our recovery houses are partially funded by Delaware's Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Planning for admissions

The first step in the admissions process is to call and speak with an Admissions Representative, or fill out our Initial Contact Form and fax it in. It is important that our Admissions Representative speak with the individual who is seeking admission into our program so that we can obtain accurate information regarding their substance use, medical and mental health disorders, and treatment history.

Please Bring


7 days of comfortable clothing, shoes, and sleeping attire.

**Limited to one large plastic bag. No luggage is permitted. No clothing advertising drugs, alcohol, or violence is permitted.


Clothing should not be provocative or tight fitting. Shorts and skirts must be no shorter than 3 inches above the knee. Shirts must have sleeves and cover middriff (no tank tops). We provide washers, dryers, and laundry detergent for patient use.


Personal hygiene items can have no alcohol in the first 3 ingredients. All toiletries and personal items must be in a plastic bag. Makeup must be in a gallon size Ziploc bag. Clippers, curling irons, flat irons and blow dryers that are in good working condition are allowed.


All medications in original bottles with labels, in addition to your insurance and prescriptions cards.


Envelopes, paper and stamps.


Money for cigarettes and vending machine. We suggest no more than $25. Cigarettes must be in sealed packages. Extra packs can be locked in a cabinet.


Spiritual and/or recovery related reading material.

Do not bring

Purses, luggage, or book bags

Drugs/alcohol or paraphernalia

Knives, guns, or weapons of ANY kind

Linens, pillows, or stuffed animals

Electronics of any kind

Aerosol cans/sprays

Items containing alcohol in the first 3 ingredients

Nail polish or nail polish remover

Magazines or novels that are not recovery or spiritual related



Outside food or drink

E-cigarettes, vapes or chewing tobacco

Scissors, tweezers, manicure kits, keys, or sewing kits

Physical Address
1505 Emerson Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801

Mailing Address
PO Box 1096
Salisbury, MD 21802

About us

Hudson Behavioral Health was formed in 1980 (as Hudson Health Services, Inc.) to bring the first residential recovery program to the Eastern Shore. Today, thousands of patients later, we remain the leader in recovery programs and resources, with our staff of 100 committed to serving each patient as an individual.