hudson health

For Patients

If you need hope, you need Hudson. We have helped thousands of people recover from alcohol and drug addiction. Our program is both logical and compassionate, and our services provide a 360-degree approach to your one goal: recovery.

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


What can I expect in the first few days at Hudson? It is understandable that you might be anxious about admission and the first few days. Here is what you can expect on your day of admission and in the first 48 hours on campus:

Completion of registration paperwork

Assessment performed by certified counselor

Completion of admission paperwork

Submit to a urine drug screen

Medical assessment conducted by nursing staff and our Medical Director

Education provided on Vivitrol

Narcan training

Search of patient and patient’s belongings

Get settled and unpacked

Introduction to daily structured group programming

Labs will be ordered as needed

Meet with primary counselor to develop the initial treatment plan

Meet with aftercare coordinator to discuss discharge planning process

Withdrawal management protocols will be initiated as needed

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.