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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

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Bergand Group’s Dr. Jerry Hunt is taking a new approach to relapse prevention with a new mindfulness-based relapse prevention group here in Baltimore County. This is an evidence-based program that integrates cognitive behavioral relapse prevention skills with mindfulness practices. Mindfulness practices assist clients in “increasing awareness of triggers and habitual reactions, to develop a new relationship with these experience and to learn conrete skills to use in high risk situations.” (Bowen, S., Chawla, N., and Marlatt, G.A. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors: A Clinician’s Guide, New York: The Guilford Press, 2011.)

The new group will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. The format is an eight week course with rolling admission. New group members will be assessed and introduced to the content and process of the group. The cost is $65 per person per group, with an introductory cost for the first 8 weeks of $50 per person per group. Please contact our office for more information.

If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. At The Bergand Group in Baltimore, MD our therapists have over twenty years’ experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehabilitation and drug rehabilitation. To speak with someone at our office, please call us at 410-853-7691.

About The Bergand Group:

The Bergand Group is located in Lutherville, MD under the careful supervision of Dr. John Steinberg and Dr. Paul Giannandrea. The pair has created a true Dual Diagnosis and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment program in The Bergand Group. Two complimentary doctors to provide a setting in which patients can be treated and in which clinicians can work that embodies the core principles Dr. Steinberg and Dr. Giannandrea have held to in over 25 years of practice to form the Bergand Group.

As the treatment of mental health and addiction disorders requires addressing each patient’s individual needs, the ability to individualize that treatment is essential. The Bergand Group offers varying levels of intensity in outpatient services, both individual and group. Efforts are made to match clients with appropriate therapists. Pharmacologic therapy, drug monitoring and prescribing, use of antagonist and blocking agents, buprenorphine- both detox and maintenance, are offered.


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