Treatment for Substance-Use Disorders & Other Behavioral Health Concerns

Walden offers treatment services for children and adolescents suffering from both mental health and substance use disorders.

We use Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrative (SAMHSA) approved evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Developmental Assets, Motivational Interviewing, and Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA). We provide a comprehensive assessment to determine the best treatment plan for the individual/family.


The Cove/DFZ (Drug-Free Zone), one of only eight programs of its kind in the state of Maryland, is part of what makes Walden’s continuum of care so unique. A safe, sober and fun place to be for 12-17-year-olds who have personal or family-related concerns related to substance misuse, The Cove operates a year-round schedule of mentoring, life skill, academic, support group, and recreational activities.

The Cove team also helps adolescents in need of behavioral health treatment services locate help and conducts Pop Up education and outreach in the community at local schools, afterschool programs, libraries, and other locations where teens and families gather.

For more information about The Cove and our child and adolescent behavioral health services in Maryland, call us at (301) 997-1300 for a phone screening and orientation appointment.

“I thank God for Walden.”

“Walden treats each other like family and had an ear open at all times.”

“There is no other treatment program I could have asked to help me succeed.”

“All the staff has been incredible on my long road to recovery.”