Everything for Recovery
Addiction isn’t a choice, it’s a disease, and choosing treatment means choosing life. We provide comprehensive care that combines medical, clinical and spiritual programming to meet our patients unique needs, matching them with the care to best help them heal. By creating a multi-faceted approach, we are able to get our patients in good physical health, offer clinical support in the form of education and recovery-based life skills, and put them on a spiritual path which suits them to guide them along a personal path to recovery.
At Ashley, we use every innovative tool available to help you overcome your substance-use disorder so you can find your way back to health and happiness. Our expert staff will create a personalized program that combines clinical, medical and psychological care to address your needs holistically, including chronic pain and any co-occurring medical issues.
As described by one of our co-founders, Fr. Joseph Martin, as a place with a soul. Our 146-acre campus situated on the Chesapeake Bay and the overall environment of care is among the most peaceful and most restorative anywhere in the world. We’ve offered life-saving care for 36+ years and we’re deeply committed to transforming and saving lives.
Ashley was founded in 1983 by Father Joseph C. Martin, S.S. and his friend and business partner, Mae Abraham, whose maiden name was Ashley. Mae Abraham initiated the idea to build a treatment facility. The two first met at one of his award-winning “Chalk Talks” at Johns Hopkins University in 1964. As people who suffered from the disease of alcoholism, they were inspired to make a change and help other addicts get well.
Ashley provides a wide range of amenities and accommodations. During regular hours, you can use fitness areas, including outdoor spaces and indoor recreation center. Nutritious food is fundamental to your health, recovery and continued wellness. At Ashley, we work with local farms to provide the freshest and highest quality meals and snacks to our patients.
Ashley’s Board of Directors is a passionate and energetic group of individuals committed to sustaining our co-founders’ legacy of healing with dignity. Our Board is led by Chairman Jim Denvir. Jim is an experienced business person, a passionate Ashley advocate and a skilled leader. Ashley’s Board is comprised of individuals with diverse professional backgrounds. Our Board is a working Board that focuses on governance and management issues while providing guidance and strategic oversight.
If you want to work for a mission based organization committed to transforming the lives of its patients and their families, then consider applying to become part of the Ashley team. Experience a team environment of extraordinary people helping others at one of the country’s top non-profit addiction treatment centers. We are located on a picturesque campus on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay in Havre de Grace, Maryland.