November 6, 2018

Leggett, Hogan and County Officials Break Ground for the New Avery Road Treatment Center


County Executive Ike Leggett joined by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recently celebrated the new construction for the new Avery Road Treatment Center (ARTC) with a groundbreaking ceremony.

“I am extremely pleased to be here today to mark the construction of this important facility,” said Leggett. “This community is not immune to the devastation caused by the nationwide opioid epidemic and the services offered here at the Avery Road Treatment Center are a key component of our work in making treatment available to Montgomery County residents.”

Councilmember George Leventhal made remarks on behalf of the County Council. Other Councilmembers in attendance included Marc Elrich, Nancy Floreen, Sidney Katz and Craig Rice.

Other officials participating in the event included U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, County Department of General Services Director David Dise, County Department of Health and Human Services Director Uma Ahluwalia and Rebecca Fishman with the Potomac Healthcare Foundation.

The new 37,682 square-foot facility, located at 14703 Avery Road in Rockville, will replace the existing facility, built in 1991. When completed, the ARTC will provide 64 residential beds for non-hospital detoxification and intermediate-care residential substance use disorder treatment. It will also add new outpatient programming for a broad range of treatment options in a “one stop shop” recovery campus. Current services will be housed in a group of temporary buildings until the new building opens.

ARTC has provided thousands of residents with assistance to deal with addictions and the new Center will allow for an even higher level of service for adults with substance use disorders. Treatment services at ARTC are provided by the Maryland Treatment Centers through a contract with the County’s Department of Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health and Crisis Services.

The project is funded through a unique public-private partnership between the Maryland Department of Health, Montgomery County and the service provider, Potomac Healthcare Foundation Ltd.,(the not-for-profit foundation associated with Maryland Treatment Centers).

The 18-month project is expected to be completed in 2020. More information, about the project, is available on the DGS website.

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