About Us

Certified Level 2 Recovery Residence
through the State of Maryland

“Up & Out Sober Living is a certified level 2 recovery residence through the state of Maryland. What that means is A “recovery residence” means a service that provides alcohol-free and illicit drug-free housing to individuals with substance-related disorders or addictive disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance-related disorders or addictive disorders.

Under House Bill 1411, titled “Health – Recovery Residences – Certification” which was enacted under Article II 17 (c) of the Maryland Constitution on May 28, 2016 and became effective on October 1, 2016, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) was required to approve a credentialing entity to develop and administer a certification process for recovery residences. Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) was approved by the Department to serve as the designated credentialing entity.”

“Up & Out Sober Living is MDRN approved. Maryland RecoveryNet develops partnerships with service providers statewide and funds access to clinical and recovery support services for individuals with substance use/co-occurring disorders treatment and recovery support needs. All Maryland RecoveryNet service recipients receive Care Coordination through which they can access a menu of services which includes state funding for Halfway House and Recovery Housing, Transportation, Employment Services, Vital Records, Medical and Dental Services, and other unmet needs as expressed by the service recipient and/or as identified by the Care Coordinator. All services are designed to assist recipients in remaining engaged in their recovery while promoting independence, self-sufficiency, and stability”

Our motto at Up & Out Sober Living

AN ADDICT FELL IN A HOLE and couldn’t get out. A businessman went by and the addict called out for help. The businessman threw him some money and told him to buy himself a ladder. But the addict could not buy a ladder in this hole he was in. A doctor walked by. The addict said, “Help! I can’t get out!” The doctor gave him some drugs and said, “Take this. It will relieve the pain.” The addict said thanks, but when the pills ran out, he was still in the hole. A well-known psychiatrist rode by and heard the addict’s cries for help. He stopped and asked, ” How did you get there? Were you born there? Did your parents put you there? Tell me about yourself, it will alleviate your sense of loneliness.” So the addict talked with him for an hour, then the psychiatrist had to leave, but he said he’d be back next week. The addict thanked him, but he was still in the hole. A priest came by. The addict called for help. The priest gave him a Bible and said, “I’ll say a prayer for you.” He got down on his knees and prayed for the addict, then he left. The addict was very grateful, he read the Bible, but he was still stuck in the hole. A recovering addict happened to be passing by. The addict cried out, “Hey, help me. I’m stuck in this hole!” Right away the recovering addict jumped down in the hole with him. The addict said, “What are you doing? Now we’re both stuck here!!” But the recovering addict said, “Calm down. It’s okay. I’ve been here before. I know how to get out.” – Anonymous