Hudson Behavioral Service offering expanded programs

For four decades, Hudson Health Services has been quietly helping thousands of patients across Delmarva recover from substance abuse.

But, beginning this week, it is taking a more visible stance through its rebranding as Hudson Behavioral Health. Not only is there a new name and brand, Hudson is offering an expansion of services. 

“Today is the start of a new chapter for us, as we expand our services more comprehensively, not only in terms of the way that we provide treatment throughout our continuum of care but by addressing more specifically the mental health challenges that plague many of those we care for,” said Hudson CEO Leslie Brown.

“Our new brand communicates that when you take the time in early recovery to consolidate your focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses, you will grow in unimaginable ways,” she said. “We want to help as many people as possible by, as our tagline says, ‘Enriching the Roots of Recovery’ throughout the process.”

Hudson offers an individually tailored program of up to seven months and is enhancing its co-occurring capabilities by integrating in-house mental health services throughout its full continuum of care.

Care begins with a 30-day detoxification and stabilization period at its inpatient 51-bed Main Campus in Salisbury and continues with lower-intensity treatment in residential settings throughout Maryland and Delaware.

The provider has 96 residential beds between all its programs, plus two transitional homes with 15 beds in Georgetown.

“It is not a secret that depression, anxiety, ADHD, and many other mental health issues co-occur in people with addiction,” said Hudson Director of Clinical Affairs Kevin Meenan. “The availability of mental health services on our Main Campus and in our housing programs means that we will be able to treat each individual holistically, and we believe this will increase positive outcomes.”

Hudson Board Chair Michelle Grager noted the group’s important history and growth.

“In 1980, Mr. Willis Hudson Sr., who was a recovering alcoholic, and other dedicated community partners, opened the Friends of the Hudson Center,” she said. “In its early days, Hudson only offered treatment for men suffering from alcoholism.  Today, Hudson employs over 100 team members and has multiple facilities and diverse programs.  It is wonderful that this great organization is now celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.”

Hudson’s new logo features a tree with exposed and intertwined roots. This image is a representation of our patients’ growth.

 It depicts how solidly the roots are planted in the soil to highlight that treatment at Hudson is “rooted” in strength and commitment. The tree is flourishing with a dozen leaves. This pays homage to the nonprofit’s previous logo of 12 lines enclosed in a circle, representing the relationship between 12-step fellowship and recovery. The colors, taken from nature, are bright and welcoming, and the circle surrounding the tree represents the all-encompassing approach Hudson takes with each patient.

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