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Joseph S. Massie Unit



The Joseph S. Massie Unit's purpose is to provide comprehensive, high quality addictions treatment to people who are chemically dependent or abuse chemicals, and their significant others. We work cooperatively with our community in achieving our purpose.

Joseph S. Massie Unit is a multi-modality treatment facility for adults experiencing the devastating effects of alcoholism and other chemical dependency. The length of stay is individualized. The unit determines placement using ASAM criteria. The unit applies a holistic treatment approach that completely addresses the issues necessary to an abstinent lifestyle.



  • Medical assessment
  • Nursing and physician services
  • Individual therapy
  • Small group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Psychological services
  • Vocational evaluation and counseling
  • Education evaluation and Pre-GED testing
  • Recreational/leisure evaluation and activity therapy
  • Human relations training
  • Referral services
  • Group therapy
  • Relapse prevention groups
  • Alcohol and drug education
  • Dual-diagnosis counseling
  • Family group
  • Family education
  • Self-help groups
  • Spouse's week (spouse lives on the unit)
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Aftercare planning
  • Drug-free altered states group
  • Self-concept groups
  • HIV testing
  • HIV counseling and education
  • Beginner's group


State-of-the art Universal weight training system
Indoor recreational activities
Transportation to "off the unit' activities
Outdoor recreational activities


Referrals for admission are accepted from employee assistance programs, hospitals, private physicians, counseling and community agencies, lawyers, legal/judicial system and others. Placement is determined using ASAM criteria. We provide transportation of the patient to and from the facility to the Western Maryland cities of Frederick Hagerstown and Oakland.

For admission information, contact the
Coordinator of Admissions at (301) 777-2285.

Health insurance generally covers the cost of treatment. Residents are charged fees based on their ability to pay if insurance coverage does not cover treatment.


The Massie Unit is located on the grounds of the Thomas B. Finan Center, Cottage 4.


Joseph S. Massie Unit believes that the treatment should continue after completion of our residential treatment program. An aftercare plan is developed with the resident and will include activities that result in ongoing recovery. These activities are based on the individualized need of the recovering person. Referrals are made to the appropriate outpatient agencies and follow-up is accomplished by Massie Unit staff at 3, 6, and 12 months after discharge.

The Allegany County Health Department, by law and policy, does not permit discrimination against anyone on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, or handicap.

Program Director - Robert Cassidy, N.C.A.C. II, CAC-AD

Clinical Director - Dr. Davis Dayhoff

Admissions Coordinator -Kyle Kaiser, CSC-AD

The Allegany County Health Department
Joseph S. Massie Unit Program is
licensed by the State of Maryland.



















Allegany County Health Department
12501-12503 Willowbrook Road
PO Box 1745
Cumberland, Maryland 21501-1745
(301) 759-5000
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