Maryland Addiction Recovery Center and Caron Treatment Centers announce Acquisition of Encore Recovery Solutions of Arlington, Virginia

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Maryland Addiction Recovery Center Announces New Joint Venture Partnership with Caron Treatment Centers and Acquisition of Encore Recovery Solutions of Arlington, Virginia

This new joint venture between MARC and Caron will provide the best in addiction treatment for patients and their families throughout the entire DMV region.

Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, the leader in long-term care for addiction and co-occurring disorders in the Mid-Atlantic, is excited to announce a new joint venture with Caron Treatment Centers, based in Wernersville, PA, and this new joint venture’s acquisition of Encore Recovery Solutions of Arlington, Virginia.

“As an organization, MARC has always been about providing the highest in evidence-based treatment options in a community-based setting,” said Sam Bierman, Executive Director of Maryland Addiction Recovery Center. “Encore has always been known as high quality clinically-based program serving Arlington and the surrounding Northern Virginia and Washington, DC area. This new joint venture between MARC and Caron will provide the best in addiction treatment for patients and their families throughout the entire DMV region.”

“This acquisition of Encore by Caron and MARC is an exciting next step for Caron,” stated Doug Tieman, President and CEO of Caron Treatment Centers.” It expands our capabilities to help more of those suffering with the chronic, treatable disease of substance use disorder and their families. Caron’s mission is Recovery for Life. By making more clinical and recovery services available in our regions, we are growing our continuum and making that mission a reality.”

This new partnership between MARC and Caron Treatment Centers finalizes the acquisition of Encore Recovery Solutions, following the joint management agreement of Encore announced in April. Based in Arlington, Va., Encore specializes in substance use treatment focusing on trauma and provides intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment. Known for its work with young adults and their families, Encore recently enhanced its clinical offerings with an evening IOP specifically for working professionals. Additional programming for parents, educational events, and professional events are also planned. The acquisition expands both MARC’s and Caron’s strategic alliance and furthers both organizations abilities to provide innovative and personalized treatment and recovery services, awareness initiatives, and advocacy efforts in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.

“This partnership creates enormous opportunity for Encore Recovery Solutions and the community we serve,” explained Tom Walker, CEO of Encore. “We are now supported by two of the leading providers of substance use disorder treatment in the country. The knowledge, resources, and best practices Encore gains with Caron's and MARC’s support will help us refine and expand our services to have a greater, more effective impact in the greater Washington DC area. We are excited to work with friends and colleagues that we have long respected and are humbled by the opportunity to join them as team members. “

“We have always deeply respected and admired Caron for the work they do and have admired the clinical work performed at Encore since its inception,” expressed MARC Co-Founder and Director of Business Development Zach Snitzer. “This new joint venture allows Maryland Addiction Recovery Center to expand it’s footprint and brand of clinically-driven, patient-centered treatment. Encore will continue to serve their local community with excellent services, but now with the expertise and support from both MARC and Caron.”

About Maryland Addiction Recovery Center
Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, a private addiction and dual diagnosis facility located in Baltimore County, Maryland, offers an innovative treatment approach to issues of drug abuse, alcohol addiction and co-occurring disorders. With an individualized and comprehensive approach to substance use disorder, Maryland Addiction Recovery Center offers addiction treatment services in a safe and comfortable setting, including long-term extended care treatment, intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment, opiate detox and MAT services, extensive family engagement through the treatment experience and academic/workforce training and reentry. Addiction is a disease, and quality long-term treatment is necessary to facilitate a successful and sustainable recovery. With a proven treatment philosophy based on the three necessary components of successful addiction treatment (medical, psycho-therapy and case management/social work services), Maryland Addiction Recovery Center offers any patient and their family the highest quality of addiction treatment and an excellent opportunity to start a new life of sustainable recovery from addiction. For more information on Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, please visit MARC at or follow us on Twitter @PolarisRecovery

About Caron Treatment Centers
Caron Treatment Centers is an internationally recognized not-for-profit dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention and addiction medicine education. Headquartered in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, our mission is Recovery for Life. For more than 60 years, we have helped thousands of individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families begin to manage this chronic, treatable disease. Caron provides a continuum of care for teens, young adults, women, men and older adults. Caron's signature programming provides concierge treatment for executives, healthcare professionals, older adults and first responders. In addiction to the Pennsylvania campus, Caron provides services in Palm Beach County, Florida, New England, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New York City. Caron accepts several major insurance plans and provides financial assistance for those who quality. For more information on Caron, please visit Caron at or follow us on Twitter @CaronTreatment

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