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About Us/ History

When the Health Department accelerated its activity in the alcoholism field and the Alcoholics Anonymous community expanded in our area the need for a halfway home for chemically dependent person to serve the general area became obvious to a group of concerned citizens. 

Second Wind, Inc. was chartered as a non-profit corporation early in 1971 with James P. Mallory, Dr. William C. Fritz, and Judge Lloyd L. Simkins as incorporators. 

A search was then started for a suitable location and Mr. Berlin Cummins was employed as manager. Problems of zoning prevented the selection of several locations. However, following a successful neighborhood petition and a special city ordinance, operations were begun at 309 Newton Street in January of 1972. 

A friend of Second Wind, Mr. William E. Morgan, owner of Salisbury Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, helped make it possible by purchasing the property and renting it to Second Wind. Later he made the gift of property. 

The Board of Directors has traditionally been compromised of concerned citizens, coming from such fields as business, medicine, laws, public health, education, ministry, and always representative of the community in which Second Wind functions. 
Second Wind follows the ASAM Criteria for level III.1. We provide treatment planning, individual and five hours of group counseling; 2 in a room; a culinary chef making nutritious dinners Monday and Thursday, on group nights.

We are located close to a number of 12 step programs, the bus line, shops, employment. Ocean City is 35 minutes away. We are also located near lakes and rivers for boating and fishing.

Our Team

Jim Freeman, CAC-AD

Executive Director  

Chris Dietrich

House Manager

Steve Daggs, ADT 

Mental Health Counselor