A 12 Step Program Can Help Washington DC

A 12 step program is intended, first, to recognize the problem, and then take a series of actions that will help you change your behavior. You want to make the change so that it becomes a deep part of you. Each step suggests the next, and will help you on your road to substance addiction recovery.

Clean and Sober Streets
(202) 783-7343
425 2nd Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
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So Others Might Eat Inc (SOME)
(202) 797-8806x1000
60 O Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Men
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Latin American Youth Center
(202) 319-2225
1419 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Outpatient
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Salvation Army
(202) 269-6333x226
2100 New York Avenue NE
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Criminal justice clients

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Howard University Hospital
(202) 865-6611
2041 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Gospel Rescue Ministries
(202) 842-1731x218
810 5th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
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Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

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(202) 396-9480
910 Bladensburg Road NE
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients
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ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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(202) 462-4788x241
2831 15th Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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Whitman Walker Clinic/Mental Hlth and
(202) 939-7623
1701 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Hotline
(202) 797-4444
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Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Men, DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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(202) 638-1992
1411 K Street NW
Washington, DC
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Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
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Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Gays and Lesbians

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A 12 Step Program Can Help

Are you facing an addiction? I know it’s often hard to try to get the help you need to overcome your problems, but consider a good 12 step program. Yes, there’s been a lot of information out there about 12 step programs, but we often dismiss how powerful they can be.

A 12 step program is intended, first, to recognize the problem, and then take a series of actions that will help you change your behavior. You want to make the change so that it becomes a deep part of you. Each step suggests the next, and will help you on your road to substance addiction recovery.

First it is necessary to admit that you cannot control your alcoholism addiction . Sometimes this is called “giving up” or “letting go”, so you can turn you addiction over to a Higher Power for strength. Once you turn the problem over to the Higher Power, you’re free to take a moral inventory and admit to yourself what’s going on and how it needs to be changed. Often you’ll want the help of a sponsor. But that’s not all.

In a 12 Step Program, You Need to Make Amends

After you’ve let go and accepted your issues, you’ll need to do your best to address the wrongs you’ve committed in the grips of your addiction – making amends if you can. Afterwards, you’ll be more committed to live with your new code of behavior and abstaining from the substance that has had you in its grip. As you do this, you’ll find the strength for the final step. You will be able to help others, perhaps being a sponsor yourself so that you can h...

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