Alcoholism Washington DC

Alcohol is a socially acceptable drug found at sporting events and celebrations all over the world. Unfortunately, it’s also found in the majority of traffic accidents and domestic violence incidents. Alcohol infiltrates life for better or worse but for the person who is in the grips of alcoholism, it will only get worse.

Clean and Sober Streets
(202) 783-7343
425 2nd Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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So Others Might Eat Inc (SOME)
(202) 797-8806x1000
60 O Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Men
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Institute for Behavioral Change
(202) 675-8315
401 H Street NE
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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

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UPO Comprehensive Treatment Center
(202) 682-6599
33 N Street NE
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Gospel Rescue Ministries
(202) 842-1731x218
810 5th Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
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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Latin American Youth Center
(202) 319-2225
1419 Columbia Road NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Pregnant/postpartum women, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

Data Provided by:
Addiction Prevention and Recovery
(202) 535-1242
1300 First Street NE
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Whitman Walker Clinic/Mental Hlth and
(202) 939-7623
1701 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Hotline
(202) 797-4444
Services Provided
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

Data Provided by:
Second Genesis Inc
(202) 222-0120
1320 Harvard Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Alcoholism

Alcohol is a socially acceptable drug found at sporting events and celebrations all over the world. Unfortunately, it’s also found in the majority of traffic accidents and domestic violence incidents. Alcohol infiltrates life for better or worse but for the person who is in the grips of alcoholism, it will only get worse.

Alcohol use can spiral into alcohol abuse, alcohol dependency and alcoholism . These are all labels with varying degrees of consequences. Someone may initially start drinking for fun and then find they start drinking to cope with life’s difficulties - a divorce, a death, a job loss or any other major transition. These life-changing events can be the catapult to alcohol abuse. Once alcohol becomes a way to cope, it’s a slippery slope that can lead straight into alcoholism. People who depend on alcohol soon become physically and psychologically addicted. They may have the best intentions to quit but the overwhelming desire for alcohol soon overpowers their good intentions and they drink again. This is why it generally takes professional help at an alcohol rehab in order to arrest alcoholism.

Many people struggle with the idea of being an alcoholic and this label alone can keep them from getting the help they need. It doesn’t matter whether you want to label it alcohol abuse, alcohol dependency or alcoholism , reliance on alcohol to cope with life is a problem that only gets worse. While these various labels can be confusing for ...

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