Detox from Alcohol Washington DC

Generally detox from alcohol occurs in a hospital or rehab facility where the patient can be observed and monitored 24 hours a day. Sedation, tranquilizers and therapeutic alternatives are used to help the patient through the symptoms as they arise. Support is essential, because the patient’s body is telling the patient that all the painful symptoms would be relieved with alcohol.

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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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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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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Mental Health Substance Abuse Program
(202) 462-4788x241
2831 15th Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
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
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:
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

Data Provided by:
DOH/Addiction Prevention and Recovery
(202) 698-3773
1905 E Street SE
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Seniors/older adults, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women

Data Provided by:
Model Treatment Program
(202) 727-6916
1300 First Street NE
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
Spanish

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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

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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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Detox from Alcohol

Over time, alcohol abuse leads to a condition where alcoholics have to take in alcohol just to be “normal.” If at any time they stop drinking alcohol, or even try to reduce their intake, they go into alcohol withdrawal. The symptoms of alcohol withdrawal are startling and dramatic: nervousness, anxiety, emotionalism, and the shakes, insomnia, palpitations, tremors, hallucinations, blackouts and the dreaded “DTs”. DT stands for delirium tremens, Latin for the “trembling madness.” The “DTs” are an extreme condition wherein the alcoholic’s body starts shutting down, and the alcoholic no longer recognizes his surroundings. Alcoholics can die from this.

Treatment for withdrawal (or alcohol poisoning) is called detox , specifically detox from alcohol.

(Detox from other drugs will incur a different course of treatment.)

Generally detox from alcohol occurs in a hospital or rehab facility where the patient can be observed and monitored 24 hours a day. Sedation, tranquilizers and therapeutic alternatives are used to help the patient through the symptoms as they arise. Support is essential, because the patient’s body is telling the patient that all the painful symptoms would be relieved with alcohol; this is one of the reasons that it is so difficult a habit to quit. The length of the detoxification period–during which the body removes all traces of alcohol and adjusts to sobriety–does not last a set period...

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