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Drug Rehab and Dual Diagnosis Washington DC

The need for drug rehab to heal alcoholism and drug addiction goes far beyond physical reliance. There are often much deeper, underlying psychological issues that contribute to drinking and these factors need to be rooted out and addressed for recovery to be successful.

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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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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Salvation Army
(202) 269-6333x226
2100 New York Avenue NE
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), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Criminal justice clients

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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

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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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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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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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Samaritan Inns
(202) 667-8831
2523 14th Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Halfway house

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Hillcrest Children''s Center
(202) 232-6100
1325 W Street NW
Washington, DC
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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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

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Drug Rehab and Dual Diagnosis

The need for drug rehab to heal alcoholism and drug addiction goes far beyond physical reliance. There are often much deeper, underlying psychological issues that contribute to drinking and these factors need to be rooted out and addressed for recovery to be successful.

The psychological need or craving for drugs and alcohol is the most difficult part of the recovery process to treat. Oftentimes there is chemical imbalance present that may create mood disorders and a person will self-medicate with drugs and alcohol in order to stabilize their emotions. For instance, someone who is depressed may turn to stimulants to boost their mood while someone who suffers from anxiety may take a drink or a Xanax to calm down. Individuals may not even be aware they are using drugs and alcohol to balance out a chemical imbalance. In the process of self-medicating, they become addicted to drugs and alcohol. For this reason, it’s necessary for an individual to be properly diagnosed with a clinical evaluation for successful treatment in drug rehab and dual diagnosis .

Drug Rehab: Clinical Evaluation

A clinical evaluation is generally given by a psychologist using proven diagnostic tests to determine whether an underlying chemical imbalance is present that could be contributing to the addiction. If an individual is diagnosed with bi-polar disorder or anxiety in addition to alcoholism or drug addiction, this is referred to as dual diagnosis in drug rehab or co-occurring disorders. Once ...

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