Heroin Treatment Washington DC

The heroin addict faces a very harsh withdrawal; the heroin addict becomes dependent on the drug very quickly. Heroin treatment involves detoxification in a medical setting where withdrawal is carefully monitored by concerned health professionals, and analgesic treatments are given to lessen the symptoms or to cope any emergencies that crop up during withdrawal.

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

It is very important to get a heroin addict into heroin treatment as quickly as possible. This is due to the speed at which the condition progresses. Also, the sooner one is treated, the more likely there is a greater success rate to kicking the addiction. Conversely, the longer it takes to get treated, the less like it is that the addict will ever recover.

The heroin addict faces a very harsh withdrawal; the heroin addict becomes dependent on the drug very quickly. Heroin treatment involves detoxification in a medical setting where withdrawal is carefully monitored by concerned health professionals, and analgesic treatments are given to lessen the symptoms or to cope any emergencies that crop up during withdrawal.

After the addict is detoxed and drug free, he or she should probably be placed in a long term heroin treatment program so that he or she can move into the next phase of treatment. (Withdrawal is just the first step.)

Methodone for Heroin Treatment

Sometimes the drug methadone is used as a panacea; it is taken orally and acts to suppress withdrawal. Most importantly, it relieves the craving for the drug. It is that craving which causes many addicts to relapse into use. There are other drugs available now which can be used instead of methadone. These other drugs block the not only the brain’s heroin receptors but also receptors of other drugs, so if there is a concurrent addiction to another drug, there is treatment available.

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